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PAO Feb 29, 2012 12:08 PM

Has anyone given any thought of what we are going to do once Chow removes these restaurant boards? I find Yelp and Urban Spoon very unreliable. Any other ideas?

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  1. Disneyfreak RE: PAO Feb 29, 2012 12:15 PM

    I thought the restaurant lists were going away not the local boards. Can anyone provide any details?

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      Olympia Jane RE: Disneyfreak Feb 29, 2012 08:55 PM

      I have to admit, I was a far more frequent user of Chowhound in its formative years (circa 2001ish) so I don't even know what a "restaurant board" is, but glancing through this link on the topic of removing restaurant lists on "Site Talk", I see no mention of eliminating local boards. That said, if I'm wrong, and that is being proposed, I would hate like heck to lose the local boards. It was difficult enough to go through splitting off PNW, Seattle and Portland. If the Greater Seattle board went, we'd just have to start our own...
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/827433

      I imagine this thread may be moved to "Site Talk" soon - but since the chowhound folks have not moved the Olympia pizza thread over to the PNW board, maybe they're out chowing.

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      Lauren RE: PAO Mar 1, 2012 10:34 AM

      There's a group of us posting on Mouthfulsfood. We'd love to have you all there.

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        BallardFoodie RE: PAO Mar 2, 2012 06:50 AM

        Are they shutting down the regional/city boards? Had not heard that. Considering I check it nearly daily, seems like a bad idea. I've been to mouthfuls. I'm not a big fan of the design of the board, but the content is close.

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        1. The Chowhound Team RE: PAO Mar 2, 2012 07:02 AM

          Sorry for the confusion! We are not eliminating our restaurant discussion boards including this one, so don't worry!

          Chow is eliminating the Restaurants database, not the discussion boards. The Restaurants database provides the links to restaurants' addresses and locations. You won't see those types of links inserted into posts anymore.

          There are discussions of this site change on the Site Talk board, so please head over there if you have questions. Thanks!

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