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post #1 of 22
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Just would like to share that the "Troll" or "Trolls" are at it again on the rating system. thumbsdown.gif Wonder why that is...jealousy, boredom, or just plain meaness. I can't find the forum topic that has been posted before about them but if someone could help me out there I would appreciate it very much.
Personally, I haven't taken it to heart because if they can do better they surely would be showing themselves on here. And, I've extended my hand to them for sharing of tips and constructive criticism they may have in hopes of learning some new techniques possibly. thumbs_up.gif
post #2 of 22
I wonder what the Trolls are doing that for??? That's crazy!!

So to anyone who gets a zero rating blow it off because someone is just playing around. thumbs_up.gif

It isn't a very nice game!!

To the "Troll" or "Trolls"....... get off Cake Central & leave everyone alone!!! We don't like games! icon_mad.gif We are all friendly here, one big family. You are not wanted on Cake Central!!! thumbsdown.gif
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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by jscakes

Just would like to share that the "Troll" or "Trolls" are at it again on the rating system. thumbsdown.gif Wonder why that is...jealousy, boredom, or just plain meaness. I can't find the forum topic that has been posted before about them but if someone could help me out there I would appreciate it very much.
Personally, I haven't taken it to heart because if they can do better they surely would be showing themselves on here. And, I've extended my hand to them for sharing of tips and constructive criticism they may have in hopes of learning some new techniques possibly. thumbs_up.gif




Guys your giving them the satafactions of knowing that this is making you made that is what they want your giving them the attention they need and want... if you dont post anything about this they will leave quicker....

Its gotten so bad that I had to close out my guest book because of them.. So what is going to happen is Jackie is just going to have to take that off like we voted on and once that happens then they will not have anything to do ..
Victoria Cargill - Ladycake
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post #4 of 22
Victoria what is the guest book? I haven't heard of that before.

From what someone said the Troll is one of us. I just think they needed to know that they aren't welcome. I wasn't trying to get them to stay longer.. sorry you misunderstood me. I'm not someone who'll back down to things like that. That is just me. It seems Jscakes is the same way.

I haven't heard anything about this before yesterday. I don't even look at the ratings. I just type my "good" comment & go to the next pic.
It's a shame.
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by tcturtleshell

Victoria what is the guest book? I haven't heard of that before.

From what someone said the Troll is one of us. I just think they needed to know that they aren't welcome. I wasn't trying to get them to stay longer.. sorry you misunderstood me. I'm not someone who'll back down to things like that. That is just me. It seems Jscakes is the same way.

I haven't heard anything about this before yesterday. I don't even look at the ratings. I just type my "good" comment & go to the next pic.
It's a shame.



I have a guest book on my site that is where they type in there messages about what they think of sites and such and they are going in there and just typeing BS on it....

As for one of them being a cake decorater that is mostly what is going on but you know what when they read messages like that they feed from it and there getting the atten they need that they are not getting in other places.. That is all I ment by that ..
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post #6 of 22
who are they?and what did they do? Sorry I must have missed something..If it's like I think and it's people being mean for no other reason than being mean well they are worse than TROLLS..I love this site and I don't think anyone deserves a zero rating..Beauty is in the eye of the beholder etc etc..
post #7 of 22
It still surprises me how some people use these sites to be mean or play games, fortunately, though, even if they are decoraters, they are not playing these games in their posts.
The thing that would make me worry more, is that they play these games with recipe ratings and it makes you a little leary of trying out any new recipes. They could be bad, but rated good and vice versa. I am wondering if having to post your name to comments on recipes would be better than the star ratings?
Hugs Squirrelly
post #8 of 22
Hmmm Squirrellycakes... that's a good idea! If our name is posted next to the ratings then problems would be solved. You couldn't make an annonumos rating!! Great idea!!

