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Foodbuzz: Blogspot/WordPress Comment Boxes Compatibility: What works and does not work! (repeat)

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Greetings again!

This is a epeat of my article posted om May 3rd, 2009.
I felt it necessary to re-publish because it is still a problem, Blogspot does not agree much with WordPress users. I know some of the reasons, but I would prefer not to delve in “internet politics”!

This said, this is an appeal to Blogspot users to try and publish a Comment Box that is compatible with other systems, in particular Wodpress and Internet Explorer. It certainly will add to comments on your postings and new friends in your mail list!

Thanks to Jenn for helping!

I could not think of a better system than taking pics with my mobile phone as I don’t have a scanner in my office!

WHAT WORKS:

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Jenn’s comments:
“I have this comment box for my blog: it is called “Full Page.” It’s in the comment form placement section in the comments tab under setting. In the “who can comment” section under the same tab I selected “anyone” and used the word verification setting. ”

Bear in mind that it must include an “Open ID” to allow access to other systems!

WHAT DOES NOT WORK:

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This is the main culprit!
For all its simple design and the fact it says it allows other systems in, it just does not! Full stop.

Snicerly hoping this will help everyone!
Cheers,
Robert-Gilles Martineau

RECOMMENDED RELATED SITES:
Warren Bobrow, Bread + Butter, Zoy Zhang, Hungry Neko, Think Twice, Frank Fariello, Mangantayon, Hapabento, Elinluv Tidbit Corner, Tokyo Terrace, Maison de Christina, Chrys Niles,Lexi, Culinary Musings, Wheeling Gourmet, Comestiblog, Chronicles Of A Curious Cook, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Palate To Pen, Yellin Yakimono Gallery, Tokyo Terrace, Hilah Cooking, More than a Mount Full, Arkonite Bento, Happy Little Bento; 5 Star Foodie; Jefferson’s Table; Oyster Culture; Gourmet Fury; Island Vittles; Good Beer & Country Boys; Rubber Slippers In Italy; Color Food daidokoro/Osaka;/a; The Witchy Kitchen; Citron Et Vanille, Lunsj Med Buffet/Estonian Gastronomy (English), Cook, Eat, Play, Repeat

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Foodbuzz Friend Bloggers Roundup

April 29th being a National Hoiday in Japan, I’m taking the opportunity to check all the links to Friend Bloggers I have referred to for the past 3 years since I started blogging (websites I had started back in 1999 had unfortunately to go with the times!).
It was somewhat a gratifying surprise to discover that the greatest majority of these friends was still very active.

I do have a crowd of friends I have either discovered through Foodbuzz or who later joined the fun. It would be impossible to cite them all, but I would like to thank all and eveyone for enriching my everyday life.

The following friends are special among special and I would like to recommend them as they deserve special attention for obvious and more obscure reasons (there will be other roundups!):

Warren Bobrow: Financier turned gastronomic journalist!

5 Star Foodie: A happy Marriage of Ukrainian and American (and World!) Culinary Delights!

Bread + Butter: The foodie journalist and film director!

Jefferson’s Table: For the love of Jefferson Airplane!

Oyster Culture: A shared love! Hubby is going to kill me! LOL

Gourmet Fury Foodie Fury out of control in Vancouver!

Zoy Zhang: Amazing Zhang!

Hungry Neko: Cats can be gastronomes!

Frank Fariello: The lawyer reminiscing on his Mum’s Italian Recipes!

Mangantayon: Another Shizuoka Foodie!

Hapabento: For the love of Bento!

Elinluv Tidbit Corner: Indonesia forever!

Tokyo Terrace: One ot the Tokyo Tribe!

Maison de Christina: Taiwan forever!

Chrys Niles: Ever an enhusiast!

Lexi: Star-studded!

Culinary Musings: For the love of Hubby!

Wheeling Gourmet: Never Say Die!

Comestiblog: Beware of that one! LOL

Chronicles Of A Curious Cook: Curiousity is a quality!

Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass: One of the Tokyo Tribe!

Tokyo Foodcast: One of the Tokyo Tribe!

Palate To Pen: Wine forever!

Hilah Cooking: The Laughing Instructor!

More than a Mount Full: Would like to invite that friend to Mount Fuji!

Arkonite Bento: For the Love of bento!

Island Vittles: Being stranded on an island does not prevent one from being a great cook!

Skewer It! : For the love of yakitori!

Good Beer & Country Boys: For the love of Beer!

Rubber Slippers In Italy: Growing Shiso in Italy!

Color Food daidokoro/Osaka: One of the Osaka tribe!

The Witchy Kitchen: Always had a soft spot for witches! Check The Life Of A Dragon and you will understand why!

Citron Et Vanille: Vive la France!

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Foodbuzz 10,000 th Friend!

Taylor’s Foodbuzz Avatar

Today at 07.02 a.m., Sunday April 11th, that is 16.02, Saturday April 10th in the US, I had the pleasure to have my Foodbuzz Friendship request accepted by Greenschocolate!

Taylor’s website is actually greens & chocolate, a charming blog mostly about great homey desserts.
Taylor hails from Midwest America (US).

I’ve been a member at Foodbuzz since February 2008. Making 10,000 friends in the last 2 years and 2 months was certainly an unforeseen boo,
Incidentally I do not “collect” friends, but only make a point to greet any new Foodie on Foodbuzz. That is the least I can do!

Thanks to you for sahring the fun!

