Whats Going On? Rant Alert!

Decorating By anabelz01 Updated 1 Jul 2009 , 7:13pm by sadsmile

anabelz01 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:16pm
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I am getting very frustrated with CC right now, not all you lovely ladies (and gents) but with the site itself, finally the borders saying that they are working on the site have come down and today I have had more problems than I care to mention. I have about 5 cakes to upload to the site today, and have so far uploaded 2 and that has taken me ages! one never even made it onto the home page - even though some cakes have made it onto it in triplicate. I'm not going to bother uploading the others (at least for now) if anyone wants to see the new cakes I have worked on then you are welcome to visit my website www.colchestercakes.co.uk (just a draft website at the mo - just somewhere to post pics for friends and family to see them, currently working on my new one - yay).

Anyone else getting frustrated or is it just me? I know everyone said to be patient but the maintenance signs have come down now which tells me that the work is complete? Maybe my message will reach someone who can do something to put it right, maybe it won't but I do feel a whole lot better after a good rant!

Thanks for letting me go on it is much appreciated!

108 replies
Texas_Rose Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:21pm
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The couple who run the site just got married on Saturday...so they might not be around to notice problems with the site today.

Texas_Rose Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:22pm
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The couple who run the site just got married on Saturday...so they might not be around to notice problems with the site today.

Texas_Rose Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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The couple who run the site just got married on Saturday...so they might not be around to notice problems with the site today.

Kimmers971 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:23pm
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I understand your fustration. Posts/Replies/Pictures are all showing up multiple times. I hope Jackie & Heath left someone in charge while they are on their honeymoon.

JGMB Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:24pm
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WOW -- you do awesome work!!! I especially love the orange "25"one and the purple guitar cake, but they are ALL fantastic!!

(and if this compliment prints 3 or more times as has been happening all day, that's okay, because you deserve to hear it 3 times!)

Kimmers971 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:24pm
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I understand your fustration. Posts/Replies/Pictures are all showing up multiple times. I hope Jackie & Heath left someone in charge while they are on their honeymoon.

Kimmers971 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:25pm
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I understand your fustration. Posts/Replies/Pictures are all showing up multiple times. I hope Jackie & Heath left someone in charge while they are on their honeymoon.

anabelz01 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:31pm
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Oh yes I know they are away but surely they are not the only ones in charge of the site?? This is a huge site and if it is just them then why of why decide to do maintenance on the lead up to your wedding?? Lol I had a 9 - 5 job and I only just managed to make my wedding cake on the lead up to the wedding!

I just needed to have a rant... there is nothing worse than thinking I will just quickly put those cakes on CC (and take extra time to write a nice long description! - which I had to write twice due being told I had already uploaded the photo - which I hadn't!) and then thinking to myself I will just check back to see how my favourite cake I've made so far looks on the home page (which is a guilty pleasure of mine) and see what bit was chosen to be enlarged etc to find it never shows up!

I am not blaming anyone and I do understand that things like this can't be helped, but it is sooo frustrating!! Lol.

anabelz01 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:32pm
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Oh yes I know they are away but surely they are not the only ones in charge of the site?? This is a huge site and if it is just them then why of why decide to do maintenance on the lead up to your wedding?? Lol I had a 9 - 5 job and I only just managed to make my wedding cake on the lead up to the wedding!

I just needed to have a rant... there is nothing worse than thinking I will just quickly put those cakes on CC (and take extra time to write a nice long description! - which I had to write twice due being told I had already uploaded the photo - which I hadn't!) and then thinking to myself I will just check back to see how my favourite cake I've made so far looks on the home page (which is a guilty pleasure of mine) and see what bit was chosen to be enlarged etc to find it never shows up!

I am not blaming anyone and I do understand that things like this can't be helped, but it is sooo frustrating!! Lol.

Peridot Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:33pm
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I would think that a site like this would have someone monitoring it at all times. Having Jackie & Heath gone should not disrupt the site and cause the problems that have happened. I agree it is terrible, multiple photos and posts. Can't remove pics from favorites or add to favorites. Can't upload photos either - I finally gave up.

I want to know where all of the wonderful updates are and I don't mean roate the photo or add more images of your cake. I love this site and would be lost without it. I appreciate all that Jackie & Heath have done - I am not being ungrateful. As other people mentioned I would be willing to pay a fee to belong to CC if it would improve the quality of the site. Just venting like everyone else does.

anabelz01 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:33pm
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Oh yes I know they are away but surely they are not the only ones in charge of the site?? This is a huge site and if it is just them then why of why decide to do maintenance on the lead up to your wedding?? Lol I had a 9 - 5 job and I only just managed to make my wedding cake on the lead up to the wedding!

I just needed to have a rant... there is nothing worse than thinking I will just quickly put those cakes on CC (and take extra time to write a nice long description! - which I had to write twice due being told I had already uploaded the photo - which I hadn't!) and then thinking to myself I will just check back to see how my favourite cake I've made so far looks on the home page (which is a guilty pleasure of mine) and see what bit was chosen to be enlarged etc to find it never shows up!

