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2021 Community Moderator Election

The 2021 Community Moderator Election is now underway! Community moderator elections have three phases: Nomination phase Primary phase Election phase Most elections take between two and three weeks, ...
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Announcing a Pro Tempore election for 2021

Summary: Veganism & Vegetarianism Stack Exchange will begin the nomination stage for a special election on July 26 to bring in two more moderators. For full details of the process, see the ...
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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How can I fine-tune my subscription to the weekly community digest?

Because I enabled the feature at "Edit profile and settings > Email Settings > Community digests", I receive a weekly email called "Veganism & Vegetarianism Stack Exchange ...
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Does this question about transitioning fit the scope?

This question about whether impact of transitioning from meat eater to pescatarian is comparable to transitioning from pescatarian to vegan appeared in the Close queue. I am not sure how well it fits ...
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Is this question about replacing bananas on-topic?

Recently there was this question about replacing bananas being asked: How to replace bananas in Europe? At first I thought this is clearly off-topic since there is no direct connection to ...
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Let's update our on-topic page in the Help Centre

Right now our on-topic page in the Help Centre is quite sparse and out of date. Let's work together to create a new draft for what is on-topic, taking into account all the decisions that have been ...
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Map of related tags

I put together this mind map to best represent the relationship I see between tags. Hopefully this is useful when writing tag wikis and excerpts.
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Do you like the idea of an [unresolved] tag on Meta?

I'm considering introducing a new tag, unresolved, for questions here on Meta that still require some kind of action or decision. Meta tags, only on Meta This would be what Jeff Atwood calls a meta ...
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2019: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, ...
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Should we close “is it healthy?” questions?

We have some questions on the site that ask whether a specific food is healthy, some of which have been closed already. Animal milk, is it healthy? (already discussed on meta) Which fake meats are ...
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How to enforce community standards in downvoting

I’ve noticed a string of questions and answers months or even years old being downvoted without comments or any explanation for why. This includes some of my own answers that were well-received at the ...
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New tag: therapeutic-diet

I created this new tag: therapeutic-diet This tag is for questions about eating patterns that aim to assist with recovery or mitigation of chronic disease or other conditions. I'm surprised that I ...
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Is the [veganism] tag too big?

Half the questions on this site are tagged with veganism and I think that's a problem. Looking at a few other sites on Stack Exchange, we can see that it's highly unusual for a single tag to feature ...
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Is this question about animal milk on-topic?

We recently received this question: Animal milk, is it healthy? This immediately concerned me as something we might not want on the site, but I decided to wait and observe the answers and comments to ...
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2018: a year in moderation

It's New Year's Day in Stack Exchange land... A distinguishing characteristic of these sites is how they are moderated: We designed the Stack Exchange network engine to be mostly self-regulating, in ...
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Can I ask something related to flexitarianism on vegetarianism? [duplicate]

If I had 150 rep and a question about flexitarianism, would vegetarianism.se.com a relevant place to post it? If you do not know what this diet is, Wikipedia can help: A semi-vegetarian or ...
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Are questions about individual medical advice on-topic?

I noticed this question which appears to be requesting personalized medical advice, almost to the point of using StackExchange as second opinion after getting unfavourable advice from a doctor. Any ...
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Which sites on Stack Exchange overlap most with Vegetarianism.SE?

Which StackExchange sites are most closely related to Vegetarianism.SE? This should be a handy list for a few different scenarios. We might want to mention them on the on-topic page in our help ...
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Don't add diet tags to questions that aren't about a diet pattern

In my zealous pursuit of good tagging I've gone too far and made an error. I added veganism to questions that don't really need it, and in fact are probably better off without it. Dropping the ...
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Let's rename [ovo-lacto] to [lacto-ovo-vegetarianism]

Let's rename [ovo-lacto] to [lacto-ovo-vegetarianism]. I noticed that in the tagging prompt to ask a question, typing in vegetar displayed the option for lacto-vegetarianism but not ovo-lacto. It ...
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I set up a @StackVegetarian account on Twitter

For a few years it was common to set up automated Twitter accounts for each StackExchange site that would tweet out new questions as they were asked. However, this practice ceased in 2015 because the ...
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Should we have tags for food groups?

We have many tags about nutrition: nutrition protein vitamins-and-minerals iron But we have very few tags for food groups: fruits seeds So it seems that the focus is this site is placed very heavily ...
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How should we tag “bad things in food”?

I've noticed that we have a few questions about "bad things" in/on food, sometimes seeking suggestions on ways to deal with that. Whereas the nutrition tag is about getting sufficient nutrients, these ...
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Are questions about entomophagy (insect-eating) on-topic?

Are questions about entomophagy (insect-eating) on topic? Here are the questions: What do you call an almost vegetarian diet that includes honey and insects, but excludes milk and eggs? Can those who ...
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What question types are we missing?

Our site currently has a low score for number of questions asked per day on Area51. We have 1.5 questions per day over the last month, but only 0.9 per day since the beta launched. We also have a ...
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How should we handle parent tags and tag trees?

