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    Browsing Others' Public Cookbooks?

    CheapThrills
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:08 am
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    It's been a while since I've spent a great deal of time on this site. Coincidentally voluminous changes have been made to menu bars, finding features, etc. Usually I find what I'm looking for, but I'm at a loss. I've tried to find a Support thread for this, but didn't get one.

    Used to be, one could search for public Cookbooks (for ex., "Low Sodium" or "OAMC - Chicken") from the main, top and center Search feature. This would produce a bunch of Cookbooks to browse.

    What happened to that feature? Where do I go now to access it? Why was the radio button removed from the Search box?

    Thanks.
    Mary at Food.com
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:42 am
    Food.com Staff
    I believe this might be what you are looking for.

    http://www.food.com/books/
    Zeldaz
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 9:54 am
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    Mary, how do you actually get to that page? I've not been able to find the way either, and I'd rather not have to bookmark it. I know I can search through my home page by using the Cookbooks tab, but I never find the page you posted the link for.
    CheapThrills
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:30 am
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    Exactly! Thanks, zeldaz. How do we get there?
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    EDIT: Okay, using the address and intuition, I discovered that it is under the Meal Planning tab, as Create Your Own Cookbooks, which you can see when you scroll waaaay down. SERIOUSLY?! Seriously. That's stupid!

    My original question still remains, too: Why was the radio button removed from the Search feature?
    duonyte
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 10:48 am
    Forum Host
    I had the same question. If you do a search with the term you are interested in, when you get the search results, click the Cookbooks tab - it will take you to the cookbooks on that topic. Two steps when you used to have one, but otherwise you get the same results.
    CheapThrills
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:41 am
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    duonyte wrote:
    I had the same question. If you do a search with the term you are interested in, when you get the search results, click the Cookbooks tab - it will take you to the cookbooks on that topic. Two steps when you used to have one, but otherwise you get the same results.


    You know, that works -- this time. I've clicked on the Cookbooks tab before, and it really wasn't relevant to what I was looking for, so I ignored it. But I just tested it and for this search, it worked. Thanks for that solution.

    This site has changed so much from the easy-to-use Zaar, and I know things must progress. But it's almost as if this site is redesigned by the guy I used to work for: lots and lots of piles of stuff in his office, on the floor, in the hall and conference room, and only HE knew where the correct file was -- in a seemingly unrelated realm of conscious reality, according to a non-standard filing system, the key to which remained firmly guarded in his mind.

    It's very, very difficult to use site, and now I'm figuring out why I don't spend so much time here anymore. Too bad.
    duonyte
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:04 pm
    Forum Host
    Whether recipes or cookbooks, if there isn't anything exactly right, the software starts to look farther afield, which is why on some searches you get goofy results.

    I would like it that only programmers who cook and must rely on this site were hired to work on "improvements"! (I feel that way about system changes at work, too).
    CheapThrills
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 1:50 pm
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    My husband is a programmer. He designs according to what others tell him they need and want. He doesn't design according to where he thinks things should go, and say, "It's there, so I don't need to fine tune it." If his project managers, or the people requesting the project, tell him a feature would work better in a certain place, he moves it. It's called customer service and doing his job.

    Someone should be managing the programmers.
    duonyte
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:52 pm
    Forum Host
    Unfortunately, in any number of places IT ends up being the tail that wags the dog - not sure that is the situation here, I have zero insight into it, but I know how it is where I work - a large global company. Not 100%, but often enough to make one scream....

    Onto things we can control!
    Chocolatl
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:53 pm
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    CheapThrills wrote:
    My husband is a programmer. He designs according to what others tell him they need and want. He doesn't design according to where he thinks things should go, and say, "It's there, so I don't need to fine tune it." If his project managers, or the people requesting the project, tell him a feature would work better in a certain place, he moves it. It's called customer service and doing his job.

    Someone should be managing the programmers.


    For some reason they think the way they've set it up is easier for casual users.

    We need to drum it into their heads that it's actually much harder.
    CheapThrills
    Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:58 pm
    Food.com Groupie
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    Mary at Food.com
    Wed Dec 26, 2012 12:06 pm
    Food.com Staff
    Okay, most of you do know that the team is aware of your feedback and have buckets full of "wishes" to prioritize. Let's give them time to make some of those come true icon_biggrin.gif Have a happy day!!
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