RE: Chowhound.com Heavy Handed Thread Deletion???
I have to say that I agree with the comment about the bad layout of Chowhound, and with the comment about the deletions.
Several months ago, someone had posed a question on Chowhound regarding restaurant recommendations for Plainfield, NJ. Assuming the person to be unfamiliar with the area, I pointed out that this community is a crime-ridden one, and that the area adjacent to where the restaurants are located is particularly crime-ridden. (This is a small city that has a murder rate that is all out of proportion to the size of the population. While there also is a beautiful area filled with old mansions, most of the city is blighted.) So, my answer was that the area was best avoided, in favor of more safe locales. My answer was deleted after a few hours. So much for trying to help someone to avoid a dangerous place!