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[Meta] What are some good threads for people who are new to the site?

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Created March 20, 2011 at 7:34 PM

What are some of the questions, or answers to questions, that you think users new to the site could profit most from looking at? Not to discourage new users from asking questions specific to their own needs, but to address general needs.

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9647 · April 07, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Yeah, check it out, it's linked to in the FAQ, courtesy of Patrick.

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4984 · March 31, 2011 at 10:40 AM

It's definitely my "go to" for info before I post a question, I think it works great :)

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9647 · March 31, 2011 at 9:38 AM

@Anyone who is keeping track: One more thread to re-format, Familygrok's awesome megathread. Hope to get to that soon ...

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9647 · March 31, 2011 at 9:37 AM

@Carly, Indeed, tags are helpful, but they can't do everything (the answers below are trying to do some categorizing that the tags don't necessarily do). And of course things aren't always tagged in the best way ... But yeah, you're right. It took me a while to kind of "get to know" the tags.

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4984 · March 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

People just need to learn how to you the "tags" for previous questions.

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392 · March 21, 2011 at 12:48 PM

I think this is a great idea, I also think it's sad that people can't just take the time to search and read through old posts before being repetative.

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9647 · March 21, 2011 at 12:52 AM

Well that just might be a late-night activity of mine this week ...

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24523 · March 21, 2011 at 12:12 AM

It's too late baby, now it's too late. Unless you guys feel like changing all those links.

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Wow, that is completely brilliant, thank you. And every one of these categories is definitely both a recognizably distinct category and also an area in which you see a lot of beginner questions (not that these questions aren't useful for paleo practitioners with all different kinds of experience, of course).

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Wow, that is completely brilliant, thank you. And every one of these categories is definitely both a recognizably distinct category and also an area in which you see a lot of beginner questions (not that these questions aren't useful for paleo practitioners with all different kinds of experience, of course).

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Well, I did the full links because they have the titles already built into them, so people can see right away where they lead. I know that Safari tells you down below where the link is going to tell you but I didn't think every browser had this. Ideally we would have the names of the threads written out in plain English, but also underlined as a link. But even if I were willing to invest the time to do them all like that I didn't want to set a precedent, putting pressure on others. Thoughts?

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Well, I did the full links because they have the titles already built into them, so people can see right away where they lead. I know that Safari tells you down below where the link is going to tell you but I didn't think every browser had this. Ideally we would have the names of the threads written out in plain English, but underlined as a link. But even if I were willing to do them all like that I didn't want to set a precedent, putting pressure on others. Thoughts?

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24523 · March 20, 2011 at 11:27 PM

Maybe you could do the underlined-word thing in lieu of hyperlinks, for better readability? Also, great idea.

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10502 · March 20, 2011 at 8:39 PM

FAQ are updated. Thanks WCC Paul.

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 8:34 PM

This is truly excellent. All the lunch hacks in one place ...

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 8:26 PM

Thanks Melissa, great links.

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18701 · March 20, 2011 at 8:24 PM

Great idea Paul!

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12174 · March 20, 2011 at 11:42 PM

Babies and Pregnancy:

"Introducing solid foods."

"Does a fetus want mommy to eat carbs?"

"Is it wrong to ignore the requests of a pregnant wife?"

"Do you make special requests of people bringing you food for support (as in illness, new baby, etc.)?"

Life raising paleo kids:

"Halloween and paleo kids."

"Paleo for overweight kids."

"For those with underage children at home: do they paleo too?"

"Kids need carbs for motor skills development?"

Food sourcing and conventional vs. grass-fed proteins:

"Best paleo foodstuffs on Amazon?"

"Is it OK to eat plenty of fat from conventionally raised ruminants?"

"Should I eat the skin on my whole roasted chicken or chicken legs?"

"Is conventionally grown meat really that toxic?"

"What brand of pastured butter do you fancy?"

"Grass-fed lamb?"

Practical Applications to Everyday Life:

Eating paleo for less:

"Best strategies on a budget."

"Have you ever had to downgrade the quality of your food due to sudden budget constraints? How did you do it?"

List of acceptable food, and how to apply exceptions:

"General list of acceptable food?"

"Do you embrace 80/20, 90/10, 99/01 people? Or do you frown upon them?"

Ways to make the transition to paleo eating easier:

"Are there ways to make the transition to paleo easier?"

"Easing into paleo? I can't survive a strict 100% paleo. How to get started?"

"'Low-Carb Flu.' What was your experience?"

Menu planning, including threads for vegetarian options and allergen options:

"Ultimate paleo menu."

"Paleo make-ahead meals."

"Guess who's coming to dinner? Vegetarian-paleo dinner menu needed!"

"Do you have a daily menu?"

"Can a family with egg, peanut/tree nut, and fish allergies live a paleo lifestyle? Hack their theoretical menu!"

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Wow, that is completely brilliant, thank you. And every one of these categories is definitely both a recognizably distinct category and also an area in which you see a lot of beginner questions (not that these questions aren't useful for paleo practitioners with all different kinds of experience, of course).

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:54 PM

Wow, that is completely brilliant, thank you. And every one of these categories is definitely both a recognizably distinct category and also an area in which you see a lot of beginner questions (not that these questions aren't useful for paleo practitioners with all different kinds of experience, of course).

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 11:00 PM

On restaurants and eating out, and the difficulties of eating paleo among non-paleos:

"List of paleo-ish options at chain restaurants?"

"When you are eating out?"

"Have you tried the Ghetto Burrito Bowl? (Chipotle menu hack)"

"Paleo at home, vegan when dining out?"

And here and here are two good answers from Jae on strategy in non-optimal eating situations.

Also search for individual cities with the city name or with the "restaurant" tag.

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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 8:34 PM

This is truly excellent. All the lunch hacks in one place ...

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18701 · March 20, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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9647 · March 20, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Here is a list of paleo blogs:

"Good paleo blogs?"

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9647 · April 16, 2011 at 7:05 AM

Common and not-so-common acronyms, abbreviations, and other confusing terminology:

"What are all of these paleo-related acronyms and terminologies?"

If you don't find the acronym or term that you're looking for, just post your question as an answer to that thread -- you'll probably get a response (in the comments to your answer) within an hour.

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10044 · April 07, 2012 at 1:15 AM

I think this thread is good for newbies.

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9647 · April 07, 2012 at 1:39 AM

Yeah, check it out, it's linked to in the FAQ, courtesy of Patrick.

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