We've removed a number of off topic posts which had nothing to do with chow, and focused only on other chowhounds.
Chowhound offers a place for all opinions, and that's all anyone here claims to be doing- offering their own personal opinions. Nobody is required to have a professional background, or extensive evidence backing up their opinions. One person's raves may be another person's pans, but that's fine! It gives you an opportunity to share your opinions. But please, share your opinions without putting down someone else's.
Posts criticizing other posters' opinions are not only off topic, such posts are damaging to the mission of this site, because it makes people more reluctant to share their thoughts if they're going to to be attacked.
You're welcome to (and encouraged to) disagree, and offer your own ideas, but please let others post as they wish without offering feedback on the validity of their opinions.
If you have reason to believe another poster is posting misleading or false information intended to dishonestly sway the discussion, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look into it ASAP, we promise! But if you simply don't see eye to eye with another poster, sometimes it's best not to read that poster's posts- there's plenty more here to read!
Please don't respond to this post, as all responses will be remove din order to get thi sboard back to discussing chow in PA. Any further discussion on this issue should be moved to the Site Talk board.