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Why was I just deducted 27 rep?

My 'achievements' tab just showed -27 for this answer. I don't remember the previous vote count on this answer and don't have enough rep to see the vote split, so I'm wondering if I was downvoted (...
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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 ...
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What should be our chat feed bots avatars?

As you maybe know it, our site have a chat room where we can talk together. This chat room has feed bots that publish new main and meta questions in the discussion. These bots can have their avatar ...
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Are questions about ethics/philosophy too subjective?

This is related to, but more specific than, What can we do to avoid questions that will attract bad answers? This was motivated specifically by this question, but I think we could eventually have ...
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Are questions asking for recommendations off-topic?

For the most part, recommendations are off-topic on SE (the notable exceptions being Hardware Recs and Software Recs). However, that's no reason we can't have recommendation questions being on-topic ...
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What rules does this site currently follow? When does a highly-upvoted post become a rule?

What rules does this site currently follow? Are the rules being followed here arbitrary ("subject to interpretation") or are they very-well-defined so any user can easily lookup a rule if required and ...
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Should we synonymise [science] -> [research]?

Currently we have research (7 questions) Use this tag when you are asking about scientific studies. If you are asking about experiments done on animals (an ethical issue for veg*ns), please use the ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it time for a new questions feed into chat?

We have a meta feedbot now (have had it for a good bit now) which feeds into here. Should we have a main posts feed? This would post every new question on the site into chat. The arguments against ...
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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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Is there a guideline or a set of expectations for how well-sourced Answers should be?

I'm a very new user. Is there a guideline or a general set of expectations somewhere for how well-sourced Answers should be? As a new user, the expectations weren't clear that this site is meant ...
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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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HTTPS Issue in Meta

I would like to mention this link here Accepting Nominations — Who should moderate this site? While checking that, you can only see flair form main site. Meta flair is not loading. So I had a look ...
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Answered question under Unanswered tab

Check the below image, The tab which is active is Unanswered but questions with answer is also listed. Probably a bug
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Why bounties are not yet allowed

Like many other SE sites, why can't I offer a bounty? Is there any criteria for a SE site to start a bounty?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is veganism?

I don't see on the site nor in the meta any satisfiyng definition of veganism. I think we should have some "reference statements" about the object of this site, thinking it should help novices to get ...
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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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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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Salvage “What to eat” rather than close

What foods to eat when changing from meat to vegetarian to vegan? I voted to reopen even though closed as too broad. My feeling is it is a very very important, common and basic question. I posted how ...
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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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Are the following type of questions allowed? [closed]

This is based on 2 things: First thrilled that this site is in beta. Too many questions to start asking here about my daily life. With that said, I wanted to ask if the following are questions ...
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Are experience-sharing oriented questions welcome?

As this kind of question could appear, I'm asking to know how do we handle them. Are experience-sharing oriented questions welcome on our site? (i.e. "How did you handle your veg*n transition with ...
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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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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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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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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 is the [sharing] tag for and how could we be more precise?

We have a sharing tag with two questions: What can be said when people argue that "plants suffer too"? How can I communicate ideas about vegetarianism or veganism to others without ...
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If someone asks if a vegan/vegetarian diet is better given that you suffer from X should we point out non-vegetarian alternatives?

Let's say someone says that they want to know if going vegan or vegetarian would reduce their symptoms if they suffered from some specific disease or allergy. If there is evidence that this is so, or ...
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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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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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