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  1. #1
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Reviews? Really?

    One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    word "review" means, Loosey.

    Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    consuming--I could be wrong."

    Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On 7/23/2011 7:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    > One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    > idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    > I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    > first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    > word "review" means, Loosey.
    >
    > Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    > have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    > consuming--I could be wrong."
    >
    > Aaarrrggghhh!!!


    Hilarious. I guess that's why you sometimes see Was this review
    helpful? buttons.

    nancy

  3. #3
    Jim Elbrecht Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:

    >One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >word "review" means, Loosey.
    >
    >Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >consuming--I could be wrong."
    >
    >Aaarrrggghhh!!!


    Amen. Was it a 1star review? My favorite 5 star review is; [and
    I've seen it more than once]
    "Sounds yummy-- I'm going to try this someday!!!!!"

    I also like the ones that say essentially-- I didn't have any of the
    ingredients, and didn't like your method - Your recipe sucks.

    OTOH-- Sometimes wading through 30-40 reviews can give some real good
    ideas and cautions.

    Jim

  4. #4
    spamtrap1888 Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On Jul 23, 4:38*pm, Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    > One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    > idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of *"peasant bread,"
    > I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    > first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    > word "review" means, Loosey.
    >
    > Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    > have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    > consuming--I could be wrong."
    >
    > Aaarrrggghhh!!!


    At least you got some sort of evaluation by a live human. So many
    pages that google turns up are content-free, mere place holders.

    I was trying to look up the actress who played the rugby hero's
    girlfriend in Mandela. Except for her birth date, the first ten or so
    hits for her biography had no information whatever -- just a plea for
    some volunteer reader to fill some in.

  5. #5
    Terry Pulliam Burd Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:59:59 -0400, Jim Elbrecht <[email protected]>
    arranged random neurons and said:

    >Terry Pulliam Burd <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >>idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >>I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >>first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >>word "review" means, Loosey.
    >>
    >>Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >>have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >>consuming--I could be wrong."
    >>
    >>Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >
    >Amen. Was it a 1star review?


    <snip>

    Nooooo! It as a 5 star review! Absolutely hilarious!

    Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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  6. #6
    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On 7/23/2011 6:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    > One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    > idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    > I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    > first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    > word "review" means, Loosey.
    >
    > Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    > have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    > consuming--I could be wrong."
    >
    > Aaarrrggghhh!!!


    My favorite recipe reviews are the ones where they have changed 6 out of
    10 ingredients and measurements, completely changed the cooking methods
    and then said it was "yummy"

    Whatever the reviewer made was nothing remotely akin to the recipe being
    reviewed.


    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

  7. #7
    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On Jul 23, 9:28*pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On 7/23/2011 6:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >
    > > One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    > > idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of *"peasant bread,"
    > > I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    > > first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    > > word "review" means, Loosey.

    >
    > > Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    > > have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    > > consuming--I could be wrong."

    >
    > > Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >
    > My favorite recipe reviews are the ones where they have changed 6 out of
    > 10 ingredients and measurements, completely changed the cooking methods
    > and then said it was "yummy"


    It's worse when ingredients and quantities are changed, and then the
    recipe is declared a failure.

    > Whatever the reviewer made was nothing remotely akin to the recipe being
    > reviewed.


    Yessm!

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

  8. #8
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    spamtrap1888 wrote:
    >
    > At least you got some sort of evaluation by a live human. So many
    > pages that google turns up are content-free, mere place holders.


    What makes you sure it was a human? That review could
    be applied to lots of recipes.

    If a human was involved at all, it was probably one of
    the bio-robots described in this article:

    http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...r-on-nonsense/

  9. #9
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?


    "Terry Pulliam Burd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    > idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    > I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    > first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    > word "review" means, Loosey.
    >
    > Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    > have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    > consuming--I could be wrong."
    >
    > Aaarrrggghhh!!!
    >


    Yes. I frequently see people raving about how good something is and then
    they go on to say they haven't tried it yet.



  10. #10
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?



    "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4e2b7550$0$3496$c3e8da3$[email protected] b.com...
    > On 7/23/2011 6:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >> One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >> idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >> I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >> first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >> word "review" means, Loosey.
    >>
    >> Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >> have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >> consuming--I could be wrong."
    >>
    >> Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >
    > My favorite recipe reviews are the ones where they have changed 6 out of
    > 10 ingredients and measurements, completely changed the cooking methods
    > and then said it was "yummy"
    >
    > Whatever the reviewer made was nothing remotely akin to the recipe being
    > reviewed.


    It makes you wonder why they bother.


