somewhere and dared post a msg on a chowhound board specific to that city/region asking for reqs, you'd bet I'd write something like "hey, folks, I am coming to Anywhere USA, staying for 2 days at the Sweet Hotel and am looking for chowhound recommendations. I die for anything asian, would nearly kill for the best dumpling, have a fascination with mexican food, and would also like the absolute best (insert famous local grub, i.e., the losbter roll, or the cheesesteak, or pizza, or gumbo..) you can give me. My price range is $ to $$ unless I really need to spend $$$. throw some suggestions my way."
that said, why do people say things so devoid of chow-love like "hi i am coming here, staying there, and want chow."
is this sort of post happening on your board and are you dealing with it?