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Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Oh, I know you guys work hard to address the flags. Mostly just a heads up about the bug. Also entirely possible people are posting on the wrong boards.

about 2 hours ago
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

It doesn't look like the General Topics bug was fixed. Restaurant reviews and location-specific threads keep appearing there. Flagging them to be moved has resulted in nothing being moved.

about 3 hours ago
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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How do you buy corn?

With produce bags over my hands, unless I can coax a helpful fellow shopper into bagging it for me. Severely allergic to the husks, so I don't get a chance to inspect it closely. Shame, too, because I love me some corn.

1 day ago
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Do you appy foods to your face or skin ?

If I feel a blemish coming on, I'll sometimes cover it with a bit of egg skin and leave it until it dries. Maybe it doesn't help, but it doesn't hurt either. My high school biology teacher taught us that in 10th grade.

Aug 27, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

Sketchy Stuff We Resort To In Kitchens

I am not a talented baker. Combine that with an uneven oven and I often find things baked golden brown on top, but black as sin on the bottom. I use my microplane grater and no one ever knows.

Sketchy Stuff We Resort To In Kitchens

That's a funny one, but I would have divorced you.

Green color in spinach rinse water???

It's likely just the natural spinach color. I wouldn't worry about it.

Aug 26, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

27 Food Stories Nobody Needs to Write Again

28. Anthony Bourdain says something shitty about a celebrity chef, or even says anything at all on any subject.

(Nothing against Mr. Bourdain - I've enjoyed some of his work, but it does seem that whenever he speaks the media whips into a Kardashian-like frenzy.)

Aug 24, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

Have you ever lost . . . .

I lost the contents of a jug of orange juice. Not the jug - that was right there in the backseat where I put it. The contents, however, were missing and discovered shortly thereafter puddled and soaking into the seat. Still not sure exactly what happened, but turned out for the best. Though sticky and hard to clean up, the acid finally eliminated the lingering smell of cat pee, from where my angry cat took revenge on me after a vet visit.

Aug 24, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

Restaurant staff self-grooming

Just watched season one of The Knick, which had a couple episodes featuring the (greatly fictionalized, but not inaccurate) identification and attempted quarantine of the real Typhoid Mary. It was kind of a funny subplot (she yelled "You'll never take me alive!" before promptly getting tackled by the prim upper-class hospital administrator lady), but the history isn't so funny - in that a cook who didn't wash her hands was responsible for so many deaths.

Earlier this summer my man and I were eating at a medium range bar and grill place, where the girl at the hostess stand kept pulling a hairbrush out of the stand and brushing her extremely long hair. Then she would handle the menus, pick up the (rolled) silverware, etc. I sent an e-mail to the contact address on their website - and yes, I singled her out. The manager replied appropriately - thanked me, said she was mortified and that she'd spoken to the hostess before about playing with her hair, and that she would do so again. I was glad to hear I didn't get anyone fired, but the behavior definitely had to stop. I've worked in the industry and don't get icked out by too much, but this was so egregious that it made me wonder what went on behind the kitchen door.

Aug 24, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

27 Food Stories Nobody Needs to Write Again

Loved this.

Have you ever lost . . . .

Is this it? (Or has this been suggested to you 50 times already and you're sick of looking at the same wrong thing?)

http://www.food.com/recipe/fourth-str...

Aug 20, 2015
NonnieMuss in Not About Food

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Thanks kmcarr. I've been following these threads, but that was a "tags are awesome" needle in a "all users hate tags" haystack, and I missed it.

Aug 20, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Who was rude here?

Actually a melon baller would be perfect for samples of ice cream. I wish there was a thread where we could discuss it.

Chowhound Beta Site Part V

Any update on fixing the huge tag size? That seems like a unanimous NO vote from the users. The tags remain huge and all the "trending" stuff takes up half the page. If these issues have been addressed, I apologize, but I haven't seen the answer.

Aug 20, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Who was rude here?

I think the OP said the kitten was armed with a spatula.

Who was rude here?

You definitely stepped out of line when you got violent, but to be fair she had no right to talk about your mother that way. The police handled it about as well as could be expected, and I'm sorry an innocent kitten got mixed up in your mess. Just my two cents.

- Nonnie "Reading Comprehension" Muss

Favorite discontinued food items

Mr. Salty Pretzel Stix. They got chopped in the 90's, when salt was the enemy.

Aug 16, 2015
NonnieMuss in General Topics

Chowhound Beta Site Part IV

I've mentioned that! There has been no response.

I like the "My Boards" drop down menu accessible from each page. I don't see a way to do that on beta.

Chowhound Beta Site Part IV

Any update on reducing the size of the tags, and adjusting the amount of "usable" space on the beta site? I opted in briefly to check out the changes and opted back out in a hot second. Still too much... Just too much.

Idle Curiosity regarding New Posts on "Old" CH vs Beta CH

Thank you, I see it now. Please believe that it was NOT there when I last checked.

Aug 13, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

Idle Curiosity regarding New Posts on "Old" CH vs Beta CH

I have noticed a similar thing - Marssy locked the beta thread and said she opened a new one, but I can't see it in Site Talk. I'm seeing very, very little activity on my regular boards in the old format.

Aug 13, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk

The long online afterlife of discontinued food

Hmm. A quick Google revealed that many, many people do this and film it. Not my bag, but hey - I watched one once, so I guess I'm part of the problem.

Aug 12, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News
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The long online afterlife of discontinued food

He throws up. A lot.

Aug 12, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

The long online afterlife of discontinued food

There is a Youtube video of a young man drinking a 20-year old bottle of Crystal Pepsi. The results are predictable. Don't watch it if you're squeamish.

Aug 12, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

What it’s like to be a contestant on MasterChef

The Onion's AV Club does an excellent series calls "Expert Witness" on what it's like to be participants on game shows, be a writer for The Simpsons, work at the Puppy Bowl, etc. Here's the MasterChef story, which I can't believe is entirely true. Or even mostly true. (Can an entire roomful of people really make a passable croquembouche without a recipe or any instructions at all? No.) They also do one for Chopped.

Aug 12, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News

Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

Blue heart for you JoanN. A thousand times blue heart!

Aug 08, 2015
NonnieMuss in Site Talk
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Chowhound Beta Site Open to Everyone (Continued Again)

My two cents:
Tags are huge. They need to be smaller.
Everything else is huge too, especially ads, "you may also like", photos, fonts, etc. Breadcrumbs is correct below, in that the percentages have tilted too much.
There is no link to "My Boards", or at least I can't find one. I really like the drop-down menu for my boards on the "old" site. Could that be integrated back in?
I like that the "give me money" threads have been segregated.
Disappointed that the redesign didn't fix the ginormous recipe threads with the full-screen photos.
Would like to see that date a thread was started without having to open the thread.
Want Site Talk back!

A Mad Libs Game for Every Food Blog Commenter

Or [generic comment like "that looks great!"]. I love to make [whatever] too! [Insertslink to blog.]

Alternatively:

Great recipe! [enters own complete recipe for no reason]

Serious Eats re-design

I wrote them an e-mail asking if the "Latest" button could be moved to the top. They're usually pretty good about replying to comments, but not so much to e-mails. I hope they give it a try.

Aug 06, 2015
NonnieMuss in Food Media & News