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    You are in: Home / Community Forums / Cooking Games with Friends / Zaar Stars Tag Game (July '10 - Nov. '10)
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    Zaar Stars Tag Game (July '10 - Nov. '10)

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    Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:49 pm Groupie

    Welcome to "Zaar Stars" Recipe Tag Game. This is a game where your most popular recipes (those with 5 or more reviews) are the true "stars" of Recipezaar (now In order to play, you must have a minimum of 10 recipes posted which have 5 or more reviews on them. This will give players a good selection of recipes to tag when your "stars" are in play. It is helpful, although certainly not required, to make a cookbook with all of your recipes listed with 5 or more reviews. This will make it easier for players to find your qualifying recipes quickly. This is especially helpful when you have a lot of recipes posted.
    If you don't have enough reviews on your recipes to join this game, it is suggested that you start out by playing Newest Zaar Tag, which is a great way to build up your review count. Another option is to play Please Review my Recipe Tag, which allows you to request reviews of specific recipes. The links for these games can be found here: Cooking Games with Friends

    How to Play Zaar Stars:
    [1] Go to the end of the thread and select a recipe from the current player's recipe collection that has received 5 or more reviews at the time you select the recipe.

    [2] Post a reply declaring which recipe you are preparing. Please include the Chef's name, link to the recipe, and recipe number when posting your reply. The next player to tag will then select one of your "stars" and so on.

    [3] Prepare the recipe you tagged and post your review within 2 weeks.

    [4] Come back to this thread and post a message reporting that you have made and reviewed the recipe. Be sure to mention the Due Date (if you don't remember, you can get it from the list of current "Tagged" recipes on page 1 of this thread). Any photos or comments you'd like to make can also be posted at this time.

    Other Things You Need to Know:
    [1] You have 2 weeks to make and review each tagged recipe. If you find you cannot meet that deadline, post a request for an extension. Only one extension will be granted per recipe, and extensions should be requested before the tag is due when at all possible. You will have a 2 week grace period after your tag deadline (original or extension). If you do not make the recipe by that date, you will be placed on the RESTRICTED list. Restricted players are still obligated to make the recipe, but they can't tag anything new until they have made and reviewed the overdue recipe.
    *NOTE (effective as of Aug. 24, 2007): Anyone who is Restricted in a game will not be allowed to play in any game in the Game Room until ALL outstanding tags are completed. Please see this letter from the Forum Hosts **Important Information Regarding Deliquent Tags**

    [2] If you tag a recipe and then later realize that you just won't be able to make it at all - either because you are having significant ingredient issues or just don't have time for that particular recipe or for any other reason, please select a different recipe from the same person's recipe list that you originally tagged - it still must be a "Zaar Stars" recipe. Then post a reply to this thread asking for a substitution, and please supply a link to the new recipe.

    [3] If you miss a deadline and DON'T choose to extend or substitute, then at two weeks past your due date you will receive a warning by zmail and after one more week, your name goes onto the RESTRICTED list. You can always get off the list and re-join the game by completing your old tags.
    Please keep in mind: When you ask for an extension, the extension is granted 2 weeks from the original due date, NOT from the date you request it. If you have a special circumstance, please zmail me and I will make whatever arrangements I can for you.

    [4] IMPORTANT: In playing this game, you are implicitly agreeing to accept the necessity of a re-tag if you make a mistake and tag a recipe that is not eligible, or if you tag a recipe and then find you can't make it for any reason, or if you tag the wrong chef. For example: if by mistake you choose a recipe that does not have 5 or more reviews, you agree to go ahead and choose another recipe by the same chef to replace the tag that is invalid. Another example: if you choose a recipe by Chef A when Chef B was the one who was currently due to be tagged, you agree to go back and choose a recipe by Chef B to replace your tag of Chef A. This keeps the game from coming to a halt while people wait to see what happens. In addition, if the mistake is not caught before follow-up tags occur, the re-tag rule helps avoid a snarl where a string of people could find their tags invalidated because 1 person drops the ball in the middle of the process.
    Exception: If you make a goof in your tag but correct or withdraw it before anybody else follows up by tagging you, then your tag is simply ignored and does not count as a mistag. Be aware, however, that other players are not required to wait around and see whether you're going to do this. If, at any time, you haven't withdrawn, they can go ahead and tag you, because they know you have implicitly agreed to re-tag. So:

    B mistags A---> C tags B---> C is It , B must re-tag to correct mistag
    B mistags A ---> mistake is discovered before new tag ---> A is still It, B need not re-tag

    [5] Participants agree not to pressure or intimidate reviewers into changing their review ratings � the point of the games in this forum is to try new recipes, and participants should not need to worry about submitting star ratings that truly reflect their opinion of the recipe, especially when a rating is 1, 2 or 3 stars.