I am not blaming anyone and I do understand that things like this can't be helped, but it is sooo frustrating!! Lol.

Peridot Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:34pm
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I would think that a site like this would have someone monitoring it at all times. Having Jackie & Heath gone should not disrupt the site and cause the problems that have happened. I agree it is terrible, multiple photos and posts. Can't remove pics from favorites or add to favorites. Can't upload photos either - I finally gave up.

I want to know where all of the wonderful updates are and I don't mean roate the photo or add more images of your cake. I love this site and would be lost without it. I appreciate all that Jackie & Heath have done - I am not being ungrateful. As other people mentioned I would be willing to pay a fee to belong to CC if it would improve the quality of the site. Just venting like everyone else does.

Peridot Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:35pm
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I would think that a site like this would have someone monitoring it at all times. Having Jackie & Heath gone should not disrupt the site and cause the problems that have happened. I agree it is terrible, multiple photos and posts. Can't remove pics from favorites or add to favorites. Can't upload photos either - I finally gave up.

I want to know where all of the wonderful updates are and I don't mean roate the photo or add more images of your cake. I love this site and would be lost without it. I appreciate all that Jackie & Heath have done - I am not being ungrateful. As other people mentioned I would be willing to pay a fee to belong to CC if it would improve the quality of the site. Just venting like everyone else does.

Peridot Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:39pm
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I would think that a site like this would have someone monitoring it at all times. Having Jackie & Heath gone should not disrupt the site and cause the problems that have happened. I agree it is terrible, multiple photos and posts. Can't remove pics from favorites or add to favorites. Can't upload photos either - I finally gave up.

I want to know where all of the wonderful updates are and I don't mean roate the photo or add more images of your cake. I love this site and would be lost without it. I appreciate all that Jackie & Heath have done - I am not being ungrateful. As other people mentioned I would be willing to pay a fee to belong to CC if it would improve the quality of the site. Just venting like everyone else does.

Peridot Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:40pm
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I would think that a site like this would have someone monitoring it at all times. Having Jackie & Heath gone should not disrupt the site and cause the problems that have happened. I agree it is terrible, multiple photos and posts. Can't remove pics from favorites or add to favorites. Can't upload photos either - I finally gave up.

I want to know where all of the wonderful updates are and I don't mean roate the photo or add more images of your cake. I love this site and would be lost without it. I appreciate all that Jackie & Heath have done - I am not being ungrateful. As other people mentioned I would be willing to pay a fee to belong to CC if it would improve the quality of the site. Just venting like everyone else does.

Peridot Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:41pm
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I would think that a site like this would have someone monitoring it at all times. Having Jackie & Heath gone should not disrupt the site and cause the problems that have happened. I agree it is terrible, multiple photos and posts. Can't remove pics from favorites or add to favorites. Can't upload photos either - I finally gave up.

I want to know where all of the wonderful updates are and I don't mean roate the photo or add more images of your cake. I love this site and would be lost without it. I appreciate all that Jackie & Heath have done - I am not being ungrateful. As other people mentioned I would be willing to pay a fee to belong to CC if it would improve the quality of the site. Just venting like everyone else does.

tootie0809 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:46pm
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The changes to this site have really made it frustrating to use for the past several weeks. I don't like to complain because CC is such an amazing place and I love, love, love all the wonderful people here and who run it, but I really, really, really, really miss the old set up. This new layout is slow, frustrating, and not nearly as inspiring as it used to be. In fact, I rarely look at pics anymore. Can't stand the flash player. I don't think I'll bother to upload another photo here again. I haven't for a long time. I just miss the old version, and you're right OP, it's funky around here with all the various glitches and problems.

tootie0809 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:47pm
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The changes to this site have really made it frustrating to use for the past several weeks. I don't like to complain because CC is such an amazing place and I love, love, love all the wonderful people here and who run it, but I really, really, really, really miss the old set up. This new layout is slow, frustrating, and not nearly as inspiring as it used to be. In fact, I rarely look at pics anymore. Can't stand the flash player. I don't think I'll bother to upload another photo here again. I haven't for a long time. I just miss the old version, and you're right OP, it's funky around here with all the various glitches and problems.

tootie0809 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:48pm
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The changes to this site have really made it frustrating to use for the past several weeks. I don't like to complain because CC is such an amazing place and I love, love, love all the wonderful people here and who run it, but I really, really, really, really miss the old set up. This new layout is slow, frustrating, and not nearly as inspiring as it used to be. In fact, I rarely look at pics anymore. Can't stand the flash player. I don't think I'll bother to upload another photo here again. I haven't for a long time. I just miss the old version, and you're right OP, it's funky around here with all the various glitches and problems.

