Proposal: Veganism & Vegetarianism
Does this community have an interest in offering health advice, recipes, etc to encourage reduced meat diets such as pescetarian?
Would these diets be considered a part of the Vegetarian community?
The proposal was originally just for Veganism (not just the diet aspect), but after discussion we decided to expand to include Vegetarianism due to many (but not all) overlapping aspects.
If we included non-Vegetarian diets such as Pescetarianism, we may as well include all other diets like Paleo etc. It would be too broad, so the line is drawn and Vegetarianism.
Pescetarians are of course welcome to join and ask questions relevant to the scope of the site.
We will need some openness to questions regarding reduced meat diets.
Now the question "Where the line?" is difficult, but I would rather we ask the difficult question.
Because these questions are very important and on topic:
"Dietary questions related to reducing meat consumption or improving the ethical or environmental value of one's diet are generally on topic." is about right IMO.
This may violate some veg*ns' vision for this SE as a safe space away from the topic of meat eating but that is a poor vision. StackExchanges center around promoting quality information, which certainly may include information violating an individual user's own sense of ethics.
I feel that generally speaking it doesn't make much sense to ask questions connected with meat on a site for vegetarians and vegans.
However, there may be questions that are still relevant and worth keeping.
As far as I know diets don't have communities . . . but pescetarianism is not vegetarian because it contains meat.
If you want to break down a diet into meals then you can ask for advice regarding meals that do not contain seafood (or any other kind of meat).
If you are a pescetarian for moral reasons then you can also ask questions that aren't about food, such as how to avoid land and sky animal-derived oils and dyes in common household products.
It's my understanding that this site is not exclusively for vegetarians and vegans, and if you have a question favoring the interest of avoiding meat in any aspect of your life for any reason, and if you've already tried to find the answer yourself (preferably on this site) then you can ask your question here.
The word "recipe" seems like a red flag to me though. I think if new users see questions with the word "recipe" they might think that they can ask for ideas for recipes, or criticisms of recipes, and so on (such as: I've tried store-bought imitation chicken before and hated it. How can I make good tasting imitation chicken from scratch?).
There are too many ways to answer that question, everyone who makes there own kind of imitation chicken will have there own answer and there can be no objective best way. That's a question for forums.
However a question like "I like x brand imitation chicken but find it's to costly, how does x brand replicate the taste of real chicken so I can make my own?" only has one correct answer so it fits on this site. It's not asking for A "recipe" for imitation chicken, it's asking for THE recipe.