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We currently have two questions tagged and two tagged . The "bishul" questions deal with cooking, bishul, the act of heating something to prepare it. One of the "cooking" questions does also, but the other deals not with cooking (bishul, heating something) but with cooking (cuisine). We need IMO to fix these. Suggestions on how to do so?

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  • So we have, so far, two cohesive answers about what to do: use cooking-bishul for things that concern cooking (heating food) and nothing for things that don't, or use food-preparation (or kitchen) for things that concern cooking (heating food) and for things that don't. I suppose we can do whichever gets more upvotes, or something.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 14 '11 at 2:55
  • I see I'm a few months late, but was there a conclusion reached on this issue? It seems there are many more questions with those tags now. What is the accepted procedure?
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 3:59
  • @DoubleAA, there has not been a conclusion as of yet.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 4:59
  • I think we should go with WAF's answer considering by my count, 90% of the cooking questions are about the melacha of bishul. Additionally we have a tag for tying-knots-kosheir as one tag.
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 5:24
  • @DoubleAA, fine by me; and then the tag wiki will say it's for any cooking questions, not just m'leches bishul. I'll bl"n now call the attention of those who have participated in this question's discussion to these new comments before any implementation.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 5:52
  • As somebody who recently asked a cooking-related question, it would not have occurred to me to look for bishul. I'd try cooking first, then kitchen, then give up. I don't think there are so many cooking-related questions that we need two tags. Jan 31 '12 at 13:51
  • @msh210 Is there more systematic way of doing this or should I just retag and detag all 20 questions in question? (I don't mind doing so, just curious to learn about built-in tag features.)
    – Double AA Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 16:28
  • @DoubleAA, I'll bl"n merge them if there's no objection here in a couple of days. Don't bother retagging.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 17:19
  • All right, I've effected the solution in WAF's answer. Thanks, all, for your input.
    – msh210 Mod
    Feb 2 '12 at 17:02
  • @msh210 Do you mind clarifying the scope in the tag wiki as you mentioned in an earlier comment?
    – Double AA Mod
    Feb 2 '12 at 17:11
  • @DoubleAA I already did. Edit: Oh, I see, it hasn't shown up. Merging tags always engenders a bit of lag all around, I find.
    – msh210 Mod
    Feb 2 '12 at 17:12
  • @msh210 Oops didn't see it. My bad. Thanks
    – Double AA Mod
    Feb 2 '12 at 17:14
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I think there should be one tag: cooking-bishul. The term bishul is simply a translation. I'm not only being literal and pedantic here. Questions that have only to do with cooking will have this tag. Questions that have to do with cooking and the halachos thereof will have the tag in addition. Anyone who tags with "cooking-bishul" a question that has only to do with hilchos bishul would then not be wrong, and there would be no ambiguity as to the exact scope of "cooking".

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  • Maybe what we need is melechet-bishul.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jun 14 '11 at 2:03
  • @IsaacMoses, but see judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/8085.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 14 '11 at 2:52
  • WAF, @IsaacMoses, please see new comments on the question, above.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 5:52
  • @msh210 One tag containing the superset of topics makes sense to me in this case, given the comments above.
    – Isaac Moses Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 14:40
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I think rename the "cooking" tag "cooking-bishul" and detag the question that doesn't concern bishul.

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I think the cooking tag is more inline with bishul. Instead, how about tagging the Meat Thermometer question with "kitchen"? It seems more specific and accurate.

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  • Do you anticipate other questions' being tagged "kitchen"?
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 13 '11 at 19:53
  • @msh210 Yes, for example: how to check for bugs in lettuce. Burning the Challah portion, and the like...
    – yydl
    Jun 13 '11 at 20:01
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    You're thinking of something more specific than the (existing) "food" tag, though?
    – msh210 Mod
    Jun 13 '11 at 20:09
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    @msh210 food is generally about food - i.e. stuff you eat. Kitchen is more about making food - i.e. food preparation
    – yydl
    Jun 13 '11 at 20:13
  • @yydl Shouldn't the food preparation tag be "cooking" then?
    – WAF
    Jun 13 '11 at 23:59
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    @WAF well is how to check lettuce for bugs necessarily cooking. I think that cooking is included in Food Preparation. The reason I picked "kitchen" was because I thought it was an accurate, one-worded tag that expressed all those ideas. But I suppose food-preparation would also suffice
    – yydl
    Jun 14 '11 at 2:17
  • yydl, please see new comments on the question, above.
    – msh210 Mod
    Jan 31 '12 at 5:52
  • If I were posting about checking lettuce I wouldn't think to look for kitchen. I'd probably try food first, then maybe cooking. And if we also have food and cooking tags, I'm stumped by what kitchen would mean. Jan 31 '12 at 13:53

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