PURPOSE OF CAKE CENTRAL
Cake Central exists to provide a postive, fun, and safe environment for cake decorators of all experience and skill level to share ideas, tips, techniques, and personal stories. Cake Central is meant to be a haven away from the negativity in the rest of our lives.
IF the above is what you are looking for, Cake Central is the place for you.
MYTH 1: AT CC BE CAREFUL! YOU HAVE TO BE SYRUPY SWEET
I do not require anyone to be "syrupy" sweet. What I do require is that people have basic respect and kindness. I do not, and will not allow any threads to go on bashing other people, whether they belong to this community or not. CakeCentral.com is positive place and it will continue to stay that way.
There is a distinct difference between "syrupy sweet" and basic human kindness, compassion, and consideration.
TAKE YOUR TRASH OUTSIDE
If you would like to talk trash about a TV show, or another person, take it elsewhere. Those conversations and comments are not welcome here.
There are million... actually BILLIONS of other places on the internet where you are free to trash celebrities, TV shows and other people, just don't bring it to CakeCentral.com
MYTH 2 YOU CAN'T DISAGREE WITH ANYONE
I have said countless times, over and over and over.... , this is a public forum, and you can disagree.
The only requirement is that you do it respectfully. If you are unable to respond respectfully, or with a basic common courtesy, do not respond at all.
There have been many forum posts started that will go on for pages and pages of people sharing their different opinions and discussing the topic, and making their disagreements in a civil and mature way.
I shouldn't need to, but I applaud those people for having basic decency toward other human beings.
In an ideal world, we would all be respectful, and moderating would not be a necessity, but the reality is, not all members here have shown the ability to maintain a respectful nature, and therefore moderating discussions is required.
WHAT's THE DEAL WITH COMPLIMENTING SOMEONE's POORLY DONE CAKE?
If you personally feel that someone does not deserve a compliment, simply do not comment!
Or better yet, give encouragement! Compliment the effort... It takes a lot of guts for someone to post their photo in the gallery next to some of the best chefs and highest rated cake decorators' cakes!
There is already so much garbage and negativity in the rest of our daily lives that I will not have it pollute the utopia I have found with this community of generous and thoughtful people.
THANK YOU everyone for creating a safe place for me, that I truly enjoy every day.