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Reviews without a Rating Hi everyone, We've had many requests to allow members to rate a listing without adding a review. In our discussions so far it seems like a bad idea since there is no accountability, and could easily hurt a restaurant's business without offering any feedback to owners who care to improve. Would be great to get your ideas / suggestions regarding this as well here in this thread. Thanks, Eric Post Date: 09/16/15, Replies: 2 09/16/15 2
suggestions - ability to enlarge and zoom into photos (especially handy when someone has uploaded a photo of a menu, namecard or map). some websites do it by showing the enlarged version on a pop-up window. - ability to edit/delete photos after posting - mistakes do happen, some of which are hardly worth troubling the happycow team (eg typos, having uploaded a wrong photo, or wanting to upload a better photo of a similar dish on a second visit) - leaving a review without a rating. one instance where i see this happening is for a stall that i would not patronise because of personal preference but can still observe neutrally, e.g. a sidewalk stall that sells mainly gluten dishes. Post Date: 09/16/15, Replies: 2 09/16/15 2
combine both search boxes? on the main page, there are two search boxes: one for "restaurant, region, city, state, region or country", one for "everything else". i question the need for two search boxes, especially when the first does not seem to be accurate. eg searching for "happy veggies" (either with or without quotes ) results in "Sorry, this location/business was not found, has been deleted, or you have entered an invalid URL." whereas the other gives me accurate listings, detailing all three happy veggies outlets in hong kong). such skewed results might put the casual user off and i wonder if there's any way to streamline both search boxes. Post Date: 08/28/15, Replies: 3 08/28/15 3
Voice your Opinion - Vegan Friendly Cars Now is the time to voice your opinion! What do you think of the car buying? Is it stressful? Think something has to be changed? If so what? Do you get treated differently for being Vegan? What is your worst car buying experience? We want to know! Tell us what you look for when car buying and what stresses you out the most Thanks everyone! Post Date: 08/27/15, Replies: 0 08/27/15 0
feature request: half-star increments please allow the option to rate in half-star increments. Post Date: 08/02/15, Replies: 1 08/02/15 1
following small cities singapore and hong kong are so small. if i want to follow those cities, i don't want to have to click several times on central/east/northwest/north/west or hk island/kowloon/ new territories/outlying islands respectively. please allow me to do so just on the main singapore or hk page. Post Date: 07/30/15, Replies: 0 07/30/15 0
Login as a restaurant Hi there, everyone ! I'm a little bit dissconcerned because I don't know how to upload pictures from the restaurant. At the main page, I can only upload the profile pic. Also I cannot download the HappyCow app because my phone has not the right version to get it. Maybe someone can help me? Sorry if this topic shouldn't be written here, I'm new on this page, but I'd like to share the vegan dishes we make. Hope you like it :) Post Date: 07/23/15, Replies: 1 07/23/15 1
Ability to rate and sort photos Would be nice to have a swipe up to like, down to dislike rating when browsing photos. Could then allow sorting options by rank/date posted. Could help surface higher quality pics to the top of photo results. Post Date: 06/01/15, Replies: 1 06/01/15 1
Boss's play roulette of under 18 workers I think i know now why my boss trash talked his employee's when i was dining where i ate w a friend's cause he has good staff but doesn't call them to work ,and uses girls that won't speak up about getting the correct pay or even a consistant work schedule . I believe he is purposly throwing away 18 + year old workers & only keeping the one's that accept the rate of 10 bucks per hour . Long story short ,don't fall for nice owners of a business they probably also only go for the cheap staff even if their staff never mention pay .Even if their vegg friendly don't fall for the nicest bosses. Post Date: 04/14/15, Replies: 1 04/14/15 1
Restaurant removed listing, then adds new? Hi! A bit of an ethics questing here maybe.. :) This restaurant has been on happycow for several years and used to have quite a lot of reviews, one from me as well. BUT, the old listing (and all of the mostly mediocre reviews) has been removed and there´s a "fresh" listing up with only good reviews. Question is, is this allowed? Seems a bit dishonest to just start a new listing when there´s lot´s of review you don´t like? Post Date: 01/06/15, Replies: 2 01/06/15 2
Food courts with a single vegetarian stall Once again I recently came across a vegetarian stall in a non-vegetarian food court. The individual stalls share some of their kitchen utensils, but seem to prepare most of their food separately. However contrary to a market hall a food court like this (Pier 21 in Bangkok) will be run as a single enterprise. The employees taking orders for the vegetarian food have no particular affinity to vegetarianism and the supply chain is likely to be the same as for all the other kitchens. It's a single restaurant operation. For a vegetarian there are at least two reasons to favour vegetarian restaurants over regular ones. The first is the wish to eat food that isn't "contaminated" with residues of non-vegetarian food preparation. This might be due to neglect of staff that doesn't have any affinity to vegetarianism, general laxness etc. The second is the