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eatntell Jun 18, 2012 09:22 AM

Almost all hounds use handles for their forum comments. But the site's bloggers and recipe writers seem to use their "real" names.

http://www.chow.com/digest/116674/new...

http://www.chow.com/recipes/29577-cho...

Is this a site policy? What are the rhymes and reasons? Can a hound with a handle become a blogger or recipe writer?

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  1. Jacquilynne RE: eatntell Jun 18, 2012 11:07 AM

    CHOW's editorial content -- blog entries, recipes developed in our test kitchen, videos, feature stories, etc. -- is developed by professional staff and freelancers, and publishing it under their byline reflects that.

    Members of the site can comment on editorial content, and can participate on the Chowhound forums, using their chosen handle. Some members choose to use their real name as their handle, but that's optional.

    -- Jacquilynne, Community Manager for Chowhound

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    1. re: Jacquilynne
      JB BANNISTER RE: Jacquilynne Jun 18, 2012 01:48 PM

      Since you are a Community Manager could you suggest a "like" button so posters know they passed on good information. Also the ability to message people like they do on tripadvisor? CH and TA are the two best sites for mature conversation about places and food. IMO

      1. re: JB BANNISTER
        Servorg RE: JB BANNISTER Jun 18, 2012 02:07 PM

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/817627

        1. re: Servorg
          JB BANNISTER RE: Servorg Jun 18, 2012 02:14 PM

          Information Constipation it is.

          1. re: JB BANNISTER
            Servorg RE: JB BANNISTER Jun 18, 2012 02:16 PM

            Was that a quote from Yoda? (as in..."Decide you must, how to serve them best.")

        2. re: JB BANNISTER
          Jacquilynne RE: JB BANNISTER Jun 18, 2012 02:13 PM

          Both are suggestions that have come up in our discussions in the past, so they're things that may be considered in the future.

          1. re: Jacquilynne
            JB BANNISTER RE: Jacquilynne Jun 18, 2012 03:17 PM

            "like"

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