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READ: About the Tamarind Incident Thread

Jim Leff | Jul 2, 2002 12:50 PM

The 124 postings constituting the remarkably tiresome "Incident at Tamarind" thread contain much anger and taunting, much off-topic digression, and amazingly little chow info of lasting interest. And this site is about accumulating a trove of dynamite chow info for the use and delight of all us chowhounds, as opposed to idle chat and gratuitous huffy venting and counter-venting.

The thread will not long remain on this board, so I'd suggest posters not waste time by contributing further to it.

If you value as an invaluable no-nonsense, high signal-to-noise resource, please consider, when posting, whether your post improves this information trove or dilutes it with mere chit-chat and pile-on squabbling. The latter degrades the usefulness of the resource for all. And, worse, it sets an example for new hounds coming around that is merely a food chat room rather than a unique and essential resource. So they start chatting, too.

It's a vicious circle, and eventually all the good stuff about the site will be lost and Chowhound will be MacInternet: chatty, flamey, and inane. I don't want to hang around a place like that, and I'm sure you don't, either. That's what AOL is for.

If anyone wants to discuss any of this, please do so on the Site Talk message board. This is an announcement, not the start of yet another chatty off-topic thread here on a board devoted to the sacred task of finding hyperdelicious chow in Manhattan!


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