Facebook Forum Rules

This page lists the rules applicable to discussions on our Facebook Group, Page, On-Site forum and all areas where Chef at Large members, readers, contributors, authors and moderators among others gather for the purpose of discussions and conversation. This includes off-line meet-ups too. Please mail CaL Support to inform us of rule violations, IPR issues or anything related to the group you think we should know.

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  1. The Chef at Large (CaL) Group
    1. Is a part of the Chef at Large network, India’s #1 and most active food community.
    2. Is an open group on Facebook. All your friends on Facebook can see what and when you post.
    3. Is a group of foodies, not about food. There is nothing off-topic, though there are restrictions.
    4. Does not insist on recipe sharing. Members do not have to share recipes if they do not wish to.
    5. Is very strictly moderated. Please read the rest of the rules.
  2. Moderation
    1. Moderation happens 24×7, and is always per these rules.
    2. Always contact CaL Support, and please do not message moderators on FB as far as possible.
    3. Please do not block moderators on FB. It impedes their function.
    4. Please feel free to tag a moderator if you need help on the forum or think someone else does.
  3. Posting Links to the Group
    1. Facebook links must not be shared under any circumstances in posts, with or without shortening, except in comments and then only in response to a request.
    2. Chef at Large assets, such as our website, internal group links etc. may be shared without shortening.
    3. If you’re sharing a link to your own blog, please ensure it is in the whitelist, and displays the CaL Badge. Please note that YouTube channels/videos may not be shared by the owners at this point.
    4. Links no longer need to be shortened prior to being shared on the group. [update: 16 Oct 2017]
    5. This section does not apply to Chef at Large and it’s designates.
  4. Promotions
    1. Members may not explicitly promote anything on the group, including themselves, their children, asking for visits, likes, votes etc.
    2. If a member would like to use the Chef at Large network to promote a social or environmental objective, they must obtain clearance by first writing to CaL Support.
    3. If a member would like to use the Chef at Large network to promote a commercial objective, they must initiate a contract by first writing to CaL Support.
    4. Commercial brands/entities may not be used as image watermarks.
  5. Sharing Content on the Group
    1. Give due credit, wherever due, in whatever amount applicable, including precise sources for recipes and images among other forms of intellectual property, unless the shared object already has a copyright notice or similar.
    2. When sharing content of a technical nature, such as medical information among others, a domain reference with authority must be quoted. Similarly, health related queries with potentially dangerous implications for the recipients health are not allowed.
    3. Always post dish names and other searchable content such as recipe ingredients and method in full, clear English or other language, not using SMS-style communication, all-uppercase, random short forms, irregular abbreviations etc.
    4. By sharing your content, including but not limited to photos and recipes among others, to the Chef at Large group on FB, you consent to allowing the republishing of all shared material to other Chef at Large platforms, including our website, social media handles and badge network among others. If you do not wish this, please write to the moderators, citing specific published content, requesting its removal, which we are happy to do.
  6. Interaction on the Group
    1. Behave exactly as you would be expected to in real life; taking the time to know people, thanking them for their help, appreciating their work and so on.
    2. Socially unacceptable behaviour, including being rude, racist and vulgar among others, is actively penalised, including the removal of groups and individuals seen to be obstructing goals, activities or events on our platforms.
    3. Contacting members after being asked by them not to is actively discouraged.
    4. Religion, politics and sexually explicit topics among others are not allowed for public discussion.
    5. No public discussion of the rules, the group’s core values, moderation or the moderators, by members; they will additionally not be the subject of ridicule, argument or criticism.
    6. Please do not support rule violations through likes and/or comments.
    7. Members may post in any language, Indian or otherwise. Given the group largely comprises Indians, most posts are usually in English and Hindi. If you are asked to provide a translation by members who are unable to understand the language of your post, please assist if you are able to.
  7. Penalties for Rule Violations
    1. You may be removed. If you’re removed, you will find yourself unable to reply, but able to view and like posts. This indicates you broke a minor rule and are welcome to return.
    2. You may be banned. If you’re banned, you will be unable to view the group entirely. This indicates you broke a significant rule.
    3. You may be asked not to post any more links and/or interact (like, comment etc.) on any more posts for a certain or indefinite period of time.
    4. If you have been banned, please write to CaL Support, either mentioning why you were banned or acknowledging that a rule was broken which you may not be aware of. The former will result in nearly immediate reinstatement. The latter will result in  your being asked to attempt the rules quiz, in which you must score 20 or more points (out of 23) after which you will be immediately reinstated. Please note, no apologies, regrets etc are required – just acknowledgement and acceptance of the rules.
  8. Joining the Group
    1. To fight spam, the group turns referral-only every so often. The group is now in NORMAL mode.
    2. If the group is in referral mode, please ask an existing member to add you. If you do not know anyone in the group, then you cannot join the group.
    3. If the group is in regular mode, your profile is checked for various attributes and then added, if it passes our checks. We cannot reveal details due to spam.
  9. How to Contact CaL Support
    1. Write to [email protected]
    2. Visit http://chefatlarge.freshdesk.com
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111 thoughts on “Facebook Forum Rules

