Welcome to Goons With Chickencheese. GWC is dedicated to the discussion of cooking, food, and beverages. It is also dedicated to being a helpful forum willing to share knowledge and improve the cooking lives of everyone involved. To that end, we've got a few things to keep in mind when posting in here.
1. Of course, all of the normal SA forum rules apply here. Being reasonable people, judiciously using the shift key, etc. aren't new concepts. Certain other forum traditions - moderator challenges, for example - have also been seen in GWS from time to time.
2. If you have a quick question about something culinary, need a recipe idea, or have some topic to discuss you don't think will get many replies, we have a General Questions thread that would love to have you. Consider yourself thrown to the wolves if you don't post it there.
3. Be courteous to your fellow posters. People of all levels of cooking prowess post here, and sometimes someone will post food you think looks pretty awful, or say something objectively wrong, or otherwise transgress against your sense of culinary rightness. If that's the case, weigh your response versus the nature of the infraction and temper it accordingly.
4. By the same token, you must be willing to take constructive criticism if you post.
5. Toast hosts and maintains the excellent GWS Wiki, repository of cooking wisdom, recipes, city guides, and a lot of other awesome stuff. We strongly encourage you to use and contribute to the Wiki as well as the forum.
6. High-traffic threads like the General Questions thread will likely be closed from time to time to prevent too many huge, unwieldy megathreads on the first page. In general we will give some warning before this happens so beloved recipes, posts, etc. can be saved in more permanent form (like on the Wiki). If you post a megathread, please continue to update the front page with topical information that may be carried to the next incarnation in case the thread becomes too dense or derails.
All users should refrain from posting stupid threads, including the dreaded "I'm new to cooking what do I do?" What you should do is either post your small question in the general questions thread, or post a very specific thread. Two threads to avoid: "What can I cook on a college student's budget?" and "What can I do with ramen noodles/ground beef/flour/basic ingredient X?" Try first.
For the love of God (or at least for the sake of the quality of this forum) use the report function! Tell the mods if a thread is stupid, or someone is being a jerk!
Don't close your threads. Other people may have related questions or discussion. Unless your thread is stupid. You'll know, trust me.
Requesting recipes, ideas, menu suggestions, etc...: Search first, ask later. General recipe request threads will be closed, and may get probation for the OP.
If your topic lacks info or it's clear you haven't read this, it will be gassed and you may be probated or mod-challenged.
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