  11. #11
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:55:49 -0400, Nancy Young wrote:

    > On 7/23/2011 7:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >> One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >> idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >> I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >> first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >> word "review" means, Loosey.
    >>
    >> Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >> have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >> consuming--I could be wrong."
    >>
    >> Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >
    > Hilarious. I guess that's why you sometimes see Was this review
    > helpful? buttons.
    >
    > nancy


    'this review was very helpful. it made me laugh so hard it stopped my
    hiccups.'

    your pal,
    blake

  12. #12
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:02:31 +0100, Ophelia wrote:

    > "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4e2b7550$0$3496$c3e8da3$[email protected] b.com...
    >> On 7/23/2011 6:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >>> One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >>> idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >>> I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >>> first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >>> word "review" means, Loosey.
    >>>
    >>> Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >>> have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >>> consuming--I could be wrong."
    >>>
    >>> Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >>
    >> My favorite recipe reviews are the ones where they have changed 6 out of
    >> 10 ingredients and measurements, completely changed the cooking methods
    >> and then said it was "yummy"
    >>
    >> Whatever the reviewer made was nothing remotely akin to the recipe being
    >> reviewed.

    >
    > It makes you wonder why they bother.


    why do people post to usenet? at some level they either think other people
    want to know what they think or *they* want other people to know what they
    think. (not meant as a criticism, my dear o.)

    also, because it's there.

    your pal,
    blake

  13. #13
    Ophelia Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?



    "blake murphy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:02:31 +0100, Ophelia wrote:
    >
    >> "Janet Wilder" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:4e2b7550$0$3496$c3e8da3$[email protected] b.com...
    >>> On 7/23/2011 6:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >>>> One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >>>> idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >>>> I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >>>> first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >>>> word "review" means, Loosey.
    >>>>
    >>>> Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >>>> have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >>>> consuming--I could be wrong."
    >>>>
    >>>> Aaarrrggghhh!!!
    >>>
    >>> My favorite recipe reviews are the ones where they have changed 6 out of
    >>> 10 ingredients and measurements, completely changed the cooking methods
    >>> and then said it was "yummy"
    >>>
    >>> Whatever the reviewer made was nothing remotely akin to the recipe being
    >>> reviewed.

    >>
    >> It makes you wonder why they bother.

    >
    > why do people post to usenet? at some level they either think other
    > people
    > want to know what they think or *they* want other people to know what they
    > think. (not meant as a criticism, my dear o.)
    >
    > also, because it's there.


    I know what you mean, but what I don't understand why anyone would give a
    review when they have no idea about the item they are reviewing!


  14. #14
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    On Jul 23, 6:59*pm, Jim Elbrecht <elbre...@email.com> wrote:
    > Terry Pulliam Burd <ntpull...@spambot.net> wrote:
    >
    > >One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    > >idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of *"peasant bread,"
    > >I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    > >first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    > >word "review" means, Loosey.

    >
    > >Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    > >have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    > >consuming--I could be wrong."

    >
    > >Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >
    > Amen. * Was it a 1star review? * My favorite 5 star review is; [and
    > I've seen it more than once]
    > "Sounds yummy-- I'm going to try this someday!!!!!"
    >
    > I also like the ones that say essentially-- I didn't have any of the
    > ingredients, and didn't like your method - * Your recipe sucks.
    >
    > OTOH-- *Sometimes wading through 30-40 reviews can give some real good
    > ideas and cautions.
    >
    > Jim


    I like the ones that have a comment that the site is running out of
    exclamation marks, so they are limited, one to a review.

    N.

  15. #15
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    >
    > What makes you sure it was a human? *That review could
    > be applied to lots of recipes.
    >
    > If a human was involved at all, it was probably one of
    > the bio-robots described in this article:
    >
    > http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com...r-on-nonsense/



    Speaking of 'bots - have you seen the commercial for - what, Burger
    King or Hardee's - where the robot tries to eat a burger - tagline is
    something about if a machine can't eat the food, then a machine
    shouldn't be making it. LOL. It makes me laugh every time I see the
    robot trying to eat and he just smashes the burger against his face.

    N.

  16. #16
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: Reviews? Really?

    Jerry Avins wrote:
    > On Jul 23, 9:28 pm, Janet Wilder <kelliepoo...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    >> On 7/23/2011 6:38 PM, Terry Pulliam Burd wrote:
    >>
    >>> One of my biggest gripes about FN or Epicurious regards some of the
    >>> idiot reviewers. While looking for a certain type of "peasant bread,"
    >>> I saw a likely recipe on FN and checked out the reviews. The very
    >>> first one made me want to track the poster down and 'splain what the
    >>> word "review" means, Loosey.
    >>> Direct quote: "I haven't tried this particular recipe but it seems to
    >>> have more than a few steps involved in it. It may be a bit time
    >>> consuming--I could be wrong."
    >>> Aaarrrggghhh!!!

    >> My favorite recipe reviews are the ones where they have changed 6 out of
    >> 10 ingredients and measurements, completely changed the cooking methods
    >> and then said it was "yummy"

    >
    > It's worse when ingredients and quantities are changed, and then the
    > recipe is declared a failure.
    >
    >> Whatever the reviewer made was nothing remotely akin to the recipe being
    >> reviewed.

    >
    > Yessm!
    >
    > Jerry
    > --
    > Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.


    I agree. Luckily, the reader can just move on by those "reviews".
    One thing I do like about Epicurious is the fact that you can
    get a good idea of what works, etc. from the reviews.

    --
    Jean B.

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