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What happened to the "pie" experience displays?

I'm sure I missed the memo, but Hotline no longer shows "level of involvement" pies. I liked these, as they gave me an indicator or experience and trustworthiness (not that almost empty pies were untrustworthy - au contraire -- just that I had a better idea of who I was getting info from).

asked by SeaJambon over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

I'm sad to see them go as well. I enjoyed the challenge of achieving more pie. =)

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Trena Heinrich

Trena is a trusted source on general cooking.

added over 2 years ago

SeaJambon - you are on top of it! I didn't even notice...and I've been working so hard to complete my pie this whole time :{

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Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

I think you need to have invested in the business to get a full pie. ;-) At least, I think that would be only fair!

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pierino

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

added over 2 years ago

Pegeen, no matter how long you had worked at it you never did get a complete pie.

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Maedl

Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 2 years ago

Perhaps they are working on the site and the disappearance of the pie icons is only temporary.

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added over 2 years ago

I didn't even notice it, which I guess speaks to the value-add (or lack thereof) they brought for some users like me. Truth is, I'm still perplexed by how some users became "trusted sources." It's not as though I mind at all. Quite the opposite. I'd just like to know the criteria to be able to determine what stock I put in it.

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Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Pierino, shame on you! Do not disrespect people who give freely. I actually don't like pie. Or baking. At all. But I respect everyone on this site.

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added over 2 years ago

I still see the pies! I typically only access Hotline through my iPhone app, but they show up there. So maybe it's an issue only when you access via the Internet?

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added over 2 years ago

Yes, I also still see the pies on my iPhone app.

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added over 2 years ago

And I also would like to know how someone becomes a "trusted source."

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added over 2 years ago

(Not to mention who has "voted the best answer"!)

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added over 2 years ago

Voted the best answer is, I'm pretty sure, based on the number of "up votes" an answer received.

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Pegeen

Pegeen is a trusted home cook.

added over 2 years ago

Pierino - Oops. My apologies. I didn't read that as the "royal you."

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SKK
added over 2 years ago

Pie shows up on my feed.

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SKK
added over 2 years ago

And all my favorite pies are showing up!

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Lindsay-Jean Hard

Lindsay-Jean is a Contributing Writer & Editor at Food52.

added over 2 years ago

Although they've been around for awhile now, we consider the trusted source taglines as part of an MVP pilot program, so there isn't a specific set of criteria in place yet for selecting MVPs. The first round of participants are a small sub-set of our most helpful, knowledgeable, and active community members, that were hand-selected to start the program. As we expand the program, we'll get more specific standards in place -- in the meantime we've been taking note of recommendations, so drop us a line at [email protected] if you have someone in mind for us to consider.

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added over 2 years ago

I don't necessarily find a correlation between the trusted sources and the quality of their recipes or help on hotline. A few yes, but many others, no. I'm still wondering what the idea behind it is.

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added over 2 years ago

Also, how about a link from the website directly to an editors email account? As silly as it sounds (because writing an email with your address is so simple), this feature would probably make it far more likely that users would use the email vs hotline.

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added over 2 years ago

Hmm... I now see the pie next to names in the hotline threads. However, I don't seem them next to names in article comments or on my profile page. Weird...