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November 8, 2012 5:45 AM
I don't think that people realize that there is a box to ONLY have it for YOURSELF & not for all to see. Just as there is a box for ALL to share this item.

When someone has a personal recipe they need to ONLY save it for themselves to see. That would solve this issue for ALL.
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November 8, 2012 5:45 AM
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OMG! I want to know how many calories are in Cathy's laxative lasagna!



158 per serving, but her serving side is "a bunch" and there is no protein or fat data. One might argue it's a negative calorie food.


thats what i was thinking!! yay for -cals!!!noway
November 8, 2012 5:46 AM
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Also, maybe mfp should just make the default option "don't share with database." I don't share my recipes to the database because that's just silly. I'm not giving you the recipe so why would you be logging my food?


Interesting, that's what my default is and I didn't change it (don't share with database I mean)
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November 8, 2012 5:46 AM
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It's user entered. If you see something that you know is incorrect, fix it. Oh wait, I see, you don't want to do it, you just want someone else to do it...


but once you correct it, what's to stop somebody else from changing the numbers back to being incorrect? if it's all user-editable, then you have to check the macros for correctness EACH time.
November 8, 2012 5:47 AM
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Agreed. I think it's stupid that when you load up a recipe and you hit yes to share that it shares everything but the recipe. Either allow recipe sharing of actual information of recipes or remove the personal recipes from the public database. Even "Betty Crocker's Home Made Blueberry Muffins" is a poor choice to have out there as generally accessible . . . are they from box home made? Are they from the recipe book from scratch home made? Did the person make any alterations to it at all? Which recipe book did it come from, because when I compare my BC to my mom's BC some of the recipes are different.

They're currently working on a recipe database. If you upload a recipe lately and choose the share option, it will tell you that. This should be interesting.


I've been on here since May of last year, that message has been on there since I joined.
November 8, 2012 5:47 AM
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Why aren't the protein, carbs, fat fields, at the very least, required?
Additionally, how about a button to vote items out of the database?
We don't need "Cathy's home made lasagna with ex-lax sauce" in the DB.


Cutest...puppies...EVER!!!

PS - I might make that recipe one day...never thought of ex-lax sauce but it would certainly help alleviate the weight gain caused by an over-abundance of carbs!
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November 8, 2012 5:48 AM
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It's user entered. If you see something that you know is incorrect, fix it. Oh wait, I see, you don't want to do it, you just want someone else to do it...


but once you correct it, what's to stop somebody else from changing the numbers back to being incorrect? if it's all user-editable, then you have to check the macros for correctness EACH time.


They do. But fortunately it adds it as a 'your food' when you correct something, and you can just add it from there.
November 8, 2012 5:50 AM
I was not aware that you could fix other entries; I usually re-enter an item with the correct values. If something looks a little odd I simply look up additional nutrition information on the net.

Sometimes all of the information is not available for certain food items. I entered a few microbrew beers yesterday morning, and could only find information on the caloric count. I had to estimate the number of carbs and other macros based on similar beers. I am pleased to learn that I can correct this in the future once I find this information (I could not even find it on the brewer's website.)
Edited by NicoleisQuantized On November 8, 2012 5:50 AM
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November 8, 2012 5:50 AM
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I don't think that people realize that there is a box to ONLY have it for YOURSELF & not for all to see. Just as there is a box for ALL to share this item.

When someone has a personal recipe they need to ONLY save it for themselves to see. That would solve this issue for ALL.


Because there has been a message in the reciepe sharing page that said they were getting ready to roll out the recipe sharing option since before I joined I always clicked yes and filled out the recipe and instructions in it's entirety thinking "what a great resource for recipes." I realized that about 9 months to a year ago that it's just a lie they're telling me to waste my time so I now click no. It should just be no until they roll the **** out.
November 8, 2012 5:51 AM
Mmmmmm... Laxagna. love
November 8, 2012 5:52 AM
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I was not aware that you could fix other entries; I usually re-enter an item with the correct values. If something looks a little odd I simply look up additional nutrition information on the net.

