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Hi Buzzers. I was just perusing my recipes and saw that in my "submitted" files I have a couple of recipes that are still "waiting for review" even a year later. Is this normal? Does this mean they're probably rejected or something? Should I remove them from being submitted? I know it takes a while for the site staff to review all of the recipes that come in, but out of all the submissions I have made only one was ever "kitchen approved" and that was after about 8 months. Thanks. Don't mean to come off whiny, just curious.

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Last updated: Mar. 21, 2013 2:47 pm
Posted: Mar. 20, 2013 4:33 pm
Answered by: It's A New Day
Mar. 20, 2013 4:38 pm
It just depends on what "theme" the powers that be are into at any given time. It doesn't hurt to leave the recipe waiting for review and some day it may get accepted. There's really no good answer to your question. Except be patient.
Mar. 20, 2013 4:42 pm
Okay, thanks. I guess it doesn't hurt to leave them as is.
Raquel Teixeira
Mar. 20, 2013 6:11 pm
I think it really is a hit or miss based on what they want. AND as someone who has a few published they accepted for editing over a year ago and never published it. I guess a database this big...things just get lost...or things take time.
Mar. 20, 2013 6:22 pm
I know I put mine in 2010 still waiting. Heard some have been even longer.
Mar. 20, 2013 7:26 pm
I understand they have a lot of submissions, but if they aren't careful, people will stop submitting. I have a couple of fabulous recipes that I don't bother with because I'm not sure i want to wait for these guys to accept it when other sites will.
Mar. 20, 2013 7:29 pm
Sorry, hit the post button by mistake. Anyway, the least they can do is acknowledge you and give you updates. Nice to feel that the recipe you took the time to submit to them was appreciated, rather than feeling like you are waiting for the lucky moment when it might benefit them.
Mar. 20, 2013 8:36 pm
Allrecipes used to seem more user driven, and seemed to emphasize the recipes of home contributors. Nowadays, they very much seem more sponsor driven. Your recipes will not only be published, but celebrated by the "Allstars" far and wide if you change your name to something like "Campbell's Kitchen", "Johnsonville", or "Chef John" for that matter. It doesn't seem to be about the average user anymore. :-(
Mar. 20, 2013 10:44 pm
Mimosa hit the nail on the head! I'm a long time member but wasn't arounld much for about a year and half coming back into it full force I have noticed that the site is more sponsored driven. With that being said some of the best recipes I have tried were personal recipes from our very own Buzzers that were waiting to be published. Always feel free to share them with us and you will be surprised at the response that you get from your peers just off the Buzz!
Mar. 20, 2013 10:49 pm
Mimosa I am fairly new to this site and can already plainly see the political push toward the sponsors. I enjoy this site so hate to make negative comments, but 100% agree with your observation. There is a new Prsident as of the end of Feb and not sure if that has anything to do with what I think is a recent dramatic change toward sponsors. Interesting. Hope they don't too drastically change what has worked all these years!
Mar. 20, 2013 10:52 pm
I agree ladybug, it's the wonderful recipes and great relationships with all the wonderful people that keep me here. I hope ar doesn't lose sight of that!
Mar. 21, 2013 2:47 pm
Getting them approved is at best hit/miss from all of the various times I see this topic discussed. AR either gets to many to review or it isn't a priority for them. Since they have no test kitchen, I assume the approval process is mostly an editorial function when staff just read through them. If posting recipes is your main interest, probably better off looking for a site that allows direct posting.
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