why was EEPROM.put and EEPROM.get removed??

Maybe i'm missing something, but ever since version 1.7.6, the EEPROM.h no longer has eeprom.put and eeprom.get functions. Why was it removed?

Did you mean 1.6.7?

version 1.7.6

That is the ide from arduino.org. This forum is related to arduino.cc and the highest version of the ide is 1.6.7
EEPROM.put and .get are there.

It's unforunate that the was a split in the arduino community, and a Google search will help you sort it out.
For a start, try http://hackaday.com/2015/02/25/arduino-v-arduino/

ah, that clears it up! thank you

If you need to use the .org IDE but want to be able to use the improved EEPROM library from the .cc IDE then you could download the .cc IDE and copy over the EEPROM library from hardware\arduino\avr\libraries\EEPROM.