Welcome to the SpiceMentor Community!
We're proud to serve up delicious know-how about seasonings, spices and herbs - their use, their history, health benefits and even and some delightful culinary applications that are sure to make your mouth water. Here, we've provided a space where like-minded spice fans can congregate to share ideas, tips and a passion for flavorful foods.
Created by USimplySeason, SpiceMentor is uniquely focused on spices, herbs and seasonings - unlike most core ingredient-focused cooking communities, spices get the (well deserved) spotlight here!
A Quick Reminder About SpiceMentor's Community Guidelines:
Our goal is to ensure a collaborative environment that both supports current members and welcomes new ones. Cooking fans and spice enthusiasts alike are invited to join us here on Google+! We encourage visitors and members alike to contribute their questions, pictures, tips, recipes and discussion topics - but please make sure this content is shared within the community posts themselves. We want everyone to see it, after all!
While we can definitely understand being excited about your off-site content, linking to personal accounts such as blogs, sites, social media pages or YouTube channels is a practice we discourage, except where the content the link directs to is within the post (e.g. attributed to a source) and that link appears at the bottom of the post. SpiceMentor was built from the ground up to encourage members to share here, after all - and sending people away from the community doesn't encourage group conversations. Not sure if your post is the right fit for SpiceMentor? In general, community members shouldn't have to leave the Google+ platform in order to read the content you are linking. We're happy to cheer on our members that own Food Businesses and blogs, but we aim to do that through thoughtful discussions and inspirations, person to person, not as a blank space for promotions.
Great posts inspire positive discussion and sharing - think seasoning-related questions, suggestions, pictures of your food creations, recipes and so on. While these posts can include a link to a blog or website, it should be as a footnote to a standalone post, not the entire reason for the post.
Bad posts have just a link or a tiny bit of text that is obviously only present to justify the link. Depending on how frequent or egregious a member's bad posts are, moderators may request that he or she edit the posts to be more in line with community standards, or delete them entirely to preserve the spirit of the community.
Have an idea to make the SpiceMentor community even better? We'd love to hear it! Please get in touch, and enjoy your visit here - we're glad to have you as a member!