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post #16 of 27
The divisions are made in the keywords used by the poster. (ie; fondant, buttercream, round, baby, etc). That's how you narrow the search. I agree to leave as is...
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post #17 of 27
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The problem is that most people don't make all those specifications to their pics. If there were a drop down menu to choose from it may help.
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post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Quadcrew

I don't think that would work, because there are some who feel that they would fall into one category, and in reality be in the other.



I agree. How do you determine who falls into which category? icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #19 of 27
I really don't think this would work. Someone would definitely feel hurt if they considered their work to be advanced and it was moved to a beginners category. I enjoy seeing the mix and levels of talent with no class divisions being used to separate members work.
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post #20 of 27
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I changed the title of this post because I think it was going a little off course from what I intended. I don't want to make seperate galleries, just better search criteria.

Right now it is left to the uploader to add key words such as fondant. If you don't put fondant as a key word, then when I search for that I might not see your pic. If options were available when uploading (like a checkbox or drop down that says fonant, buttercream, professional, advanced, gumpaste, ect...) I think people would use that and search results would be more valid.

Does anyone understand what I'm trying to say??? icon_cry.gif



edited because I can't spell
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post #21 of 27
Not so much the pictures, but I would love to see a forum dedicated to beginners. I am new to all this and hate asking the same questions that I know have been asked a hundred times.

I am sure professional bakers would not mind a forum to deal with some of their specific issues.

JMHO.
post #22 of 27
I can see what you mean, there should be some way of narrowing searches, perhaps getting more descriptive when uploading pics or an advanced search feature. I think people just got upset when you suggested a clear cut division between beginners and experienced.
I recently looked up 'tropical' cakes and was given 262 pics to sort thru. Thumbnails do make it easier, but the gallery has been hard to access at times lately.
The problem will also be categorizing existing pics. I love the new fav pics feature on the home page though. Seen a few I missed!
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post #23 of 27
I noted earlier that either way would be fine with me. This is long, sorry, I just had lots to say!

I just wanted to give you all some perspective on this question. Last week. I asked a question from Cake Central about being able to save topics just like we save favorite pics. .... anyhow the answer was this:

QUOTE from e-mail reply: {There is not currently a work around.. Someday we might be able to implement something for this, but its not a quick fix, so it will have to wait until we complete some high priority updates we are working on.}

Being from the IT world. I totally understand their response and if we were to ask them the question about galleries or extra split of pictures or drop down menu's we would get the same answer I received. Unless it's something they are currently looking at as an upgrade.

I have been on here for about 1 year, I am still a newbie at cakes. I have seen many upgrades and it's just a question of adjusting to change. No-one really likes change unless they bring it on themselves. I think that they have done a bang up job keeping up with all of us our growing #'s and they are doing really good. Considering the volume of pictures, activite, forums and everything else.

We can always ask for new ways and not everyone will like it. It will come down to CC to figure out the best way they can address our concerns. Without looking the taste and feel of the site.
This is a not a professional site, it's for everyone, I am thankful that so many experienced cake makers take the time to visit and answer so many questions as they do. As a few have mentioned, they like to see the newbie's ideas, because they can take an idea and run with it. It's really neat to see some of your ideas come to life via someone else's eyes. I have seen a few people ask me questions and improve on my idea and some up with their own version and it's a real boost to a newbie like me.

I can understand how some people will get their feelings hurt, but you also have to remember that it's hard to convey how you really want to say something in writing the emoticon's help, but things often get out of hand.

Anyhow I am done.

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post #24 of 27
I work on the website as the project manager at my job so I know how hard it can be to make changes, especially when they seem like such an wasy idea to people that don't have to make the changes, but I do like the idea of checkboxes that might help us put more descriptive information on the images. I'm always trying to think of descriptive info to add, but still never seem to add enough.
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gateaux, AMEN!
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post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Tramski

I work on the website as the project manager at my job so I know how hard it can be to make changes, especially when they seem like such an wasy idea to people that don't have to make the changes, but I do like the idea of checkboxes that might help us put more descriptive information on the images. I'm always trying to think of descriptive info to add, but still never seem to add enough.



Ok. I'm glad to see that what I'm talking about is making sense to somone. I've been searching for a lot floorplans lately on various sites and I love how there are little check boxes to narrow down your search. I think that could really come in handy here!
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post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by peacockplace

Ok. I'm glad to see that what I'm talking about is making sense to somone. I've been searching for a lot floorplans lately on various sites and I love how there are little check boxes to narrow down your search. I think that could really come in handy here!



I will simply add that as a teacher of many years....

don't expect much effort on part of many, if not most, people to sit and check all kinds of little boxes to describe their upload.


Heck ... I can't even get students to put their names on the their papers when they had them in.

They're convinced I'm clairvoyant -- that is until they get a zero for the assignment!
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