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RichC

Recipies

I was wondering why there wasn't a more formal "recipe" section here. There's the Favorite Recipies node on the left, and you can also get to those recipes from the front page, but the title leads you to believe that there are more, less favorite recipies to be found :). So far I haven't run across them. I was wondering if there was possibly something in the works to make a larger section for recipies and possiblity the ability for others to add their own.

Also, you may want to consider adding a "site feedback" forum so posts like this don't clutter up the bread related forums :).

Thanks,
Rich

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dstroy

Try the Forums. ;)

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Floydm

There has been a forum called Introductions and Ideas since the day the site came online. The description of it is "Please introduce yourself and give us your feedback on the site." I think that would fit the bill.

There are many other recipes on the site than just what is in the favorites, but this is not (nor never intends to be) simply another recipe site, both because baking good bread is rarely a matter of simply finding the right recipe and because there are already a gajillion recipe sites out there.

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RichC

Sorry, I must have seen "Introductions" and stopped reading.

I also wasn't implying that this should be yet another recipe site, but a way to browse and search recipes specifically is something that I've found myself looking for on a regular basis.

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Floydm

The site search Drupal provides is actually quite good. Browsing, you are right, is a bit more difficult.

At one point I had the idea of trying to put together a master recipe list, but I quickly found it to be a pain to manage and not terribly useful. Like after you've listed "Bagels" or "French Bread" five times, it just doesn't seem useful. And, besides, some of the best recipes on the site have been posted in comments as replies to questions, not as free-standing recipes. How do you highlight those in a recipe list?

Taxonomy views are an interesting way to browse the site. Like you can browse every piece of content that people have tagged Artisan Breads or Sourdough or Kid Friendly, regardless of whether the content was originally an article, a blog entry, or a forum post.

The Favorites section is, in my mind, a bit of a compromise. Yes, people who are visiting the site for the first time may want to see a recipe list quickly and may judge the quality of the site based on whether they can find a recipe list quickly. The favorites throws them a bone, but the hope is after viewing some of the favorites they'll wander around and discover more of the community content on the site.

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RichC


And, besides, some of the best recipes on the site have been posted in comments as replies to questions, not as free-standing recipes. How do you highlight those in a recipe list?

I didn't say it would be easy either :) But you're right.. there are recipes everywhere. That also makes it hard to find them too though. For me, I didn't just want to stop by and grab some bread recipies. I like this site because it has a friendly atmosphere and it's really geared to talk about how to make good bread. But I've also wanted to be able to browse recipes to get ideas as well.