  • February 17, 2015 at 12:10 pm
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    just joined .would like to observe for sometime

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  • February 20, 2015 at 4:41 pm
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    If we know of someone who falsely posts pics…like the dishes are not made by them..and yet they take false credits…but being closely associated can’t point them publicly..what to be done??

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    • February 20, 2015 at 5:19 pm
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      Please write to [email protected] giving the URL to the post if possible, or at least the text of the post so it can be found and appropriate action taken.

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      • June 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm
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        Sir.. Suddenly my post got deleted and all the notification also…. Can’t search this group on Facebook.. Pl do the needful..I am regularly following up this group.. Thanks

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        • July 28, 2015 at 4:46 pm
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          i also got deleted and all posts gone cant reach to grp sir pls let me reach this… i am also a regular followers of this

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          • October 15, 2015 at 11:15 pm
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            Hello to the moderator,
            Was happy to see such a platform to share receipes amongst so many members… Looking at the posts early morning in london gave such sweet memories from india…. But unfortunately i cant see any more posts… I assume i have broken some rule which i was not aware off then and even now. Just feeling sad to have lost that lovely connection…
            Hope this resolves sometime soon.
            Thanks vaishali

          • October 16, 2015 at 9:22 am
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            Not automatically it won’t. Read the rules. Follow them.

  • February 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm
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    dear sir,
    I don’t know the reason why I am not getting any notifications from chef at large.
    Pls do the needful .
    Thanking you in advance,
    With a Warm Regards ,
    Kiran

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      • February 22, 2015 at 10:44 am
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        Dear sir,
        I have written moderator but this same mail comes to me. Pls help. I want to join this group again. I have not broken any rules. I case u think I am extemerly sorry .
        Waiting for ur response.
        Thanking u in advance
        With warm regards
        Kiran takkar

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          • May 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm
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      • January 16, 2016 at 1:49 pm
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        I would like to be back in the group please help me out Sir
        Regards
        vidya anchan

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  • February 23, 2015 at 3:25 pm
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    would be happy to join the group.thank you

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    • February 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm
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      Please read section 12.6 for incoming profile requirements if your request wasn’t approved.

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  • March 2, 2015 at 4:52 pm
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    Looking forward to be a part of the enticing CAL family!!!

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  • March 7, 2015 at 12:40 pm
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    I am unable to any updates from chef at large but the reply from ur side said that I have not followed ur rules but I had posted only 3 times on the group.And as far I remember I didn’t do anything against the rules. It will b very appreciative of u ppl if u can throw sum light on it.
    REGARDS

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  • March 8, 2015 at 7:21 am
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    I m a foodie n enjoying cooking n love to experiment too……my request to join this grp…kindly add me in d grp list pl
    thanks

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    • March 8, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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      If your request to join isn’t being approved, please read the rules to know the joining criteria.

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  • March 8, 2015 at 7:25 am
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    I m a foodie n enjoying cooking n love to experiment too……my request to join this grp…kindly add me in d grp list pl . looking forward to b a part of the grp.
    thanks

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    • March 8, 2015 at 10:24 pm
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      If your request to join isn’t being approved, please read the rules to know the joining criteria.

