And as it exemplifies...
Regarding my post on this board of earlier today, which is still online.
I'd posted a follow-up. It was basically a continuation of the initial post which I'd written after a conversation with a fellow Chowhound. It was a deeper thought on the subject. In some sense, a re-evaluation. It is beyond me why it was removed. < The follow-up. This is an example of what seems not to be wanted on Chowhounds anymore. A dialogue of ideas which doesn't mention or relate to a specific food, place (restarant or market), recipie... A simple where to, why to, when to, how much does it cost, when it is open, what should I order...
This is what I mean when I speak of, "it's just not for me anymore". This is not the first time I've run into this. And if a choice is made to re-post the "follow-up", that is not the point. The point is, what I have to offer, what I wish to contribute... well, as I said, this just isn't the place any longer. < Not right or wrong, just wrong for me at the present.
Allen, I don't mean to pick at you while you're in your melancholy mood, but are you referring to this follow-up post:
It's still there as far as my eyes can tell. I realize you've recently come back to the boards after an absence--it is possible you didn't realize that the thread was "collapsed" and mistook that for your post being deleted? (That "collapsing" is a relatively new feature.)
In any case, of course, you need to do what you need to do, but I do believe that the delight of discovery is alive and well on these boards. The San Francisco board amazes me every day, even though I don't follow it as closely as I used to, but even some of the less active Boards, like the Midwest board, are full of posts about delightful new discoveries. I know I wasn't here in the the old days, so perhaps I don't know what I'm missing, but, I do think there are gems out there to be discovered and many 'hounds searching and delighting in the hunt and in the discovery. I know I have learned so much on these boards from my fellow 'hounds.
re: The Dairy Queen
Thank you for your reply. It very well could have been there. I can't blame it on: new contacts, a labotomy gone wrong, mad cow... or well anything. I just saw the post and thought > time for a tune up. In the past, posts of mine have been removed and later reposted by the moderators. I know this to be a fact. Regardless...
...someone, a long time poster who I've always respected suggested, reacting to my "discontent", I may need a vacation. I think he's got a point. I may need some fresh air - fresh eyes. Your positiveness, the maner in which you related your optimism, your "daily" amazment, is inspiring. The specific words, the patterns, are as fresh and awakening as the message.
It's funny, not really; what may have triggered my "melancholy" was an event which took place between myself and a dear friend who lives in San Francisco. Maybe it's just W? I'll think it through.
It's really draining being an ass. You say tomato > I say tomato. You say melancholy > I say ass.
In any case > thank you for your bringing my attention to the post and your positive message.