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I hate to admit my feelings are hurt . . . My peanut butter pie has a 5* review from Lindsay, but now is 3.5*. Kind of bugs me that someone downrated it without reviewing it to say what the problem is!

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Last updated: Dec. 9, 2012 4:37 am
Posted: Dec. 6, 2012 8:30 pm
Commented by: gammaray (=
Dec. 6, 2012 8:31 pm
Dec. 6, 2012 8:39 pm
Sorry your feelings are hurt. What is important is that it is something you and your family enjoy. Everyone has different tastes and I would not take that as a personal insult.
Dec. 6, 2012 8:53 pm
I only see 1 review.
Dec. 6, 2012 8:57 pm
Sorry that they didn't say what the challenge for them was. It sounds wonderful!!
Dec. 6, 2012 9:10 pm
I tried looking for your recipe but I cannot locate it on your page to see what the ingredients are and to see how it would be to make
Patty Cakes
Dec. 6, 2012 9:25 pm
Sorry Gamma, I am on my tablet and I can't grab the recipe from your post. But Tina would Love your pie!
gammaray (=
Dec. 6, 2012 9:32 pm
Thanks, everyone (= Marie, it's not that someone didn't love it, it's they didn't bother to say what the problem was with it . . . bd, you can rate a recipe without a review - which is apparently what someone chose to do recently . . .
gammaray (=
Dec. 6, 2012 9:33 pm
Check it out sometime, Patty Cakes - quick and simple, and tasty enough to win two church pie "baking" contests. [I always asks if it has to be baked, because I don't bake pies, I make them (=]
Linda (LMT)
Dec. 7, 2012 3:54 am
When you posted the recipe did you put a rating in? If you did not then it starts with 0 and counts as 1 rating. Now that someone rated it at 5 stars it will average. Check and see if you rated it yourself when you posted it because I don't think someone can rate it without it showing up that they rated it.
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 7, 2012 3:54 am
That irks me too! No identity shouldn't be permitted. I have a recipe with no reviews in the count but yet is is showing 3 stars. No reason, no review but yet they can downgrade it? Shame for those who skim the search results by the star values. Wish they would do away with those d@mn stars!
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 7, 2012 3:55 am
They can Linda... it happens frequently.
Indiana Peggy
Dec. 7, 2012 4:23 am
I too dislike the star system. I read the comments and ignore the stars. Your pie looks yummy, Barb.
Linda (LMT)
Dec. 7, 2012 4:27 am
I agree with the rating crxp. I've had my recipes trashed and from those who never made them or a troll who notes 1 review - mine. I usually ignor the stars too Peggy and look at the recipe, ingredients and comments for helpful hints. I rarely make something I don't like.
Dec. 7, 2012 4:38 am
I took care of that, gammaray! I don't submit any more recipes! would make your recipe except I'm the only one in the family who likes peanut butter as dessert!
Dec. 7, 2012 4:39 am
Before Sweet Vanilla Cupcakes was even reviewed, it had a 3 star rating! That's why it's not submitted.
Dec. 7, 2012 4:42 am
I don't usually rate mine but accidentally clicked on the star recently and once you do that you can't take it back. Had I been more awake at the time I may have realized I could have abandoned the whole review and started over, duh. Just saying though, sometimes it's accidental. I have accidentally rated things on other sites also because I click on the stars to bring up the reviews and instead it adds whatever one I pointed to as my rating, even though I'm not even logged in.
Linda (LMT)
Dec. 7, 2012 4:53 am
You rate your recipe when you are creating it and you can go back in to edit it anytime and change anything. It all has to be done however before it is "published". I don't see here though how you can rate a recipe without it noting that you are doing it?
Dec. 7, 2012 5:04 am
I don't usually do that though, and I don't submit them for publication. I have a couple that have only two reviews and are still five stars even though I didn't rate them so are you sure the zero is still default? Just curious.
Dec. 7, 2012 5:09 am
I'm sorry to hear that and I know how you feel, Barb. My fudge recipe got a 1 star with a review. At first they said it was "awful" and had to throw it away. Even with a review, it has an "ouch"!
What's for dinner, mom?
Dec. 7, 2012 5:19 am
You can see that people leave a star review without leaving a written review: Look at this recipe, it has 522 next to the stars. That shows written reviews. Now scroll down to the actual reviews- the rating box graph shows 724 reviews. They include the no written/just star ratings count.
Dec. 7, 2012 5:25 am
I am probably just confusing the issue, sorry. I'm familiar with that feature (thought it doesn't work on personal recipes) but I think when you add a recipe and don't review it at all it doesn't default to zero starsk. It's just if you want to review it that you have to rate it or have it be seen as a zero star review. Make sense? I may be wrong though.
Linda (LMT)
Dec. 7, 2012 5:31 am
I'm confused too ... just when I think I have things figured out I don't. I just don't know how you can rate a recipe without a review. But gee, I guess that's why I'm a "pro" right?
Dec. 7, 2012 5:37 am
I agree, the stars are arbitrary at best and absolutely worthless without a review, in my opinion.
Dec. 7, 2012 6:44 am
Good morning my dear Barbie Girl, I don't like that your feelings are hurt! I read the ingredients and your PB Pie sounds awesome. In fact, I think I'll make it.... I like what Marie C. said; if your family likes, then who else matters really? You're sweet and I love you.
Dec. 7, 2012 7:17 am
I just punched in 5 stars with no review. I am going to make it though! I'm going to try and make it as sugar free as possible for the hubster.
gammaray (=
Dec. 7, 2012 8:00 am
Thank you everyone =D What a nice way to wake up (= linda2d, I have never rated nor reviewed my own recipes. I never saw that option until I added a weblink last night. It was 5* with Lindsay's review until sometime recently. Just happened across it last night - not sure when it was changed... Scotdog, I do make this with sf pudding for my mom, who is also diabetic. And I was so excited when I found sf Smucker's hot fudge sauce! It's hit and miss with that - but I have found it at Target and at Von's at various times.
Dec. 7, 2012 8:33 am
My guess? They probably don't like peanut butter. As long as YOU know the pie is fabulous phffffft! on them! That is one reason I don't submit recipes LOL
Dec. 7, 2012 9:20 am
You can leave a 'star' review WITHOUT leaving any text for a comment.
gammaray (=
Dec. 7, 2012 11:00 am
By the way, I don't normally submit recipes for approval. I type them up here because it's a lot easier to share here on the buzz [rather than typing them up every single time] - plus the format when you type a recipe out on the buzz is not pleasing. It also makes it nice to share my recipes with my "real life" friends - printing it out, or emailing the recipe link...
Dec. 7, 2012 7:30 pm
Well, the mystery is solved then. For years, I wondered why when I clicked on a recipe that didn't have any reviews, it would still have a "star" or two. I thought it was a glitch in the system. I don't think that is right. I also agree that an explanation is in order if they have a problem with the recipe. I've learned here that 9 times out of 10, when a bad review is produced, it is user error. People changing ingredients, not following directions, etc. Still not fair to the submitter though:( Anyway, my dad loved the pork chop recipe you gave me. I made it for him one evening, and the next day when I asked him what sounded good for lunch he said, "I'll take some of that pork chop stuff if there are any left-overs". Unfortunately for him, the kids loved it, no left-overs:( I've made it again twice since then. I start it on the stove in my cast iron skillet, then cover and finish off in the oven....delish!!
gammaray (=
Dec. 8, 2012 7:01 am
Oh, Jayelle, I am SO glad to hear that! I'm glad everyone liked it.
Dec. 9, 2012 4:37 am
sunday 12-9- new review just in - yepee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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