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Release Tomorrow March 17th at 1 PM PST


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Release Tomorrow March 17th at 1 PM PST

CHOW HQ | Mar 16, 2010 06:23 PM

Hi Chowhounds-
We are getting ready for a release that is scheduled for Wednesday March 17th at 2 PM. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but also we wanted to let you know of the new improvements that will be available after the release.

Editing Restaurant Info Open to All Users-
After releasing the Restaurants and Bars section in October we have heard from many of you that some of the data is missing or down right incorrect. We know that there are just too many for our little team to manually fix – so we have opened up the Restaurant edit feature to all users.

However we don't want restaurants using this as an opportunity to self-promote, so we're still limiting the 'Good to Know' field to established members who've requested full edit rights.

If you would like to be able to edit that field, or mark restaurants as duplicate, reply to this post -

If you're a restaurant or food business looking to update your own information (hours, website, etc), feel free to edit the factual details on your restaurant page by clicking the edit button after the release.

Relaxed Automated Rules on auto linking-
Before a user had to have a capitalized exact match in order for our auto-linking feature to work. So in the example of The French Laundry Restaurant, if a user typed french laundry into their post we wouldn’t auto link it. Now we have excluded needing to put “The” and “Restaurant” so that if someone types French Laundry inline auto-linking should work.

New Commenting Look and Feel –
There used to be four different ways that a user could comment on Chow. We've streamlined the experience so that it's just one version across the site. Now you will be able to comment the same way whether it’s on a Video, a Recipe, or a Story.

Cheers and Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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