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Do you delete recipes? Two are no longer in my saved index.

BIGGUNDOCTOR Apr 15, 2012 09:21 AM

I had saved a recipe for the Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie which had a link to a fantastic Italian Meringue. I make this pie every year for a friend's birthday, and when I looked in my saved recipes it was gone. Did a search for both the pie, and meringue, and received no hits. Luckily , I found an envelope that I had written the recipe down on stashed in with my cookbooks. After I came out of panic mode, I started wondering how many other recipes may have been done away with. Do I need to make hard copies of the ones I like? Do you warn members that a recipe is getting deleted?

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    wewwew RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Apr 15, 2012 09:30 AM

    Wouldn't this topic fit better on the home cooking board?

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      paulj RE: wewwew Apr 15, 2012 09:34 AM

      The OP already asked for help in finding the recipe. Here the question is about the site practice. I'm guessing that there is a copyright issue.

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        BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: paulj Apr 15, 2012 09:45 AM

        That is correct Paulj. I am wondering if CHOW, or someone else, deletes recipes like the ones I had saved. I was perplexed as they had been saved for a few years, then POOF! they were gone. If CHOW does delete recipes for whatever reason do we get a heads up, or are they just gone forever, and do we have an option of recovering a deleted recipe? Luckily I had written this one down, but I still have a question about one part of it. As of now, I an considering any saved recipe here as temporary, and writing them down.

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          wewwew RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Apr 15, 2012 10:31 AM

          Sorry BIGGUNDOCTOR, quite self centered of me to mistake the "you" in the title for me when it was you = Chow

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            BIGGUNDOCTOR RE: wewwew Apr 15, 2012 10:20 PM

            No prob wewwew. I figured it would be self explanatory being that the question was posed under the Site Talk heading. I guess I could have called out CHOW directly in the title.

    2. mudaba RE: BIGGUNDOCTOR Apr 16, 2012 02:49 PM


      I can answer this one. When CHOW first became a website, we licensed a number of recipes from a cookbook publishing house. The contract gave us publishing rights for a certain period of time. Unfortunately, that time expired, so we no longer had the rights to those recipes. I'm sorry that a recipe you loved was removed! Considering that every other recipe on the site is either created by our food team or by our users, we no longer have to worry about this problem.

      Thanks, Meredith

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