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Old 06-24-2016, 09:07 PM   #1
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Any other Chowhound refugees here?

I only recently re-joined Chowhound, and quickly got horrified by the redesign. So many really good cooking people, but all those bloody popups that (for example) make it impossible to log in.

I'm a total cooking fool, with lots of opinions and just as many questions. Can I get an opinion or two on this place?

Hello, people.

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Old 06-24-2016, 09:13 PM   #2
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I have never been there. Do you have Adblock plus? It removes the ads from most of the forums I visit but not all of them.
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Old 06-24-2016, 09:20 PM   #3
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I have never been there. Do you have Adblock plus? It removes the ads from most of the forums I visit but not all of them.
I love Adblock plus! I think it was Andy that turned me on to it. THANK YOU Andy!
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Old 06-24-2016, 10:27 PM   #4
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I only recently re-joined Chowhound, and quickly got horrified by the redesign. So many really good cooking people, but all those bloody popups that (for example) make it impossible to log in....

Hello, people.

Stephen Foster
Hello, Stephen. Welcome to DC.

Another lover of Adblock Plus. I visit Chowhound on occasion, just wanted to check to make sure it works. Yup. When I landed on their main page, Adblock had trapped 19 ads/popups. Clicked on one of the promoted articles and it caught another 9 ads.

Just make sure that when you get Adblock installed and have no problems with Chowhound you still come around here, OK?
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Old 06-24-2016, 11:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the adblock suggestions. My main computer bricked itself a couple of weeks ago, and I don't yet have adblock installed on my backup. But Chowhound used to be really good, and now it's utter crap. Unfortunately, they own an amazing resource of cooking ideas from contributors. I've got lots of disk space, so just to be safe, I'm going to download the entire site. Sue me.
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Old 06-25-2016, 01:45 AM   #6
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I'll reinstall Adblock, which I utterly love, but my question was about the quality of this site. How long have you been here? Is there too much noise from smiling Rachael Ray wannabees? I do FOOD, from scratch, and want to talk to people who do the same.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:01 AM   #7
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Hi and welcome to DC, glad to have you join us. I've been here for many years, and some have been here for many years before me. I too have Adblocker Plus and have visited Chowhound without a problem, although I don't contribute there, just lurk and learn.
I'm more comfortable here in a daily community feel.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:22 AM   #8
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... but my question was about the quality of this site. How long have you been here? Is there too much noise from smiling Rachael Ray wannabees? I do FOOD, from scratch, and want to talk to people who do the same.
THIS site? As in "DC"? Well, as far a quality goes, there is none finer.

DC has been around for over a decade. Many active members have been here since its inception. I've been here almost 7 (officially, next month) but with a 2+ year sabbatical for personal business. Most of us do food "from scratch". Some scratch harder than others. Many pickle veggies, some have cured their own bacon, lots of members are into smoking meat, quite a few bread bakers...you get the idea.

As far as Chowhound goes? I'm not there often. Kinda a personal boycott...I'm a native Clevelander and hate having to hunt through all of the forum sub-categories just to find the posts. I'd rather talk food and cooking on this site.
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Old 06-25-2016, 11:09 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the good responses

Thank you, all, for your input. This feels like a good place: I'll take my hat off and stay awhile. But of course keep contributing to this thread if you feel like it.
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Old 06-25-2016, 12:14 PM   #10
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I've gone there occasionally, but I don't spend much time there. I find DC much more of a community than CH
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