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Old 11-09-2008, 08:28 PM
 
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They are wanting M/O to have its own forum i think lubbock should have one we its a decent sized city and some people want info on it should it have its own forum
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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or at least Amarillo and Lubbock could host a forum together or a panhandle forum or something like that.
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Old 11-10-2008, 12:08 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I think they should have forums for each major area of Texas, and in the discription place the city names for that area.. instead of a city by city forum area. Like so..

http://besttexasbackroads.com/assets/images/RegionMap/texas_map.gif (broken link)
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Old 11-10-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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Adding city or metro areas sub-forums has worked well for us and that's how we expect to do it in the future. There are not enough threads about Lubbock or Amarillo yet to create these sub-forums.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:15 AM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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Admin what About Corpus Christi, there are many threads about it.. and it is a place of much interest.. think you could make a sub forum for it?
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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Yes, Corpus Christi is on my list and you can expect it being added as a sub-forum in the near future.
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Old 11-10-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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Yes, Corpus Christi is on my list and you can expect it being added as a sub-forum in the near future.
That is great news!

I am wondering what the specific criteria are for adding cities however since a search of city data for Corpus Christi results in 523 threads, not much more than Midland with 458 threads. Now I know that not all of the Midland threads refer to Midland Texas, so if you narrow the search to Midland Texas then there are 400 threads. Odessa Texas yields 243 threads. So the proposed Midland-Odessa forum could have 643 threads to start which isn't much less than the El Paso forum with 962 threads and is greater than the number of threads for Corpus Christi. The cities with there own forums of course have many more threads that do not not specifically mention the city name. A search of El Paso returns only 297 threads.

I am not complaining, I am just curious. Is population the primary factor in adding city forums?

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Old 11-10-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Do you think that you could combine amarillo with lubbock that would give you alot of threads and people? it would be good cause you have lubbock amarillo and all the small towns around them
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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That is great news!

I am wondering what the specific criteria are for adding cities however since a search of city data for Corpus Christi results in 523 threads, not much more than Midland with 458 threads. Now I know that not all of the Midland threads refer to Midland Texas, so if you narrow the search to Midland Texas then there are 400 threads. Odessa Texas yields 243 threads. So the proposed Midland-Odessa forum could have 643 threads to start which isn't much less than the El Paso forum with 962 threads and is greater than the number of threads for Corpus Christi. The cities with there own forums of course have many more threads that do not not specifically mention the city name. A search of El Paso returns only 297 threads.

I am not complaining, I am just curious. Is population the primary factor in adding city forums?
To get a better estimate of the number of threads that will actually be moved, you should search only thread titles and only in the Texas forum and its sub-forums using our Advanced Search. Otherwise you'll get threads where Midland was just mentioned in passing. For Corpus Christi you should search for just "Corpus" since many people don't write out the full city name. Also, you cannot just add up Midland and Odessa numbers, since many threads have both in the title, so you will double count them. If you do these, I think you will see where I got the numbers.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:21 PM
 
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Great news about Corpus Christi. I think interest in that city is only going to grow as more and more people are realizing what a great city it is and how affordable it is for what you get. I will definitely frequent this site more often now.
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