Hi there, Allrecipeeps!
It's me, Elizabeth. I hope everyone's Spring is off to a good start. Here in Seattle, we are seeing lots of tulips and cherry blossoms. Soon enough it will be time to break out the grill! I can't wait - especially for fresh grilled salmon, my favorite!
I wanted to take this time to explain a bit more about our recipe publication process, and shed some light on some common questions we get about what happens to your recipes you submit for publication when we receive them.
Q: Why does it take so long? I submitted my recipe quite a while ago and it still hasn’t been published.
A: Our editorial staff is busy every day and all year pulling out the best submitted recipes and working to ensure they are published with a consistent level of quality for you, our members. However we get hundreds of new recipes submitted every day, and we actively work to make sure that we’re scanning them to make sure they aren’t copyrighted, aren’t a close duplicate of a recipe we already have, and are sure the ingredients and directions are clear and complete for you so that you are successful when you try to recreate it in your kitchen. This work takes time, and we’re always working to speed it up. Please be patient and know that it is our goal to review every recipe we receive.
Q: How come some members have multiple recipes published, and I can’t even get one published?
A: As we said above, we strive to make sure that all recipes are of good quality, and that we have a good diverse set of recipes available to you. We realize that some home cooks tend to specialize in certain types of recipes – cookies for instance – and that sometimes can create a higher tendency of duplicate recipes. They best way to get your recipe published is to make sure it’s filled out completely, and that you are submitting a recipe you know we don’t already have, and that it’s one which other people visiting our site are likely to enjoy. We are currently working to provide our members with more guidance and feedback for their submissions that is specific to their recipe to help enable everyone that wants their creation to be published to be able to do so. In the mean time, all of your Personal Recipes are available for you to share on the site, and we’re also working on ways to help those recipes be more visible, particularly as they gain popularity with other members through ratings and reviews.
Each and every one of your recipes is important to us, and we are open to feedback on how to make this process better. Please use the comments below to let us know how you would improve this process, or share your feelings about what we can do to make it better.
Thanks a million for all of your recipes, support, feedback, ideas and patience!