    [6] To make recordkeeping easier, please use the following formats for posting your tags and reviews:

    Posting tags
    Tagging recipe #xxxxx, #xxxxx by (chef's name).

    Posting reviews
    I have made and reviewed (chef's name) recipe #xxxxx, #xxxxx (due date).

    [7] **NEW RULE**
    24 HOUR RULE:
    If a player is IT for 24 hours, ANY of their recipes may be tagged (including those that have less that 5 reviews). This 24 rule should help keep the game moving during those times when tagging is slow. Before tagging a recipe with less than 5 reviews, please be sure that the player has been IT for at least 24 hours to avoid a mistag.

    If you have any questions or need help, please post your question to this thread or zmail me. The point of the game is to HAVE FUN!!

    For those who would like a game participaton banner for their "About Me" page, here is the code:

    <Ximg src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket">

    1. Copy the above code exactly as shown by highlighting the entire code and right clicking your mouse to copy.
    2. Go to your page and click "Edit this page" on the left hand side of the page. Paste the code in the "About Me" section, (NOT "Favorite Foods" section) by right clicking your mouse where you want to place your banner.
    3. Now remove the X near the beginning of the code. (It should now be <img.... not <Ximg).
    4. Click to save changes.

    Last edited by Bayhill on Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:14 pm, edited 6 times in total
    Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:50 pm Groupie

    icon_evil.gif icon_evil.gif RESTRICTED LIST icon_evil.gif icon_evil.gif

    If your name is on this list, you are NOT allowed to play Zaar Stars Tag (or any other tag game in the Game Room) until the tag that you committed to is reviewed and posted. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Your tag is at least 21 days past the due date or extension date. PLEASE do not tag anymore or attempt to play until your name is off this list.

    icon_evil.gif KateL icon_arrow.gif TeresaS Ww Cumin-Scented Oven Fries (due date 8/29/2009)

    icon_redface.gif icon_redface.gif OVERDUE TAGS icon_redface.gif icon_redface.gif

    If your name is on this list, you are at least 10 days overdue on your tag. PLEASE complete your tag as soon as possible to avoid being put on the RESTRICTED LIST.

    icon_cool.gif icon_cool.gif EXTENDED TAGS icon_cool.gif icon_cool.gif

    If your name is on this list, you have asked for, and been given a 2 week extension in which to complete your tag. When you ask for an extension, the extension is granted 2 weeks from the original due date, NOT from the date you request it. PLEASE be sure to submit your review before the new due date.

    icon_cool.gif Engrossed icon_arrow.gif breezermom Weed Killer at Half the Price of Round Up (due date 11/25 now due 12/9)
    icon_cool.gif Engrossed icon_arrow.gif Sydney Mike Silky Lemon Pudding (due date 11/29 now due 12/13)

    Last edited by Bayhill on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:45 pm, edited 10 times in total
    Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:50 pm Groupie

    When a tag has been completed, the recipe will be removed from the "current tag" list.

    icon_biggrin.gif Tag reported as being completed-review hasn't posted to recipe yet
    icon_cool.gif Extension granted
    icon_redface.gif Tag overdue-please review
    icon_evil.gif Restricted List-not eligible to tag in any game when on this list


    Tagged 8/15/2009 due 8/29/2009
    icon_evil.gif KateL icon_arrow.gif TeresaS Ww Cumin-Scented Oven Fries

    Tagged 11/11 due 11/25
    icon_cool.gif Engrossed icon_arrow.gif breezermom Weed Killer at Half the Price of Round Up (now due 12/9)

    Tagged 11/15 due 11/29
    icon_cool.gif Engrossed icon_arrow.gif Sydney Mike Silky Lemon Pudding (now due 12/13)

