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Jan 24, 2012 06:25 AM

Thread Moving Nonsense

Recently, I started this thread:

The subject was twofold: a store-branded soup found in a regional grocery store chain, and a question as to the true identity of the soup and/or some similar recipes. I posted the thread on my regional board because the grocery store in question is peculiar to this region. Thus, people in other areas won't have a clue as to what I am talking about and will be unable to help- which reduces the utility of the thread to a numerical value which is rather close to zero, I'm afraid.

Moving threads like this which rely on regional or local knowledge is foolish and you should stop it. I realize that this thread is unlikely to produce a satisfactory resolution, but I cannot resist the impulse to point and laugh every time foolishness like this takes place. You would do yourselves credit if you stopped.

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  1. We try to keep recipe requests on the Home Cooking board, even if they have a local angle to them. In cases like these, where there's also a local angle on the question, we usually leave a pointer thread so people on the local board can find it in its new home. We didn't do that in this case, but we've done so now -- sorry for the omission.

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    1. re: The Chowhound Team

      As long as this topic is here, is there any reason why this thread remains on the SF board?

      It is about two varieties of lotus root and has nothing local about it.

      Sorry if I may have reported it twice. I've been dying of the flu lately and kind of light headed so couldn't remember if I actually reported it yesterday. I'm only asking if there is some policy change. Maybe i'm just not thinking clearly and missed something.

      Perhaps some sort of bug and it can't be moved?

      1. re: rworange

        "It is about two varieties of lotus root and has nothing local about it."
        Except for the part where the OP asks where to find it. Which, I'm assuming, is the main reason why the thread was started.

        I've said it before: moving these kinds of threads is a terrible policy.

        1. re: cowboyardee

          Ah ... thanks. Missed that in my current befuddled state ... otherwise I would have wondered why every time I saw it.

    2. I had a thread of mine moved. It was a general question about which Chowhound thread you found most memorable in 2011. It was moved to Site Talk. ????? Could have been a great springboard for remembering tips and cooking advice, but was relegated to the part of the site where we talk about hang times. Made no sense...

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      1. re: freia

        Site Talk is here to talk about the site in general -- things people like or don't like, technical issues, how-tos and questions. A question that's about the site, as in 'most memorable threads' does belong here.