The food blogosphere has had something to chew on since the publication of the NY Observer article by Joe Pompeo (http://www.observer.com/2009/food-amp... ). Jim Leff wrote a response in his slog that seemed pretty critical to the current makeup of Chowhound, agreeing with the gist of Pompeo's piece (http://jimleff.blogspot.com/2009/09/i... ). I can't say I disagree much either. Perhaps the term "foodiots" is a further distillation of Jim's first differentiation of the Chowhound vs the Foodie, and perhaps an explanation of the "dumbing down" of the content on Chowhound. Others seem critical of Leff as was Josh Ozersky in his blurb on his blog (http://www.the-feedbag.com/incest/jim... ). It's an interesting discussion. I wonder if this does anything to improve the quality of discussions on these boards. Probably not.