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Are sorta-vegetarian diets on topic?

Some vegetarian-like diets (such as pescatarianism or ovo-lacto vegetarianism) allow for foods that some vegetarians would not consume. Are questions about such diets topical for Veg*.SE, or should ...
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What can we do to avoid questions that will attract bad answers?

As anyone with an interest in vegetarianism, veganism, and other diet-related fields knows, there's a lot of conflicting, often made-up or half-baked information floating around, plus everyone likes ...
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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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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 we allow questions on defining what is/isn't vegetarian?

My concern with questions on this basis is that there's a strong danger of them just being opinion. There's no governing body of vegetarianism and veganism that decides what does and doesn't count, it'...
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What do we do with questions that affect vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike?

How do we characterise questions to be specifically about vegetarianism, as opposed to issues that equally affect vegetarians and non-vegetarians? For example, consider these questions: How to ...
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Are subsets of vegan diets on-topic?

Are subsets of vegan diets on-topic? For example, do we welcome questions on fruitarianism and Raw veganism?
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Blacklist the vegetarianism tag

vegetarianism seems awfully redundant to me. It's the site name. I think it's safe to assume that questions are about some subset of vegetarianism without tagging it as such. veganism is useful ...
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What is considered to be vegetarianism?

For the purpose of determining the scope of the site, what is considered to be vegetarianism?
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How do we promote our site?

This is an issue beta sites are facing: attracting users. Unfortunately, our site is not making an exception. But the good news is that we can all participate to overcome this. I suggest that we ...
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Define on-topic and off-topic reasons in the help center

One of the reasons on which many users are confused is on-topic and off-topic. If you once look at our meta home page, you will see that many questions are like Are questions about X on-topic here? ...
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Are we reaching the limit of what is relevant to ask?

A couple weeks ago we were getting 20 questions per day but that number slowing shrank and is now at 6 questions per day. My main worries about this website was that most people have the same ...
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Should we encourage/allow very basic questions which would be beneficial to those just starting out?

When people are considering veganism or vegetarianism, they often search for answers to very basic questions. Here are some basic questions that each get searched thousands of times per month in ...
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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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Are questions asking for local or travel advice on-topic?

I am in a few vegan FB communities and people frequently post there asking for advice about local services, for example (using my current home city): I'm visiting London for a short trip, and I'm ...
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Improve other people's answers! Add scientific references!

We have some excellent answers that substantiate their claims by adding peer-reviewed, scientific articles. This is especially important when answering questions about facts, i.e. questions regarding ...
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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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Changing the site name?

The proposal name passed through the commit stage as Veganism & Vegetarianism, but it seems to have been renamed to just Vegetarianism - I don't feel this properly reflects the aims of the site as ...
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Should we synonymize [micronutrients] and [vitamins-and-minerals]?

I have noticed questions with either of these tags, but rarely used together. As far as I know, the difference here is marginal, if any and so I would suggest to either synonymize these two, or get ...
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Are recipes related questions on topic or should they be moved to cooking.stackexchange?

I know cooking is also a great concern, I'm not talking about removing cooking tag, there can still be asked great questions related to cooking (btw, I looove cooking!!). .. but I've just seen this ...
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Tag suffixes for subsets of vegetarianism

In the spirit of tag cleanup, we should decide on a convention for tagging various diets. Currently we use the following suffix's *ism veganism fruitarianism pescetarianism *-diet vegetarian-diet ...
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Let's clean up our tags

We have 67 tags that are on only one question. That's a lot. A good bit of these tags are unneeded, though not all. Let's try to clean those up. Here's a list of all these tags. (I would make a ...
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Do we need [vegan]?

We already have a veganism tag, on 55 questions. It already has a tag wiki excerpt, though no tag wiki yet. As a contrast, vegan is on 8 question with no wiki/wiki excerpt. The tags appear to have ...
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Why don't we make a meta feed bot for the chatrooom?

As the first-day meta enthusiasm has cooled down a bit now, why don't we make a meta feeds bot for our chatroom, to post the latest meta questions like on all other SE sites? For those who haven't ...
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Are essential oil questions on topic?

I'm torn about essential oils being on topic here or on Health.SE. Maybe some vegans/vegetarians use essential oils in their everyday life, but it could also be related to health matters. But maybe I'...
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Is nutrition on-topic?

StackExchange sites have varying approaches to health and nutrition questions. Seasoned Advice doesn't allow health questions; Parenting doesn't allow questions seeking medical advice. Nutrition ...
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How can this question be improved to agree with StackExchange model?

A few days ago I asked "How much money would we save from going vegan?", however the question got closed for being "too-broad". Somewhere else it was said that "there might be several good questions ...
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Synonymize [vegan] with [veganism]?

In this question, the consensus is to make vegan a synonym of veganism, the reason being that vegan may still be searched and/or added to questions by new users. Nobody has over 1250 rep 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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Are questions relating to the debate of whether people should go veg*n (e.g. about animal suffering) on-topic?

Many veg*ns are interested in advocating veg*nism effectively, and almost all are at least interested in being able to defend their choice from critical meat-eaters. Therefore questions which will ...
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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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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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Please don't make unwarranted edits with drastic changes to the post

So far I've reviewed about 15 edit suggestions, 3 of these I rejected. All for the same reason. Deviating from the OP's intent. This one: This would be a fine edit from the OP, but not from another ...
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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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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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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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Should we keep [research]?

It's currently used on two questions only, and has no tag wiki. The purpose seems to be for questions asking for scientific studies as answers. This seems to be a bit of a meta-tag, a tag not about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should we allow “big list” questions?

On many other StackExchange sites, there are some excellent "big list" questions. These are basically questions that have many possible answers, and each answer may contribute such a question. The ...
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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 ...