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View Poll Results: Central Coast forum or separate ajoining coastal county forums
Central Coast forum 16 84.21%
separate coastal counties forum 3 15.79%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-01-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Seal Beach,CA
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Central Coast forum
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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Yeah, unfortunately the admins didn't seem to want to do it. Maybe too much work.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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Originally Posted by MtnSurfer View Post
Yeah, unfortunately the admins didn't seem to want to do it. Maybe too much work.
The Ventura sub-forum seemed to happened overnight when someone asked for it, same person started a bunch of threads about Ventura.
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Old 12-01-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Just leave them as part of the California forum. Only the big cities will generate enough traffic to justify a separate subforum. I say that as someone who lived on the central coast for years.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:06 PM
 
Location: North of the hood, south of the valley
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The pattern I have noticed when it comes to non-city specific subforums, Orange County, Inland Empire, NoVA Suburbs, Long Island, Westchester County, Chicago Suburbs) is that they are part of much larger metro areas like NYC, LA, DC, and Chicago. Ventura County fits that same pattern. The Administrator may not have started out with this policy in mind, but it has evolved over time. The only real violator of this might be the NEPA subforum which covers an area a little bit beyond the Scranton Wilkes-Barre metro area.

On the other side of the coin, a Central Coast subforum wouldn't fit that pattern, and so I don't think it will ever be created. However, there is a real possibility that some time in the future, a Santa Barbara or Santa Cruz subforum could be created. Then some of the small cities that are inside their metro areas could be lumped in with them. Also, at some point subforums for Stockton, Fresno, and Bakersfield could be created, but I believe none of these rather substantial cities have more than 150 threads, and some may be close to only 100.
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:47 PM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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No vote for none of the above?
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:16 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Where's the Arvin forum?
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Old 12-01-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Sacramento
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Well from my own personal point of view I don't care for the sub-forum idea.

I have found that on this site, and a few others where I have posted, that the splitting up of areas and/or topics into sub-forums frequently develops into small clans of posters and infrequent meaningful postings.

Too often I've found that the forums are near death after a few months, with just a few "high frequency" posters having a semi-private chit chat. After a year or more, they generally get bored going over the same thing repeatedly with the same posters, and then you see the larger time gaps between postings.

My own preference is a single state forum with a sticky dedicated thread for each of tthe various larger cities. I think you'd see more and varied long term participation with this type of process.
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Old 12-02-2010, 08:05 AM
 
Location: San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
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I agree, in addition, rather than scan one forum for items of interest, one has to click around.. which I seldom do.. so I miss what may be happening in Sacramento for instance.
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Old 01-04-2011, 12:35 AM
Status: "get me out of california!" (set 8 days ago)
 
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
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Here's to hopes of a Central Coast forum in 2011! We got Ventura County forum in 2010 and now its our turn!

It's a big tourist region and has alot of threads. More than the Central Valley threads.
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