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I have to login every time I access Chowhound

Hi jackiecat. Haven't seen that happening on our end, or had other users reporting it recently, but we'll keep an eye out for it. Looks like Firefox has had a couple of updates since version 26--mine just updated to 31 today in Windows 8.1. Maybe give updating the browser a shot?

36 minutes ago
DeborahL in Site Talk

Horrible iPhone presentation

Announcements (aka stickies) have never been visible on the mobile site, but we'll think about how best to implement this in the future.

about 2 hours ago
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Time Stamp Sitting On First Line Of Text

Hi monavano.

We're seeing some inconsistencies on the site since Friday's release, and are looking into what might be causing them. Other users have seen what you're seeing, and reported it here:

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/983824

Thanks for the report.

about 2 hours ago
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Overlapping text

We've seen this on occasion as well after Friday's release; we're looking into what might be causing the inconsistencies.

about 2 hours ago
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Weird display of ads on search results

This has been fixed, thanks for the report.

about 3 hours ago
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Well that definitely doesn't sound right. We've been seeing some inconsistencies on the site too after today's release, but unfortunately we won't be able to release any further fixes until Monday. Stay tuned, and sorry for the inconvenience.

Jul 25, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

Site issues

Hi Pan.

At the top of the Chowhound home page and each board page there is a module where you can select the type of post you want to create (Discussion, Q&A, Photo Story, Link). Click on the post type of your choice, and the form will open up for you to fill out the post title etc., as well as upload a photo if you like.

Jul 25, 2014
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Site issues

Thanks for the details; tested here on OSX 10.8.5 and Safari 6.1.3; hopefully we can resolve on Monday. Have you tried a different browser?

Have a great weekend as well.

Jul 25, 2014
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Site issues

Hi DockPotato. That's definitely not right--we can't reproduce it on our end, but we're seeing some inconsistencies on the site too and are looking into it. Unfortunately we won't be able to release any further fixes until Monday. You might try clearing your browser cache to see if that helps. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jul 25, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Hi Kris. Yes, on mobile you should be seeing a reply count as well as a timestamp for the last reply. We're seeing some inconsistencies on the site after today's release and are looking into it, but won't be able to release any further fixes until Monday. You might try clearing your browser cache to see if that clears it up. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jul 25, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Hi gaffk. We're seeing some inconsistencies on the site as well and are looking into it, but won't be able to release any further fixes until Monday. You might try clearing your browser cache to see if that clears it up. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jul 25, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

Introducing New Conversation Types

Hi JoanN.

Clicking the Reply count on the Chowhound home page or a board page will take you to the first unread post in a thread IF:
1) You've previously read that thread, and
2) There are new comments on that thread. (The thread title will be bold on the board page, and there will be a small blue square to the left of the title.)

If both of those criteria are not true, then clicking the Reply count will merely take you to the top of the thread.

Jul 25, 2014
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Site issues

Hi foodieX2. That's a known issue for mobile that we're looking into; it works correctly on desktop.

Jul 25, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Hi JoanN.

The post/reply box should expand as you type now. If it doesn't, let us know and we'll take another look.

Jul 25, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Hi foodieX2. The link on the reply count for mobile has always had issues, which we believe is related to mobile web browsers rather than our code. We're looking into improving that though, discussed today actually. Stay tuned.

Jul 25, 2014
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Introducing New Conversation Types

Hi Gio.

The reply box should enlarge as you type now. If it doesn't, let us know and we'll take another look.

Jul 25, 2014
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How to get better results with a microwave?

Actually my tip is how to get moisture back into rice that you're reheating. I learned it from a CHOW Tip: http://www.chow.com/videos/show/chow-...

Just cover the rice with a damp paper towel before you put it in the microwave--that'll help moisten it up during the reheating process.

Jul 25, 2014
DeborahL in Home Cooking
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Got a favorite natural peanut butter?

