In regards to the right "Related" sidebar...
I get the idea of, "if your interested in this, you might be interested in that"
If I search google or open an advertisement, they will let me know with offers. I get that.
But is the related sidebar really serving the community when many times, daily, an old thread is topped. Posters not paying attention whether they be new or old, will respond not realizing it was a topped thread from years ago. Is this serving the community?
I don't know?
Thanks for the feedback. We've discussed this in a few different forms lately, most recently here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9853...
We're continuing to work on improvements to the right rail and we'll keep this feedback in mind as we try to find a good balance between recommending evergreen discussions that are always useful and those that are time sensitive.