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post #301 of 318

For me, the point isn't what areas are difficult to navigate or to figure out.  And I do appreciate when people have tried to help me to figure things out.  But the point truly is, a site should be user friendly and not need instructions.  It should be what it was before, I came in and could quickly find all the features and use them to my hearts content.  And I spent hours and hours and hours.  The addiction warning was so very accurate for me and everyone I know.  Now, this is the only thread I come into and that's because when someone posts, I get a notification of it, so all I have to do is click on the link.  And I'm hanging on until the changes are made.  But it has been so long since I've felt like this place is home, and I miss it terribly.

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post #302 of 318

All my email notifications have suddenly stopped.  Can someone please walk me through how to fix this?  All the members I follow are set to immediate but I have not received anything since June 6th.

 

I'm not even getting notifications from threads I participated in.  Please help.  I really depend on the experience of others on this site.

 

Thank you in advance,

 

Jeanne

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post #303 of 318
I have not had a problem until tonight. Searching the favorites and wanted to post a comment, I was the first one, and there was nothing there for me to post it. Am I not seeing it?
post #304 of 318
Can I not post a comment from my I pad?
post #305 of 318

I have been gone from here for some time (very busy as a full time college student and working 2 part time jobs) so upon my recent return to browsing and viewing the awesome cakes, I found the format had changed.  I am normally a "keep it the way it was ... it was working fine" person but I have not found anything in this new format that caused me a problem.  I haven't read all posts in this 21+ page thread so there may be issues I haven't encountered yet.  

 

I recently had to get a new laptop (geesh, I burn them out fast!  My 2nd one in under 4 years!) and not all of my bookmarked articles transferred.  But I've had no problem finding the threads or recipes in CC that I wanted to keep and that I use for reference when helping other cakers.  When I want to view a CC'ers cake photos, I was not stymied by the folders of cakes in their profile .... I just clicked "see all" and didn't have to sort thru folders.  

 

I can still access only those forum posts that are new since the last time I logged in.  I have no problem 'getting back' to my original page because like someone mentioned a few pages ago, I stopped using back-arrows/buttons a LONG time ago (in ANY website) and almost automatically open everything in a new tab for viewing.  

 

I haven't played with some of the new options that Bluehue mentioned (color words, etc,) but that sure looks like something fun!!!  The formatting tools I am seeing at the top of this "reply" box look easier and are more options than I remember.

 

I cant' comment on any Home page changes because I never went to the home page anyway .... then or now.  To access CC, I had it bookmarked straight to the forums page and then I would/will go to the photos page to see newly listed cakes.

 

If these changes enable Jackie and Heath to keep the site running smoother on the back end (faster respond times, less crash time, fewer band-aid fixes to programming issues, etc), then I'm happy with it! :-)

post #306 of 318
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The recipe section is a complete joke, except it is so not funny, the idiots who designed out to be taken out back and shot, immediately. The ingredients aren't even listed, they are a messy paragraph, with no punctuation. Just horrible. And where are the stars??? Those stars were earned, not given, and really clued people in on whether the recipe was any good or not.

 

After posting the above, I went back to read more of the posts and came across this one.  I popped over to my icing recipe to look at it and found ingredients in paragraph form, as you state above.  However, I also found an Edit button, which I clicked and then just went to the ingredients list and hit the return button, which put the ingredients in a bulleted format.  While I'm sure everyone may not have the time to edit all of their own recipes, if there are recipes that are used frequently, there is an easy fix to it.  Here is how the recipe looks now:  http://cakecentral.com/a/indydebis-crisco-based-buttercream-icing

 

I like the fact that a recipe can be edited add a forgotten step or instruction, or just to clarify something, instead of having to scroll thru comments to see what changes might be needed.  I think this helps with the quality and can eliminate someone making the recipe wrong because they didn't think to scroll thru comments to see if there were any changes.

post #307 of 318

Quick question:

Does anybody know how to add tutorials to your favorites? there use to be an option to add a tutorial to your favorites list and I don't see that option anymore. How do you save your favorite tutorials to find them the next time without going through ALL of them?

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post #308 of 318

Hi, Rosie2, it's been a while since I've been on here, but it's great to see you here. Indydebi, as usual, you are the voice of reason, and I'm thrilled to see your input once more. I've been away because I moved and don't have internet service at my house yet (and am not likely to for some time, unfortunately), not because I'm unhappy with the site. I find it perfectly navigable.

Marianna
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post #309 of 318
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Quick question:

Does anybody know how to add tutorials to your favorites? there use to be an option to add a tutorial to your favorites list and I don't see that option anymore. How do you save your favorite tutorials to find them the next time without going through ALL of them?

As another option, I save articles, sites, and links just as a bookmark on my computer.  I set up a folder for "Cake Central", then in that folder add one of "Recipes", "Tutorials", "Forums" and just save the links in there.  Never had a problem finding anything I wanted.

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Hi, Rosie2, it's been a while since I've been on here, but it's great to see you here. Indydebi, as usual, you are the voice of reason, and I'm thrilled to see your input once more. I've been away because I moved and don't have internet service at my house yet (and am not likely to for some time, unfortunately), not because I'm unhappy with the site. I find it perfectly navigable.

Mariannaaaa!!!! como estas? how are you?? yeah, long time no see and I do remember you were in the process of moving. I hope everything is good with you and your family. Pease keep in touch! icon_smile.gif

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post #311 of 318

I would really love to be able to change how many photos we see in the search results per page i.e. between 8 and 64 or whatever - the photos are too large for my needs and I just want to be able to scroll quickly to find what it is I am looking for. When it's something popular like sesame street or whatever, you can get 500 pages of results back when there is only 8 photos per page...

post #312 of 318

Question: How do you 'unfavorite' a picture??? I have way too many and there no way to search for a particular cake pic since you can sort in any fashion. In order to find a favorite pic I'd have to go through pages and pages of favorites. That's just not efficient so I want to un-favorite many pics. Does anybody knows how??

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post #313 of 318
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Question: How do you 'unfavorite' a picture??? I have way too many and there no way to search for a particular cake pic since you can sort in any fashion. In order to find a favorite pic I'd have to go through pages and pages of favorites. That's just not efficient so I want to un-favorite many pics. Does anybody knows how??

press the favorite button again.

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post #314 of 318
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

press the favorite button again.

Thank you Annabakescakes...I see that I have to be in the panel of all my favorites not the individual pics. Ok, thank you again!

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Originally Posted by indydebi View Post

As another option, I save articles, sites, and links just as a bookmark on my computer.  I set up a folder for "Cake Central", then in that folder add one of "Recipes", "Tutorials", "Forums" and just save the links in there.  Never had a problem finding anything I wanted.


I wish this was an option in Cake Central. I have way too many bookmarks on my computer. I wish there was a heart by threads, recipes, tutorials ect.

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