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View Poll Results: GreenBay/Fox Cites Sub-Forum?
Yes 30 75.00%
No 10 25.00%
Voters: 40. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-04-2009, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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With the two metro areas of GreenBay and the Fox Cities population totaling close to 700,000, does this area need its own sub-forum in Wisconsin Form?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiscons...tistical_areas
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Old 01-04-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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I don't know if the Sr.Mods would allow for this to take place.

I'll see how many votes we get and then maybe get a hold of someone and see where it goes.


I'll sticky this for now.
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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I'll see how many votes we get and then maybe get a hold of someone and see where it goes.
True, good Idea.
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Old 01-04-2009, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Seems like there are alot of Appleton, Green Bay, Oshkosh questions so it might be a good idea. I'm always telling people do a search first as there are repeat questions.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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It seems like it might be a difficult decision for the Sr. Mods. I think there is more than enough traffic for their own sub-forum, but where do you draw the invisable lines? Obviously, Green Bay, Appleton, and Oshkosh, but what about the surrounding communities?

Then, how many threads will be left once you suction the Fox Valley into it's own forum?

Anyhow, I voted yes, because I think it will be easier to use the Wisconsin forum. It seems like questions regarding the outer-lying regions of Wisconsin (you know, that other 2/3rds...) get over shadowed sometimes by all the other thread traffic. When you combine that with less people being able to respond to those questions, sometimes people don't get answers (or very many) they need.

Meanwhile, the same questions regarding the Fox Valley come up over and over. New people may not realize you can search the entire forum, so having a seperate Fox Valley forum may make people look through old threads a bit more before starting a new one.
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Old 01-05-2009, 03:18 PM
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I'm not a mod for this forum, but I do have some insight into how the decisions to create new sub-forums are made. The decision is solely based on the number of threads about an area and the participation within those threads. It might help if you would list the names of the Fox Cities, as that will help the Administrator know which threads to count.

Poll results won't tip the scale, although this poll thread is one more thread discussing the area.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Mequon, WI
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It might help if you would list the names of the Fox Cities, as that will help the Administrator know which threads to count.

Citites that are considered or should be put in the greenbay/foxcities sub-forum:

Green Bay
De Pere
Shawano
Door County
Appleton
Menasha
Kimberely
Little Chute
Kaukauna
Neenah
Oshkosh
Winneconnie
Fond du lac
ashwabenon
howard
bellevue
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:35 PM
 
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I disagree with Shawano (too far away and has different concerns than the rest of the Fox Valley) and with Door County (a whole realm unto itself ). But the rest of the list looks good.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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In my opinion a Northeast Wisconsin forum would work better than trying to define a specific boundary.

The Fox Cities include Appleton, Menasha, Neenah, Kaukauna, Vanden Broek, Buchanan, Clayton, Freedom, Grand Chute, Greenville, Harrison, Combined Locks, Hortonville, Kimberly, Little Chute, Winchester, and Sherwood.

The Green Bay metropolitan area includes Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, De Pere, Algoma, Allouez, Bellevue, Casco, Denmark, Hobart, Howard, Lena, Luxemburg, Pulaski, Suamico, Suring, Wrightstown, Gillett, Kewaunee, Oconto Falls, and Oconto.

Other municipalities to include in the Northeast Wisconsin forum would be Oshkosh, Clintonville, Seymour, Black Creek, New London, Sturgeon Bay, Fremont, Waupaca, Omro, Ripon, Chilton, New Holstein, Winneconne, Weyauwega, Kewaunee, Brillion, Chilton, and Hilbert.

Other sub-forums to consider would be Eau Claire, Racine/Kenosha, La Crosse, Marinette/Menominee, Wausau, Stevens Point/Wisconsin Rapids, Sheboygan, Two Rivers/Manitowoc, and Fond Du Lac.
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Old 01-06-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Metro Milwaukee, WI
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1. The CD Forums prefer only a total of two sticky's per general forum, thus, (sorry Josh!) I am going to un-sticky this. We currently have four, which is way too many per CD Forum guidelines.

2. No, the GB / Fox Cities should not have a separate forum in my opinion. There is a Pandora's Box that the CD Forum in general tries not to open by creating way, way too many subforums per each particular state. While some states have tons of subforums, they typically are states with larger populations (I realize that there are a few exceptions).

Wisconsin - a population of only 5 million - already has a Milwaukee subforum (metro population of 1.5 million) and a Madison subforum (metro of what, 500K?). That is nearly half the state already.

I think we are fine as we are. This would ultimately be the Administrator's decision, however of course. This is just my personal vote.
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