Many of you have probably noticed that Gone Raw "disappeared" twice in the last couple of days. It appears that our web hosting company has been having some problems, and had to restart the computer that hosts Gone Raw. Unfortunately, this process takes a good hour or more, and there's no way for us to let everyone know what's going on, or how long it's going to take.
Oh well, these things happen. All in all, they're a great hosting company, and I'm sure they'll get this sorted out. In the meantime, we do apologize very much for the inconvenience.
Gone Raw is still fairly new (about 3 months now) and we're constantly looking for ways to improve as we grow. We'd love to hear your thoughts about what you like about Gone Raw and what you'd like to see added in the future. Please take our short anonymous survey (only a handful of questions) and let us know what you think. Thanks!
EDIT: Thanks everyone...the survey is offline now!
This weekend we added a couple new features. First, we added a much-requested *Recipe Box* to Gone Raw. You get to your Recipe Box by going to My Profile, and then click on My Recipe Box. Naturally, you have to be logged in! All recipes have a link on the right side, which lets you add them to, or remove them from, your recipe box.
We also took some time and reorganized the "main recipe page":http://goneraw.com/recipes as well. No more showing hundreds of recipes on one page! Also, you can now choose to see only recipes that use the equipment you have. Just look for the little check boxes on the right side of the screen. This is something we've wanted to add for a while. If you haven't saved up for that dehydrator you've always wanted, you can just un-check the dehydrator box, and you won't be shown recipes that need a dehydrator.
We hope you find these new features useful. "Let us know":http://goneraw.com/forums/5 what you think!
We're putting the final touches on a *recipe box* feature that's "been requested":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/112, so watch for that in the next few days. We'll also be looking at a way to make a shopping list from those recipes, as well as easier ways to browse and search the recipes on Gone Raw.
_But that's not enough!_ We want to hear your suggestions, ideas, and more. Maybe you could help out by writing descriptions of some of the ingredients on Gone Raw, to be shown beside the recipes. Maybe you have a great idea for looking through the recipes - all photos on one screen, perhaps? Maybe each recipe could have "related recipes?"
Whatever your thoughts, we want to hear them. Log in and "post them in our forum":http://goneraw.com/forums/5, so we can get a better idea of what would make everyone the happiest. Because really, we're doing this to make everyone just a little bit happier.
We're pleased to announce a brand new "Gone Raw dashboard widget":http://goneraw.com/downloads/goneraw-latest-0.1.zip for Mac users to grab. Just double-click on the file to extract the widget, then double-click on the widget to install it. You'll need to be running Mac OS X Tiger for it to work.
It's a simple little widget - but handy! Once it's installed, you get a summary of the newest recipes on Gone Raw, including a photo if there is one, kept up-to-the-minute on your dashboard. If you see something that looks tasty, just click on its name, and you're taken directly to the recipe page.
Read more about our widget, and another small new feature, in "this forum topic":http://goneraw.com/forums/5/topics/88.
We've just reached 100 recipes! Thanks to everyone who has shared their recipes with us. Do keep them coming!
Our goal for Gone Raw is to have such a variety of recipes that eating raw is fun, exciting and easy! This month, we are concentrating on adding basic recipes for people just getting into raw foods. What raw food helped you along in your first months? Do share!
*I'm sorry about today, I really am.*
First, our web host was having trouble. Gone Raw got really slow as the day wore on, until I finally contacted our service provider. We got it straightened out, and we were back to our snappy selves again.
Then, something I put into the Gone Raw code, to help me troubleshoot... well, it kinda blew up. So the site has been broken for the last half hour or so. Needless to say, I got rid of that troubleshooting tool, since it has proven to be more trouble than it's worth.
Sorry about that. But don't worry, we're all better now!!
As a belated New Years treat, we've added something called "badges" to Gone Raw. What are badges, you ask? They're little graphics you can put on your own website, to show that you are into raw foods! Here's an example:
That's one of four. How do you get one? Go to your profile page, and click on "Gone Raw Remote" on the right side. There you'll find instructions for not only adding a badge to your website, but also for adding lists of recipes - yours, or everyone's.
This is just the first of many things we plan to add to Gone Raw over the coming year. So stick around!
Happy Holidays to all of you from Ray and Kandace here at Gone Raw. We appreciate the wonderful community and support we've found here among all of you!
Many have told us that the holidays are some of the most difficult times for raw folks. We have a number of "holiday":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/holiday and "party recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/party as well "quick":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/quick snacks and easy "travel recipes":http://goneraw.com/recipes/list/travel for packing along on visits with family.
Gone Raw was down for about a half hour this evening, from about 5 to 5:30 PM. We were making a few changes, and something... er... unexpected happened.
We're still not sure what kind of weirdness caused this in the first place, but we'll be looking into it, and won't make any more changes until we've figured out how to keep it from happening again.