Quality of posts have declined. Too many one-liners.
Often negative opinions without fact(s) backing up to drive further discussion. Countless not food related. A myriad of posts allowed that do not add to OP or a thread. Too-many from a few.
Search results diluted in recent times compared to past years. Even when know available on CHOW, can not find. Both within CHOW or using an external search engine like: Google, Bing, Yahoo, ... Superfluous fluff makes it harder to ferret-out quality food-related information. Excessively difficult to locate nuggets in the mud. Improvements should be made to SEO so food intelligence with methods stand out when hunt. Search weak now when was great - noteworthy decaying results.
When better apprehend can be rejuvenated is why mention.