Important Admin Notices

Questions about what you can (or cannot) post on this site (aka our Terms of Use) or our Privacy Policy? Post them here! But first, please review those documents located in the pink links above. You may find that we've already answered your question. From time to time, our Cookie Connection administrators will also post important site updates here.

Say Hello to January's Header and Background!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, gang, I'm back for a few days before leaving again for the New Year, and so I wanted to get a jumpstart on January by posting this month's banner and backdrop! This striking duo of snowflakes was designed as part of our recent Practice Bakes Perfect Challenge #13 by the talented Rebecca Weld of The Cookie Architect , and it will be gracing our site until January 31, 2016 (lucky us!), when our February winner takes over. As a reminder, each of our monthly winners will be featured in an...Read More...
Last Reply By Julia M. Usher · First Unread Post

Happy Holidays from Cookie Connection!

Julia M. Usher
Okay, so they're not cookies, but they still come bearing a sweet sentiment!  Thanks to everyone who contributed to making Cookie Connection such an active and beautiful community this year. May you all have a holiday season filled with sweetness - and maybe a chocolate wreath or two along with your cookies!  P.S. I'll be on vacation and tending to some family matters until January 2, 2016, so I will be resuming site activities, including the next Saturday Spotlight, on...Read More...
Last Reply By The Tailored Cookie · First Unread Post
FYI, all: Please know that I am aware that commenting on photos on the site is currently more difficult than it was before, and that I am actively working with Hoop.la to try to get the following two issues addressed: Not able to comment on clips at the clip thumbnail level (without opening the clip) Not able to easily return to jumping-off point on the clip thumbnail page (i.e., once you open and comment on a clip, if you hit the back bar on your browser or backtrack through...Read More...
Last Reply By Julia M. Usher · First Unread Post

Site Maintenance and Downtime Today!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! Hoop.la will be be doing some rather unplanned maintenance on the systems that power this community for the purpose of maintaining and improving the security and stability of your service. This maintenance is scheduled for today, December 14, 2015 . The maintenance window will be from 3:00 to 6:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. During the maintenance window, there will be occasional, brief outages of up to 30 seconds. Cookie Connection  will be functioning normally...Read More...
Last Reply By donaharrisburg · First Unread Post

Important Chat Room Formatting Changes

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, we just completed three significant changes to the chat rooms, all designed to make chatting easier for you and moderators! First, the live chat viewing window has been moved to the top of all chat pages primarily to reduce the amount of scrolling needed to moderate the chats. To do this, the  chat descriptions had to be diminished on the site - but they are still there and accessible to you!  So now, for instance, when you click on a chat room, like this one for...Read More...

Formatting Issues in Main Navigation Drop-Down Menus

Julia M. Usher
Just a heads up: My site guys "fixed" a navigation issue today, which has since caused some formatting issues in the drop-down menus in the main navigation line. Specifically, the font has changed to a very small size and has been centered. In addition, some text under the "Forums" tab is also blowing beyond the bounds of the drop-down menu boxes. All of the links work just fine, but the formatting issues make it harder to navigate the menus, I realize. Anyway, just an alert to let you know...Read More...
Last Reply By Julia M. Usher · First Unread Post

New Collaborations Clip Set and Collaboration Posting Rules

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! In response to some recent requests to post collaboration cookies and the number beginning to appear on the site, I've created a new "Collaboration Cookies" clip set in which these cookies should be placed (along with any other clip sets that are relevant). As always, here on Cookie Connection , we don't allow people to post others' work due to copyright issues. But, in this clip set, we are making an exception for collaboration organizers ONLY, for certain photos ONLY. If you...Read More...

Clip Enlargement Functionality Restored!

Julia M. Usher
Good news for LeeLowe and Virago and anyone else who noticed that photos at the clip detail level were no longer enlarging when clicked on our new site! They now are! My site guys worked fast to restore this functionality. I have fully tested it, and it appears to be working properly. As far as "working properly", this is the functionality you should expect: When you click on any photo at the detail level (the original post), a pop-up will appear with the photo blown up to the original size...Read More...
Last Reply By Julia M. Usher · First Unread Post

IMPORTANT: One More Day Until Our New Site - Get Ready!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all, just a reminder that Cookie Connection will be transitioning to a brand new look and feel on Monday, November 30, between about 11 am and 9 pm eastern . Please expect a considerable amount of downtime during this period.  I highly recommend that you stay off the site until late in the day on December 1. I have some significant "clean-up" to do once the site goes live (stuff that can only be done at that time), and I'd prefer that your first experience with the site be after...Read More...
Last Reply By CHELY Morales · First Unread Post

Site Downtime on November 18 and 19

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all!    The Hoop.la guys, who run the Cookie Connection platform, will be doing routine maintenance on the systems that power this community on November 18 and November 19, 2015. The maintenance window will be from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm...Read More...

An Important Hello and Good-Bye!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all! I've got two important pieces of news for you, so read on, please! First, I wanted to alert you to our latest, very exciting addition to the Cookie Connection contributor team ! With her inaugural post about baking paper , Liesbet Schietecatte joins us today as author of the bimonthly (every-other-month) blog feature, Toolbox Talk . Liesbet explains the genesis of this feature in good detail in her post, but basically Toolbox Talk is Cookie Connection 's alternative to a global...Read More...
Last Reply By karla lopez connelly · First Unread Post

Sexually Explicit Dialog Message - No Worries!

Julia M. Usher
Hi, all.    Just a heads-up NOT to worry if you received an odd Dialog message that propositioned you this morning, from a so-called happinesswilson!   It was just spam, which sometimes slips through despite our very strong spam...Read More...

Announcing New Sweet Sharing Chats

Julia M. Usher
In order to foster more information-sharing here on Cookie Connection , I’ve acted on a recommendation that came via our recent site survey from Tina Deluca Tsourtsoulas of Sugar Wishes . Tina thought it would be great if we could cultivate more communication and learning outside of our popular photo-viewing areas, and I agreed! Tina has since run with this idea and developed a brand new program for us that we will be piloting in mid-September. The program is called Sweet Sharing , and it...Read More...
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