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View Poll Results: Would you like to see a Ventura County Forum?
Yes 17 80.95%
No 4 19.05%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-23-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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I see that two years AFTER many of us asked for a seperate forum for Ventura County it still has not been created. Why? Can the mods kindly provide a reason for this?
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I am with you on this at the same time their are several reasons why we don't have our own forum.

1: We have been told before that we need more threads from more people from the Ventura County area. When we start flooding the LA and the main California Forums with threads then they might look our way.

2: We are close to the LA forum and many search for information between the LA and Ventura Area now.


Another option is to have a Ventura County/ Santa Barbara County forum. Then again the numbers at this time don't warrant it according to the Mods. Other parts of the nation have a similar setup. The funny thing is that in many parts of the nation many sub forums don't have the people that we in the Ventura County area have and they still have their own sub forum. Then again chances are they are more active in the City Data Forum threads within there area.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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I don't live in Ventura but I am from there. Would love to see a forum for this area of California.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Florida has 12 forums, that's right 12.

Fort Lauderdale area, Fort Myers - Cape Coral area, Jacksonville, Miami, Naples, Ocala, Orlando, Port St. Lucie - Sebastian - Vero Beach, Sarasota - Bradenton - Venice area, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, West Palm Beach - Boca Raton - Boynton Beach

I guess if Ocalla (never heard of it) and Naples have their own forums, Ventura County should have its own forum.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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Thanks for the favorable input so far, everyone. I wonder if Ventura, and even Santa Barbara don't have a lot of posters because they come here and don't see a specific forum for THEIR areas? Many may get put off by having to type in a name from these counties in the search box and then wade through endless posts which are not specific to the counties.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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I think a Ventura\ Santa Barbara forum is warranted especially since Orange county has it's own forum and may be no larger than Ventura & Santa Barbara counties [as far as population]; maybe even include San Luis Obispo county [although it generally isn't considered to be in southern California]. Maybe the mods disagree because southern California has 4 separate forums. But Los Angeles is the largest city & county in California so it probably shouldn't share its forum with Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. On the other hand the entire Central Coast and San Joaquin valley don't have their own forum. The Sacramento forum probably covers the Sacramento valley but the north coastal counties as well as all the counties in the entire Sierra Nevada mountains are just thrown into the California forum.
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Old 08-23-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Here&There
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I was wondering why some states, less populated than California, had so many sub-forums.

If we were to create them by population, California seems to be ignored if we compare it to Florida.


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Old 08-23-2010, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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I think a Ventura\ Santa Barbara forum is warranted especially since Orange county has it's own forum and may be no larger than Ventura & Santa Barbara counties [as far as population]; maybe even include San Luis Obispo county [although it generally isn't considered to be in southern California]. Maybe the mods disagree because southern California has 4 separate forums. But Los Angeles is the largest city & county in California so it probably shouldn't share its forum with Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. On the other hand the entire Central Coast and San Joaquin valley don't have their own forum. The Sacramento forum probably covers the Sacramento valley but the north coastal counties as well as all the counties in the entire Sierra Nevada mountains are just thrown into the California forum.
One of the problems I see is that Ventura / Santa Barbara Counties do get lumped in with Los Angeles, maybe due to proximity. However, it cannot be denied that those counties are very different from Los Angeles county.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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It would probably be best to have one for the 'tri counties", that is Ventura, Santa Barbara and SLO rather than just Ventura county. Ventura county is pretty small.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Pasadena
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One of the problems I see is that Ventura / Santa Barbara Counties do get lumped in with Los Angeles, maybe due to proximity. However, it cannot be denied that those counties are very different from Los Angeles county.
Agree. Just because Ventura county is on the border of Los Angeles doesn't mean it has that much in common. Orange and San Bernardino counties also border LA and have their own forums. Have you recently asked the mods to reconsider their decision of 2 yrs ago?
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