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Mar 15, 2014 10:40 PM

The problem with Chowhound


When I ask a question on CH , the local "experts" always say read the previous posts first. Although the other posts have different restrictions on their posts. CHers should just answer the questions being asked and leave their egos at he door.

Also, dont waste my time telling me to read every past posts on a city, just summarize it or me.

  1. Believe it or not people who post here don't work for you- they are volunteers who love sharing knowledge.

    Consider that you do have the option of starting your own forum with like minded people.

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    1. re: Sam Salmon

      If you need parameters, you dont know your area.

      1. re: albatruffles

        There's a current thread on the SF board where someone is coming in and wants really great Chinese food. I believe the poster has gotten FOUR replies and those suggest that he read some threads, narrow down his search and come back with specific questions. If you need parameters, I consider that you actually MAY know your area.

        1. re: c oliver

          yeah Chinese in SF is a good basis to illustrate the question, OK, so is it Hunan, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tawan, Fujian, Hainan, Peking, Szechwan, Guangdong? the foods of Chinese expats in areas that have long had Chinese influence like oh, most of coastal Asia? and that's not even including disputed areas like Tibet or Mongolia.

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          1. When people tell you about the wealth of information already here about your topic, they're offering you a pointer to a valuable resource.

            They've already had or read the discussions and it's generous of them to make the effort to direct you to it.