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post #106 of 149
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and people are still people.




Yes, they are. The generous, nice, helpful people are still here, too. It's sad to say, but the truth is this is no different than everyday life which is no different than the school playground. There are cliques and bullies and whatever else you want to call it everywhere. There are lurkers whose sole purpose is to make caustic remarks and feel empowered while they hide behind their keyboards. LOL Forums are like that no matter what the topic or the website. Having said that, I love CC. I have found a lot of encouragement and generosity on this site from complete strangers. I love perusing the gallery and am amazed at the talent. When I was a newbie I was apt to say whatever came to mind in the forums and I did get a few snarky, condescending replies. At that time it hurt my feelings and I felt like you are feeling, but common sense won over. Why should I care? Take what works and throw the rest away. Stay a while!

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post #107 of 149
I love it here too, but as I stated before I was kinda depressed for awhile, and those controversial topics kind of woke me up a little, got my blood moving again. I do feel we can all respect each others opinions without killing one another. We can agree to disagree and leave it at that. So, just an opinion, " I like it when you put the controversial topics out there, it must come from my dysfunctional upbringing icon_lol.gif

Kelly
post #108 of 149
I kind of agree with Fabulosity. I told my DH I found a place where I talk about my favorite subject for hours with people who want to talk about it for hrs too! cakes & cake decorating. I thought it would be serious people (yet fun), but now there is starting to get too much crazy on here. I've never did chat rooms, forums, or anything like trhat. Thiswas the first. I think I'll be taking a break. I'll still being looking at the galeries though! icon_wink.gif
post #109 of 149
LaBellaFlor, I know it's been kind of nuts around here but we can't let a handful of trouble makers/lurkers/trolls whatever they are, ruin it for those of us that are serious and here for the passion we all share. Cakes!

We can pretty much tell who the honest, good members are. They're the people I want to converse with. The others will go away if we ignore them.

Remember good always wins over evil icon_wink.gif I enjoy your contributions to the forums, please all of you that are thinking of leaving......reconsider. We cannot allow them to ruin a great site. icon_smile.gif
post #110 of 149
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Originally Posted by dkelly

LaBellaFlor, I know it's been kind of nuts around here but we can't let a handful of trouble makers/lurkers/trolls whatever they are, ruin it for those of us that are serious and here for the passion we all share. Cakes!...... We cannot allow them to ruin a great site. icon_smile.gif


yep! There are what .... 100,000 CC'ers? And just a handful or less who pull stuff like this?

Don't not-post because of this. The sharing of ideas and experiences is what makes this a great site. If you leave or hold back, then the playground bullies win.

I got over letting bullies win YEARS ago! icon_twisted.gif
post #111 of 149
That's what so great about this website and these forums, you get to CHOOSE which forum you want to join in on. Don't jump in on ones that may bug you and get involved in other ones. I just think it's a way cool place. The whole Cake Central thing!!

Kelly
post #112 of 149
Why is it that all of these threads that have the potential to get ugly are the ones that get the most views and comments...but when u start a thread to ask someone for advice on how to do this kinda cake or that kinda cake you will more than likely get 1-2 people that will answer...or you may have to wait days before someone responds and even then u will have to ask again icon_confused.gif I honestly think that people like the idea of getting involved in drama more than they like the idea of helping someone who actually comes to this site to learn tapedshut.gif Thats just MHO...I must admit that reading some of these threads is better than reading a book or magazine...and its a wonder the moderators don't screen these threads and stop them before they get the first response. I have learned so much from this site...when a fellow caker first told me about this site i didn't lurk around I immediately signed up before I even looked at one cake pic...because I wanted to do more than just sheet and layer cakes and I'd hate to think that people just come here for drama and not to help people who want to improve on their craft!!!
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post #113 of 149
Debi, I was bullied in HS so bad that I ended up quitting because I couldn't take it anymore. I finished up in night school, with the adults.
post #114 of 149
I actually found this site because the Ace of Cakes website has a link to it and I wanted to find out how to make a cake like one of theirs.

