frustration with no descriptions continues....

Business By grandmaruth Updated 2 Jul 2009 , 2:00am by FromScratch

tiggy2 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:04pm
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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!

Renaejrk Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:24pm
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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!

endymion Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:27pm
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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!

Trixyinaz Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:44pm
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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.

tanyascakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 5:58pm
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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???

Amymnn Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:07pm
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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

Deb_ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:16pm
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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.

FromScratch Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:19pm
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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.

DeeDelightful Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:23pm
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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.

tiggy2 Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:28pm
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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.

Amymnn Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:35pm
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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

margaretb Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 6:40pm
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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]."

jojocakes Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:25pm
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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.

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 9:33pm
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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

Trixyinaz Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:21pm
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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.

KKC Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:35pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

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Originally Posted by TexasSugar

After seeing a hundred of bow cakes with dots on them we do really have to see that in the description every time??



No, but it's kind of nice to know what flavor it is, if it's buttercream or SMBC, who they made it for, etc.




I remember a thread a while back where people were getting annoyed and saying how it bothers them that people put the flavors of the cake and buttercream and not the instructions. I do agree that forcing people to put in descriptions will decrease the number of cake pics that are uploaded and you'll never get to see that cake that makes you go "Wow".

KKC Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:36pm
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Originally Posted by JGMB

Quote:
Originally Posted by TexasSugar

After seeing a hundred of bow cakes with dots on them we do really have to see that in the description every time??



No, but it's kind of nice to know what flavor it is, if it's buttercream or SMBC, who they made it for, etc.




I remember a thread a while back where people were getting annoyed and saying how it bothers them that people put the flavors of the cake and buttercream and not the instructions. I do agree that forcing people to put in descriptions will decrease the number of cake pics that are uploaded and you'll never get to see that cake that makes you go "Wow".

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:42pm
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It's been awhile, but Facebook has a policy (new or not, not sure, maybe it just got media coverage) that once you delete your account, your pictures, your posts, everything stays. So comments you made on someone's page don't go away, and pictures linked to, etc., they don't go away either. Something to that effect. I'm sure someone else knows the specifics.

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:43pm
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It's been awhile, but Facebook has a policy (new or not, not sure, maybe it just got media coverage) that once you delete your account, your pictures, your posts, everything stays. So comments you made on someone's page don't go away, and pictures linked to, etc., they don't go away either. Something to that effect. I'm sure someone else knows the specifics.

__Jamie__ Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:44pm
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It's been awhile, but Facebook has a policy (new or not, not sure, maybe it just got media coverage) that once you delete your account, your pictures, your posts, everything stays. So comments you made on someone's page don't go away, and pictures linked to, etc., they don't go away either. Something to that effect. I'm sure someone else knows the specifics.

FromScratch Posted 29 Jun 2009 , 11:45pm
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FB changed that policy... it basically read that once you put your stuff (images, posts, what have you) on FB it became their domain. There was a HUGE uproar and lots of people left, but FB ended up changing their policy so it's a non-issue now.

I'll probably get my account booted someday too but oh well... too many threads disappearing whever something isn't 100% pro CC's policies... people complaining that people who come here without compensation don't do enough for them... or complaining that people do too much... whiney BS.

OhMyGanache Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:36pm
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To the OP: If what the decorator/photo poster wants is to simply upload a few photos without descriptions... why is what YOU want (the descriptions) more important than what she/he wants? My life is not to make everyone else happy at the expense of my own happiness.

It's threads like these that keep people from posting their pics at all.

BTW, on my other account, I had several photos that were saved by hundreds of people as favorites... but I sent one e-mail to Heath and *poof* they were all gone within 24 hours. It's not that hard to get your photos deleted if that's what you really want to do.

OhMyGanache Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:38pm
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Jeez... what's with the triplicate posts?!?

FromScratch Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 3:58pm
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Did you use the contact form or PM him directly? I've had no luck with the contact form the last 3 times I've used it... no response at all.

The site is having issues... to avoid the triplicate posts I've been stopping the page load after a few seconds. It's annoying, but it works. icon_smile.gif

OhMyGanache Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by FromScratch

Did you use the contact form or PM him directly? I've had no luck with the contact form the last 3 times I've used it... no response at all.

The site is having issues... to avoid the triplicate posts I've been stopping the page load after a few seconds. It's annoying, but it works. icon_smile.gif




I believe I sent him a PM.

__Jamie__ Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:31pm
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Yes, click submit, count for about 6 seconds, and stop the page. Let's see if it actually works again. icon_biggrin.gif

kellertur Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:34pm
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[quote="JGMB"]No, but it's kind of nice to know what flavor it is, if it's buttercream or SMBC, who they made it for, etc.
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I haven't read the rest of the posts, but: there have also been posts complaining about people listing flavors, etc... I don't think there's a way to please everyone. I used to put lots more info, but then I read a rather rough post about how "annoying" it was to read about what flavor the cake was or who it was for... icon_confused.gif
People are going to do what works for them. icon_smile.gif

kellertur Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:35pm
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[quote="JGMB"]No, but it's kind of nice to know what flavor it is, if it's buttercream or SMBC, who they made it for, etc.
quote]

I haven't read the rest of the posts, but: there have also been posts complaining about people listing flavors, etc... I don't think there's a way to please everyone. I used to put lots more info, but then I read a rather rough post about how "annoying" it was to read about what flavor the cake was or who it was for... icon_confused.gif
People are going to do what works for them. icon_smile.gif

FromScratch Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:46pm
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That's the thing K2... no one is going tomake everyone happy... there's no way. I have given up.



btw... I love your sig line. "Anybody want a peanut?"

kellertur Posted 1 Jul 2009 , 5:54pm
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Ahhh, I bet you meant no HHHHHaaaarrrrmmm. icon_lol.gif

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