Screen grab from redacted and censored Chowhound post by slowdownsavor. After the jump read about the controversy.

Gypsy Picnic – what did you all think of it this year?
Hey everyone, I just read another post about how the only real complaint was that there was too MUCH food given as a portion. I agree. I must say i felt terrible throwing some foods away – but COME ON…. this isn’t a typical service day people!!! half portions would have been great. I think the point was to sample Austin’s best – and as many as was possible…. how can you enjoy sampling when you’re getting a full lunch at each stop??
anyway, I reviewed my experience and took a whole bunch of pictures – check it out
slow down and savor: Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival 2011: Reviewed http://bit.ly/qfKdUC
i’m super interested in hearing what people have to say about this years compared to last years event….
Permalink | Reply By slowdownsavor on Oct 23, 2011 03:42AM ———————————————————————————————-

We regularly out-punt our coverage but over on the Chowhound board the moderators appear deathly determined to drive the website over a cliff and remove any chance of it retaining even a shard of credibility.

We logged on this morning to crowdsource the general opinion of Gypsy Picnic Trailer Food Festival #2 and see if Tiffany Harelik was going to be feted or crucified by Austin’s eating community.

Lo and behold a new poster, slowdownsavor, had put up a pretty compelling account of her experience complete with kvetching about being given too much food [!] plus she thoughtfully put up a link to her website so we could see all the pretty pictures and read a longer narrative of the event.

Mugged and left for dead.

She probably never saw it coming. The Chowhound moderator came up behind her with a cudgel and wasn’t done until all vestiges of her post [ and the 15 or so replies ] were gone, gone gone.

Gone from Google search too but that’s why we have Bing.

Bing is the scruffy little brother to Google search but in this instance we were able to get a screen grab of Slowdownsavor’s Chowhound debut off Bing that had been vaporized by CBS/Cnet.

Which leads us to the here and now. If you would like to honor the spirit of this attempt by slowdownsavor to engage the Austin food community then now is your chance.

Respond to her text above just as though it were on Austin’s Chowhound board. Maybe you’re on Austin Chowhound? Great, welcome aboard. Let’s give this neophyte poster the opportunity to be heard and heard good and loud.

slowdownsavor: We’d love to hear from you too. You’re part of a bigger story that you may or may not be privy to and that’s how an unpaid volunteer moderator has driven the Austin Chowhound board over the cliff by excessive censorship.

Share with us your thoughts please.

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