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Old 08-19-2009, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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OK senior admins... I was thinking some forums could stand to be merged in certain city/state forums. For instance, there is Chicago Suburbs subforum in the Illinois forum, and then there's a separate Northwest Indiana subforum in the Indiana forum. Why two separate threads when Northwest Indiana is a part of the Chicago suburbs? Why not merge the two of them into a Chicago Suburbs/Northwest Indiana forum and provide a subforum link to it in both the Illinois and Indiana forums? On the same lines, maybe rename the St. Louis forum the St. Louis/Metro East forum and create a subforum link to it from the Illinois and Missouri subforums? How about a link to the Kansas City subforum from the Kansas forum as well? About 40% or so of KC's metro area is in Kansas. Same goes for linking the Cincinnati forum as a subforum in Kentucky (maybe rename it "Cincinnati area"?).

I believe it's technically possible in vBulletin for a forum to exist as a subforum in more than one parent forum. If that's the case, perhaps certain forums should be linked as subforums to more than one state parent forum.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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IIRC, it has been suggested in the past but was dismissed by some members. It is possible technically, yes, that's how District of Columbia is presented on the main forum page.
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