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June 15, 2013 6:28 AM
Bumping again - in the hope that someone might pay attention to us!!!
June 15, 2013 9:05 AM
June 18, 2013 12:24 AM
Why is no MFP staff responding to this important topic?
June 18, 2013 1:58 AM
Great suggestion - the food database is a fundamental part of the site after all.

Come on MFP, this is a no cost way to improve the user experience.
June 22, 2013 5:11 AM
Still no response :(
June 22, 2013 5:31 AM
sad that there has been no response to this. Might be time to find another app/website
June 22, 2013 8:51 AM
I'm starting to get the feeling that they are totally overwhelmed by the reality of running a website like this. I have to admit that editing the database would be a huge job up front and also a heavy on-going load.

On the other hand: Changing the freaking food lists so that all entries could be deleted should be a piece of cake. If they designed it correctly up front one of the s/w engineers should be able to do it on his lunch break for crying out loud...
June 22, 2013 12:57 PM
Yes to this! It took me 20 minutes to log grapes because the calories for each option were so different. I ended up having to search through multiple websites until I found numbers that matched up to MFP.
June 22, 2013 2:33 PM
Bump,hope they respond soon
June 23, 2013 12:06 AM
Please MFP!!!
June 27, 2013 4:51 AM
June 27, 2013 6:29 AM

Bump,hope they respond soon

I wish.
July 5, 2013 4:32 AM

That's the sound of my head banging against a brickwall.....
July 31, 2013 4:17 PM
I just spent 15 minutes trying to find the MFP "official" entry for "SUGAR" in the database. I'm trying to add it to a recipe and have given up. There are easily over 40 entries for cane sugar or granulated sugar. Please allow for a sorting option for the database!! As it is now, it is extremely cumbersome to find a simple entry and this is exactly why people keep adding new entries!
August 19, 2013 9:25 AM
August 19, 2013 10:07 AM
This is one of the reasons I always scan the barcodes to enter food. It's always accurate for me. One of the things that bothers me is the ability to add any food to the database meaning if someone goes to Subway and doesn't get ranch on their chicken bacon ranch, they can add that food and customize it (but this also clutters the results -- I know there's an option to not share the food with others and I should be used more often quite honestly).
August 19, 2013 10:10 AM

I thought of another way of doing it.

Can we have an option to list foods in order of how many confirmations it has? That way all the stupid useless ones will sink to the bottom.

Also why has no one responded sad

This is brilliant.
August 19, 2013 10:11 AM

Please, PLEASE, let some of us who are good at data entry moderate the database.

There are 15 different entries for the same food, all with different calorie amounts. add a space on the submission form for a website and give some of us the ability to delete duplicate items from the database. I have resorted to finding the information on the company's website first before I try and log it because I have to find the correct one.

I wholeheartedly approve of this idea!!!!
August 19, 2013 10:11 AM
I'm in BUMP-A-DE-BUMP!! wink
August 19, 2013 10:11 AM


But then how are you going to find "Benanas" and "Naval Orangas"?
August 19, 2013 10:12 AM
There's an option that allows you to confirm or contend the accuracy of an entry.
August 19, 2013 10:13 AM
Also, start banning people that put in stupid entries.
August 19, 2013 10:14 AM
August 19, 2013 10:14 AM
$18 million in funding... shouldn't have an issue hiring one person full time to do this :)
August 19, 2013 10:18 AM
Yeah, I was actually eating too little because several items I trusted to be correct were had far few calories than reported.

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