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  • March 26, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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    Please help me I made a mistake n I got the punishment also….
    n my ban was extended for 2 weeks. …
    Today it has been 3rd week….
    After extention of ban they said ul allow me again to join the group. …
    From past week I have tried to mail to the moderator many time but I didn’t get any reply from them….
    Pls as I made mistake I got punishment also now I apologise again n again….
    Pls accept my apologie n allow me to join group again…..

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  • April 14, 2015 at 8:41 am
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    yesterday mrng I woke up asusual to find some mouthwatering recipes from CAL. To my horror, I was terrified to find it missing.for nearly half a day I was searing through various names, thinking that the group name was changed or the group no longer existed.but what shocked me the most is when few minutes before I realised that I was blocked and I don’t know the reason. I just want to know if there is any procedure to join the group again.

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  • April 23, 2015 at 11:59 am
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    I saw the group on facebook, and the about section says in bold to visit this page for forum rules and to paraphrase
    “These are implemented *very* strictly and we sincerely suggest you read them at the earliest to ensure a long, happy stay.”.

    But surprise, surprise… The forum rules are private and requires forced membership to the website. If that is so, you should declare openly on the group that membership is open only to registered users of the website. Why coerce people to register if your intention is just that forum rules be followed.

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  • April 23, 2015 at 5:32 pm
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    Sid Khullar….. how dare you call me moron. Don’t u know how to talk to a lady and have d guts to ban me for banning me frm ur group for breaking god knows which rule and then u ban me from messenger also. U don’t have decency to talk and u r not my boss and none at all have any right to call me moron. U better apologise to me or i m gonna sue u. Who gave u this right. God will punish u for being this arrogant one day. Ghamand aisa totega ki kahin ke nahi rahoge. U r not God.
    Sangeeta chandra

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  • April 23, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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    I got banned today without any valid reason may be moderator felt like that. Its fine for me as I was getting continuous updates and I couldnt able to find and read updates from my friends. When you feel to add me again then also inform me how to get out of such heavy load of updates. Thanks

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  • April 24, 2015 at 11:30 am
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    dear sir,
    I want to join CAL again, please add me. I am extremely sorry for my mistake, actually I was not aware of the rules. but now I have gone through them. please add me once again sir.

    tejinder kaur

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  • April 24, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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    Respected sir,

    please allow me to rejoin CAL. I am very feeling depressed since yesterday afternoon, when I was not able to see any of posts from CAL. I request you once again to allow me to join CAL. I will be very thankful to you.

    tejinder kaur

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  • April 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm
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    Hi sid sir
    This is my last message.I know after this you will ban me from this also
    I said sorry because I braked the rule by posting it from facebook its self and then also I posted because the idea was new.if the idea was old no one would liked it or no one would comment on it.this is my last explanation but still il be waiting for ur message.
    Please I’m sorry give me a last chance….cal does really means a lot to me….
    sorry sid sir……

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  • April 27, 2015 at 8:37 pm
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    Hi sid sir…
    I think this will be my last message because you are going to ban from me from this also
    BUT THE ONE LINE EXPLANATION IS “The vedio which I posted was from facebook it’s self then also I have posted that vedio because that idea was new if the ideas would be new no one would like or comment on it”
    please sir this is my request please understand me and give me a last chance to join in cal
    sorry I’m not lieing Please give me last chance ????

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  • April 30, 2015 at 7:31 pm
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    Hi dear moderators

    It’s so commendable what you guys do and I can’t say that enough, Thanks for posting the link to the rules on CAL on Facebook.

    I just re-read the rules and found some new additions.

    I must congratulate you and the team to have provided us all with such comprehensive but easily comprehensible guidelines. I’m sincerely in awe of your efforts and amazing work of so many great chefs and people on CAL.

    Kudos to the entire team!

    Big hug and lots love to you guys! Stay blessed!

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  • April 30, 2015 at 11:48 pm
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    How do i post my recipes here

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  • May 4, 2015 at 9:54 am
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    Feeling bad & sad to read Sid sir’s post
    “So, please don’t write in begging and pleading to be allowed back in. Suck it up and deal with it.”….

    i am begging or requesting because i want to be a part of CAL and not to disturb you sir.