I've spent quite a bit of time thinking about the tagging structure we're using on this site, and one thing that particularly concerns me right now is parent tags or tag trees. Any tag which is a ...
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Why am I receiving notifications about empty review queues?

I've noticed that I very frequently see the red dot appear on the navbar link to review queues, but when I click on it there are no queues that need any attention. This seems to happen almost every ...
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Why are raw vegetables on-topic but not raw fruit?

I noticed two similar questions, one which was closed and the other left open. How to avoid worm infestation from consuming raw vegetables? How to remove pesticides and harmful bacteria from fruits ...
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Should tags be written in the plural or singular form?

I noticed that many of our popular tags are currently written in the plural form. substitutes micronutrients dairy-products sports supplements fats This came to my attention while I was thinking ...
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Please vote on tag synonyms

Please remember to vote on tag synonyms if you are an experienced user. Currently we have a suggestion to synonomize micronutrients with vitamins-and-minerals that has been awaiting votes for more ...
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Let's rename the [raw] tag to [rawfood-diet]

The raw tag currently describes two distinct sets of questions. I think the questions should be tagged differently, as described below. Raw Food Diets - I suggest creating a new rawfood-diet tag to ...
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What should be done with the [sports] tag?

We currently have a sports tag which encompasses everything about both sport and fitness. However, sports generally describe competitive activities (practiced either alone or with a team) whereas ...
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Can we burninate the [nutritional-deficiency] tag?

Can we burninate the nutritional-deficiency tag? The nutrition tag is shorter and more broadly applicable. Since the nutrition tag is already about meeting nutrient requirements, nutritional ...
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Please do not answer in the comments

Please, do not answer in the comments. Stack Exchange sites are designed to have a question and answer(s) format. Comments cannot be effectively moderated and may easily be removed. Use the answer ...
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How should we tag animal byproducts and trace ingredients?

We have a sizable and growing collection of questions that explore the fringes of veganism. All of these questions have one thing in common: they're about products that have been contaminated or ...
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Should we have tags corresponding to common nutrients of concern?

There are several nutrients that vegetarians and vegans may want to pay extra attention to. Currently we have tags for some of them, but not all of them. Tags we have b12 x14 protein x18 Tags we ...
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Add related sites on StackExchange to our FAQ for on-topic questions

We should follow the example that Sustainability.SE set on their on-topic page in the FAQ and provide useful recommendations for other sites in the StackExchange network that might be more appropriate ...
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Should tag spelling be standardized to US English?

I have noticed that some tags on this site are spelled with US English, while others are spelled with UK English. Examples: UK English ageing vs. aging gelatine vs. gelatin US English fertilizer ...
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Can we make [climate-change] a synonym for [global-warming]?

Can we make climate-change a synonym for global-warming? Although these terms have different meanings within the scientific community, and especially among climate researchers, they are often used ...
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Is the [diet] tag useful?

It's not clear to me that the diet tag provides any usefulness in filtering questions right now. Currently its use seems quite synonomous with food, another tag with concerns. I think the diet tag ...
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Are questions about feeding companion animals on-topic?

Are questions about feeding companion animals on-topic for this site? The subject of vegetarian cats or dogs, for example, tends to be an inflammatory topic and some vegetarian forums will discourage ...
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Is the [food] tag too greedy, or should it eat even more?

We have a tag food. This seems to me likely to apply to so much that it describes very little... The only use of it I can think of is to help people who are only interested in food topics, or are ...
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Vegan diet for carnivores [closed]

Sorry to post all those comments, but I feel strongly about animal cruelty. Both dogs and cats are carnivores, meaning they need meat and animal products to thrive. That does not mean they eat only ...
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A new example question in the tour page?

The tour page gives a good introduction how the site works and new users tend to know more about the site. It is helpful for a new user if they read the tour badge. We still have the default "How ...
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Should we change veg*n questions to vegan/vegetarian ? (for search engines)

I've recently answered this question (Are most electronics veg*n?), and while making further researches I realized that I never ran into this post itself on search engines (except on DuckDuckGo which ...
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Are questions about zoos/aquariums on topic for this site?

A vegan lifestyle, especially as defined by The Vegan Society UK, tends to influence more than just choices around health and diet. For example it is common among vegans to boycott or protest zoos and ...
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Fake User Profiles Flooding the Site

Recently I have noticed a huge increase in users on the page counter. I wondered whether this is organic or rather bot behaviour and had a look at the users by creation date. It seems that 7 days ago, ...
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Please vote thanks =)

Not really a question, more a suggestion. Looking at the site for the last few weeks I notice there is not a lot of voting going on. As a result you do not have a large user base who can access the ...
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How to bring questions like this on-topic?

A couple of days ago, I asked a question: Which South American countries are the most vegetarian-friendly? It was closed as opinion-based, which I largely expected. I feel that it is answerable ...

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