tootie0809 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:49pm
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The changes to this site have really made it frustrating to use for the past several weeks. I don't like to complain because CC is such an amazing place and I love, love, love all the wonderful people here and who run it, but I really, really, really, really miss the old set up. This new layout is slow, frustrating, and not nearly as inspiring as it used to be. In fact, I rarely look at pics anymore. Can't stand the flash player. I don't think I'll bother to upload another photo here again. I haven't for a long time. I just miss the old version, and you're right OP, it's funky around here with all the various glitches and problems.

tootie0809 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:50pm
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The changes to this site have really made it frustrating to use for the past several weeks. I don't like to complain because CC is such an amazing place and I love, love, love all the wonderful people here and who run it, but I really, really, really, really miss the old set up. This new layout is slow, frustrating, and not nearly as inspiring as it used to be. In fact, I rarely look at pics anymore. Can't stand the flash player. I don't think I'll bother to upload another photo here again. I haven't for a long time. I just miss the old version, and you're right OP, it's funky around here with all the various glitches and problems.

tootie0809 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:51pm
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The changes to this site have really made it frustrating to use for the past several weeks. I don't like to complain because CC is such an amazing place and I love, love, love all the wonderful people here and who run it, but I really, really, really, really miss the old set up. This new layout is slow, frustrating, and not nearly as inspiring as it used to be. In fact, I rarely look at pics anymore. Can't stand the flash player. I don't think I'll bother to upload another photo here again. I haven't for a long time. I just miss the old version, and you're right OP, it's funky around here with all the various glitches and problems.

anabelz01 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:55pm
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Crikey JGMB thanks for the compliments, I had such a long week last week doing cakes and working full time, plus working on our other new business that I just feel completely drained, and your comment has really perked me up! I think thats why the slowness and problems with uploading the pics made me need a good rant to get it out of my system, I really look forward to getting my pics on CC!! Its strange a lot of people compliment the 25 cake and that cake was made with no prior planning and me deciding what to do once the cake was iced in white and sitting in front of me, it was just after xmas so there wan't much time, luckily it was for my hubby!

and Peridot I agree a site like this must have others keeping an eye on it!

and too I don't want to seem ungrateful for all the great work that does go on here and I have been happily putting up with things while the maintenance was being done, but today was a nightmare! And really strange that they have taken the maintenance signs down!

anabelz01 Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 2:56pm
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Crikey JGMB thanks for the compliments, I had such a long week last week doing cakes and working full time, plus working on our other new business that I just feel completely drained, and your comment has really perked me up! I think thats why the slowness and problems with uploading the pics made me need a good rant to get it out of my system, I really look forward to getting my pics on CC!! Its strange a lot of people compliment the 25 cake and that cake was made with no prior planning and me deciding what to do once the cake was iced in white and sitting in front of me, it was just after xmas so there wan't much time, luckily it was for my hubby!

and Peridot I agree a site like this must have others keeping an eye on it!

and too I don't want to seem ungrateful for all the great work that does go on here and I have been happily putting up with things while the maintenance was being done, but today was a nightmare! And really strange that they have taken the maintenance signs down!

Inacake Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:12pm
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I agree. Very frustrating. Last night I wanted to quickly upload my photos and was told I can't upload duplicates??? I tried a second time for it to tell me the same thing. I then checked my photos to see if it was there and it wasn't. After being verbal and outspoken about my frustration. My husband says "why do you go on the site then"? My answer was because I love this site. I really do. I try to tell all my cake decorator & baker friends about it. I woke up this morning to find a comment on my cake photo that I was told wasn't uploaded. Does anyone else have to click the back button twice for it to do something? Hopefully someone can fix this soon. I love CC and don't know what I'd do without it.

Inacake Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:13pm
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I agree. Very frustrating. Last night I wanted to quickly upload my photos and was told I can't upload duplicates??? I tried a second time for it to tell me the same thing. I then checked my photos to see if it was there and it wasn't. After being verbal and outspoken about my frustration. My husband says "why do you go on the site then"? My answer was because I love this site. I really do. I try to tell all my cake decorator & baker friends about it. I woke up this morning to find a comment on my cake photo that I was told wasn't uploaded. Does anyone else have to click the back button twice for it to do something? Hopefully someone can fix this soon. I love CC and don't know what I'd do without it.

Inacake Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:14pm
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I agree. Very frustrating. Last night I wanted to quickly upload my photos and was told I can't upload duplicates??? I tried a second time for it to tell me the same thing. I then checked my photos to see if it was there and it wasn't. After being verbal and outspoken about my frustration. My husband says "why do you go on the site then"? My answer was because I love this site. I really do. I try to tell all my cake decorator & baker friends about it. I woke up this morning to find a comment on my cake photo that I was told wasn't uploaded. Does anyone else have to click the back button twice for it to do something? Hopefully someone can fix this soon. I love CC and don't know what I'd do without it.

playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:28pm
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I just looked at your entire website. I love, love, love the lion head!

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playingwithsugar Posted 30 Jun 2009 , 3:29pm
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I just looked at your entire website. I love, love, love the lion head!

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