Handles and "real" names
Almost all hounds use handles for their forum comments. But the site's bloggers and recipe writers seem to use their "real" names.
Is this a site policy? What are the rhymes and reasons? Can a hound with a handle become a blogger or recipe writer?
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