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Oct 5, 2010 05:50 PM

What's For Dinner? Prt LII

Welcome to part 52 of the continuing thread...seems we have a new thread every few days now; lots to eat and to talk, what's for dinner?

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  1. I did leftovers for dinner tonight.

    But I've been wondering over the past few weeks with threads turning over so quickly - do we NEED to change over after 200 posts? Is anyone still having problems opening threads that are longer than 200? Perhaps we could go to 300 or 400 and see how it goes?

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    1. re: LindaWhit

      I haven't had any problems loading other threads over 200 posts but I would imagine that it would take longer to load treads with really high posts like 500 or so but I agree that maybe we could go to 400 and see how that works?? Anyone else have thoughts?

      1. re: Cherylptw

        I'm just starting to feel at home in a thread by post 189 or so. But I'm skittish.

        I think five hundred would be too much to scroll through. We could always try four for a thread, and see if anyone has any issues at that point.

        1. re: Cherylptw

          i personally don't like having to scroll down that many posts - i actually avoid some threads that are too long. is it a hardship to stop at 200? i'm not being sarcastic, just wondering. (and yes, i see the irony in my question, as i'm stating what a hardship it is for me to scroll thru 500 posts!)

          1. re: mariacarmen

            maria, do you use the scroll button or the Page Down key function? That gets me through a longer thread *much* faster vs. the Arrow Down scroll bar button on the screen. I just hit the Page Down a few times and if I see a new comment, I stop and read it and then continue with Page Down. Doesn't take long at all.

            I agree - 500 posts is probably too much - and I've had issues with a CH thread that's over 800 - I can't access anything new on that thread anymore. But going to 300 or 400 shouldn't be that much different. I do know that some who were in this thread a long time ago were having problems if it went over 200 or 300 - they *possibly* were still on dial-up. Not sure if they're still posting on these threads or if they got a faster connection speed with a newer computer.

            Again - it was just a thought as we've recently been turning over these WFD threads within 2 days, it seems, when it used to go several weeks.

            1. re: LindaWhit

              No, you're right, i do use the page down key a lot.

              I will, of course, follow you all through however many posts i have to!! ( :

              1. re: LindaWhit

                Why don't we just go to 350 and see how it goes? That would put our need to start a new thread to about another 2-3 days based on how often we're doing it now or about once a week or so. Can we agree or anyone else have feedback?

                1. re: Cherylptw

                  350 or 300 (as e-i-p suggested) works - let's just slide it out a bit and see how we all do. (This post is #9, so that takes a minute portion of the 300 or 350 total posts. Tee hee!)

                  1. re: Cherylptw

                    350 seems like a lot. I use the WFD threads often for recipes or as inspiration. It is sometimes difficult to figure exactly why I have a thread saved to My Chow when I am going through nearly 200 recipes to find gold. Of course I could also forego My Chow and just start copying + pasting recipes that look like I'd want to revisit them.

                    1. re: Cherylptw

                      FWIW, I'm good w/trying out the 350 or 300 length; at that point it's still easy enough to scroll down--and I won't have to save so many threads!

                    2. re: LindaWhit

                      The reason, friends, is that we seem to be chatting a bit more and more. Not that I mind it, not at all, I consider you all friends, but I am surprised at the amount of posts that are not WFD related, and more so, that the mods have let us be.

                      Hope I didn't just jinx us....LOL!

                      1. re: Phurstluv

                        I mostly tend to shy away from big threads of more than 300 unless I really HAVE to say something. I like the 200-300 personally. And perhaps the mods have left us alone to figure this out with a majority vote? Just sayin'.

                        1. re: Phurstluv

                          <and that the mods have let us be.>

                          I am glad for this. This is a pretty fun, supportive community, and I think they recognize that. Also, just imagine the number of hits this thread generates :)

                          1. re: Phurstluv

                            You're right, Phurstluv. And I know I'm one of the offenders who wanders off on tangents. Maybe we should exercise a bit of discetion so as not to get on the wrong side of the mods.

                            1. re: Harters

                              The mods commented recently on this thread that they give us more leeway than others - calling it a chattier board, i think - and i would hope we don't change it, but just keep it in mind. we always come back to the food, which is the key.

                              1. re: mariacarmen

                                I agree with both of you, Harters and MC. I also agree with CM. Like I said, I just hope I didn't jinx us!

                    3. re: LindaWhit

                      Funny, I was just thinking about this today. Why not move to 300 and see how it goes?

                      1. re: eight_inch_pestle

                        +1 on 300. And I agree with JungMann about finding recipes. I try to save what I can but sometimes I remember a thread had something I now want to try and have to sift through a lot to find it.

                        1. re: boyzoma

                          Agree about finding recipes. Agree with going to 300 and giving it a go.

                    4. Roasted pepper and potato soup.

                      Spinach salad.

                      1. Oops, didn't see the new thread. Here's my post for today:

                        I've been down and out with a stomach virus for 2 days, living on broth and wheat bread. I'm hungry but I'm afraid to eat anything more than that ;( I might try adding in some crackers today - woohoo!

                        Anyway, I have to get better for my job's annual President's Dinner that's tomorrow. The menu the chef and I developed is off the hook and I'm looking forward to (pending stomach) eating it!

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                        1. re: krisrishere

                          Oh kris - that stinks! I hope the plain food helps and you're able to help with the annual President's dinner tomorrow!

                        2. the pork i marinaded and braised for almost 3 hours yesterday came out a tad tough, not sure why.... but just a tad. very orangey. think i'll leave half here for the oldsters - maybe add some hominy, serve over rice - and the other half goes home for me and the BF for tacos.

                          1. Last night we were at another foodie event for the city's food festival. This one at a mini-chain which serves a fairly generic spread of east asian cuisine. 'Twas good, by the way, presented like a mega-tasting menu over a couple of hours.

                            Prompts me to get the wok out. So, a fairly generic stirfry. A pack of stirfry veg from the supermarket, chicken breast and some gloopy sauce thingy from whatever bottles are in the cupboard.

                            This is a solo dinner to be eaten in front of the TV. Herself returns to the city for a Michael Buble concert with her sisters. Each to their own, innit.

                            (FWIW, I hate long discussion board threads unless they are on a board that has pagination))