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First Issue of SF ChowNews!

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Melanie Wong Jan 11, 2002 02:59 PM

Congrats to the ChowNews staffers! I've eagerly lapped up my first issue of the SF ChowNews. A quick and entertaining read and chockful of good tips from this board.

To get your own subscription, follow the link below.

Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com/23/c...

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    Millicent RE: Melanie Wong Jan 11, 2002 06:05 PM

    Thanks to all of you who worked on it -- the first issue is great!

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      Melanie Wong RE: Millicent Jan 12, 2002 10:10 PM

      I didn't really have a set notion of what it would look like or cover, but the inaugural issue has exceeded whatever expectations I may have had!

      I am on-line for several hours a day, read every message on the SF board, and probably read as much of the ENTIRE Chowhound site as anyone. There were gleanings of general interest from the other regional and topical boards (e.g., kimchi and miso info) covered in ChowNews that even I had missed. A very pleasant surprise! That alone, besides the inherent features of an emailed newsletter file, will be a huge advantage.

      Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com/23/c...

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      jenniferfishwilson RE: Melanie Wong Jan 11, 2002 10:34 PM

      I agree--great first issue! A lot of work obviously went the editing. And I love the efficiency of saving one issue of Chownews instead of dozens of posts. I saved one in online file and made 3 paper copies--one for each car's "glove" compartment (maybe we should now call them ChowCompartments?)and one for my office.

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        Jim Leff RE: jenniferfishwilson Jan 11, 2002 11:02 PM

        "And I love the efficiency of saving one issue of Chownews instead of dozens of posts"

        not to mention that we provide address/phone/link to maps and directions for each place and a centralized, intelligent boil-down of the essential discusion of each place.

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        Peter Yee RE: Melanie Wong Jan 11, 2002 11:19 PM

        Worth of every penny of the subscription price. Now if only I had a GPS in my car so I could run to each place I want to try without fiddling with a map!

        -Peter

        Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com

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          Rochelle McCune RE: Peter Yee Jan 12, 2002 07:03 PM

          I'm trying to figure out how to save & use it in my PDA (xmas present, still learning best uses) in concert with Vindigo.

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            Jim Leff RE: Rochelle McCune Jan 12, 2002 09:32 PM

            Rochelle, I'm afraid I can't help you with that (I don't use PDA's), but PLEASE let's not do this discussion here....it belongs on Not About Food. It's in all our interest to keep this message board chowcentric; if many people used it to discuss issues this off-topic, it'd completely change the nature of this place. And, besides, if you left a query like this on Not About Food, you'll reach a larger, national audience, and thus be more likely to get savvy help.

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