We wanted to bring it to your attention that we're introducing a slight change here in the Cooking Club. We're into our third very successful year now, and I know we're all delighted with how it's going. As time goes on, we get a bigger following, and more people are looking forward to the recipe posted every week.
It's very disappointing when a recipe isn't posted one week. It's stressful for us mods because we're trying to sort it out behind the scenes, and it's disappointing for those of you eagerly awaiting it. Many times, the failure to post is unavoidable, but it's especially frustrating in instances when we could have arranged a stand-in if the poster had contacted us in advance. It seems as though some people sign up without realising the level of commitment that we have to the Cooking Club, and have forgotten about it by the time their week arrives. Unfortunately, reminder PMs don't always work - sometimes we're just ignored, and other times we don't get a reply in time to arrange a stand-in. So from now on, we're going to introduce a 2-week ban for users who fail to post a recipe without providing adequate notice. We hope that this will encourage newer posters to understand how important it is to all of us that a recipe be posted every week, and to act as an encouragement for signed-up participants not to let other committed forum users down.
We welcome feedback on this decision.
Faith, the Hill Billy, and Mr Magnolia.