    Well no more mails now as its not working bcz its your group, your rules and your decision and i really respect.

    A very belated happy birthday to you Sid Sir, I wish god bless you with health wealth & progress in life.

    Bye bye CAL.

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    • May 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm
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      Anshu, it gives us no pleasure to ban people such. Requests to read the rules as well as links to the rules are mentioned in the dozens of warnings that the Mods post every single day as individual comments. The same is included in the group’s description as well, in addition a link to the rules present in the description text of every cover image. Despite this, less than 10% of members have taken the time to read the rules.

      We have therefore decided to permanently ban anyone, who breaks any rule. If we were to reinstate members based on apologies and promises of future behavior, we would need to do so for everyone and you will agree that does not promise to be a fruitful endeavor. I therefore suggest scouting for other groups, most of whom will not be as strict about the rules as we are, and of which hundreds exist.

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      • May 5, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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        Hello Sid Sir,
        I completely agree with you. I was only 20 days old on CAL so was not aware of all this. my all friends are on cal and they will help me to learn new things so need to join other groups. :)

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        • May 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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          ***my all friends are on cal and they will help me to learn new things so “no” need to join other groups. :)

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      • May 15, 2015 at 1:49 am
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        But atleast gv us reason…

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        • May 15, 2015 at 7:21 am
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          The reason is, you broke a rule. Now, if you didn’t have the courtesy to read the rules, I’m certainly not going to spend the time to let you know which one.

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  • May 4, 2015 at 11:06 pm
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    Hello sid ,
    you blocked me yesterday for posting non cal post. I know that I broke your rules but you have to warn me before blocking me.
    Now I know my mistake and apologies for that. I already contacted on moderator @chefatlarge. com but they refused my request. I am your member from many months. Now , it’s upto you to take appropriate action on your loyal members.

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    • May 4, 2015 at 11:11 pm
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      Breaking rules = permanent ban.
      Please consider joining the hundreds of other groups.

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      • June 17, 2015 at 5:46 pm
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        It’s already 2 months gone. Now please re invite me again. And I apologise for my inappropriate behaviour. I am missing CAL very much.
        Sid , please invite me back….

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  • May 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm
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    its my favorite page … i am learning many dishes with out any cost….everybody are chef by our self….

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  • May 13, 2015 at 6:21 am
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    In the highest courts of law, a’ criminal’ is at least allowed the kindness of being informed about the nature of his crime…are we , the exiles, not even deemed fit for that…??

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    • May 13, 2015 at 7:19 am
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      Actually, the police do the charging and the courts decide if the charges are valid, with the defendant being allowed to defend themselves against said charges. That however is in a democracy, where the perception of power to the people exists. Chef at Large is not, as clearly stated in the rules, a democracy. Every member has a single opportunity to read the rules and adhere to them. If they do not do so, and consequently break the rules, they are permanently banned. Additionally, those who support rule breakers, by liking their comments or posts, are also permanently. Finally, as mentioned in the rules, we are not obliged to share details of why members were banned. Chef at Large is not a contractual service and has not consented to be treated as such.

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  • May 16, 2015 at 7:23 pm
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    I am a member of this group from a long time but more like a silent spectator, i love to read all the posts and sometimes contribute too if its useful to others. not being very active is hopefully not a reason for which i could be banned sometime in future….. Just curious kindly reply…

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    • May 17, 2015 at 8:52 pm
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      Read the rules please. If the rules are broken, you will be banned. Else, you’re alright. Again, *please* read the rules. Do not mail me later asking to be let back in etc.

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  • May 20, 2015 at 10:31 am
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    Hello Banned Friends :)
    people do mistakes, when cal banned them we ask reasons, when they said you broke rules we said no we did not, then people beg. if they do no accept request people say bad for moderator & Sid Sir. Why don’t we accept our mistake and find another way to learn from Cal? Cal banned me but still learning many dishes daily from Cal by taking help of my friends and others. If we give positively it ill be back to us. Stop saying bad for people who is providing a good platform for beginners as well as cooking experts.