OP -- you've never sold a cake, you've taken down the ad, you are making inquiries about becoming legal -- I wouldn't worry about being investigated by the HD anymore.

I enjoy a good yarn, so I don't get too worked up if something turns out to be a hoax. It only bugs me when I am following a thread that seems interesting but it runs to 70 pages (guess which one I mean!!), but most of the posts are just things like "me too", so it takes forever to go through them to find the juicy bits. BTW when a post is really long and the thread shows this: Goto page Previous 1,2,3...14,15,16...56,57,58 Last : is there some way to get to the pages that aren't listed without having to click through every page of the post? Say I am on page 40 and want to go back to page 20 -- right now I have to click through every page from 40 back to 20.
post #115 of 149
I wish that I had more to include in some of these discussions. I am so new that I need way more help than I can give. icon_lol.gif The only reason that I am replying to this is that I get an email.

I am not going to leave and I am sure that most people will not. I think that I am going to be like LaBellaFlor and not mess with the forum unless it is based on something that I have a question on or that I can actually give some input on.

This is a great community for the most part created by what seems to be some really great people. I think that the moderators have a time going through all the posts that are on here. I hope that they will nip some of the nasty ones in the bud so that it dies not get out of hand again.

Bottom line, I found this site and joined because there are some awesome people on here that do things with cake and things that are based on sugar that should not even be possible I hope to one day have a fraction of that talent. thumbs_up.gif
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post #116 of 149
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Originally Posted by margaretb

Last : is there some way to get to the pages that aren't listed without having to click through every page of the post? Say I am on page 40 and want to go back to page 20 -- right now I have to click through every page from 40 back to 20.



when you are on a page, look in your browser and see what the last number is in the page address. Usually each pages changes that number by 15. For example (and I did this just the other day), the address ended in 215. I wanted to jump ahead so I erased the 215 and entered 300 (making sure the number ends in something divisible by 15). I was a bit short so I changed the 300 to 345 (moved me up 3 pages 15 x 3 = 45).
post #117 of 149
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Originally Posted by KKC

Why is it that all of these threads that have the potential to get ugly are the ones that get the most views and comments...but when u start a thread to ask someone for advice on how to do this kinda cake or that kinda cake you will more than likely get 1-2 people that will answer...or you may have to wait days before someone responds and even then u will have to ask again icon_confused.gif I honestly think that people like the idea of getting involved in drama more than they like the idea of helping someone who actually comes to this site to learn tapedshut.gif Thats just MHO...I must admit that reading some of these threads is better than reading a book or magazine...and its a wonder the moderators don't screen these threads and stop them before they get the first response. I have learned so much from this site...when a fellow caker first told me about this site i didn't lurk around I immediately signed up before I even looked at one cake pic...because I wanted to do more than just sheet and layer cakes and I'd hate to think that people just come here for drama and not to help people who want to improve on their craft!!!



I know exactly what you're saying and it is very sad that it has come to that.
post #118 of 149
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Originally Posted by mamabakes2008

. I live in ga




where in Georgia are you??? I'm in Dawsonville (north on 400)
post #119 of 149
I don't understand if you don't like the threads why do you keep reading them? I understand that some need to be deleted or locked but what the moderators have to be police?
Can't everyone just get along? It will be boreing but oh well! icon_wink.gif
post #120 of 149
For anyone who is upset or confused about why newer posters are getting "doubt" thrown their way when their first post here on CC pertains to a "hot topic", you should read this thread: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=626387&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=930

In fact read all 70 pages of it, then you'll really understand. (I am being perfectly serious.) I chose that particular start page because I think you should read PattyT's comment at the bottom...oh heck I'll quote it here:
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Originally Posted by PattyT

Yes - it was an amusing romp for everyone - but what happens the next time someone needs help/support/advice. Instead of the warm comforting embrace of CC, they will be treated with cynicism and doubt.



Wise words.
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