Wayne Stollings wrote:
Josh did you erase the 100,000 vegan recipes thread
and if so please say why
It was me. In one of the threads it was pointed out there was a thread on Jerky recipes, which Josh deleted because it did not pertain to Animal Concerns. There followed a comment concerning other recipes being left and when I looked back I found that thread. Since recipes were not an Animal Concern issue, I deleted that thread as well.
I should have explained why I deleted the jerky recipe thread more clearly (which I did not). Posting a jerky recipe thread in an animal concerns forum is sort of like yelling fire in a crowded theater when there isn't one. The only reason someone does it is to cause trouble. This is a very gray area, and there are many other postings from both sides that are probably just there to tweak the "other" side, but this was a blatant one, and so I took action.
As for other recipes (or recipes in general), there are literally hundreds if not thousands of recipe-specific sites that archive recipes of all types (including vegan, vegetarian, fruitarian, meat-heavy, etc.). I think in general these fall under the same category as news articles. There's no reason to post entire recipes here unless it is in direct response to a request and is non-incendiary.
In general, there's really no reason to post the entirety of any non-original work here if it can be linked to elsewhere on line. That's the beauty of the net.