To All Of The Long Time Members And Quite A Few New Ones……..

Lounge By enga Updated 26 Apr 2014 , 6:18am by ApplegumPam

enga Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 8:11pm
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To all of the long time members and quite a few new ones……..

I felt that I needed to start this thread to let you know how much you are appreciated and valued.

 

I started lurking on this site about three or four years ago, the fascinating cake gallery has become a welcomed addiction. While situating myself with this site, I discovered the old threads. I must say that in my free time, I spent hours upon hours reading them. They were like novels in some cases, comedy skits in others, and a bit of drama throughout. Very entertaining to say the least.

 

I feel like I know some of you personally from the things that I have read. But we all know that is not true, you like me, are only a user name that comments on a website. In the real world we wouldn't know each other from a can of paint.  Yet we still come to this website of blended personalities like unique flowers coexisting in a vase that is Cake Central. Some are bold and bright, some are shy a demure, some are prickly unapproachable, and some are so beautiful and full of thorns but they are the members that make up this site and should be valued and appreciated for what they bring to it.

 

I know that I stepped on quite a few (leaves) toes when I finally discovered the forums and started posting. I saw quite a few post that were appalling to me, in hindsight I should have kept my mouth shut but I wouldn't have been staying true to myself and the person that I am.  You know that show that puts people in certain situation to see how they will react. Did you see the one were the guy put a drug in the young woman’s drink in front of customers when she went to the ladies room? I would be the lady (Madea) who told her what he did and would have popped him upside the head if he denied it. I can’t help it, it’s in my nature. And sometimes it comes out when I post or start threads. If I offended anyone (9 times out of 10 I probably did). I am sorry. I thought I was offering my opinion in a vast variety of opinions and personalities among st CC members.

 

So to K8, Crazy Gray, Cotumeczar, James, Jason, howsweet, AZ couture, Mimi, Godot, Annabakescakes, DeliciousDesserts, Applegum pam,  Iampam, nannycooks maise73, flourpot, thenerdybaker, the itailianbaker, shanter, pastrypet, thesugarflorist,  nancylee, Dayti, morganchampayne, Indydeb, cupadee, and so many more. Just because I didn’t post your name doesn’t mean I didn’t notice or appreciate your contribution to the website.

 

Some of you have made me laugh, even cry. Some of you have made my day when I was in the dumps for whatever reason. Some of you have made me so angry that my head wanted to explode. I have learned so much and gained a lot of insight from CC and its members. I have grown as a person as well as a cake decorator and baker because of it.

 

Thank you for the diversity and knowledge that you ALL give to CC. Thank you K8 most of all. Because we did not see I to eye at all when I joined the forum. And you gave it to me cafeteria style and said “take it or leave it cake buddy”.  I just wanted you to know that I took it.

 

So if I never post again (which would be a lie), I will be watching, reading, laughing, crying, pondering, learning, and spinning, spinning, spinning in my own little quiet corner as spiders tend to do, noticing (but never eating), and appreciating all the members that make up Cake central.

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carmijok Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 8:39pm
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AOK. Good to know.

morganchampagne Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 8:43pm
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AI'm really sorry to see you go (as in not be so frequent) :( but I understand it. You always made me chuckle. One of the few people who use no tea no shade like me haha!! I know that there's a whole history here I don't understand so I won't comment on it. But you're alright with me, Enga

AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:00pm
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AThis is actually similar to what your friend K8 would post once a year or so, and she'd make sure everyone knew she was leaving in a dramatic fashion similar to this. If I get banned for this, it's ok. Been there, done that. But don't for a second think that anyone with common sense doesn't see right thru this attempt at pity gathering. Yeah, you've been outright rude to people, and stirred quite a few pots.

AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:01pm
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AIf you need medical attention, please seek it out. People on a forum on the internet aren't obligated to "make" you feel any way at all. Good luck in life.

MimiFix Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:14pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by enga 

 

So if I never post again (which would be a lie),  

 

I don't think the lady is going anywhere.

fedra Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:15pm
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Deja vu. I had not been online in almost a year until this week. I'm not surprised to find the same thing happening....since at least 2007. Sad really. 

AZCouture Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:38pm
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Originally Posted by fedra 
 

Deja vu. I had not been online in almost a year until this week. I'm not surprised to find the same thing happening....since at least 2007. Sad really. 

