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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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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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Vote Early, Vote Often!

Note: This post is (nearly) identical to this one on Language Learning Stack Exchange except for this part. I would like to echo a post that Scott Morrison made on Meta.Tex.SE: I'm a moderator from ...
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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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Announcing Moderators Pro Tempore!

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 can I best convince people to come join the site in a reddit post?

I'm going to (EDIT: I now have) post something like the below on the vegetarian and vegan subreddits. I'd like it to be as persuasive and informative as possible, without boring people of course. Any ...
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Do we need a [men] tag?

In this question edits, there is a debate about the usefulness of the men tag. I think it's better to discuss it here, together. What are your thoughts about it? Do we need the men tag?
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We're going public! Are we attracting enough users?

Well done so far, we've gone public now. But not all is well. We have very few visits every day, and we have few users in total. There is a great quality of questions and answers, but quantity is not ...
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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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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 ...
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What should site policy be on graphic imagery?

In an answer related to why one would choose to be a vegan, I read the following (emphasis mine): the main reasons my friends are becoming Vegan is because they saw videos of how animals are ...
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Does accepting an answer deter future responses?

As you may have noticed, I don't accept answers on my questions immediately. The main (and only) reason is that I fear the future readers would not add their answer if they have one. Should I accept ...
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What can we do to make this site inclusive and welcoming and relevant to folks from all cultures?

I answered this question: Why is egg commonly allowed in vegetarian food? and a later answer alerted me to the fact that my answer was culturally specific. This question thus provided an excellent ...
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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 should our logo and site design look like?

It's not being so long since we've entered public beta, but time could be needed for this matter. Even if Stack Exchange team have designers, proposing your ideas have chances to help and influence ...
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What should we call our main chat room?

Our main chat room is currently called "Vegetarianism" which is kind of dull. Other sites' rooms have more interesting/witty/creative names (list of examples stolen from a similar post on Ask Ubuntu ...
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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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Are questions relating to dealing with specific social situations on topic?

Vegetarians and especially vegans can face social situations where their dietary choices or lifestyles are misunderstood or not respected. Are questions relating to handling these situations on topic? ...
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A reminder to those with 500+ reputation: please remember your close/reopen votes!

Mostly taken from this post on Literature.SE by @RandAl'Thor Vegetarianism(/Veganism) SE has just entered public beta - yay! - which means a lot of the reputation thresholds for site privileges have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Why this question is ok and this is not?

What are the health benefits of vegetarianism? score of +5/-1 open and alive What are the health benefits of raw veganism? 0 score on-hold for being "too broad" Please help me to understand which ...
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We have 5 [farming] tags: what to do about it?

This new question created a farming tag. I was fairly sure we had one already, because I remember fixing a typo in one. However, it turns out we have 5. Which crops involve the least collateral ...
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Are you saving questions to ask later?

Looking through Newest questions I only see about 17 in the last 24 hours. If you are saving questions to ask after the public beta launch, you might be disappointed. Those of us here in the first ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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