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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Mar 29th, 13, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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any chance of creating regional forums?

I know we already have a lot of sub forums but...

In other car forums I've been part of there were always regional forums. The nice thing about them is that you know you're talking to local people. It was nice to buy locally because then you can pick up stuff and meet fellow car lovers in person. We also organized cruises, shows, autocross events, and other fun events in the local forums.

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

Based on your location this is a regional forum with some visiters from across the pond.

IMHO this is good place to meet locals and then take most of it off forum. I'm part of a group that started with a post on here "Who's near the south side of Chicago?"

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

As an overseas member, my personal feeling is that if the forum becomes too "regional", then people may tend to stick to their local group, and we lose the current richness of experiences, discussions, opinions and viewpoints from the overall membership.

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

Tim I belong to another forum that has regional sections. Everyone can read but only regional members can post. If you know the "secret handshake" you can also access some "Top Secret" stuff like local names, address, and ph numbers. It's working out well so far but that site doesn't have the traffic this one does.

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

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As an overseas member, my personal feeling is that if the forum becomes too "regional", then people may tend to stick to their local group, and we lose the current richness of experiences, discussions, opinions and viewpoints from the overall membership.
Very well said.

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

I'm a member few different sites and many of them have regional forums.
From my experience the regional forums seem to get very light traffic, except
for occasional regional events. Most of the discussions take place outside these forums.
So, I don't it as being a problem/issue.
IMO; for what it's worth.

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

There are many ways to use this site and be in touch regionally. Start with putting where you are from in your profile, it displays under "Location" on every post. Next look under "Community" 3 of the 4 links there can tie members together by region. Build a social group for your area, make friends with others from your area and look for members from your area using the User List. All are options under the "Community" link on the red bar at the top of the forum page.

For parts hunting in the classifieds area you can enter your zip code and at least see how far the item is from you. It's not always 100% accurate but it helps.

You can also use the Cruiz-ins forum to seek out others for meet-ups and get-togethers...

Hope that helps...

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Re: any chance of creating regional forums?

Go to your Profile and look for a regional group to join under GROUP MEMBERSHIPS.

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