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May 29, 2012 12:44 AM

Losing Interest - Part Two

At the point of no return myself and wondering why "Losing Interest" was shut down. The site is bordering on pitiful, the ass-kissing is nauseating, and some of the posters make you want to "throw up a little in your mouth". It has gotten to that point, and what is more regrettable is that the voices in the other thread were shut-down while a few important points were being made about the way the site has changed. As a relatively new poster here of about a year and a half, it recently became obvious what this site has become. And I now understand why so many have left.

This is indeed a shout-out to the ever-present alphas who have run the site into the ground. Thank you CStout for a very enlightening thread representing the Best of Chowhound because we began to see how incredible this site really was back in the day. The thread is now going down the tubes, just as this site is.

All the best to the posters at Cookware - the help and discussions you've provided have been extremely engaging and valuable. You guys are the light of this forum. All the best.

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  1. You are a generous poster, lilgi. Sure there are alphas, betas and kangaroos. So what! That's what makes the world go round. It's not that hard to walk into a large produce market and size up the winners and losers that make up MY cart...well, those simple observations can be applied "elsewhere." We've never met in RL, my loss...but FWIW, I do enjoy your love of a great recipe/cookbook. Your loss of interest may mean I'll miss out on your insights. I hope you consider what you bring to the boards, first.

    1. Curious why you think CStout's thread is now going down the tubes. You must be seeing something I'm not.

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      1. re: JoanN

        For some, the water glass is always half empty. For me, the beer glass is always full.

        1. re: JoanN

          Yes, JoanN, I'm curious too. I just reread the thread, and thought it was pretty straightforward with some helpful reviews of the best of CH.

        2. Yeah, I have to agree that I don't see any issues (unless they were moderated off) on the thread cstout started. There's some really wonderful links from recipes otherwise lost in that "crazy arse" search engine listed. But, I wouldn't intentionally dismiss the feelings of a fellow CH if they take the time to write them down.

          1. Can someone point to the Cstout's post, that is being discussed?

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              1. re: HillJ

                What I find most fascinating is that the OP participated in this thread, enthusiastically so.... and I don't see any massive changes to the tenor of the thread in later posts. Just folks sharing which recipes they liked most and, if it was a tough one to find (my heavenly tofu dish apparently was one of those), thanking others for digging them out.

                Pointing out "ever-present alphas" indicates (to me) a beef of a more personal nature.

                1. re: linguafood

                  Perhaps, that's true, linguafood. But there is not much about the personality of CH's that I'm in touch with or focused on. lilgi, has been a helpful source of information.

                  1. re: HillJ

                    Right. As has been cstout's thread.

                    I guess I don't get the whole drama, as usual. Oh well.

                    1. re: linguafood

                      Oh you're not alone there. Best to not play into the hands of drama's exhausting.