I drive by. Rarely contribute.
I agree. Youtube is great to find some methods or ideas, but it is not a real forum. Yelp for example is good for reading some local restaurant reviews. As @HappyOnion has said, Chowhound, HungryOnion and FoodTalkCentral is largely posts of restaurants in specific areas. Interestingly, technique-based forums are decreasing, such as cooking on stainless steel surface, knife sharpening, bread kneading… are not as easy to find. I wonder where have they have migrated to.
There is bound to be a Facebook knife sharpening group.
thefreshloaf.com is still active - very topical.
most / a huge percentage of the xxx-tube stuff is single source non-nowledgeable people looking for clicks/likes. their “expertise” is very open to question.
knife nuts still have a plethora of places to go - the participants in such places are pretty quick to drive off any interloping “experts”
Ditto. I usually remember if I posted a recipe on CH, so I search the recipe name, my User Name there, and the CH site name. Usually finds it pretty quickly. But I haven’t logged in there since 2015 after The Big Change.
I still post on the TO boards and occasionally the Manhattan Board. I like to bump my old threads
I go there to see if there’s something that interests me. For some time it seems as if a good 10-20% of what I see in my feed is by Melanie Wong. It’s usually pretty good stuff but, wow, there wouldn’t be much there without her.
I still post a fair amount (but way less than in years past), mostly on What’s For Dinner and Dish of the Month. Once I’m out and about more, I expect to post more about restaurants. I like to stay active in more than one place.
The excessive load message shows up for me when I open a lot of tabs in quick succession. (“I want to read that one, and that one, and that one…”). I assume it is meant to prevent Denial-of-Service attacks. I just reload the tab when I am ready to read it.
I do miss Chowhound. It was a fun,well
And easy to use site . Then big
Changes came. It was so cofusing to use that eventually people
Began leaving and there was not much there of interest. Other sites just dont measure up to
I find all the different tags confusing.