Sometimes all of the information is not available for certain food items. I entered a few microbrew beers yesterday morning, and could only find information on the caloric count. I had to estimate the number of carbs and other macros based on similar beers. I am pleased to learn that I can correct this in the future once I find this information (I could not even find it on the brewer's website.)


When you look at the nutrition info, you'll see "Is this data accurate? YS/NO" and 25 people will have voted yes, (even if it's wildly inaccurate, like my favorite example, orowheat bread with 40g of protein per slice.) When you vote no you can change it.
November 8, 2012 5:54 AM
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I was not aware that you could fix other entries; I usually re-enter an item with the correct values. If something looks a little odd I simply look up additional nutrition information on the net.

Technically you're not correcting their entry. When you check the nutrition, and click [No] for it to not be accurate it lets you add the appropriate information in. This in turn creates a NEW entry for the food, and also adds it to "My Food". The incorrect entry is still present.
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November 8, 2012 5:55 AM
Wouldn't lasagna with Alli sauce be more efficient than ExLax sauce? I mean, if you're going for the negative calorie thing, may as well go big! (Pun intended)
November 8, 2012 5:56 AM
Damn you all, I just wasted a good 90 seconds of my life looking through the data base to see if there really was ex-lax lasagna :D
November 8, 2012 5:56 AM
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I am thankful I found "Horriblevile, pile of crap, 1 heaping mound" yesterday. It was exactly what I ate.



bahahahaha thats awesome I didn't know this existed!!!
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November 8, 2012 5:57 AM
Please don't make additional fields mandatory! Some of my products only have cals and maybe fat, but not much more!
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November 8, 2012 5:57 AM
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Mmmmmm... Laxagna. love


laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
  155522
November 8, 2012 5:58 AM
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Damn you all, I just wasted a good 90 seconds of my life looking through the data base to see if there really was ex-lax lasagna :D


You and me both! noway
November 8, 2012 6:00 AM
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Damn you all, I just wasted a good 90 seconds of my life looking through the data base to see if there really was ex-lax lasagna :D


You and me both! noway


You both have broken sarcasm-detectors. laugh
Edited by UsedToBeHusky On November 8, 2012 6:00 AM
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November 8, 2012 6:01 AM
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Please don't make additional fields mandatory! Some of my products only have cals and maybe fat, but not much more!


If you have food that only has calorie information, you can do 'quick add calories' and save yourself some trouble.
November 8, 2012 6:03 AM
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Yes, it is. It's detrimental to the site as a whole to have inaccurate data in the database.


this might be one of those

"you get what you pay for" kind of deals
November 8, 2012 6:05 AM
Don't diss my favorite kind of lasagna.
November 8, 2012 6:05 AM
It would be nice if you could share the recipes with just your "friends" My hubby is on here, so every time I add something that we make at home I have to add it to my account AND his....its a pain in the rear
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November 8, 2012 6:06 AM
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Yes, it is. It's detrimental to the site as a whole to have inaccurate data in the database.


this might be one of those

"you get what you pay for" kind of deals


Pretty much, yes. =)
November 8, 2012 6:41 AM
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I was not aware that you could fix other entries; I usually re-enter an item with the correct values. If something looks a little odd I simply look up additional nutrition information on the net.

Sometimes all of the information is not available for certain food items. I entered a few microbrew beers yesterday morning, and could only find information on the caloric count. I had to estimate the number of carbs and other macros based on similar beers. I am pleased to learn that I can correct this in the future once I find this information (I could not even find it on the brewer's website.)


When you look at the nutrition info, you'll see "Is this data accurate? YS/NO" and 25 people will have voted yes, (even if it's wildly inaccurate, like my favorite example, orowheat bread with 40g of protein per slice.) When you vote no you can change it.


Oh that's right. I usually do not use the inaccurate ones. I should start voting.
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