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ICDOCEAN1's picture

Loyalty (post #69011)

I was disappointed in both the new (classic) and old FC sites, for a time. There is a split of satisfied/or not long time members.

I don't understand why there was another site recreated because of changes at FC, but being a Delphi member I did check it out to keep up with the friends of Fine Cooking.

I haven't had but a few moments of trouble at the old FC site and I can stand restructuring. I think that FC deserves better for all of the years that we have enjoyed and endured the forum as is and during needed updates and changes.

Oh well, life goes on. Here is just fine and the changes are not so unbearable!

ashleyd's picture

The "changes are not so (post #69011, reply #1 of 13)

The "changes are not so unbearable" only as long as there isn't a lot of traffic here, if you are an active participant or are following several threads for a few days you would just get totally confused.

Age is unimportant unless you’re a cheese.

Syrah's picture

True. Imagine trying to (post #69011, reply #7 of 13)

True. Imagine trying to follow the No need to Knead thread in this format?

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Pielove's picture

You (Syrah, Gretchen, and (post #69011, reply #8 of 13)

You (Syrah, Gretchen, and Ashley) have a point-- holy cats, it would be a nightmare. Thinking about it, every other board I read has comments chronologically too-- and all of them are easy to follow.

pie

Syrah's picture

And that's really the point, (post #69011, reply #9 of 13)

And that's really the point, isn't it?

Given that threads are not always a simple case of "how long do I cook xyz?", and quite frankly sometimes even when they are, there are tangents because it's a conversation. The only reason it is easy to read what's happening here now, is because not all that much is happening.

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Pielove's picture

Well, it sounds like this (post #69011, reply #10 of 13)

Well, it sounds like this problem is on the list to be fixed, good thing.

pie

Gretchen's picture

What Ashley said, exactly. If (post #69011, reply #2 of 13)

What Ashley said, exactly. If you haven't done it, go to a long thread and read through it.
A number of us are coming back and forth.
I think it is just fine if you can navigate the discussions completely to your liking. Maybe you use the board differently from others of us. For me, the new format is tedious, and I will NOT go through my laundry list of other things that make it so.
I would ask you, where the loyalty is from the other side--Taunton--in not launching a bug free site, informing us better, or even caring to get it fixed.
IF you read the numerous comments here and on Delphi, you will see that many of us are trying to be patient while they revamp a poorly designed internet product. In the meantime, we can be comfortable using the other board as we often do--as a back and forth conversational vehicle to communicate cooking and some personal information.
And in case you missed it, NO ONE is asking that the old format be restored. Change is just fine. But it needs to "work".

Just to be clear--is this site what you are referring to as the "old FC site"? Otherwise, I don't know an "old FC site" and I don't think anyone else does either.

Oh, and in case you haven't read it, you really should read Jason Revson's open letter to "us" for exactly how corporate Taunton feels about a portion of their media consumers. Downright insulting and demeaning.

Gretchen
ICDOCEAN1's picture

I enjoy bouncing back and (post #69011, reply #3 of 13)

I enjoy bouncing back and forth and I see that many others are doing the same thing.

I just haven't had much trouble here, but I have read today, some of the problems here at the old site that others are experiencing. I haven't tuned in much since before Christmas so maybe I really need to experience more than searching for a recipe in a past discussion.

While I might stay signed in here all day, I often forget Delphi and just notice the lack of participation here at CT.

No, I haven't read the letter from Jason Revson, but I'll take a look in a bit.

Adele's picture

Can't just delete post so I'm (post #69011, reply #4 of 13)

Can't just delete post so I'm deleting words.

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

RDA's picture

FYI Adele, The inability to (post #69011, reply #5 of 13)

FYI Adele, The inability to delete a post or reply isn't a bug or a glitch—the forum is set up that way. Here's the reason: In Drupal, when you delete your own post or reply, you also delete any and all replies that are associated with it. To prevent that from happening, we've disabled delete. If someone really wants to delete a reply, edit it. Delete what you no longer want public and save. Or, you can always send me a heads up with a request.

Robyn

Adele's picture

Gotcha. Thanks (post #69011, reply #6 of 13)

Gotcha. Thanks

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

AnnL's picture

But, Robyn, we canNOT edit a (post #69011, reply #11 of 13)

But, Robyn, we canNOT edit a post once someone has replied to it. :-(

Ann
"The elders were wise.  They knew that man's heart, away from nature, becomes hard; they knew that lack of respect for growing, living things, soon led to lack of respect for humans, too."  Chief Luther Standing Bear, Lakota Sioux

RDA's picture

I know, Ann; it's very (post #69011, reply #13 of 13)

I know, Ann; it's very frustrating. A fix is in the works, though, so stay tuned. Thanks.

Robyn

Sondra's picture

No clue where or now this (post #69011, reply #12 of 13)

No clue where or now this will show up, but here goes.

Our loyalty lies in the FC magazine and culture that we have loved for so long, and still do. I actually love the new issue of FC, and like the consistency of format, still a few quibbles, but not jettisoning out, not even thinking about it.

As for the Forum, I'm one of those who adapt well to change, but have a short tolerance for what my boss used to call "fragile software".

Still loyal, still a CT fan, and a Taunton fan, but not a fan of the forum in its current state.