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2006-06-11 12:33:07   Welcome Christine! I wholehearted agree with many, even all, your comments about food and area restaurants. Your prefs on service align entirely with mine, and your brief witty reviews and comments make good synopses! —JohnLam

2006-06-11 13:05:05   John, all, happy to have discovered this wiki - helpful to see others' candid remarks about places. I had a mild feeling that I'd be flamed for "snobbery" (I admit, I'm biting at times) but decided to go for honesty. ROC places shutter way too often (every time I like some place it closes down, hmmm, bad tastes on my part) and then up goes another franchise (Greece, NY should be renamed Chain Central, USA). —ChristineLeo

2006-06-11 22:08:57   Do you like any restaurants? —BenMargolis

2006-06-12 05:59:38   Welcome, Christine. There's nothing wrong with being extremely picky about restaurants, especially the "fine dining" establishments in ROC. —RottenChester

2006-07-14 23:38:40   "...probably yet another way that ROC tries to emulate NYC"; "...given how rare that seems to be for ROC" - if you consistently have terrible experiences everywhere, why do you constantly dine out? For most of us, places like Max's or Sienna or Rio are reserved for special, memorable occasions and they fit the bill quite nicely. I've noticed that you haven't left any comments at the plethora of ethnic restaurants our small city has. Perhaps they might offer you more of what you're looking for, but, based on your comments, I have my doubts. I am admittedly defensive about the city that I live and work in, but feel that, for its size, it has a wonderful amount of dining options to fit every taste and budget. —RochesterGuy

2006-07-26 15:12:01   Christine—you sound like a professional Food Critic- maybe you should be a cook on [WWW]Hells Kitchen... —PeteB

2006-07-26 18:26:19   Good idea, getting screamed at or having my head chewed off by Gordon Ramsay might make me cut the restaurant industry some slack... —ChristineLeo

2006-09-15 14:14:37   Hi Christine. I'm the owner of :nook and I sincerely apologize if I ignored you when you came in. That was not my intention. Was I on the phone, was I helping someone else or were there other people in the store? It is not my intention to ignore anyone, ever. I have been ignored at many, many, many stores in the Rochester area, and it's one of the things I pride myself on - making sure everyone feels welcome at :nook. Your comment about corporate clothing is also absolutely incorrect, and i'm sorry you feel that way. I do hope you will come back and I hope you saw 90% of the items I carry can't be found anywhere else in Rochester. I've told many people that have been in when ask about my demographic, that it's age 10 - 100. Again, I am sorry if you feel I slighted you. You can be sure it wasn't on purpose. —MarcVera

2006-09-15 15:34:49   Marc, apology not needed - I didn't indicate I was slighted, as I wasn't (my comment was poker-faced). Being ignored, I agree, was not intentional - what'd be the point? Plus, it's more 'Blink' than conscious thought. Also, I don't base buying decisions on salesmanship (except in the service industry or where post-purchase work is required). It should bother business people (hence your reply). As products are launched with a target audience in mind; while the store owner him/herself might not discriminate, the products do the work for him/her. Moreover, the way the store owner looks, acts, and talks, telegraphs his/her target audience, because he or she is the brand. RE circumstances around whether you were busy: not relevant. As you know shopkeepers should greet everyone that comes through the door, esp. in small spaces, if for reason other than they can't get around it. You didn't greet us, and it didn't bother me. I just described what happened. Have fun with your new shop. Must be exciting. —ChristineLeo

2006-09-18 19:03:30   Christine, if edits and comments make ROCwiki Hell's Wiki, then welcome to [WWW]Tribe, where founder and first chief executive Mark Pincus recently returned to right the good ship. With a deep featureful site, Tribe cultivated strong followings among burners, New Yorkers, and the San Francisco hip, making them the new Well, but they also emphasize and cater local content, including reviews & recommendations, requests, events, and listings. Though our ad-free wiki is a beauty, elsewhere you can grep away most ads using Firefox, OmniWeb, or [WWW]Flock. —JohnLam

2006-09-21 14:01:46   Are you a writer? Your comments pack a lot of imagery in a small space. —BenMargolis

2006-10-31 00:06:59   You haven't made any comments in a while. Is everything okay? —BenMargolis

2007-01-03 23:59:09   Ben, thanks for 'writer' comment which I certainly don't deserve, and sorely lack the discipline can wish. RE the apparent 'missing in action' - that would have been humorous, perishing in the fight of words, huh? But, the mundane version is havoc at work. That, I survived. Yay. Thanks for askin’. Now, I don't know if I'm up for the old shtick of neg. reviews…I didn’t fret long as I noticed newcomers picking up the acid-tongue baton. Happy New Year! —ChristineLeo

2007-01-11 14:58:38   I didn't know that George Grella was doing restaurant reviews now, under a female pseudonym, no less. —DavidPausch

2007-03-30 15:35:50   JohnLam, thanks for your comment. I'm pretty 'anti-social' communities, Web, not me. There exists no "About Me" page anywhere. In fact, I think rocwiki is - er, was - about my extent of online participation, outside of Slate and Salon forums. Reaction to my comments was not Something about my personality might be evident in that I just about never retorted any personal 'shot'. Based on what I've seen, you carry yourself nicely on rocwiki (Mom would be proud) and thus I didn't want to leave the Tribe comment hanging (yes, I'm actually very courteous in person, imagine that). —ChristineLeo

2007-03-31 17:05:01   Hey Christine, if this is “anti-social”, then anti-social is fine. Thank you also for the compliment. My in-person sinister brain-mapping gets me so very few, all my online testaments remain empty. When at Slate or Salon, i'll be sure to keep a look out for witty commentary from Rochester. —JohnLam

2007-04-02 16:01:51   Okay, then let me plug “behind-the-scenes work”. Here's an opportunity to relieve your shame (:-) volunteer your past MS Computer Science education and become our hero integrating [wikipedia]hReview and other [wikipedia]microformats so search engines can discover, aggregate, and present your and our reviews and ratings in a coherent way—beyond a mere mass collection of comments. Well at least, you'd be my hero. ;-p —JohnLam

2008-08-01 16:57:02   Christine are you Delta Chi? —tinarochester