wish not to support businesses that generate most of their profits by killing or abusing animals. (I regard the second aspect as much more important as the first, because the second is less about me and my "purity" and more about animals and their interests.) So does a vegetarian food counter in a non-vegetarian food court qualify as vegetarian? The Happycow community seems convinced it does. I couldn't find any examples of vegetarian stalls being downgraded because of their surrounding. But shouldn't we take the context into consideration? The split-up of a restaurant into a vegetarian stall, a stall for fish and a stall for meat is arbitrary. Is this much better than to separate Asian, European and Arabic kitchens from each other (and have vegetarian choices marked as such on each menu)? What is won by the first set-up? To provide an example: The MBK Centre Food Court in Bangkok gets 4 out of 5 stars on Happycow ( I haven't been to the place, but if it is run like the food courts I have seen, the vegetarian counter belongs to the same restaurant operation that is famous for its Shark Fin Soup (see the MBK Bangkok review on Tripadvisor). Shark fin is one of the ingredients explicitly despised by Happycow. (Try to create an entry for a non-vegetarian restaurant and read the note!) Shouldn't we take this into consideration? Post Date: 12/19/14, Replies: 4 12/19/14 4
Captcha me I find the capcha-like system on each text submission quite an aggravation. It frequently fails and as we are already members I do not see the point. Post Date: 10/05/14, Replies: 1 10/05/14 1
Veg Airport Listings I wish there was a better way to add listings in airports... maybe I'm missing something? I just add it as a regular restaurant and then in the "cross streets" field write the terminal. It would be great if there was a way to add listings to an airport? Like a new type of listing that was categorized by airport... I've also found it difficult to find restaurants in airports while traveling. Post Date: 09/01/14, Replies: 1 09/01/14 1
Contributions (Member Points) How about getting "Member Points" for; 1) updating a listing? 2) adding a recipe? 3) posting to a forum topic and/or starting a new forum topic? Post Date: 08/09/14, Replies: 1 08/09/14 1
Filter places by opening time When you are visiointi a new city on sunday for example it would be nice to ne able to filter which places are open that day. Also the time of the day, to see which ones are open before 10 for example Post Date: 08/07/14, Replies: 2 08/07/14 2
How To Become Fan On HappyCow? I visit somebodies Member Profile and want to become FAN but i cant figure out how to do that. How can i become FAN form somebody here on HappyCow? Post Date: 08/04/14, Replies: 4 08/04/14 4
I wish scrolling map would update listings The most intuitive way for me to search for new restaurants is to bring up a starting location and then pan and zoom the map. For example, if I'm on a road trip, I might want to scroll along the highway I'm taking. This doesn't really work though: once you scroll beyond the initial search city, no new listings appear. Maybe it's just me, but I find this terribly annoying, and it's awkward to go back to the previous screen, choose a new city for the next search, etc. this seems to be a problem on the Phone app (iOS) too. Maybe I'm missing something? Post Date: 07/17/14, Replies: 2 07/17/14 2
Why is vegan censored? I am wondering! Why is "vegan" censored on this site at times? :/ Post Date: 07/15/14, Replies: 8 07/15/14 8
I just went to a new shelter today looking I just went to a new shelter today looking to adopt a dog with little time to rescue and find it a home. My husband is allergic to cats so we cannot have any. There was this little black and white kitten about 8 weeks old, quiet, nice and playful. She has been there a week today and that is there limit! I just did not feel right leaving her there and I cried the whole way home. I would be willing to pay her adoption fee even though and whatever else if the right person would give her a home. I hope she is not dead by then. I am going to call the shelter and tell her that I am coming to get her. They are closed tomorrow because that's when they get rid of the old animals. Please someone respond. Thanks you can text me at 714-615-8870. I live in temecula, ca Post Date: 07/09/14, Replies: 6 07/09/14 6
Cruelty Free and Vegan blogger here :) Just thought i would share with you lovely people my cruelty free and vegan blog with :) Post Date: 05/21/14, Replies: 2 05/21/14 2
Happy Cow Donation Purpose? Hello Happy Cow, Firstly, what a wonderful website, Happy Cow Mobile Phone Application, community and service provide. For that, Thank You! I have a question if I may in relation to why you offer donation options to your website? My understanding, thus far, is that you offer a variety of store items to include apparel, receive funds through advertisements on your website and, offer a mobile application at a cost in extension to your website (which is wonderful by the way). To this I ask myself why the donation and to where or whom benefits from this? There at some point would be an excess for profit once you collaborate all of the aforementioned into one basket. Am I mistaken in thinking that you would be an in profit organisation? If so and you are positively using the donations in weaker sectors in need of support for people, animals or to better spread "the word" then, could you please guide to me where this information can be located, if at all? Warm regards, fnv PS. If any member/s could shed some light that would be wunderbar. Post Date: 12/25/13, Replies: 3 12/25/13 3
