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bvwilliams Posted 6 Nov 2019 , 3:56am
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Am I the only one who is having problems with Cake Central website?  No matter what I type into the search bar, it comes back as "no results found".  And I know that's not possible.  I also can't open the support email to ask for help.  I've opened the website in safari and also firefox but it doesn't make a difference.  Can anyone help me?  I really miss searching CC for inspiration, but lately I've had to go to other sites.

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gscout73 Posted 6 Nov 2019 , 4:41am
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No, you are not the only one. There was a time when Jackie and Heath would see discussions about problems and jump right in to reassure members things were being addressed. I have not seen hide-nor-hair of either and wonder if they've walked away.


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kakeladi Posted 6 Nov 2019 , 1:17pm
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Bump 

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gscout73 Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 5:41am
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Also, the last facebook post on their fb page is March 2018, so that is discouraging...


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jchuck Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 2:43pm
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bvwilliams 

This has been a ongoing problem for a several years. About 2 years ago, I couldn’t log on, period, for months and months. It was intermittent. Some days I could log on, then for days, or weeks, I couldn’t.  It was random and didn’t affect all members. So for about roughly 2 1/2 years, I was mostly off, not on. Then came the huge barrage of constant spam, forum posts not allowing comments posted, or being able to read. As another member posted, Jackie & Heath were usually right on it. Because my understanding is that Jackie speciality is IT. My first indication that things were falling apart, besides the website difficulties, was soooo many members complaining about paying and not receiving their CC magazine, both paper and digital. I would say most members lost their money. I do not believe the issue was ever resolved. That really turned off many, many members. With all the annoyances with the CC site, the CC magazine debacle was the last straw so to speak. Now, besides the usual spam, there’s periods where cake photos do not appear. Members who can’t see their own cake pictures or even their pages. Some members claim to have lost their CC page altogether. Don’t know if that was temporary.  I use to be Moderator on another cake site. Most sites and FB pages have to have Moderators to catch spam, filter out unwanted members, check posts, etc. I don’t think CC has any Moderators anymore, because nothing seems to be filtered out.  Usually websites die because of finances, and lack of involvement. But there’s certainly seems to be enough advertising on CC to pay for the daily running??? It’s hard to know what’s really going with CC without input from the owners of CC, Jackie & Heath.  It’s not cheap, you have to pay for your domain on the web. Also, many, many cake sites have gone the way of the dodo bird, extinct, or close to it. Cake sites had there day in the sun, but the popularity has dwindled. I’m on another cake site, cakeswebske.com, and it too is dying. Very little member involvement or interaction. Most decorators are on FB or Instagram. I’m actually on about 5-6 free member FB cake decorating pages. There are also several pay monthly FB cake pages too, where you’re a paid member on a private page.....Sugar Geeks, Cakeheads, just to name a few. There’s the possibility that one day we may type in CC on our computer, and it will be gone, gone, gone.....like the wind.  :o(

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 3:31pm
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jchuck Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 4:25pm
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There’s no reply in your post Sandra????

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 5:01pm
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I didn't type anything June, just a period to "bump" the post back above the spam.

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jchuck Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 5:02pm
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Ahhhhh.....usually I see the “Bump”      :o)

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SandraSmiley Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 5:03pm
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I was too lazy to type the whole word, lol.

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jchuck Posted 7 Nov 2019 , 5:06pm
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Ha Ha!!!

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gscout73 Posted 8 Nov 2019 , 3:01am
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I have to say, I will be very sad on the day I come and the site is gone. My skills have grown just by being a part of this community. The pros giving cakers like me expert advice, tips and tricks and exposing me to tools and techniques. I am eternally grateful to all of you and others who are no longer here.

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bvwilliams Posted 22 Nov 2019 , 2:54am
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I really miss looking at CC for inspiration.  It's sad that it has gotten to this point.  Now, I just google a theme and tons of cake designs pop up for that theme.  I've also started using Pinterest for inspiration.  I hope this site is back up and running the way it used to.  This was such a great site to find information, tutorials and decorating advice. What a bummer. I'm sad.

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SandraSmiley Posted 22 Nov 2019 , 2:53pm
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bump

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gscout73 Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 1:41am
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Quote by @bvwilliams on 22 hours ago

I really miss looking at CC for inspiration.  It's sad that it has gotten to this point.  Now, I just google a theme and tons of cake designs pop up for that theme.  I've also started using Pinterest for inspiration.  I hope this site is back up and running the way it used to.  This was such a great site to find information, tutorials and decorating advice. What a bummer. I'm sad.

Ditto... well said. I have the same feelings.

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-K8memphis Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 2:41am
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me too disappointed_relieved

jackie rebuilt the whole thing several years back but... idk

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kakeladi Posted 23 Nov 2019 , 6:20pm
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Youknow I can't help but wonder if something not so good has happened to Jackie &/or Heath.............just to drop completely out of sight/contact does make one wonder.

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gscout73 Posted 24 Nov 2019 , 5:24pm
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Quote by @kakeladi on 23 hours ago

Youknow I can't help but wonder if something not so good has happened to Jackie &/or Heath.............just to drop completely out of sight/contact does make one wonder.

I have wondered the same thing for a while, and have not said anything. I wonder if they sold the site to someone with minimal interest who has basically left it on autopilot. The site since the first of the year (2019) has not been well managed.

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gscout73 Posted 24 Nov 2019 , 5:27pm
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I want to start a thread asking about how to make a stage cake, but wonder if there are enough ppl left here who can help... :-(

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-K8memphis Posted 24 Nov 2019 , 10:21pm
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what kind of stage -- a theater stage? but you do need to start a new thread so whoever is still here, and there's probably enough peeps, can answer

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kakeladi Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 2:09am
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The site has not been managed for more than a year now:(   K8 might be right to jump ship here ....... but where can we go & how do we get the word out to all?   Putting a message here will soon be over run by the spam   I have hung on mainly to stay in touch with everyone — those of you who are hanging on for the same reasons   

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kakeladi Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 2:15am
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Unless one of us build a site we will just Be swollowed  up by going on one already up & running   It just won’t be the same or even close   I feel some of us have made good friend ships that will die :( 

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MerMadeBakedGoods Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 3:32am
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Is there any chance someone would be willing to share an email address that we can email and at lest have a group email if this site disappears? I’m not on any social media so Facebook isn’t an option for me. Or even a group text?

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Mamajafali Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 7:30am
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-K8memphis Posted 25 Nov 2019 , 11:53am
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hey — meet up over at “keep calm and cake on” fb page 

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bvwilliams Posted 6 days ago
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I thought something strange was going the first time I noticed all the ads and pop-ups.

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bvwilliams Posted 6 days ago
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Here is another group (in addition to the one you recommended) that everyone can join if they are on Facebook.  It's my new "go to" place for asking questions about stuff.  Everyone is friendly and give great advice. https://www.facebook.com/groups/SugarEdMembers/

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doz Posted 5 days ago
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I believe the above site mentioned is SugarEDProductions on Facebook.  

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doz Posted 5 days ago
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nothing comes up when I tried to use sugaredmembers.  


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gscout73 Posted 4 days ago
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Good lord, crap posts... infiltrators...


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