Well the new trend now is calling people bullies, and huffing up when someone doesn't give you what you want to hear. Oh, and a lot of entitlement attitudes too! I think the forum is just as helpful as ever, I try my best, but there is a LOT of BS. Lots of demanding of members to divulge exactly how do they things, apparently suggesting Google for people to help them find things is considered rude, you're supposed to Google for them and provide the answers; showing someone how to help themselves for future reference is just not ok I guess. Some people that don't own businesses jump into threads and chastise members for their opinions on they would handle tricky business situations, even though the replies and advice are spot on for...business people. Sometimes it's a mess. I try to clear up the junk when I can, and even asking for clarification regarding someone's reply or opinion is considered rude. Go figure. :(

-K8memphis Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 9:46pm
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thank you, enga,

very sweet post

and to you

as well

 

costumeczar Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by MimiFix 
 

 

I don't think the lady is going anywhere.

I didn't see anything in the post about this being a so long farewell either.

MBalaska Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 10:48pm
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Originally Posted by enga 
 

""............are only a user name that comments on a website. In the real world we wouldn't know each other from a can of paint. .................""

 

 

 

 

Quite possibly, you could know some of these people from a can of paint, (or a milk carton in my case) as many of us have posted our photos here on CC.   Some have shared their towns and the locations of their shops.

 

Some people are lucky enough to be able to drive to the conventions, classes, and competitions and do make the acquaintance of people here.  Perhaps it would be pleasant and beneficial to post a photo and go out and meet in person when opportunity presents itself.

pastrypet Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 10:57pm
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I'm confused. What is this doing in the cake decorating forum?

howsweet Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 11:03pm
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A

Original message sent by MimiFix

I don't think the lady is going anywhere.

Original message sent by costumeczar

I didn't see anything in the post about this being a so long farewell either.

So it's not farewell? Then what is it? And who the heck is James?

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 11:05pm
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Originally Posted by pastrypet 
 

I'm confused. What is this doing in the cake decorating forum?


About the same thing a number of cake decorating posts are doing in the technical support forum, I would imagine.

 

And I echo the OP's sentiments.

cakefat Posted 22 Apr 2014 , 11:29pm
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OP- couldn't all of this been said in a PM to whomever you wanted to contact?  I don't see the point of being so melodramatic and posting this publicly on a cake forum. Let's discus cakes/baking not feelings and egos being bruised. 

costumeczar Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 12:51am
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Originally Posted by howsweet 



So it's not farewell? Then what is it? And who the heck is James?

James is HBquikcomjamesl I assume...I thought it was just a random post, not a goodbye post. I don't know, but I'm tempted to post a  photo of myself now. Selfies!

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 1:28am
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AWhy yes, I do enjoy a nice pipe whilst wearing my heavy crown at tee ball games. :D

[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3224698/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 1:28am
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AWho's next? I'm tagging [@]costumeczar[/@] for the next selfie!

morganchampagne Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 1:55am
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A[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3224704/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

Seeelffffiiiiiieeeeeeeeee. I wasn't tagged but I have so many of them lol

mhcl Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:01am
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Ugg...I told myself no more selfies but fine...

 

costumeczar Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:04am
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here I am, I'm the one

 

on the right.

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:06am
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AOh aren't you just a lovely looking woman. Have you eaten recently Ageli...I mean Kara?

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:06am
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A

Original message sent by mhcl

Ugg...I told myself no more selfies but fine...

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3224707/] [/URL]

Beautimous!

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:07am
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A

Original message sent by morganchampagne

[IMG]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3224704/width/200/height/400[/IMG]Yeah, you didn't wait your turn, BACK of the line! :D

Seeelffffiiiiiieeeeeeeeee. I wasn't tagged but I have so many of them lol

costumeczar Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:19am
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AHere I am after the last rave I went to. [IMG ALT=""]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/3224711/width/200/height/400[/IMG]

AZCouture Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:23am
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A[COLOR=blue]The colors man, the [B]colors![/B][/COLOR]

costumeczar Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:26am
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The closest I've gotten to a rave in the last 20 years or so was when I...no, wait, it was when...Oh yeah, it was that one time I was able to stay awake past 11:30pm one night in 1999.

MimiFix Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:31am
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I'm the Hobart. Or at least I feel like one.

 

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MBalaska Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:35am
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That's a great photo....the Hobart is bigger than you are Mimi !:P

shanter Posted 23 Apr 2014 , 2:37am
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