I was reading this thread and saw a couple of things that might be worth discussing. Namely, the idea of posting links to other websites. For the record I think it is all safe to say that no one wants to see someone just come to the ChefTalk Cafe and post links to their site. However, I do feel that it is more than fine for members to post links to other sites that help to answer questions or point out resources for chefs and food lover's alike. It would seem that their might of been some confusion on this topic in that some posted a question only to come back later, and answer it themselves. This a well known tactic on the internet that many community management experts call "Gorilla Tactics". These subtle tactics are used in order to lure members of one community over to another community. Clearly I think that bakerbebe was just sharing with others that she found a good resource. ChefTalk is a fairly open community and we don't want to be to restrictive with community members posts. Having said that I think it would have be more than fine for m brown to post the link to the Paris Gourmet web site. It is also fine that bakerbebe posted a link to the resource she found.
Hope this clears things up for everyone. Thanks to both m brown and bakerbebe for the resource links. Also thanks to Brin for looking out for the ChefTalk community. Some of you might be aware that just a week or so ago we had an un-friendly visit from some posing as a VH-1 representative who spammed our boards.
[This message has been edited by Nicko (edited September 15, 2000).]