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  • May 21, 2015 at 4:10 pm
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    Hello sir
    I want to join your group… as one of mine best friend told me about ur group.. pls accept my request….

    Adyant jain

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    • May 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm
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      Thank you for your interest in Chef at Large. Please read the rules from this page, particularly the section on joining profile requirements if your request is being rejected. In all cases however, please just click the ‘Join’ button after visiting https://www.facebook.com/groups/chefatlarge/

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      • May 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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        Hello sir
        I already read ur rules…and click the join button…pls help me…
        Adyant jain

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  • May 26, 2015 at 8:49 pm
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    Good Evening admins
    I had been removed from the group because i shared the video on the page, i apologise for this act and sir i requested to rejoin the group but got rejected, don’t know why??

    Seeking reply
    Thanks

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    • May 26, 2015 at 10:25 pm
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      We understand. However, all bans are permanent at this time. We suggest exploring the many hundreds of food groups out there with relaxed moderation.

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      • May 26, 2015 at 10:52 pm
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        Thanks for the reply sir but i was really unwared about this, even i asked the members that can i post video related to food and beverage they said ‘yes’ but shouldn’t be offensive, and Sir i read the rule number 14 rejoining after ban it says that rejoining will range from 1week or more and the group is visible to me and shows join option to me
        Accept my apologies

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        • May 26, 2015 at 10:58 pm
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          We understand. However, all bans are permanent at this time. We suggest exploring the many hundreds of food groups out there with relaxed moderation.

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          • May 26, 2015 at 11:32 pm
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            Thanks for immediate reply sir, and i just would like to thank you for running a very good group of great chefs, i learnt many recipes and techniques given by the members, i wish i could rejoin but this is my punishment, in last sorry for breaking the rule, accept apologies.

            Thanks

  • May 27, 2015 at 11:58 am
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    Namaste… I m Ami Kawa. For d past 2 daz m nt getting ne notifications frm CAL.. pls do let me why?? My net was nt wrking properly for d past couple of daz.. I came to know yesterday tht hvnt recevd ne notifications.. If I m wrong on my part..pls do kemme me know…

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  • May 28, 2015 at 1:18 pm
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    Hello Admin,
    May I know why I’m abandoned from Chef at Large? There must be some reason…. It’s very painful that I’m blocked from this group….. I don’t know why?….. I never use any slang language or never post any promotional links…. so please tell me the reason… I’ll be waiting for your reply….. Please do reply.

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    • May 29, 2015 at 6:25 pm
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      Thank you for writing in.

      If you are unable to access the group entirely, it is possible your profile’s access has been revoked for breaking one or more rules. As mentioned in the rules, moderators are not obliged to keep track of, intimate members of rule violations or let banned members know what rule they have broken. Members are expected to read the very simple set of rules and follow them in letter and spirit, failing which, they will be permanently banned.

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      • June 13, 2015 at 1:29 am
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        If I don’t get a warning, then how can I understand that I’m making a mistake. I have read all the rules, but honestly cannot figure out why I’m banned from this group. Still please accept my apology & please give me a chance & add me back. This is a very good platform for learning & I don’t want to miss that.

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  • June 2, 2015 at 6:42 pm
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    M not a very active member but very religious follower of the group.. And really very upset after being banded from the group! Was in mist of migrating to a new country with a toddler and plus m pregnant I could not write earlier as I was banded in first week of May only! Since m such a naive in cooking this group was very good support n platform for me to learn! Will really appreciate if you add me back…. I have read rules but honestly cannot figure out why a silent follower like me would get ban may be I must have liked some inappropriate post m aware of all the rules but after all we are humans only to make unintational mistakes. I have never been warned also n was member since almost a year. Consider my good conduct and honesty n add me back!! ????

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  • June 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm
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    Please join me to the chef at large group

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  • June 24, 2015 at 3:38 pm
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    All of a sudden i m not getting any notifications from cal group. Please help me ! Let me know if i made any mistake. Please let me be in again if its banned by any reason m unaware of, please

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  • June 24, 2015 at 5:34 pm
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    can i know thw reason as to why am i banned from the group. I posted the recipe of carrot cake on the group and after that i have been removed and banned. Is this the way to treat newly added members…

    I want to know thw reason for such creulty

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      • September 19, 2015 at 2:43 am
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        Chill …!

