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Old 01-14-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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Why doesn’t Lansing/East Lansing have its own City-Data (sub-forum) board? If Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor can have “daughter” boards, why shouldn’t Lansing/East Lansing? I mean, its metro is 3rd largest, behind Detroit and Grand Rapids. It’s the home of 1 of the state's 2 international universities, which gives the area diversity, the arts and culture. And it’s still is a major GM car manufacturer (now Cadillac lines instead of the now defunct, hometown car: Oldsmobile). It’s time C-D give this critical Michigan metro area its own board/sub-forum. It certainly deserves it.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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It all depends on how much activity it'd generate. Even as the boards are now, Ann Arbor doesn't really see a whole lot of activity so I'd imagine Lansing would be any more active.. On the main Michigan board, I don't see too many threads about the Lansing area so it seems unlikely to get it's own board. It's not like the sub-boards are just there for decoration, if the main board gets cluttered with threads about a specific city then it's likely to get it's own board.

And with that point, I think "Detroit" should be renamed "Metro Detroit" with roughly would mean the tri-county areas because it seems like there's a lot of Metro Detroit threads that are in the Michigan board.
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Why doesn’t Lansing/East Lansing have its own City-Data (sub-forum) board? If Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor can have “daughter” boards, why shouldn’t Lansing/East Lansing? I mean, its metro is 3rd largest, behind Detroit and Grand Rapids. It’s the home of 1 of the state's 2 international universities, which gives the area diversity, the arts and culture. And it’s still is a major GM car manufacturer (now Cadillac lines instead of the now defunct, hometown car: Oldsmobile). It’s time C-D give this critical Michigan metro area its own board/sub-forum. It certainly deserves it.
It has nothing to do with population or job base, it has to do with how many people create topics related to that area and how busy that subforum would be. The Ann Arbor one is pretty sparse, almost too sparse to hold its own anymore.

The belief that "if you build it, they will come" lasts for a couple of months and then the forum dies. A dead Lansing/East Lansing forum would not be good for you guys.
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:52 PM
 
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It has nothing to do with population or job base, it has to do with how many people create topics related to that area and how busy that subforum would be. The Ann Arbor one is pretty sparse, almost too sparse to hold its own anymore.

The belief that "if you build it, they will come" lasts for a couple of months and then the forum dies. A dead Lansing/East Lansing forum would not be good for you guys.
Fair point. So if we generate discussions about the region on the regular Michigan board, are you saying we may have a chance for a L/EL sub-forum?
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Old 01-14-2014, 09:55 PM
 
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It all depends on how much activity it'd generate. Even as the boards are now, Ann Arbor doesn't really see a whole lot of activity so I'd imagine Lansing would be any more active.. On the main Michigan board, I don't see too many threads about the Lansing area so it seems unlikely to get it's own board. It's not like the sub-boards are just there for decoration, if the main board gets cluttered with threads about a specific city then it's likely to get it's own board.

And with that point, I think "Detroit" should be renamed "Metro Detroit" with roughly would mean the tri-county areas because it seems like there's a lot of Metro Detroit threads that are in the Michigan board.
The distance from Detroit to Ironwood, MI in the UP is equivalent to the distance from Detroit to Charlotte, NC. At the minimum, there should be one for the UP.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:10 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Fair point. So if we generate discussions about the region on the regular Michigan board, are you saying we may have a chance for a L/EL sub-forum?
Yes. If "new" people are starting several new discussions about Lansing/East Lansing each week, I'd say it would merit a new subforum. The issue then becomes petitioning the site owners to see if they'll add the new subforum.
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Old 02-01-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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I concur that the capital city of Michigan, with over 100,000 residents, deserves its own sub-forum. Hopefully, a good amount of people stumble into it at a good rate. Though, I can't really comment on how City Data does its part to help advertise should that happen.
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