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Howdy Folks,

Been lurking here for awhile and for some reason I decided to register and say "Hi".

I'll still mostly lurk but will throw in a smart ass comment every now and again.

Please don't hate me for it.

This is a great site and thanks to all the wonderful folks who make it so.

I cook for me and am grateful for what I've learned here so far.

Enjoy life my friends because we only get one shot at it,
Zagut.
post #2 of 14

Welcome Zagut! We hope you enjoy participating even more than you have enjoyed lurking. The moderators will keep you in line. :lol: In time, you can become one of the people who makes this site wonderful for other people. That's how this place has worked for about 14 years now.

 

Since you've been lurking, I'll assume you've also wandered around and seen the cooking articles, photo galleries and all the other goodies here. Now that you're posting, please be aware that the Professionals' forums are for everyone to read, but only the Pros can post there. Home cooks like you and I mustn't post there, but we can post in the General forums. The Pros turn up there too to answer questions and join in the conversations.

 

So keep reading, put your two cents in when you want, and we hope you expand your cooking and food knowledge as you add to the mix.

 

Best regards,

Mezzaluna

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post #3 of 14
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Mods keeping me in line????

I'm in trouble now.

Thanks for the welcome Mezzaluna.

I'll do what I can to walk the straight and narrow.
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:D No worries! Civility is our watchword, not priggishness. ;) Have another look at the Community Guidelines and you'll never hear "a discouraging word" from a moderator, Zagut.

 

What do you like to cook? Are there dishes you've always wanted to learn about but haven't gotten to yet? When I started here, I didn't bake or make desserts much at all. Now I have loads more confidence because I have so many people to ask for help and so much material to consult quickly.

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post #5 of 14
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"Civility is our watchword"


Now this is where I could get in trouble. http://www.cheftalk.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/wink.gif



Community Guidelines ???? What are those???? You're dealing with a Hermit here. We avoid community at all cost. Nothing against it but we avoid it and sure don't understand it.

What do I like to cook???

Food. http://www.cheftalk.com/img/vbsmilies/smilies/biggrin.gif

I like simple foods but I'm interested in any new idea that strikes me as tasty.

I used to bake much more then I do now.

Guess I've gotten lazy as I age because I've gotten away from elaborate prep.


Thanks again for the Welcome.

Guess I need to find the Tech Forum.

I can't find the smilies (Tried to use yours but that didn't work) and I've done screwed up my Avatar.
post #6 of 14

Guidelines, http://www.cheftalk.com/a/terms-of-service, nothing tricky or complex, the biggest "stumbling block" seems to be the difference between "discussions" and "advertising, promotion, buying & selling", the former is strongly encourages, the latter is strongly discouraged, otherwise remember, your Mother may be reading theses forums ;)

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post #7 of 14

Pete nailed it! As for smilies, just click on the little smiley face above the box where you're typing your reply. A box of smilies will pop up. Just click on your selection. It'll appear in your text wherever your cursor was when you clicked on the smiley face. :smiles: No need to copy and paste gifs or jpgs.

 

As for dishes, simple is best anyway IMHO. I hate cleaning up after cooking, so it works well that way too. :bounce:

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post #8 of 14
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Pete I'd be really happy if my mother could read this.

She's been gone for 25 years and I still miss her.


But I know what ya mean and I believe she taught me how to behave.

But she was troubled with my sense of humor.



I have nothing to advertise so you folks don't have to worry about that.


Thanks to the link to the "Terms Of Service."

I have to admit that I've got a problem with one of them.

"Think before you post"

Every time I think I get into trouble so I gave up thinking long ago.
post #9 of 14
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Mezzaluna, I got nothing to click. I'm using IE. Is that the problem????

A box of smilies would help my posts but I see no edit options at all.


So you don't like dish pan hands either. See a smilie would be nice here.
Edited by Zagut - 1/2/14 at 1:47pm
post #10 of 14

Zagut, I'm no computer whiz. I'll see what I can do to find out why you can't see the smileys and other editing tools. Could be your browser; could be something else. You may receive a Private Message (PM) from another moderator about this, possibly Phatch. Phil might be able to help you; I'll see if he or someone else can figure it out. In the mean time, enjoy the site!

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post #11 of 14

Check your Preferences (upper right corner is your user name, hover and a menu opens, click on Preferences) and make sure Rich Text Editor is selected.

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post #12 of 14
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Thanks Pete,
Rich Text Editor is selected. (Thumbs up smilie)
No change.(Sad Smilie)


Hey, I can post. Just no bells and whistles.

And since I can't add pics I get your hand picked Avatar. (Lucky Smilie)

I'm a puter dunce but as long as I can read this nice site life is good.

It's most likely some Windows IE box checked or unchecked.

Now off to seeing what and how to eat. (Very Big Grin Smilie)
post #13 of 14

Zagut, it's your ideas we care about most anyway! See you around. :thumb:

Mezz

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post #14 of 14
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Thank you Mezz, But my ideas involve using my brain and I try to avoid that at all costs. ;)

 

 

And thanks to the powers that be because I can now see the smilies and was able to add an avatar. :thumb:

 

See you good folks on the board. :peace:

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