    Tagged 11/16 due 11/30
    Charlotte J icon_arrow.gif Engrossed Give Me a Dime

    Tagged 11/20 due 12/4
    loof icon_arrow.gif Lalaloula Tomatoes With a Polenta Filling
    diner524 icon_arrow.gif loof Smokehouse Spaghetti
    weekend cooker icon_arrow.gif diner524 Crunchy Tossed Salad

    Tagged 11/25 due 12/9
    Lalaloula icon_arrow.gif duonyte Duonyte's No-Knead Sourdough Bread

    Tagged 11/28 due 12/12
    Sydney Mike icon_arrow.gif duonyte Memories of Provence Wheat Loaf

    Last edited by Bayhill on Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:49 pm, edited 40 times in total
    Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:50 pm Groupie
    Welcome to the new thread for the Zaar Stars Tag Game.
    The old thread can be found following the link below:

    Archived Thread

    Last edited by Bayhill on Tue Nov 30, 2010 11:55 pm, edited 2 times in total
    Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:50 pm Groupie

    Boomette is IT

    Boomette's Star
    Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:09 am Groupie
    Tagging Boomette's Monk's Butt #249005

    Mandy's it

    Oh my stars!!!!
    Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:45 am
    Forum Host
    wave.gif found you

    Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:15 am Groupie
    Tagging Mandy's Italian Spiced Potatoes #223058

    Teresa's it!

    Please hit me 1-2-3 times
    weekend cooker
    Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:50 pm Groupie
    Tagged 6/15, made and reviewed TeresaS's Ww Cookies 'n' Cream Tortoni - 3 Points#273041.
    Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:54 pm
    Forum Host
    Tagging TeresaS Chicken With Apricot-Ginger Sauce 387356

    I'mPat is IT


    Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:20 am Groupie
    I'm gonna jump in icon_smile.gif Hope that is ok with everyone.

    I'd like to tag....

    I'mPat's Chicken and Veggie Pie With Phyllo Top #241017.

    crazycookinmama is it!

    I'm A Star
    Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:27 am
    Forum Host
    Tagging you right back crazycookinmama Bringing Home Baby Carrots 107518

    I'mPat is IT


    Sydney Mike
    Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:37 pm Groupie
    I'm tagging ~

    Sydney Mike icon_arrow.gif I'mPat Banana and Mango Smoothie #365402

    Sydney Mike is IT ~ Syd's Bright 5 STARS +
    Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:44 pm Groupie
    Attention players
    This was just posted in Customer Support by Kristine (Recipezaar staff):

    Hi all!

    Were in the homestretch of finishing up our upcoming site updates and big name change about two more weeks to go! (Well let you know the exact date as soon as we have it pinned down promise!)

    In preparation for this, we will be putting a hold on publishing new recipe, review, photo, correction, etc. submissions starting the evening of Wednesday, 7/7.

    We expect that this hold on publishing new stuff will last about a week, and well begin processing submitted recipes, etc. starting 7/14 or 7/15.

    As usual, we will work through the submission queue in the order that items were submitted, so it might be several days still after we begin again before you see your review, recipe, photo, etc. published on the site.

    We will also hold off on processing category corrections and duplicates.

    During this hold, you will still be able to submit your photos, reviews, new recipes, corrections, etc. Those submissions will go into our queue for review, but you wont see them live on the site immediately.

    NOTE TO PREMIUM-LEVEL MEMBERS: Your private recipe submissions and photos will also be held. You will see them go through after the site changes are rolled out.

    ** You may also be unable to create new Cookbooks, Menus, etc and see them immediately -- I am confirming this with the team.


    Starting Wednesday July 7, please continue to post your reviews to the recipe and post in this thread that you have completed your review. I will put a icon_biggrin.gif by your tag on page 1 of this thread instead of removing your tag as I usually do. The icon_biggrin.gif will remind me that you reported completion of your tag but the review has not yet posted. I will continually check to see if the review has posted to the recipe and when it does, I will remove your tag from page 1. Thank you for your patience during this transition of Recipezaar. It's greatly appreciated!!
    Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:51 pm Groupie
    Sydney Mike wrote:
    I'm tagging ~

    Sydney Mike icon_arrow.gif I'mPat Banana and Mango Smoothie #365402

    Sydney Mike is IT ~ Syd's Bright 5 STARS +

    Tagging SydneyMikes' Cranberry Lime Ricky, #324623!!

    Kizzikate is IT
    Oh, My Stars!!
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