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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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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
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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!!!


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
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On Jul 23, 4:38*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!!!


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.
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On Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:59:59 -0400, Jim Elbrecht
arranged random neurons and said:

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!!!


Amen. Was it a 1star review?


snip

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

Terry "Squeaks" Pulliam Burd

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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.


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On Jul 23, 9:28*pm, Janet Wilder 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
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Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.
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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/
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"Terry Pulliam Burd" wrote in message
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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.


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"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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.



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

"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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
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On Sun, 24 Jul 2011 13:02:31 +0100, Ophelia wrote:

"Janet Wilder" wrote in message
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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!

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On Jul 23, 6:59*pm, Jim Elbrecht wrote:
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!!!


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.
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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.


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