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Chowhounders anonymous!

I discovered chowhound about a month ago through a newspaper article and in the past few weeks have become thoroughly addicted, checking the forums several times a day, posting thousands of words a week (it helps that I'm on holiday).

Anyway I was wondering:

1. how other people found chowhound?

2. is anyone else addicted?

3. also -not entirely related - but is their a limit/recommended length that a post should be?

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  1. 1. Bumpt into it looking for a recipe.
    2. Many CH'ers check it several times a day. As you read more, you'll get to know.
    3. Mostly they're pretty brief, but sometimes they get long to cover a thought more in depth or for a recipe. As you read more, you'll get to know.

    If Chowhound has you addicted, wait till you see http://www.tastespotting.com/

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      1. re: harryharry

        Aw shucks. I heard about it on Chowhound.

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      1. Found it while looking up restaurant reviews in Chicago.
        I was addicted for about 1 year! :) It's tapered off for now..but I ALWAYS check Chowhound when running into a recipe or food question

        Happy Hounding to you.

        1. I discovered CH through google, often through searching for restaurants, stores, foods and it always came up, I began to wonder what this site was all about, still didn't pay much attention to it until finally one day decided to give it a chance and figure out how it works. I was desperate to post something too.

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          1. re: BamiaWruz

            Found CH after I heard a friend talk about it a couple years ago....been addicted since. If I am at home it is always an open window on my laptop and I'll check it many times through the day...when I work I only check the wine board if at all but log on when I get home.

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            1. I found Chowhound through a link on John Thorne's website over ten years ago. Addicted? 'fraid so! I've watched Chowhound grow from really just a handful of participants, where I recognized every name. As you might guess, it's a personal place for me. I learn something every day and I get to be the go-to person for family and friends when they want good eats! Lots of posters I view as friends. Have fun. That's what it's for.