Ya'll excuse my spelling... it's horrible!!
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post #9 of 22
Haha Turtlelady, easy for me to say, since I don't know the first thing about web designing or how much work it is to change things, haha!
Oh gosh, when it comes to grammar and spelling, the main thing is to get the message across right?
When I first got this computer, it was set up with all of the French symbols and so I ended up with the French Spell check, which meant that everything written in English, was misspelled according to the computer. So then my daughter switched it to English but it was American English, which meant it corrected my Canadian spellings. So we got rid of that, haven't been able to download it so that it is Canadian/British Spellcheck and so now I am winging it with no Spellcheck and no dictionaries in the house. Yes when your children leave home, the dictionairies and the technology information leave with them, haha! Unfortunately, most of the junk that they don't want with them, but don't want thrown out, well it stays with the parents! Oh the joys of parenthood. Empty nest syndrome means the birds fly away, not their junk!
Plus the bring home their mending and did I mention that they suddenly become great cooks and good housekeepers. Ah the magic of leaving home, haha!
Oh yes, and they both still call me to ask me how to spell things in French and English. Now they got the French educations and, did I mention, the dictionaries, haha!
Anyway, off topic, haha!
Yes I am coming to the conclusion that when people have to sign their names to things, they think twice. Maybe another good rule would be that you have to use your real name and address if you are going to make any snide comments! Hhmn, that one would go over well on the sites!
So what do you think, Ladycakes? Wouldn't that cause a stir?
Hugs Annoy Namous
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yes, I like that idea of adding your name to your posts or ratings. And if you are found to be putting in bad ratings then you will be permanently banned from sites such as this.
Same about the recipes, if the ratings are poor I would be nervous trying it.
Attention, hmmm. Confrontation, yes tc I feel the same. See, I do notice things and I'm one to want answers for something if it's wrong, explain more to me why. (I always did get into trouble by asking "why" all the time, now I revise my "why" question)
tc, Ladycakes, & Squir..hahmm...Annoy Namous let's get names to the rating systems!
Signed ~ Joann icon_smile.gif
post #11 of 22
Hi, guys. I also agree that a name to go with the rating is a superb idea!! We need to be accountable for what we say and do on here. I hate the thought that it is another decorator who is up to this. I have enough confidence problems in the cake arena. All I need is some BSer out to make me feel worse. There should be some recourse to this problem. Jackie----HELP!!!
~Tanya
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post #12 of 22
The vote was overwhelmingly to do away with the rating system.. I would still like to see that happen or at least make it optional.

If anyone else would like to vote, the poll is here: http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1243.html
The original post I made about the troll problem is here:
http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-1236.html

I'd be happy having names next to votes or a way to open who voted what on each cake. At least this accountability might help.

Why do we have a zero score on the voting anyhow? That's just rude. If you feel that someone did that poorly, don't vote or comment! Just my opinion..

~AngelWendy
post #13 of 22
I'm glad this came up. I'm pretty new on this site and had been looking through some of the photos and noticed some of the ratings and comments on some beautiful cakes. I thought to myself, there's no way I'm going to put any pictures of my cakes on here if everyone is going to be so critical. Besides, people put there cakes on to share and receive encouragment, nobody wants to hear that their cake sucks even if it does. It goes back to what we learned in kindergarten and I tell my 4 year old this all the time, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all!!!" Thanks to everyone whos on here for the same reason as me. To meet friends who enjoy the same hobby and to receive help and encouragment from others and to give help and encouragment to those who need it. Love to all SARAH
post #14 of 22
Its funny how people have different opinions but how you can agree with both sides. I dont worry about the stars...maybe the Troll is being mean, and maybe he or she isnt being mean but putting what they think of the cake. I think its great that TC let them know how she feels, and that they arent wanted on here, but I also agree with Ladycake where if we want it to stop we have to ignore it until Jackie gets the stars off. Let them express their opinions, but shake it off as you know they are just being an idiot......they will get it back some day..... I have noticed when it is mentioned they do "come" back with a vengeous! THey were gone for a while they will leave eventually....
post #15 of 22
From the beginning here I didn't really even notice the star ratings, I just read the comments, added one here and there, but I did think we were identifiable when we made a comment. It sure wouldn't bother me, and it probably would help if we were identified when we make a comment, that way "if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all", even four year olds understand that, surely the "Trolls" would too. I'll go vote now to get rid of the stars! Janice
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