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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
Forgive me if this has been mentioned before.
Would it be possible for a forum to be set up for overseas users?

Not to deliberately segregate as such but to be able to connect on certain levels with those in the same country. Given that this fantastic forum is American, sometimes I'd love to be able to make a reference that only Aussies would know such as where I do a get a certain food from or ask about a particular area (eg. suppliers in the Sutherland Shire) without outlining it in a subject line.

I notice that other sites cater for their readership in this way.

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post #2 of 6
Hi Mietta,
I agree, I would love to be able to ask questions and opinions of people from Australia (and particularly FNQ), since our regulations, climate and ingredient names are often different to USA.

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post #3 of 6
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Thank you. I was hoping my request would be received in the good intention with which it was written. icon_smile.gif

In addition to different climate, conditions etc I've just trawled through a few business threads by Australian posters and some of the legal advice given although it may be well intentioned is inaccurate given that US laws are very different to Australian laws not only from a legislative point of view but also in the way they are administered.

I've lived up FNQ so I know what you mean (presently in Brisbane now but due to move south...argh!) but there's also the massive cultural differences too.

So yeah, a forum dedicated to Australians...um I mean overseas users icon_biggrin.gif would be fabbo.
post #4 of 6
We have a thread for UK users... http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopicp-7232727.html which has been going strong for a while. Maybe you could start one for AUS and NZ? Just start it up at the optimum time for Australia (eg 6pm on the evening AUS time) and you should get a few people see it.
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We have a thread for UK users... http://cakecentral.com/cake-de.....32727.html which has been going strong for a while. Maybe you could start one for AUS and NZ? Just start it up at the optimum time for Australia (eg 6pm on the evening AUS time) and you should get a few people see it.



The problem with a thread is that it tends to be cumbersome in that you have to trawl through it to get to the subject you need and that's if the subject is addressed. And when the thread sinks in the line that's it. Constantly bumping is a PITA.

And who has the time to read 178 pages? icon_eek.gif

If there is a large enough following in here to set up a dedicated UK forum (and I can see that there is judging by the loooooooooong thread) then it makes sense to set up a dedicated UK forum and an Australian/NZ forum too. And Canada. In return, it would give all users an appreciation of how things work with cake in other parts of the world rather than having to use the search button and emu bob through all the countless, endless threads.

A common misconception is that because we share a common language that things are the same all over with cake (and life but I'm keeping on topic icon_smile.gif). As you will no doubt appreciate things can be (and are) vastly different on many levels: culturally, legally, financially, socially, politically etc. and all affect how cake is done/thought about/expressed etc.

It's easier, simpler and more streamlined communication wise if you can just click on a forum and check out the multitude of threads that pertain to many aspects of cake but all reflect one geographical area and cultural belt. It allows people from that area to remain instantly up to date and aware that there are new discussions relating to their area.

Easy! icon_biggrin.gif
post #6 of 6
Totally agree.

I need something that I can look up and add to when I have time (kind of like with emails!!) as I have 3 young kids, and am extremely time poor!! I know there are lots of Cake Central users from Australia, I think it would be a great help. thumbs_up.gif
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