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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

it's not less moderation, it's the same amount of moderation applied in different places.

about 14 hours ago
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

salmon crotch? excellent in miso glaze.

1 day ago
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

i see it. my profile apparently indicates that i want to find the best crab cakes in maryland (a state i last visited in 1996), discover where to buy Muna tea and need to know "chowhoundish use of food sites."

well, on the bright side, Cialis isn't there...yet.

1 day ago
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ISO a tasty Holstein Schnitzel?

Heidelberg serves an excellent version. and i always start with their liver dumpling soup. a very light broth to counteract the richness of the liver dumpling. needs to be at least 20 degrees cooler for me to order it though.

1 day ago
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

the out of office holiday reply makes sense to me, but i have had the same experience since the purge - got an e-mail (politely) scolding me for making comments about the authenticity of certain posts in another thread. i wrote a response and got an "undeliverable" message -- even though the email was signed by someone else, it was sent from jacq's deactivated account.

2 days ago
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

It is valid. When I replied, my email was returned as undeliverable.

Aug 29, 2014
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

it could be. unless i am misdirecting my posts, it feels like i've had a couple removed - sans scolding - and there was nothing inflammatory. a bit of snark, perhaps, but no ad hominem attacks or anything like that.

Aug 29, 2014
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

and some posts critical of CH decisions are also being deleted as well. not surprising.

Aug 29, 2014
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

barry has been here for ages. i had a different screen name back in the '90s, when i was introduced to the site - and its founder in person. i loved the initial iteration, just because it was small, informal, filled with people who were excited to share and to meet like minded hounds (the original chowhound manifesto made a clear delineation between chowhounds and foodies). that changed as it grew, but it was still person-to-person.

this revamp is a one way street. they throw it out there, you eat it, like it or not.

Aug 29, 2014
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

for free for now.

Aug 29, 2014
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Continued Feedback on Moderation Changes, and More Guidance for Bloggers

good point. it's kind of hilarious that the executives are pushing the word "community" while getting rid of what was a very vibrant community already. kind of like the vietnam war era "destroying a village in order to save it."

Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

it's the "believe me, not your eyes" method.

Aug 28, 2014
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Chowhound now allowing advertising posts?

we aren't as easy to monetize.

Aug 28, 2014
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Hoping that New York chowhounds are using discretion with their recommendations

scottish place, right? special sauce?

Aug 27, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

How much is that dog in the window?

it depends on the look of the customer a lot of times as well. i used to work right above radio city and would sometimes get a craving for a dirty water dog. a couple of times, i went to vendors to ask for one, mustard only, and get told $2.50 (this was 2008 or so). i'd simply say 'i work right over there, man,' and the price would drop by a buck instantly.

Aug 27, 2014
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Anyone familiar with Naked Wines?

accurate. the potted meat food product of wine.

Aug 26, 2014
debinqueens in Wine

Inviting Professional Voices to the Community

that Naked Wines thread is active again, with a whole new round of enthusiastic fans who just happened to register and offer their thumbs up en masse -- none of them shills, of course.

the new group is particularly entertaining , fwiw.

Aug 26, 2014
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Anyone familiar with Naked Wines?

ah, a pair of articles about how good Naked Wines is at making money for its principals.

Aug 26, 2014
debinqueens in Wine

Anyone familiar with Naked Wines?

interesting. could you post a link to the Time article? would be interested in seeing that.

Aug 25, 2014
debinqueens in Wine

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

the place was actually called Tin Pan Alley, and it was on 49th street in one of the old SRO hotels that used to be so common around that area. i forget which faceless clump of stuff replaced the building. the place had a lot of great bands play ... a lot of post-no wave type people, art rockers, poetry readings and a cat that would walk the bar as you tried to eat. i found one photo online....i never took any myself back then.
http://tinpanalleylive.com/photograph...

Aug 25, 2014
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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

i was actually talking about food, ZaZa. you'd get a bowl of peanuts with drink one, some chorizo or cheese with drink two, by four or five in, you were basically getting downsized entrees for free.

the sex workers were also very sweet, mostly.

Aug 25, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

oh heck yes. loved the place. on my second or third visit, i went solo and ate my meal, only to discover i'd left my wallet at work. it was late and i was mortified. told my waitress, who seemed a little skeptical, but not terribly so, and she got the manager -- who basically said 'okay, come back later this week to settle the bill.' i did, of course, with an extra tip for the server, who was there. :)

Aug 23, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Bar Chuko

but my mom would love a good Hamachi collar! ;)

Aug 18, 2014
debinqueens in Outer Boroughs

Any veggie restaurant in NYC like Greens or Millennium in SF?

Café Boulud has a vegetarian tasting menu that I've always thought was excellent (no reliance on meat substitutes).

Dirt Candy is great, but note that it is closing on August 30th and pretty solidly booked until then. The plan is to reopen in November, but that could be delayed, NY being NY.

Aug 18, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

$18.45

And beef prices hit a record high last year , up another 10 percent in 2014, so that seems fair

Aug 17, 2014
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Legal Sea Foods: You've come a long way baby!

Clams are seafood . Chicken is not steak . Just sayin'.

$18.45

me too. a month ago.

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

Joints around Canal & 6th

walkers is really bro-ified and fratty in my opinion. nancy is one of my faves. my office is right down there and I go whenever possible. Tribeca tavern, right there, is okay, but not great.

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

$18.45

we did a test in 2010 and the meat from a Katz's sandwich came in at 11 ounces. I can't vouch for now, but it doesn't seem to have lost half its heft from four years ago.....

Aug 17, 2014
debinqueens in Manhattan

$18.45

the price increases have definitely been more frequent, and the latest one seems a little rough -- although, to be fair, meat prices have REALLY spiked in the past 12 months.

I haven't noticed any decline in quality, though. same excellent meat on mediocre bread and no downturn in the pickle offerings. as far as sandwich size? they seem smaller than 20 years ago, but as far as I can see, the size has been stable for a while. I still manage to cull some meat for a small at-home sandwich later.

Aug 17, 2014
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