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Why is the number of recipe testers for contests so dismal? So many need testers...is this fair to the cooks?

asked by @dymnyno over 3 years ago
8 answers 1592 views
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added over 3 years ago

Maybe they need to run contents for incentive. They used to have all kinds of prizes here for answering hotline and that was really sweet.

I've tested a couple of times in the past, but I usually find the time frame constraining. For entering too, so I've never done it.

Maybe I'll get off my butt and test a recipe again, haven't even looked at the contests for a long time. Hope it is easy to find the testing request.

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Kristen Miglore

Kristen is the Creative Director of Food52

added over 3 years ago

Just to clarify -- Community Picks Recipe Testing posts automatically display "Testers needed!" up to the point that 3 testers sign up to test a particular recipe. So it's not true that recipes are going untested -- the vast majority are actually tested by multiple members of the community.

And a reminder: site-related questions are best directed to [email protected] -- the Hotline is intended to help cooks with food and cooking questions. Thank you!

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SKK
added over 3 years ago

Hotline in the past was also a place to open a dialogue. I heard your Thank you! as please be quiet. My experience is that Community Picks Recipe Testing is difficult to engage with for a variety of reasons. Recommend you listen to the comments being made.

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SKK
added over 3 years ago

Hotline in the past was also a place to open a dialogue. I heard your Thank you! as please be quiet. My experience is that Community Picks Recipe Testing is difficult to engage with for a variety of reasons. Recommend you listen to the comments being made.

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added over 3 years ago

I would love to test more, too, but the turn-around time is too fast for me to know for certain I can make it and take good notes. If there were a more generous time frame I would certainly be in there!

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added over 3 years ago

It used to show up the number of testers that have volunteered for a particular recipe before right? when did that change. I've been out of the F52 radar for quite some time now.. Not sure why my enthusiasm's dropped so much!

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added over 3 years ago

So, 'testers still needed' means that 2 or 1 or 0 have volunteered to test, so it can still be picked.

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pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

added over 3 years ago

I enjoy testing when I can but often I work weekends so it's kind of a squeeze. When I sign up I feel I owe due diligence to the cook whose work is on the line.