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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What kinds of questions can I ask here?

Most importantly - questions should be relevant to this community. Before you ask - please make sure to search for a similar question. You can search questions by their title or tags.

What kinds of questions should be avoided?

Please avoid asking questions that are not relevant to this community, too subjective and argumentative.

What should I avoid in my answers?

Please avoid holding debates in your answers as they tend to dilute the essense of questions and answers. For the brief discussions please use commenting facility.

Who moderates this community?

The short answer is: you. This website is moderated by the users. The reputation system allows users to earn rights to perform a variety of moderation tasks

How does the reputation system work?

When a question or answer is upvoted, the user who posted them will gain some points, which are called "reputation points". These points serve as a rough measure of the community trust to him/her. Various moderation tasks are gradually assigned to the users based on those points.

For example, if you ask an interesting question or give a helpful answer, your input will be upvoted. On the other hand if the answer is misleading - it will be downvoted. Each vote in favor will generate 15 points, each vote against will subtract 1 point. There is a limit of 200 points that can be accumulated per question or answer. The table below explains reputation requirements for each type of moderation task.

  • add comments -> 0
  • delete comments -> 400
  • close own questions -> 60
  • reopen own questions -> 120
  • open any closed question -> 600
  • retag questions -> 150
  • edit any answer -> 400
  • vote down -> 15
  • flag a post -> 15
  • create a wiki post -> 2000
  • edit a wiki post -> 200

What is gravatar?

Gravatar means globally recognized avatar - your unique avatar image associated with your email address. It's simply a picture that shows next to your posts on the websites that support gravatar protocol. By default gravar appears as a square filled with a snowflake-like figure. You can set your image at gravatar.com

To register, do I need to create new password?

No, you don't have to. You can login through any service that supports OpenID, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, etc. Login now!

Why can other people edit my questions/answers?

The goal of this site is to have high quality questions and answers related to vegetarian and vegan lifestyles. Questions and answers can be edited like wiki pages by experienced users of this site and this improves the overall quality of the knowledge base content.

Still have questions?

You can ask questions with the 'askveg' tag to ask about the site itself.