The Chowhound had a section which allowed me to view their profile (and of course, others could view mine). This helped in responding to posts e.g. if a poster's favourite meals were all French, I'd tailor my response to that style and not waste my (or their) time by recommending, say, the best Thai restaurant in town.
I can't find this 'useful info' now. Is it hiding out of my sight or disappeared?