If, like me, you're someone who just pops onto this board every few days, and visits other Chowhound boards even less frequently, you may not know about the urgent controversy raging on other boards (e.g. Manhattan, but more appropriately and voluminously on the site chat board). The problem, which I was really not aware of before, is that our leaders had high hopes for the Chow Store, hopes that have - so far - been cruelly dashed, to the point where the very existence of Chowhound is in jeopardy. I just felt like someone ought to announce this to the Outer Boros, where I suspect lurk some of the most passionate and creative advocates of Chowhound. To find out more you need only wade into some of the other boards.