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Two questions about the web site

1) How does a recipe become a Community Pick? 2) What do the pie-shaped symbols next to users' names mean?

asked by Pegeen over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

I'm new to this site, but I think the level of shade on the pie indicates how active you may be or how much you have contributed via recipe submissions and responses to hotline questions.

Re: community pick - I assume it's based on number of members who view, save or give feedback on the recipe. I may be totally wrong.

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added over 2 years ago

FOOD52's FAQ's may provide you with further details http://www.food52.com/home...

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added over 2 years ago

Put the cursor on the pie, and a green balloon will pop up with the answer to that question.

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added over 2 years ago

Thanks for the help, everyone! (I hadn't been able to find an explanation about Community Picks through the FAQs, but maybe I'm just search impaired!). But now I know what pie means! Thanks again.

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added over 2 years ago

There are recipe contests every two weeks. You have about a week to submit a recipe. 2 recipes are chosen as finalists, to be voted on by the community. A separate group of recipes are selected as potential community picks: of these, some are tested by the editors, and the rest are offered up for testing by the community. You can volunteer to test a recipe at that time (they do go quickly). With a positive review by the tester, a recipe in that group may be selected by the editors as a community pick.

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added over 2 years ago

I have read an article, in what was called Articles, but I couldn't find it. On the contest page there's a link to contest rules -- http://www.food52.com/home.... 2. is about the community picks. (This page needs updating, though. The scheduling and purpose have changed.)
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