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post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by AngelWendy



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



I think that is an excellent question - and also someone brought up that maybe that's what they really think of the cake by rating it a zero, maybe someone is just brutally honest in their own mind - I don't know - but I don't think there should be zero stars - it is rude and discouraging. But I do like the idea of rating cakes - but something definately needs to be re-vamped.
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post #17 of 22
I think the ratings are an awful thing too as just like someone else said it stops you from putting up pictures and I love looking at them to get ideas.

Can anyone just anonymously vote?
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Joshsmom



Can anyone just anonymously vote?



You have to be a registered user on this site to vote.
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post #19 of 22
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Girl, why do you think I'm upset about the troll thing? icon_smile.gif I didn't even know about it till Jscakes mentioned it to me. I have still not seen any zero rating either. Where are they? I've looked & looked. Are they on old posts or new posts? I always say my opinion.. hope it never hurts anyone thumbs_up.gif I think this troll thing just started a lot of disagreements in the forums. Now that might be what he or she was trying to do. I just don't see why someone wants to be mean! I'm through talking about this icon_smile.gif let the Troll be miserable alone!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

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I bet it is very hard to write in Canadian & then change it to English. Especially when the spell check won't work. I wished we had spell check on CC. I probably look like some silly country girl!!
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post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by veejaytx

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




When you make a comment your name does go with your comment ... Your name does not go when you rate a cake if you only rate the cake and not post a comment..... I know that the stars just hurt the new baker out there that is trying to do right and trying to learn the older bakers could careless about it ..... But I really thinkt that the new bakers will not try new things or post because they are afraid of what there cake stars are goign to be...
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post #21 of 22
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I bet it is very hard to write in Canadian & then change it to English. Especially when the spell check won't work. I wished we had spell check on CC. I probably look like some silly country girl!!



TC there is two ways around this you can and Iknow I know I should do it my self but I just get going and I know things are not spelled right but I am on a roll... LOL


YOU can take an type your message out first in word or what ever you have on your computer that has spell check and then copy and paste or if your computer dont have software that dose that then you can go on line there is a few free sites that allow you to use there spell checker and then you do the same you type it there you check it you highlight it and you copy and paste it ..

AS for the ladies / Gents that done speck english as there first language there is tons of sites out there that will translate from there language to english and they do the same they highlight and copy and paste...
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post #22 of 22
Haha, yes, just wanted to note that I was joking about using the real name and address, but not about using the site names we use.
Now regarding the comments, here is the thing. I think some folks really want some constructive criticism, well maybe that isn't a good term to use here. How about, some folks want some tips or pointers about how to improve on certain things, ways of getting, say a more perfect border, thinner petal edges on gumpaste flowers, things like that.
I will give an example. One lady on a site, posted a picture of a cake and asked for constructive criticism, ways of improving. Well, her cake was absolutely perfect, really amazing and even more amazing because she had been at it for such a short period of time. It looked like a designer cake. However, this gorgeous cake that could easily have fetched a 4 figure price, was sitting on a cardboard with wrinkled up foil. I praised her cake and told her this. I suggested different ways of covering her board so that it coordinated with her cake. Well she really took offense.
So here is the thing, if you post a picture of a cake, just because you want to share your work, then word it so that people know it. If you post a picture of a cake that you are proud of, but also wants some tips on to help you learn and improve, well then say you want some tips. I think I would avoid using the term, "Constructive Criticism", if you are sensitive.
But honestly, don't say you want a critique, if you cannot handle anyone saying how you can improve. There are some people that really need praise and anything else, devastates them.
What ends up happening is that someone views a cake and could really help by offering a tip, but they hold back because they are afraid of offending.
I will give an example, I have a good cake buddy that is really a fine imaginative decorator. She had problems with getting her top borders straight. One day she sent me a picture and asked me how to improve and she really meant it. So I told her to avoid the eye being drawn to the top border and noticing that it was not straight, well first of all, to stay away from putting a contrasting colour on this top border, so that it would just blend in. Also, if she could see that her seam line where the top met the side, was not straight, then to go in slightly from this edge. Then while piping the top border, to always look at if from above the cake so that she could see she was piping a straight line. Because if you follow the line of an unever seam line, you will of course get a border that is not straight. But if you pipe a straight line of border, your border will be straight and it won't be noticable that the seam line wasn't.
Anyway, a lot of the time, people are afraid to be helpful in case someone is offended. I have noticed on many sites, that it doesn't matter how much praise is given or how nicely the helpful tips are worded, some people only see things as being negative or critical.
Anyway, just another of my long-winded opinions, haha!
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