The concept is great. It can be a great resource for any food related topic, especially for restaurant recommendations beyond a star rating on Yelp.
There’s just one problem – the moderation sucks. They won’t allow posts about certain local businesses or events, the moderators play favorites with some and all but blacklist others. Posts often go missing without an explanation, or on the rare occasion that one is given – it’s shit.
They’ve even gone so far as to ban (warning: lengthy post) one of the most helpful/knowledgeable members of the local San Diego board because of how often he recommended Sushi Kaito, which is one of the best recommendations you can give anyone visiting San Diego.
Really they’re only hurting themselves, they’re already far behind yelp in popularity and the activity the boards do get will quickly die out if they keep with their Nazi-style moderation.
How many of you even knew about or use Chowhound?
Those who have: have you had similar problems?