Favorite books I'm aware of hundreds of books on animal rights and related issues. I'd like to see members create a master list by suggesting their favorites. Here are my current Top Ten: Neither Man Nor Beast...........Carol Adams When Elephants Weep.............Jeffrey Masson An Unnatural Order..............Jim Mason Eternal Treblinka...............Charles Patterson Intimate Nature.................Linda Hogan Biological Exuberance...........Bruce Bagemihl Terrorists or Freedom Fighters..Best and Nocella Animal Liberation...............Peter Singer Man and the Natural World.......Keith Thomas Dominance and Affection.........Yi-Fu Tuan Most of these authors have also published other great books... Post Date: 11/22/13, Replies: 2 11/22/13 2
function rooms for private parties I would love it if Happy Cow could somehow list info for restaurants that have a private function room for parties. I have been pulling my hair out trying to find such a place in Vancouver. I suppose it's not such a big deal for cities with very few options but for larger cities, it is a real mission to find out this information! Cheers! (and thanks for all your hard work) Post Date: 10/12/13, Replies: 1 10/12/13 1
My dad's birthday...ruined My dad wanted to go to a BBQ restaurant for his birthday. I said sure. Get off work, come home, change clothes, leave house. Go into the restaurant. Everything is ok, seems like it would be fine to eat there since I am used to watching them eat meat in front of me. Pick up menu, nothing healthy except fries and a salad. Waiter comes over, asks for drinks, etc. Mom orders, dad orders, I order fries and a salad with dressing on the side no meat. Waiter comes over with food, gives me french fries and salad. But wait. Wtf is this? White stuff? Parmesan cheese? I decide not to waste it, just give it to mom in a doggy bag. Feel guilty for trying to go out to eat with parents, since everytime I go out with them I can never eat anything because I eat so [censored]ing weird. Start to wimper, take a sip of water, run to restroom. Go to a stall, bawl my eyes out silenty for 10 minutes against the wall. Sitting, thinking, what am I doing? Why is life have to be so difficult? Go back to tabel, mom and dad are asking where I was, tell them I was in the restroom. Grab salad, walk outside before they do, stare into sky and keep pondering and still trying to hold in the tears that I have about this. Mom asks if I am crying, I tell her I am not. Get into car, they apologize for asking me to come out, I tell them it's not their fault "I am so [censored]ing weird and obscure". Go home, keep silent the entire drive. Get into house, run upstairs to my room, shut my door. Brushing off the salad would be an option. Still wouldn't eat it. I am lactose intolerant. Not being able to eat anything with my family is the worst feeling in the entire world. I hate it. Every goddamn family reunion and gathering has all been the same: no one makes anything that I eat because I am just a picky eater. Really, I have no sense of why I do this sometimes. What am I doing this for? Then I look outside, at my dog, at the flowers, at the birds, squirrels, insects.....I realize what I do this for. I want to end all of the things that people think as being healthy. I have read a bunch of short stories but they were Star Trek. One story was of people that couldn't stand Earth, so they go develope their own planet free from their ignorance. I want to do that. It's what I want is to be with people as weird as me who don't eat any animals or anything from them. And then I will tell my grandchildren of how people used to eat brutally killed animals for nutrients and they would think I was telling a horror story and think of these people as ignorant and stupid people or they would think I was fibbing or telling a lie. Unfortuneately, I only dream of this and the present can only change if I do something but there is nothing for me to change. I cannot change any others for being ignorant. I know now, that although I may be ignorant for not eating animals, I still feel happy being who I am and no one can change me for that. Post Date: 07/08/13, Replies: 2 07/08/13 2
Bees need to be protected! This theater shows the Swiss documentary "More Than Honey": If you live near France, go watch it. If Not, find where you can watch the documentary: Also read this page, although the petition is yet sent: Let us all act for a better world! Post Date: 03/22/13, Replies: 4 03/22/13 4
How Long Before a Draft Post is Timed Out? Yes, yes, we all appreciate that we need to be sensible and prepare anything of substance in a programme such as 'Word' and then cut and paste it. In the real world however we are human and sometimes commence what is intended as being a short reply in situ. It gets longer - time drifts by - and then BOOM! One's internet has lost connection to that page and half an hour's work has also been permanently lost. My i.t. knowledge is close to zero, but I get the impression that on many sites one is not timed out provided one keeps typing. However, I lost a detailed post here which was disappointing, particularly as I put in a lot of work instead of going to bed. Please advise as to how exactly the timed out procedure works here. Please presume complete ignorance and you won't be far off the mark. Thanks. Post Date: 12/29/12, Replies: 1 12/29/12 1
Vegan tip of the day I think it would be nice if on the home page there was a place for a 'vegan tip of the day.' A brief tidbit or helpful hint on surviving in the meat driven world. It could be anything, form a product to avoid, to a trick on making veggies fun for kids. Post Date: 08/20/12, Replies: 2 08/20/12 2

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