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Why bother posting...

...if editors are going to remove threads instead of doing the hard work of editing them? I mean, I have no idea what was wrong with the Yummy House thread apart from the fact tat some of us dared to disagree with each other, but I assume whatever sins were committed could have been purged. Instead, we now have no information about the new location on this board; and people who took the time to write lengthy reviews (with which I may have disagreed, but so what?) wasted their time.

So someone tell me, why should I bother posting here at all?

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Yummy House
2202 W Waters Ave Ste 1A, Tampa, FL 33604

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  1. agreed 100%. It's unreal how one person barks and the Mods react like typical Chow Hound Mods. You cannot say what's on your mind on this forum. It's always been like that. A forum is an open discussion about how you feel about or think about a specific topic. Can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. For the record, I will never go to Yummy House, not because the service sucks, but because the name sucks.

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    Yummy House
    2202 W Waters Ave Ste 1A, Tampa, FL 33604

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    1. re: DoubleBurger

      Well, I was with you until that last bit, lol. You have got to go Yummy House! The service does not always suck, and the food is divine--really. Who cares what the place is called?

      See, the mods need to consider that they want people who are passionate about food to post here, and passionate people can get unruly, right?

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      Yummy House
      2202 W Waters Ave Ste 1A, Tampa, FL 33604

      1. re: Miss E

        I hear ya, It is a lame, name. But, for the honor of the Florida Board, I will venture forth to Yummy House, and deal with the name. But mind you, if the service does suck, I will make an issue of it, in person, and I invite Miss FIshman to join me.

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        Yummy House
        2202 W Waters Ave Ste 1A, Tampa, FL 33604

        1. re: DoubleBurger

          we lovingly call it "Yucky House" lol. But still eat there once a year when I have to have salt n pepper tofu and westlake beef soup. Most of the time, we are happy elsewhere. LOL @ Miss Fishman. She will enjoy your post ;-)

    2. I agree wholeheartedly Miss E. I used to be a frequent poster here but it seems like relatively innocuous posts or posts in which there is any disagreement gets deleted or redacted. Generally, anything that is not a concierge-type posting gets the Chowhound Big Brother touch.

      I'd rather it get redacted if needed, but deleting entire threads seems like overkill. It seems as though whomever is moderating our threads has just decided its easier to remove threads rather than take the time to edit or close threads.

      Dear Mods - Please allow us our freedom to discuss our local food scene. If you allow us to moderate ourselves a bit more freely, we can and will have fun while actively making our area more Chow enriched. If you give us half a chance, we can and do take each other to task for potential spamming, cliquishness and otherwise not abiding by the Chow manifesto. By stifling our voices, you are taking out one of the few true avenues this community has in this chain-food desert to find great Chow.

      *By the way, the Yummy House thread that was removed was one of the few threads that has prompted real discussion and interest/excitement about restaurants recently on this board. We need more than "where can I get" threads! We don't have much of a diverse food scene, allow us to lament this and hold restaurants to task. Maybe if we are allowed some open criticism, our local restaurants will take notice and start going the distance instead of meeting us halfway like so many local eateries do currently.

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      Yummy House
      2202 W Waters Ave Ste 1A, Tampa, FL 33604

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          1. I may be the source of this problem.

            I'm guessing here, since the thread has since been restored, but I got an e-mail from chowhound today asking for permission to remove the link to the blog post that started the thread. Their guidelines prohibit links to websites if posted by the person who wrote it. So you could post the link, but I can't. They do, however, allow someone to duplicate the story on chowhound without a link, which obviously is intended to keep people from going somewhere eIse. I pointed out such a policy violates not only standard web practice but also copyright. Anyway, this just discourages people like me from posting on chowhound, but it's their site and they can do what they wish.

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            1. re: Tom Scherberger

              "They do, however, allow someone to duplicate the story on chowhound without a link, which obviously is intended to keep people from going somewhere eIse. I pointed out such a policy violates not only standard web practice but also copyright."

              If YOU were to copy the story from your blog and post it here on CH then all would be well (would it not?).

              1. re: Servorg

                Yes, but my employer (the St. Petersburg Times) would not be pleased with that. We don't like it when anyone takes our content without linking to it so why would we make an exception for Chowhound? I think they need to take another look at their guidelines and start following what has become standard practices across the web - brief summary with a link. It's not that big a deal, as long as it's not spam.

                1. re: Tom Scherberger

                  What I think the powers that be object to is folks who post a link in order to use CH as a vehicle to drive "eyes" to their site. Another issue I've seen in the past is when a blogger runs out of steam and their website goes "dark" leaving the link without content.

                  1. re: Servorg

                    Well, of course people want to drive traffic to their own content. What's wrong with that? Chowhound wants journalists to acknowledge when they use Chowhound as a resource, which is only fair (and which I have done, both in print and on chowhound) but they don't want those same journalists to share their work on chowhound? Sounds like a one-way street, but I guess that's what happens when something like chowhound goes corporate....

                    1. re: Tom Scherberger

                      Well, CH exists to make money for CBS. Sort of like your employer (who, as you said earlier, wouldn't be happy about you taking something they paid you for and then copying it and posting it here). So what's sauce for the goose is equally so for the gander then? Or does it only work in one direction?

                      1. re: Servorg

                        You're absolutely right. As I said, it's their website and they make the rules.