Mike Sherov
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Moderator Nominations
8 votes

hobodave - accepted

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What is the purpose of tags? How do I use them appropriately?
7 votes

Retagging a question should not be used as a flagging system. Do not tag/retag a question as [delete], [off-topic], [close], etc. to indicate an action that you feel should be taken on a question. ...

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What should I do if a question has no answers?
6 votes

You should not be bumping the question back to the top of the homepage by editing unless you legitimately have more information to add to the question. If you don't have any answers after 2 days, you ...

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What is the purpose of tags? How do I use them appropriately?
6 votes

Do not use tags to attempt to indicate subjectivity. Do not tag your own question as [subjective] or [wiki] or [discussion]. If it's too subjective and argumentative or discussiony, the community ...

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Moderator Nominations
6 votes

Sam Holder - accepted

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Moderator Nominations
4 votes

Joe - accepted

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American or British Spelling for Tags?
3 votes

There is a reason to discuss which to choose. It does matter which is the master and which is the synonym. As outlined here: Improve the search algorithm to work with tag synonyms , when you do a ...

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What is the purpose of tags? How do I use them appropriately?
3 votes

Tags should not cross-link to indirectly-related content. Just because you think onions and garlic are closely related, that doesn't mean you should tag a question about onions with the garlic tag. ...

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What should our logo look like?
3 votes

The idea is to mimic the SO logo, except: the container for the stack is now a pot. (should maybe have a fire underneath? I couldn't draw it). The overflowing stack is instead spices and seasoning ...

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Now that we've topped 1000 questions ~ is this site a success?
2 votes

I'm not sure the SE team themselves know what they are looking for in terms of success. This is not meant o be disparaging in any way. They've just mentioning several times that they are just starting ...

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Where do we draw the line on fun questions?
2 votes

There is a distinction between the two questions. Questions that are about "getting to know you" are still off topic. The appeal of these sites, according to the SE mission statement, is getting fast, ...

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What do I do about a question with several partial answers?
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2 votes

I'd leave the question open a bit longer and wait to see if you get a better answer. Also, you should respond to the existing answers through comments to see if you can tease a more complete answer ...

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Should we point recipe request questions to the recipe stack exchange proposal?
2 votes

This is just my opinion (and I've been wrong many times), but just because we have a specific off-topic that gets asked frequently does not mean we need to deal with figuring out where else to send ...

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Should this question have been closed?
1 votes

This is very simple. I'll try to avoid a long winded answer here. Vote to close if it's both Subjective AND argumentative, or is off topic (recipes, too discussiony). If it is simply subjective (...

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Community wiki?
1 votes

Do a search for "wiki:1", like this: https://cooking.stackexchange.com/search?q=Wiki%3A1 a community wiki question does not award reputation for anyone involved. It's used to indicate a poll or big ...

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What is a bounty by Community?
1 votes

Just to expand on Sam's excellent answer. Any bounty that is automatically awarded is awarded by "Community". This explains the giver. Any bounty that is automatically awarded is only half the ...

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Tag merge request: [food-preservation] [storage-lifetime] [storage-method] into [food-storage]
1 votes

I'd think the following might be a bit more intuitive: Considering people aren't prepending "food" to their tags (and rightfully so... You don't see people prepending "programming" in SO), I think we ...

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Get the word out - food blogs and press
1 votes

I've used word of mouth to friends and family via email, in conversations, and on Facebook.

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Moderator Nominations
1 votes

Aaronut - accepted

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Answers being accepted too quickly?
1 votes

In contrast to aaronaught, I accept answers quite early to my questions. When I see the community voting an answer way up compared to other answers, I take the community sentiment as the truth. I ...

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What type of drink related questions are on topic?
1 votes

Pairing with food: what wine goes with steak, what juice goes with eggs

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What type of drink related questions are on topic?
1 votes

Making food items whose main ingredient is a drink: milkshakes, smoothies

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What type of drink related questions are on topic?
1 votes

Making non-alcoholic drinks: how to make orange juice

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Tags needing synonymification/consolidation
0 votes

I will definitely do the pluralized ones. I'll cross them out as I go. The rest I'll leave alone for a vote by the community.

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What type of drink related questions are on topic?
0 votes

Alcohol mixology: what's wrong with my "screwdriver"? How to sweeten a "Mai tai"?

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Restaurant mimicry questions allowed?
0 votes

If the chain is big enough (and therefore not too localized), then I would think these are fair game because there is a right answer.

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Moderator Nominations
-1 votes

Pulse

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What type of drink related questions are on topic?
-2 votes

Making alcohol: brewing beer, making wine

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