I keep trying to like the natural PBs, but I really hate the massive separation of oil/ground nuts and the corresponding stirring, at least at room temp. And I'm not a fan of chilled peanut butter. Awhile back I'd found one I liked well enough and that used maybe coconut oil(?) to keep it from separating, and I coulda sworn it was one of the Whole Foods house-brand products, but I didn't see it the last time I was at a Whole Foods. Trader Joe's only seems to carry brands that have an inch of oil at the top of the jar. I know that's the reality of natural peanut butter, but having been raised on the hydrogenated-oil versions, I'd like to find some middle ground here. I love peanut butter and want to continue enjoying it. Grateful for any suggestions!

EDIT 7/28/14: Thanks for all the suggestions--I'm gonna try to taste them all. Cheese Boy's suggestion actually helped me figure out that the natural PB I'd had before contained palm oil, not coconut oil. And Trockwood, I've got a jar of that Earth Balance in my cupboard right now! Too sweet for me, but meets all the other criteria. Tx.

Jul 25, 2014
DeborahL in General Topics

Some kind of beta version of the site keeps appearing and disappearing

We're aware of glitches on the site right now, and are working on it. Thanks for the report.

Jul 25, 2014
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Chocolate Chip Birthday Cake with Bananas and Dulce de Leche

Hi ljamunds.

"Fill the bill" is actually the original phrase. Over time both phrases have become acceptable.

http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/...
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictio...

Jul 23, 2014
DeborahL in Features

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Hi Gio.

It looks like in Windows 8.1/Firefox, if you scroll *down* first, then up, the scrolling works. But I do see that if you scroll up first, it scrolls you up the page, not the list in the popup. We'll take a look.

Edit: Actually, it's not specific to Windows or Firefox. Scrolling up first moves the page, but if you start by scrolling down first then you're within the popup. Thanks for mentioning.

Jul 22, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Hi foodieX2. We also noticed recently that the behavior of the Reply count link on mobile is different from desktop (mobile takes you to the thread, desktop takes you to the first unread post in the thread). We're looking into updating that.

Jul 22, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Mystery solved! By our community manager, Jacquilynne.

If you accidentally double-click on the Edit button, that's when the duplicate edit windows open up and you're unable to submit your edits.

So be sure to touch/click only once, and we'll take a look at how to keep this from happening.

Jul 22, 2014
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PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Hi mcsheridan.

We haven't seen this or been able to reproduce it, but we'll keep an eye out for it, and if you are able to capture a screen shot that would be helpful. Also, let us know where it happened (what type of discussion format, link to your post, that sort of thing).

Jul 22, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

Chow vids

Hi kcward.

I was able to reproduce what you're seeing--we'll look into it.

In the meantime, kpaxonite's suggestion is a good one. Here's our YouTube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/CHOW

Jul 21, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

"Back" button, still not working right.

Because it's an inconsistent issue (i.e., we can't always reproduce it on our end), it's more difficult to troubleshoot, but we are looking into it.

Jul 21, 2014
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Is there something going on with the site for iphone again?

Hi DGresh.

On any page on the site, you should see a red square at the top left with three white horizontal bars. That's the mobile "drawer": Click on that and you'll see your username, along with other options for navigating the site. Click on your username and that will take you to your profile page. Once on your profile page, there will be a shaded bar near the top with your avatar, username, and an arrow at the right. Click the arrow to expand the navigation for sections of your profile page. Hope that helps!

Jul 18, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

Viewing a Hound's profile on mobile?

Hi Kris.

All of that profile info lives in the right sidebar on desktop. On mobile, we don't display the right sidebar, which means unfortunately that user bio info is not available on mobile (for the rest of the site, the right sidebar contains ads and related content). Profile pages are on our list of things to improve though.

Thanks for the feedback.

Jul 17, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

PREVIEW DISCUSSION: Update on the Conversations Preview State

Hi mcsheridan and Kris in Beijing. Are you still seeing this issue? We had some server issues late last night, which might've been the source of the problem.

Jul 16, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk

Photo Order and Grouping Question

Thanks for the detailed info on this photo editing behavior TheOffalo--we'll take a look.

Jul 16, 2014
DeborahL in Site Talk