Having visited this site for the last 6 months or so I have found that I learn very little about the quality of food at a restaurant. Usually half the people will say they love the food and the other half will say they hate it. Case in point is the recent thread on Hiro Sushi. After reading all the posts I still have no idea if the place is any good. Why not have a rating system on this site? Here is what I envision:
1. I want good Sushi
2. I go to Chowhound and type in Sushi
3. I see a list of top 10 Sushi places rated by the Chowhounds
4. Ratings could be for food, ddecor, service, etc.
5. Now I can pick one and read the posts on that particular place
This site could also allow users to rate other memebers' posts. That way I can see the top rated members and I can see what they recommend.
All of this doesn't seem very difficult to implement and would be a lot better than the state of affairs on this site today where after reading fifty posts on a particular place I still have no idea if it's any good.