Trying to figure out how to make this site more like the old chowhound...

Our NYS/CT board is getting a lot more action lately and it’s very much like the old days. We reached out to our
“friends” from CH - either on twitter, yelp, FB. I actually used the opportunity on a thread on CH that was not doing well ( like all of them) and someone asked - where is everybody. I said I know where they are. When I got another bite, I told them and several came over. And , CH mods didn’t remove my post. Mods here can be helpful finding your peeps.

I agree with Max Entropy. Post some content. The more that happens, the better it gets.


I agree with Winecountry. In the last couple of weeks the level in the New York/CT board has been great, good conversation with just a smidgen of disagreement. I hope it continues.

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I’m just now tuning in to the fact that there is this board! I’ll try and make a point of contributing! I’ll also try and contribute some disgruntled, curmudgeonly stuff, too.:blush:


Moving to Site discussions.

Oh, Scar-glyn, I’m especially glad to read the “disgruntled, curmudgeonly stuff.” :slight_smile:

We have a few but not like CH. There were some pretty nasty folks over there - there was one in particular on the Manhattan board. Glad she’s not here.

Must admit that, whilst Chwohound moderation got very silly banning people who had no cause to get banned, they did have a previous decent reputation for banning people who did not heed warnings. I can think of one person who got everything s/he deserved by way of permanent ban - it’s the sort of hiding behind the anonymity of the internet that seems to encourage some arsewipes to say things they wouldnt say face to face (without risking a smack in the mouth)


Another poster joined here but couldn’t play by the rules. Gone.


welcome to HO. You still up in NH?

I’ve been here for a bit but haven’t been too active. Seems this CT/NY board is new/newish? I was tuned to Boston and just felt left out.:confused:
I have always (since 2002) been in CT. I’m close to you (just outside of New Haven). If you can recall, I did a lot of reviews for the NH area while on CH.

The NT/CT board is not new, but has just gotten a good amount of activity.

I still go to CH and if I get one positive idea every three months it is a lot. Here is a perfect example of what it has become.

Here is a link that just had a one-and-done post. The thread started in 2009 and many here participated (including Sam). It lay dormant for years and Shannon402 (fourth from the top) adds a new post, trying to be funny.

No comments needed since everyone head will probably shake side-to-side upon reading.

GI just saw a thread from 10 years ago replied to! Ya think the lasagna is still on the counter?

Have to disagree, jfood. I cannot resist a response over there.

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Yes, I remember when I first joined and got posts deleted for no reason I could fathom - they weren’t even snarky. I also hated the gonzo talk and words like “delicousness”. They seemed to grow out of that though.

Oh, Scar-God and others of us got our come uppence quite deservedly. But we sure had fun.

LOL. I loved you and Sam ‘discussing’ your dumpster :slight_smile:

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I miss the old CH too, but that’s a moot point. It isn’t coming back, whichever version of it we miss.

It’s good to hear that the NYS/CT board is doing well. I wish I could say the same for the NYC Board. there are only two active threads in the past 18 days and one reads like Spam/self-promotion.

Please don’t tell me “to contribute more”. My limited interest there is in ethnic restaurants, mostly in the outer boroughs, and preferably inexpensive. My posts would generate almost no interest.

What I really miss is CH’s SE Asia board. it may take years before HO has the critical mass to re-create that. The biggest problem there was that it evolved to where one person started half the threads. i don’t want to be that person.

I think the Boston board has some good ingredients to succeed. With that said, I think we haven’t grown substantially in the last month or two. A great way to get more eyes and participation on your board is here:

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