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INCORRECT REPORTING ABOUT CHOWHOUND by Toronto Star staff reporter - Cynthia Vukets

Charles Yu Nov 24, 2011 04:00 PM

In an article published in the food section of the Toronto Star entitled " How the restaurant guides stack up ", The Star's staff reporter wrote these about chowhound:

How it works: Lists user reviews under the restaurant's name and star rating out of five

Who its for: Reviewers write more about service than food

Talk about inventive reporting!! What a load of @##$%^87!! Did she bother checking her source and info., before publishing??!!

  1. SnackHappy Nov 24, 2011 07:48 PM

    Well, there is this little section of Chowhound called "Restaurants".

    http://www.chow.com/restaurants/

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    1. re: SnackHappy
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      zooxanthellae Nov 24, 2011 08:32 PM

      True, but that's far from the whole picture of how to learn about restaurants on Chowhound. I think the boards themselves are much, much better (and better-used) for this.

      This report is like someone saying that McDonald's is a place that sells coffee. Technically true but it leaves so much out.

      1. re: SnackHappy
        Charles Yu Nov 24, 2011 09:10 PM

        Thanks! First time I heard of its existence!! How did those star rating come about?!

        1. re: Charles Yu
          Melanie Wong Nov 25, 2011 11:04 PM

          Note that those quick reviews and star ratings are features on the Chow side of the house, not Chowhound. So the reporter is even more off base.

          Here's the old thread announcing the launch and the outcry over star ratings etc. For the most part, it's been a flop the two years it's been in existence.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/655808

          Further, fixing the many problems in the current Restaurants & Bars database is not a priority.
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8150...

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