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post #31 of 62
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Originally Posted by jen1977

And this is exactly why I stopped uploading pics a long time ago....I hate the attitudes that people get about not leaving comments/vs leaving comments, I didn't get 100 comments about my cake, the comments were only 2 words long, etc.



I think a lot of us have stopped uploading many photos for this exact reason. These things have been discussed so many times but rather then do a search lets start a whole new thread. It's all about what's easier for the person reading, not what's easy for the person that made the cake. As far as posting flavors there was a thread just like this where everyone said they could care less what flavor it was so please quit putting that in the description. Seems no matter what we do we just can't please everyone so I'll just do what is easiest for me. If anyone doesn't like it don't leave a comment, I'm sure my day won't come crashing down because you didn't. Guess I'm in a mood too!
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post #32 of 62
I guess the gist of this is - you can't please everyone! I say post/don't post what you want - if someone needs help they can PM, which is more personal anyway and you may be able to relay details you couldn't have in the description. Don't get mad everybody! Have fun and enjoy this site with all the great pics! How blessed we are to have a place like this to go!
post #33 of 62
I do enjoy looking at pictures that have descriptions more than ones that don't have descriptions. Does this mean that Cake Central should make them mandatory for my enjoyment? Nope.

I do not agree that this is just a site for amatuers. A whole lot of professionals post here, and I am very excited and pleased that they do so! Hopefully, these professionals are very busy people... So maybe they do not have time to write the detailed description that I would prefer. Or maybe they do not want to let their "trade secrets" out of the bag. (Or maybe, as others point out, there is a language barrier.)

I certainly hope everyone continues to post their cake pictures -- with or without descriptions -- because I'd be very sad if they didn't!
post #34 of 62
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Originally Posted by tiggy2

Quote:
Originally Posted by jen1977

And this is exactly why I stopped uploading pics a long time ago....I hate the attitudes that people get about not leaving comments/vs leaving comments, I didn't get 100 comments about my cake, the comments were only 2 words long, etc.



I think a lot of us have stopped uploading many photos for this exact reason. These things have been discussed so many times but rather then do a search lets start a whole new thread. It's all about what's easier for the person reading, not what's easy for the person that made the cake. As far as posting flavors there was a thread just like this where everyone said they could care less what flavor it was so please quit putting that in the description. Seems no matter what we do we just can't please everyone so I'll just do what is easiest for me. If anyone doesn't like it don't leave a comment, I'm sure my day won't come crashing down because you didn't. Guess I'm in a mood too!



Bold mine. It's really sad that someone gets slammed for putting down the flavors in the cake descriptions - GEEZE! For me, I love putting down as much info as I can so that when I look through my photos I don't forget what flavors I did, techniques I used, icing, etc. I'm not going to stop doing what I do b/c a few people hate reading what flavor I baked. Don't like to read about which flavor cake someone used, don't read them.

As for the OP, I can see your point. I have always viewed this site more of a leaning site rather than a "show off your cake photo" type site. So for me, it is "nice" to read what flavors were used, the type of icing, etc. that a person used when making their cake. But making it mandatory will just create a whole other issue. I put desciptions in all my cake photos, so please feel free to look at my gallery.
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post #35 of 62
Personally, I like either way. If I have a question, I will do a PM. I get an answer about 95% of the time, which is great. But when I don't get an answer, I just try to figure it out on my own. It is just cake, like everyone says. I have also had the problem with the pics not uploading after you type a million times. Either way, I am happy just to try to make the cake. I think it is cool when a description is there, because every once in awhile there is a new technique I might not have tried. But if not, I just work it out the best I can. I think everyone is mostly nice around here and more than willing to give advice when asked. Don't take it personally when there is just a pic. Just enjoy the art for what it is. I mean you can't ask Picasso how he did what he did when you see his painting in a museum, right???
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post #36 of 62
I agree about posting on topics that have been discussed over and over too - but today, I'm trying to find info on buying an airbrush machine. My search is coming up with over 7000 forum posts, but every time I click on them, I "No topics or posts met your search criteria" Anyone else having this problem? TIA icon_smile.gif
post #37 of 62
Here's a random thought I just had.................What does this thread have to do with a "Cake Decorating Business"? icon_razz.gif

Amymnn...........in all the months I've been here I think I've had success with the search feature maybe 3 times. So don't feel bad it happens to me all the time.

That probably accounts for 50% of the duplicate posts on here, people just can't find what they're looking for.
post #38 of 62
I've stopped uploading pictures for these reasons too. People have asked me questions under my photos and I PM them with answers. Sometimes I don't see a comment if the site is hiccupping and I don't get a notice, but I try to do it for everyone I do see. People get mad when you don't put enough info... or when you put too much info... it's sickening to me. Some people don't have time to put a huge description... some don't want to... some don't want to go into detail about how to make the cake they worked so hard to figure out... some people can't write in English... some try to put everything... it all offends someone, so I say screw it. I haven't up loaded a picture in a while and I don't think I will ever again and it makes me want to just delete my images, but you can't if you have more than 5 saves without asking a moderator and they don't get back to you if you send a message (not lately anyway). And actually if you read the fine print, when you upload images here they technicaly have power over them... which doesn't sit well with me.
post #39 of 62
When i was preparing to do my 2nd wedding cake, I was interested in the pan sizes used, so I could see how the cakes looked once stacked. Especially for the offset cakes. I would feel slightly frustrated if I saw one that looked really nice, but no pan sizes were indicated. Flavor is not as important, IMO, as structural information.
post #40 of 62
As far as pan sizes go you need to use the sizes that will yield the # of servings you need. The sizes someone else used may be too small or too large for the servings you need.
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post #41 of 62
dkelly: thanks for confirming that for me - I was starting to think I was computer illiterate! I actually just had some luck typing in what I was looking for in google and google directed me to the thread here at CC and it came up just fine icon_smile.gif
post #42 of 62
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Originally Posted by Wendl

If it's important to the querent



What a beautiful and useful word to add to my vocabulary.

Re: search -- I have a hard time with that. Any time I've searched for something, I've gotten thousands of answers most of which are not relevant. Admittedly, I am not great with search engines, but I can see where a person gives up and just posts a new question. I always appreciate it when someone replies, "You question was answered here [link]."
post #43 of 62
FromScratch- I am so sad to hear that you no longer want to upload any more of your photos and delete the ones you have. I think your work is inspirational and I even have a few of your photos in my favorites.
post #44 of 62
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Originally Posted by FromScratch

delete my images, but you can't if you have more than 5 saves without asking a moderator



Well that is interesting. Now I can understand the uproar over Facebook's policy. Huh. Never thought that would bother me. icon_mad.gif Eh, I'll probably get my whole account booted one of these days anyways. icon_twisted.gif
post #45 of 62
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Originally Posted by __Jamie__

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Originally Posted by FromScratch

delete my images, but you can't if you have more than 5 saves without asking a moderator



Well that is interesting. Now I can understand the uproar over Facebook's policy. Huh. Never thought that would bother me. icon_mad.gif Eh, I'll probably get my whole account booted one of these days anyways. icon_twisted.gif



What uproar on FB? I haven't heard about it.
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