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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, ...
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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 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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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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Can we have a [lacto-veg] tag?

https://vegetarianism.stackexchange.com/a/1125/861 - Based on this classification of Veggie types (and maybe more types), would it not warrant equal privileges and filtering & tagging capabilities ...
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Concern: How to Prevent & ensure hard core self righteous Vegans from biasing SE narrative by rising in ranks via early bird points?

SE and lot of web based mechanisms support "early bird" voting mechanism. Whoever comes early, posts more or gains favor with the crowd can rule the SE. This is not like a Math SE or Scientific ...
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What should be our site's tagline?

As Mithrandir suggested in this post, we can promote our site on other community sites like Seasoned Advice via a Community Promotion Ads. But our potential ad may need a tagline, like our site when ...
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Should we synonymize [diet] and [vegetarian-diet]?

Yes, vegetarian-diet is a bit more specific than diet, but it's mostly identical. Consider also that vegetarianism was blacklisted, as 90% of the questions on this site are about vegetarianism, or at ...
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An idea to make the [recipes] tag less vague

I think cooking and recipes should be clearly distinguished. Presently the questions in recipes seem to be mainly requests for recipes. To prevent confusion, I suggest creating recipe-request and ...
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The [lifestyle] tag is too vague. Can we burninate?

The lifestyle tag currently has 16 questions, and they are about everything imaginable. In vegan-oriented businesses and organisations "lifestyle" usually means anything vegans need an alternative ...
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Community guidelines for citation and scientific studies [duplicate]

I find this community rather overemphasises the use of scientific studies and has a high requirement for citations. I understand that some fields require that and some people may have been educated in ...
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Should I use localisation tags?

I recently created the uk tag, as I'm in the UK so wanted UK-relevent answers, as often the vegan or vegetarian situation is different in other countries, and if I'm looking for an alternative the ...
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Please don't edit closeable posts using the edit button from the close votes review queue

When you click the Edit button in the close votes review queue, it knocks the post out of the queue, so other reviewers will not see it and it will probably not get closed. This is very bad if the ...
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To what extent are references required?

In my answers, do I need to cite sources for my claims? I'm accustomed to other sites, where references are a must-have and the rules are strict regarding them. I've also read this blog which says ...
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When I'm working with vegan-substitute food [item], can I still call it [item]?

A recent question (How can I replace eggs when making an omelette?) attracted a couple of confused comments, essentially wondering whether an eggless omelette is really an "omelette". A couple were ...