Dear CHOW users,
We recently decided to retire the CHOW Restaurant pages and their related features: reviews, CHOW Lists, and the “Been There / Wanna Go” lists.
The prospect of discontinuing these pages provoked one of the biggest internal debates we’ve had in a long time, because even though the technical reasons were indisputable, the prospect of losing valuable content -- content that users spent time and effort creating -- was difficult to accept.
Nevertheless, we ultimately agreed that we’re not able to continue hosting that content. We are, however, making sure that those users who contributed can save what they wrote. We’ve built an export tool to allow you to download your own reviews and lists and keep them in a text file.
Here’s how to find it: On your user profile page, you'll see a tab titled "Export My Data." If you click on that tab, you’ll see instructions for downloading your restaurant reviews, restaurant lists, and "been there, wanna go" lists. Recipes and saved topics will not be affected. This export tool will be active -- and your content will be available to download -- until 3/20.
IMPORTANT: You must download your content by 3/20. After that, you will not be able to access it.
Meredith of CHOW