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Old 07-27-2011, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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A while back someone mentioned changing this forum to include York and Lancaster. I can think of several good reasons for this expansion:

  1. When people say "central PA", they are generally referring to Harrisburg / York / Lancaster, not just Harrisburg.
  2. Related to #1, calling the forum "Central PA" might confuse people (such as those considering a move to the area), since this area technically isn't central Pennsylvania -- it's just a local misnomer.
  3. There is a tremendous amount of crossover between the three regions. Plenty of people live in York and work in Harrisburg, or live in Harrisburg but work in Lancaster, and so on.
  4. Questions relating to Lancaster or York sometimes fall into the main PA forum, since they "aren't Harrisburg" (see the current question about craft fairs). However, us regional locals are the best source for this information; the PA forum should be left to scoop up smaller communities and general statewide discussion.
  5. Many of Harrisburg's political, economic, and structural decisions directly impact the region as a whole. The city's proposed commuter tax is an excellent example of this, as is the future "I-83 Master Plan".
  6. The "Northeast PA" forum encompasses Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and the surrounding towns, and it's considerably more active. I'm not sure this would be the case if it was simply the "Scranton" forum.
By renaming the forum as "Harrisburg - York - Lancaster", new users and non-local users should also be able to easily identify this as the appropriate area for questions and discussions related to smaller nearby towns such as Mechanicsburg, Elizabethtown, Etters, etc. In addition, usage of the forum should grow considerably.

When this forum was created, were there any objections to including Lancaster & York in the title?

My apologies if this isn't the appropriate venue to discuss forum naming. I figured I'd toss it out here first and see if anyone else thought it was a good idea.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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I think that's a good idea to expand the forum coverage as you suggest. As has been pointed out, it is the area encompassing the three cities of the "Dutch Triad" that is a larger media market than Las Vegas, but no branding. Maybe if someone knows how to render "Dutch Triad" in Pennsylvania Deutsch we might be on the way to creating a new identity and branding.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I was the one who initially lobbied for the creation of this sub-forum, and, at the time, I recommended it be titled "South Central PA" with a sub-header to indicate it included Harrisburg, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Carlisle. I was told that there was no desire to add another "regional" sub-forum, hence us now having a Harrisburg city sub-forum that is dead. Adams, York, Lancaster, Lebanon, Cumberland, Perry, and Dauphin Counties are all interdependent upon one another economically, socially, culturally, etc., which is why at the time I thought a regional sub-forum would have been a better fit, as is the case with the Northeastern Pennsylvania sub-forum.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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Yep, it seems just as soon as some sort of forum was created for Harrisburg, all the old posters like "danwxman," and "RestonRunner86," and now even that "floor9" guy, seem to have gone away.
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Old 07-28-2011, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Well, that seems to be consensus among the regulars! What's the proper way to request a rename? Do we just PM a mod?
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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I just sent a PM to a mod inquiring about the name change. If there's a formal procedure, I haven't been able to find it.

I really think this would be a HUGE improvement towards broadening the user base and supporting the region as a whole, especially to new users / "immigrants" who aren't familiar with the triangle.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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DowntownHarrisburg, I'll answer you here instead of via a PM. Unfortunately, I have no say in how the forums are named. I can certainly back you up, but I cannot change the name, that's up to the administrators of this site. One place where things like that are discussed is Here - //www.city-data.com/forum/about-forum/
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Old 08-15-2011, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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Thanks for the tip. I've just stated a new thread there on the subject. It might be helpful if anyone interested (either for or against) voiced their opinions as well:

//www.city-data.com/forum/about...orum-name.html
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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PLEASE HELP ME GUYS, I HAVE TO CHOSE WHERE I'M GOING TILL FRIDAY!
You might want to start a new thread so you get more responses.

Carlisle is about 15-30 minutes from Harrisburg. Danville is just over an hour. Harrisburg is about 3.5 hours to NYC, Danville is about four hours.

Danville is a small town surrounded by countryside and other small towns. Carlisle has more to do, is near Harrisburg, York, and Lancaster, and will probably provide more to do.
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