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May 5, 2014 11:58 AM

Changes coming for Serious Eats

There are changes afoot over at SE. Kenji promises more signal and less noise. They are getting rid of Talk and Photograzing, and will connect with their audience through social media.

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  1. "More signal and less noise".... I presume that means no more dogs?

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    1. re: drongo

      I am a dog lover, but admit that I was a bit uninterested in the pics of his dogs on the sidewalk during a recent NYC pizza tour/review post. An occasional really good dog pic is fine by me, but this is the problem with social media…everything is important to post, no matter if it’s interesting to look at or not.

    2. I guess those of us that don't use Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram will find other sites to read.

      1. Well, their Talk was never much of a draw, not even close to being as robust as here on Chowhound, and personally I found Photograzing more of an annoyance than a feature. It will be interesting to see where they take this.

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        1. re: mcsheridan

          The Talk forum was anemic, so no big loss, and Photograzing never interested me. From the comments, it seems that they just shut down the Talk forum today, and the people are upset. Maybe we will see a small surge in CH members as a result.

        2. As a regular both here and there I was a bit miffed by the following comment:

          "Chowhound is pretty much a joke, and it would be good to have a cooking and eating forum for people who are 'serious eaters'. [sic--punctuation!]"

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          1. re: davis_sq_pro

            Someone takes them self a little too seriously as a serious eater. That is an example of the nonsense I have seen on the the SE Talk forum, and why I much prefer CH and Reddit for food and cooking chat.

          2. I never knew Talk existed so I guess I missed out. I do comment on recipes (mostly to ask questions) and commenting is still an option. I don't Facebook or tweet so these changes to Serious Eats basically make no difference to me.