Robert-Gilles

RECOMMENDED RELATED SITES:
Warren Bobrow, Bread + Butter, Zoy Zhang, Hungry Neko, Think Twice, Frank Fariello, Mangantayon, Hapabento, Elinluv Tidbit Corner, Tokyo Terrace, Maison de Christina, Chrys Niles,Lexi, Culinary Musings, Wheeling Gourmet, Comestiblog, Chronicles Of A Curious Cook, Bento Boutique, Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World, Palate To Pen, Yellin Yakimono Gallery, Tokyo Terrace, Hilah Cooking, More than a Mount Full, Arkonite Bento

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Foodbuzz: Blogspot/WordPress Comment Box Compatibility (reminder)

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Greetings again!

As I noticed that many new friends on Foodbuzz have not realized this “little problem”, I decided to re-post the original article in an appeal to Blogspot users to try and publish a Comment Box that is compatible with other systems, in particular Wodpress and Internet Explorer. It certainly will add to comments on your postings and new friends in your mail list!

Thanks to Jenn for helping!

I could not think of a better system than taking pics with my mobile phone as I don’t have a scanner in my office!

WHAT WORKS:

commentbox1

Jenn‘s comments:
“I have this comment box for my blog: it is called “Full Page.” It’s in the comment form placement section in the comments tab under setting. In the “who can comment” section under the same tab I selected “anyone” and used the word verification setting. ”

Bear in mind that it must include an “Open ID” to allow access to other systems!

WHAT DOES NOT WORK:

commentbox2

This is the main culprit!
For all its simple design and the fact it says it allows other systems in, it just does not! Full stop.

Sincerly hoping this will help everyone!
Cheers,
Robert-Gilles Martineau

Please check the new postings at:
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Foodbuzz Debate: Can a vegetarian and an omnivore strike a durable relation?

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Vegetarian Sushi

A Foodbuzz friend of mine asked me a vital question today:
“Is my relation with my new vegetarian boyfriend doomed because I’m an omnivore?”

My personal reply would be that there is little reason for her relation to fail. But I sometimes tend to be a bit too simplistic, so I thought this was a good opportunity to delve on an ever growing issue.
I do not pretend to know all the solutions/answers, and I would be honoured if anyone could offer her/his opinions on that matter!

I think that the key is to be positive about this gastronomic divergence.
Instead of considering it a matter of contention, it should be taken as a chance to expand one’s horizons.
I know of many vegans who cook for their omnivore halves. The opposite should hold true.
As long as it is not a religious issue (I’m agnostic), I see it as a source of daily joy and contentment.

I also see it as household cooperation.
If you decide to live together, why not have one take care of all the food (and washing the dishes!), and the other take care of all the house chores regardless of his/her gender? You can’t start to imagine how much time you would have left to enjoy each other’s company!

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Yasai Kushiyaki/Vegetables brochettes.

Having two different culinary priorities can become a lot of fun at parties:
You’re planning a BBQ? No problem!
Prepare two plates/grills over the same fire.
Hamburgers: meat ones on one side, tofu vegetables patties on the other one.
Yakitori/brochettes: meat ones one side, yasai kushiyaki/vegetables brochettes on the other.
Even vegetarian sausages exist!
You can always have two sets of sauces to make everyone happy!
And so on!
Even if your vegetarian half is strict, eating no eggs should not be much of a hindrance.
Use your imagination and ask around!
Tempura can be made without the egg white for example (use cornstarch)!

You are going to a restaurant?
In this case, try to find a restaurant which serves both cuisines.
Any good restaurant should be willing and able to tackle the challenge.
After all, one should go to a restaurant to learn and enjoy food. If you can make it at home, go to the market and spend a bit more money of your food. Remember that the more you pay on good food, the less you will pay a doctor!

As for restaurants, in my own city, Shizuoka, I know at least two French, one Italian, one Japanese, two izakaya and one sushi restaurant capable of devising a vegetarian meal in a pinch. And of course I do not include the vegetarian cuisine par excellence that Indian gastronomy is!
Even if you live in meat-eating Texas, there should not be a problem!

Do not forget that as an omnivore (which I am), you will have one day to reduce your meat consumption and eat more vegetables to hold in check your cholesterol, fat and blood pressure (come to Japan! OL), whereas vegetarians will need to limit their sugar intake with all those cakes.

Great team work, no?

Looking forward to debating this (very tasty) issue!

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Food buzz: Help Keep our Community Website Clean!

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Greetings, everyone!

It seems that the old geezer has more time on his hands than anybody else! LOL
First, let me point out again that I am not a member of the Foodbuzz Team!

Last night, as I was breezing/browsing through the new Foodies I stumbled across a new Member calling itself Acai Berry! Now, that was bad luck for the critters as I had been spammed for a whole month by their ads!

I decided to take the time to go through the last two days’ batch of new members and found a dozen more similar little beasts!
The big giveaway is the bottom line on their Foodbuzz Profile when they don’t have the guts/nerve to advertise their website!
Three were pretty nasty, as two of them had borrowed an avatar/photograph while the third one made no bones about advertising cash card debts repayments!

To cut a story short, I sent a mail to Foodbuzz with a reference to all those unwanted creatures and Foodbuz promptly skewered them and threw them into the BBQ pit!

If you stumble across those blisters yourself, promptly send a mail to editorial@foodbuzz.com and the Team will take care of them!

Cheers and all that!
Robert-Gilles

Foodbuzz: How to submit a Recipe on Foodbuzz

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Greetings again!

As I said before, many new blogmates have some problems to get used to Foodbuzz which is becoming more and more sophisticated!

Tranthai recently asked me how to submit a Recipe on Foodbuzz.
This is fairly simple, but you still have to go through it!
-Copy your posting url (Ctrl + C)
-Open Foodbuzz page
-Click on “Posts” on the top toolbar
-On your left look for the “Submit” small window.
-Scrol it down.
-Click on “Submit a recipe” and fill he form!
-Don’t forget to include a picture to illustrate your posting!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate!

Cheers,
Robert-Gilles

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