There was a chowhound mod on a story on NPR this morning about online messageboard "code of conduct" http://www.npr.org/templates/story/st...
Although it was an interesting story, It bothered me a little bit. The mod (I forget her name) was basically explaining that you can say whatever you want on Chowhound unless it's offensive or off topic. I take strong exception to that. I've never seen a messageboard more tightly policed than this, and I've never ever seen any offensive posts on Chowhound.
I've seen many many posts deleted apparently because they are not favorable reviews for restaurants, which of course is very counter-chowhound. I'm always amazed at how many posts get deleted. If you read chowhound by RSS reader you know what I mean.
In fact, this post will probably be deleted.