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BETTYBOOP330 is asking: (2 answers)
In today's newsletter, in a recipe entitled "Seven Ingredient Tomato Sauce", a comment was added complaining that the recipe actually had 9 ingredients and giving a rating of 1. I really object to this and wrote a comment to the effect that the rating should pertain to the results of making the recipe. However, I could not post it without a rating, which I didn't want to give, not having made the recipe. I believe that this rating should not be counted, as it is not fair. The recipe itself appears to be a reasonable tomato sauce recipe, deserving perhaps a 4. Is there a way to make such a request? Sometimes I would like to have a rating removed when the review has clearly been added to the wrong recipe.

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Last updated: Feb. 28, 2013 3:04 am
Posted: Feb. 26, 2013 11:42 pm
 
Answered by: Celeste
Feb. 26, 2013 11:54 pm
Hi BETTYBOOP330, you can copy the link to the recipe and email it to Allrecipes with the name of the person who left the comment. They are really good about removing those kind of ratings. Here is the link: http://allrecipes.com/help/Feedback.aspx
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Feb. 27, 2013 10:06 pm
Thanks very much for your suggestion. I have written to Allrecipes using the link you provided, and hope that they will remove the rating. (I don't mind the comment itself - it is actually correct although nit-picky, I think)
 
Answered by: angelinamarie3
Feb. 27, 2013 12:44 am
i agree- i was slightly agitated when i saw the 7 ingredients was actually 9. made me not really want to save and try it just because i have submitted my recipes over and over- only to be waiting 5+ months and nothing published, since they all have to be 'reviewed'... and then this one WAS published after supoosid 'review' with a title that does not fit it and is misleading. regardless if it has a great review or not- the first thing i read was "7 INGREDIENT"... go on to read the recipe and it is more than 7 and also a process. i want to say something- but you can't do so without rating it, and i am not about to give it a low rating just becaue AR got it wrong. so how does someone go about saying something without giving the recipe they haven't tried a negative review???
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Indiana Peggy
Feb. 27, 2013 2:40 am
I guess they're not counting the salt and pepper as ingredients. Doesn't seem like a big deal.
 
janet7th
Feb. 27, 2013 6:22 am
angelinamarie2, may members become frustrated waiting for recipes to be published but think about it - with tens of thousands of members, the site must have hundreds of recipes if not thousands of recipes submitted everyday. They have their own logic about what they accept. Sometimes they are looking for recipes that use a specific cooking method, recipes that reflect a season or holiday or recipes using a specific ingredient. I admit sometimes their logic escapes me, too. But in the meantime, come here on the buzz and let others know when you have shared a recipe. Post the link (copy and paste it) and we can try it. Did you know you can also look in other member's recipe boxes? Lots of people have great recipes shared that you can find in their recipe box. So keep sharing and someday you'll get an email telling you that one of your recipes has been reviewed (hopefully positively!) or that a photo has been added or, oh happy day!, that your recipe has been published! Don't get discouraged.
 
ConkyJoe
Feb. 28, 2013 3:04 am
angelinamarie3 . . .The offensive review irritating some has been removed. If you look at the featured reviews, you would realize your understanding of reviews/ratings appears incorrect. The first one by BIGRED7197, the submitter of this subject recipe, left comments about her recipe (i.e., reviewed it) but elected not to rate it (i.e., no stars). By doing it that way, she didn’t give her comments a 5* which would bump up the overall rating which is the reverse of the reviewer who bumped it down by leaving comments.
 
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