        Come on KHULLAR sir what do you mean by plagiarist there are so many recipes on internet available all the ingredients are same how do you say it’s copied do you have any proof to say it’s plagiarist arey ek group open karke logon ko pagal bana rahe ho … Vese bhi group ke log sab begginers hi hai just like home bakers and home makers not professional !

        Chalo i will tell you for example i read your magazine you post recipe on some pages the same recipe available on net phir jo recipe aap jo print kar rahe ho woh kya something new and innovative hai kya no baba nahi it’s also copied from some where right … Make your group rules friendly, easy going chaai se bhi rules kadak hai …

        Another example is it garima’s karachi biscuit is copyrighted no never and it’s not exact recipe too so many tried and so many posted picture and shared her recipe in same group why didn’t you block them now i tell you one chef aur food ke group mein matti se bana hua ganeshji ko kya lena dena so many unwanted wishes and it’s pics spam the group have you seen still they have been kept pending for block.

        More over do you run group by paying money to facebook sab free hai sirji kal ka kya haal kisiko nahi pata don’t make people to beg …

        Even after when people request you don’t add ab meri bhi boli kadak hai aap socho sirji socho ?

        If you strictly follow the rules don’t delete this comment reply on same page instead of sending me personal message never ignore such comments this will give bad impact to your brand name.

        I need valid reason with positive reply.

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  • June 29, 2015 at 3:35 pm
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    Hi Sid Sir,

    Apologies for bothering you on messenger, I have learnt a lot from this group since past 1 year, being banned is I know it was my mistake. And I did take time to go through the rules when I joined. Since it was too long, I forgot where I had to write, wasn’t having access to my laptop so that I could fetch the email ID, tried taking from my CAL whatsapp friends, but I guess no one could help me, I should have waited for a few days to find the ID, but it was my mistake that I didn’t.

    If you feel that my banned is something good for the group, happy. :) But if you feel that my re-joining the group (with the assurance that the rules won’t be violated again) won’t do any harm to group, happiest. :D

    Please re-consider my request if possible.

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      • July 1, 2015 at 12:26 pm
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        Hi Sid,

        I have been a member of this group for past one year and i am sure i didnt break any of the rules,i dont post much,i have never involved myself in any of the absurd posts or anything which is prohibited on this forum rules but from past two days I have been banned.
        I am a true follower of this group and believe it must be because of some misconception and this is the reason why i am writing it to you.
        Thanking you in anticipation

        Apoorva

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  • July 5, 2015 at 3:38 am
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    Hi,
    I don’t know for what reason I’m banned from CAL. One fine day I was waiting for few of my queries solutions and to my dismay I don’t find any updates, no notification history n then no group. I think one shud be informed bout the reason for getting banned. Anyways I would like to join back. Kindly do the needful. I have also sent the email but still no update.
    Tysm

    Avani

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  • August 21, 2015 at 6:31 am
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    I enjoy cooking and want to share best recipes

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  • September 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm
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    Dear Sid Sir,

    Warm Greetings,

    I made a mistake today and broke a rule of CAL by sharing a facebook video and making impolite comments which was not intentional. I did not read the rules well before. But now I very well understood them. Hence, I kindly request you to accept my apology once again. I already mailed the matter to moderators twice. Once again requesting u to please let me join back CAL.. I shall no more repeat the mistake again.

    Hope you give one more chance and add me back.

    Thank you in advance

    Regards,

    Hamida.

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  • September 7, 2015 at 12:17 am
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    hello sir this is know why I have been blocked from this group all of a sudden ….. I just don’t find any valid reason for blocking me ….. It would of great help if u add me again and unblock me ….
    And if any reason so pls do let me know it ….
    I should know y I have been blocked
    Rohini Sharma

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  • September 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm
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    Hi,
    I am unable to rejoin CaL. Though I’ve received the membership reinstated mail. I’ve read the rules again but still can’t figure it out. Kindly help.

