I just read through that whole exchange on Slice. It was amusing and I agree that Adam Kuban and Kenji's initial comments were really disrespectful. I discovered Slice before this forum and I continue to read both. While I love the "My Pie Mondays", "Top This" and "Daily Slice" columns for getting ideas for flavour combinations, when it comes to learning how to improve my pizza making skills I've gained exponentially more knowledge from this forum. Sure a small minority of posters can come across as rather zealotish in their preaching (one stands out in my mind...
) but in terms of the weath of information available here, Slice cannot hope to compare. Some of the advice Kenji gives in his Pizza Lap column is just downright bad. (Sugar in a NP dough???)
The Slice commenter "Godot" who brought all the attention to this thread seems to have a real hate on for this forum. I've seen many times where he pops on just to ridicule and insult this community. Is there some back story to this? Is he some disgruntled former member who takes the Internet way too seriously?
Anyways, I want to say a big thank you to all the "experts" who I've learned from by reading your threads and following your advice and encouragement. Many of you are posting in this thread, and the vast majority have been friendly and encouraging.