HOME > Chowhound > Food Media & News >

Discussion

Phantom Gourmet Feedback Forum shutdown?

Don't go to the site often, but nothing has been approved for posting since early October. Andelman's finally give up on the concept?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. Losers with a loser forum. Couldn't dare post a neg about one of their advertisers. Won't miss it or them.

    1. My guess is, they've shifted it all over to their Facebook page. They post questions there every day now, with hundreds of people answering a given question every now and then.

      2 Replies
      1. re: hiddenboston

        That would make sense. Didn't even think about FaceBook, but then again I do not use it.

        1. re: jjbourgeois

          Here is their page. I believe you can see it even if you aren't on Facebook:

          http://www.facebook.com/phantomgourmet

      2. I imagine that the Phantom's FB page is like the Feedback Forum, i.e., heavily censored to protect their sponsors. I can tell you that they are good enough sports to leave my comments in that take some gentle shots at the Andelmans themselves. They even left in a post where I cited my "Chowhound vs. The Phantom Gourmet" takedown / drinking game from my blog. But protecting the revenue stream will always be paramount there.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

        1 Reply
        1. They should give it up. I haven't contributed in ages, it is way to frustrating to wait 4 hours or more for a posting and then of course responses. I'm sure they monitor this site for ideas for their show so what do they need feedback forum for?

          2 Replies
          1. re: Pegmeister

            Apparently they read ChowHound, they started adding posts today. Pretty sad for them. They really should hang it up.

            1. re: jjbourgeois

              If I haven't used something in 30 days I probably don't need it.

          2. They would NEVER, EVER let me post a negative comment on the Upper Crust. or Firefly's. I would post something benign, and then go in and edit my post to say what I really wanted to say. It wasn't "moderating". It was censorship. Totally lost me once I discovered this site.

            1 Reply
            1. re: CookieLee

              My Firefly's post never appearred. Must of been the matter of me mentioning Steve no longer showed up in the Quincy location.