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    Sorting campouts with sub forums...

    Can the mods create sub forums for different regions so as to better organize campouts? It'd be nice to just look in a southeast region sub directory for any upcoming hangouts. Thanks!

    Thoughts?

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    This has come up about 10 times in the last year. For various reasons it has not been adopted.
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    agreed

    Quote Originally Posted by JBRanger View Post
    Can the mods create sub forums for different regions so as to better organize campouts? It'd be nice to just look in a southeast region sub directory for any upcoming hangouts. Thanks!

    Thoughts?
    I agree.

    I don't know if a category per state is better than having a region, but at least the states have boundaries - would otherwise have to figure out what sort of boundaries apply to the regions, and make decisions on where certain states fit. Might or might not be easy to do.

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    Just my .02:

    Since this is a quickly growing, international forum, there would soon be many many regions to keep track of and sort into. Some would be more popular than others, and so subdivisions would soon also be necessary, and sub-sub divisions, etc. on into infinity.

    For now, let's see if we can make the current format work while we look for a better solution for tomorrow. Good suggestion though.


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    Maybe I'm just used to MUCH larger forums than this one, but I don't find it all that difficult to sort through the information here. When checking in this morning after my last visit last night at about 10pm, there is only 3 pages of new content and there are only 10 newly active threads in the planning section. A quick skim of that doesn't take more than a couple of minutes.

    After visiting another forum I frequent under the same circumstances, there are over 17 new pages of content.

    I guess I just don't understand how there's a need to separate everything into so many sub forums here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AScott View Post

    I guess I just don't understand how there's a need to separate everything into so many sub forums here.
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    I'm not sure it is that much of a problem that requires additional forums.

    Maybe the users can make an effort to include specific location and date info in the title? That would certainly make eyeballing the list more convenient for others.

    I used what I thought was a really cute title for a group hang, but began to think it would have gotten better response if I had titled it -

    "USA > NH > Unknown Pond hang - mm/dd/yy"

    instead of

    "Journey to the Unknown" (or whatever I called it)

    Certainly a time saver for people outside the area.

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    I don't see where separate forums will help as a lot of folks live in areas that overlap. OTOH all one needs to do to get a generic area is read the address of the original poster. Chances are very good that somebody from NJ is not organizing a hike in CO but my be in MA, CT, NY, NJ, PA, DE, or MD just to stay within a couple hundred mile/4 hr drive. If you live in GA it's probably not your thing. If you are in a listed state you probably do or should know where the site mentioned is.

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    rather have the forums for each region or state and yes it is possible
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