Thank you, Jim, for keeping an eye on us and clamping down on some of the negativity that has been infecting our board.
Though I'm a Philadelphian - and love our dining scene - I use the other Chowhound Boards also, especially when planning a trip. We've had wonderful help recently about Oslo (for a friend), Aspen, Santa Fe, and of course, New York City.
I have not detected some of the mean-spiritedness that seems to have crept up on our Board. It's not the majority of the people - we have a great Board here - but it's there, and it's not pleasant.
I think your comments were needed. This should be Chowhounds helping Chowhounds, not attacking or disparaging people. Of course we try to give an honest review of restaurants we visit, but that is very different from insulting the diners.
We can never thank you enough for these wonderful Chowhound Boards. Keep up the good work!