INCORRECT REPORTING ABOUT CHOWHOUND by Toronto Star staff reporter - Cynthia Vukets
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??!!
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.
re: Charles Yu
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.
Further, fixing the many problems in the current Restaurants & Bars database is not a priority.