    Thanks
    Ankita

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  • September 16, 2015 at 12:33 am
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    Hello Sid sir,
    I have been member of this group from almost 1 year. But from past few days I am not able to access the group. I far as I know I haven’t broken any rules. I am usually a silent spectator. I love this group. I don’t know what is the reason for ban. My profile picture? I don’t change my profile picture often and I don’t put my picture.
    I love this group and have learnt a lot from it. Please unblock me. It’s a request.
    Regards
    Ritu Rajput

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  • October 14, 2015 at 9:37 pm
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    “Dear Moderators,

    I was banned for ignoring a moderator notification and request reinstatement.

    Raman”

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  • November 17, 2015 at 12:14 pm
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    Enter your comment here…Dear sir, i read rules..muje bhi banned kiya gaya hai one month se….sorry sir mujse rules toda tha isliye…plz sir now reinstated my account.

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  • November 22, 2015 at 12:53 pm
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    Dear Sir
    I have not been getting any notification from CAL for past month.I am a regular follower of the group and i have learnt alot from the group. I dont know which rule i violated so that i have been banned. I have written to moderates as well but i have not got any reply. Sir i apologise if i have broken any rule and please reconsider me for the group.
    Regards

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  • January 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm
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    Joined recently but i don’t know the reason of ban.
    Thanks
    Christina

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  • September 15, 2016 at 1:03 pm
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    I wanted to join this group in Facebook, but several times my request got rejected any clue.

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      • September 16, 2016 at 10:34 pm
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        Similar experience I do have. Wonder why always I am looped out of this group….strange!

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  • October 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm
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    I sent requests to join this group so many times.. but I don’t know why my request is always rejected.. atleast I should know the reason why it is being done always.
    Pls reply asap.

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  • December 8, 2016 at 5:05 pm
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    i want to join this group

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  • December 8, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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    i join this group many time
    why you reject me
    reasons

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    • June 26, 2017 at 10:49 am
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      Read the rules above please.

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  • December 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    my carving ,bakery ,and cooking are good

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  • December 8, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    please i join this group

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  • March 20, 2017 at 9:25 am
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    HI how can I get my blog added to the whitelist?I already put in the CAL badge.

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  • June 25, 2017 at 10:16 am
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    My name is Sukanya and I am an avid foodie. People appreciate my cooking and say I am a good cook too!

    I have been trying to join this group CaL on facebook but it’s not login in.

    The message is showing that you don’t have the permission to be in this group.

    I want to join this group.
    Sending my facebook URL.
    https://www.facebook.com/sukanya.choudhury.35

    Please add me to this group.It will be a favour.

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    • June 26, 2017 at 10:49 am
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      This is the rules page. It might be a good idea to actually read the rules. They’re in the top half of this page. When you do so, you’ll find we have a support system. Please write in using the email address mentioned (yes, in the rules, above, on this page).

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  • July 19, 2017 at 8:25 pm
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    plz approve my request to join your group

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  • September 27, 2017 at 5:07 pm
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    I am unable to view the CAL Badge Network. What can be the reason?

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    • September 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm
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      The CaL Badge Network group only accepts those who have applied for the CaL badge, successfully implemented it and then been whitelisted.

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      • September 28, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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        Sir, I have implemented the CAL Badge. Still waiting to be whitelisted. Please help me in this regard. Its a request.

        Name of the blog – The Veggiestan
        URL – theveggiestan.com

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        • September 28, 2017 at 12:29 pm
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          Somehow, most of you think that by saying, “It’s a request” or similar, I’m bound to do what you’re saying. You’ve been relentlessly harassing me on FB Messenger, breaking the rules by posting your blog to the group without being whitelisted, then harassing the moderators about your blog without following due process and now you’re doing the same thing here, despite my informing you on messenger, that your application will not be processed because you’re sending repeated pointless mails and refusing to read/follow the rules.

          I’m afraid you’re banned from Chef at Large, permanently.

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        • September 28, 2017 at 12:35 pm
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          Congratulations. You’re banned from CaL, LWN and from my personal profile too, in addition to the CaL Badge Network and our support facilities. Please consider this next time you choose to harass people to achieve your own selfish ends.

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        • September 28, 2017 at 12:36 pm
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          oh, and this commenting system too.

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