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Old 09-19-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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I've been on these forums awhile now, and my most active posts are here and in the Westchester County, NY forum. I thought I'd ask why CT has a single forum group for the whole state. While it might seem small enough to warrant it, I am a bit mystified since places like Westchester County, NY (which is about the size of Fairfield County in both area and population) and Port St. Lucie, FL (a place my family almost moved to when I was 16 a long time ago, but even today it's only a city about the size of something between Stamford/Waterbury and Hartford/New Haven/Bridgeport and a much smaller surrounding area in population than any of the last three) have their own sections, then why couldn't they do the same here? My thought would be to have:

1) A Fairfield County subforum

2) A Hartford-New Haven subforum (or maybe one for each)

Just my take. Any thoughts?
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Old 09-19-2009, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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A while back we tried to divide the forum up into subgroups but it did not work out well. There were so many cross posts that it was hard to decide where many posts should go. JayCT, Moderator
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Old 09-19-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Coastal Northeast
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It was way too hard with the subforums. As Jay said, people would cross post and it would be confusing for people like us who are trying to offer help. It is also confusing to people who don't know CT, since the state is so tiny. The entire state is probably smaller than some metro areas out west.
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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OK makes sense, thanks.

Though some of those "out west" metro area definitions are bogus because most definitions are based on county boundaries and out west counties (like states) are much bigger than in the east. L.A. includes San Bernardino County, the biggest county in the US, which is 4x the size of CT and includes much of the desert, which isn't really "metro area" in my view.

But again, makes sense, a lot of different parts of CT are intertwined since the cities/metros are so close to each other (i.e. people in Waterbury commuting to both Bridgeport and/or Hartford).
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Old 09-19-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Just my take. Any thoughts?
I personally feel that some state forums on C-D have too many subforums. For example, i've tried looking through the PA boards because i have family that is contemplating a move there, and i have to tell you, the board is useless to me with its current setup. It has too many narrowly focused subforums, IMHO. I don't feel that the CT board has enough activity to warrant a subforum at this time. If it does in the future though, hopefully the breakdown will be by region(i.e: "Western"/"Eastern", "Southern"/"Northern") rather than by a specific city.
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Old 09-20-2009, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I personally feel that some state forums on C-D have too many subforums. For example, i've tried looking through the PA boards because i have family that is contemplating a move there, and i have to tell you, the board is useless to me with its current setup. It has too many narrowly focused subforums, IMHO. I don't feel that the CT board has enough activity to warrant a subforum at this time. If it does in the future though, hopefully the breakdown will be by region(i.e: "Western"/"Eastern", "Southern"/"Northern") rather than by a specific city.
And that was the problem we were experiencing here. Too small, too focused and not enough posts to support their own subforum. Jay
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