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Hawaii needs its own board - 73% of all responses for the Islands

foodiegrl Jul 24, 2006 11:53 PM

Quick statistical analysis shows that 63% of all posts on "Elsewhere in America" and 73% of all first-page (recent 40) responses were for Hawaii. Let the little guys have a chance, and let the tourists get their answers quickly & easily.

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    MarkG Jul 25, 2006 12:02 AM

    Vegas should have its own board

    New Jersey needs its own board instead of having NJ posts scattered among 2 different boards

    the Midwest board should be broken up 3 ways because it is such a large area

    1. ChinoWayne Jul 25, 2006 02:25 AM

      You are saying the tourists to Hawaii can't find their answer quickly? Why, all those three or four Wyoming posts getting in the way of the 73% Hawaiian Islands posts, come on.

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        foodiegrl Jul 26, 2006 05:12 PM

        I, for one am going to be one of those tourists, and find it inconvenient to sift through those 27% of threads. It's especially annoying when you are reading from post to post about recommendations and have to back up to make sure the posters are still talking about Hawaii. It would make the user experience better for everyone.

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          ChinoWayne Jul 26, 2006 05:55 PM

          Well then I guess you would get really frustrated wading through all the stuff you are not interersted in on the Midwest board, if you were only interested in say, Minnedapolis chow. Really gives your scroll button a work out.

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            foodiegrl Jul 27, 2006 06:01 PM

            Mellow out. I'm relating my personal bad user experience. Since I'm not traveling to the Midwest this month, I haven't come across that poor design. However, if, say, I was going to MSP, and noticed 75% of all posts were for the Twin Cities, yes, I'd argue for its own board too. Sorry I don't have the bandwidth to do a statistical analysis of every rollup region right now.

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          toodie jane Jul 29, 2006 06:38 AM

          No, NO! it's the people looking for Montana or Idaho posts that are going blind....

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          Darren72 Jul 26, 2006 05:59 PM

          Maybe Hawaii should have it's own board. But the way to decide isn't by looking at the fraction of the Elsewhere board that has Hawaii posts. Instead, just look at the number of Hawaii posts. If there are 2 a day, it doesn't need its own board. If there are 30 a day, it does. Somewhere in between should be a cutoff.

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            MarkG Jul 26, 2006 10:46 PM

            the SOUTH board also needs to be broken up 3 ways because of the size of the region.

            1. DanaB Jul 27, 2006 11:19 AM

              It's my understanding that all this is in the works. They just recently broke up the "international board" into many countries; the regional boards can't be far behind.

              1. toodie jane Jul 31, 2006 03:19 PM

                In the same vein, for the "netherlands" that don't seem to have a home--Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado--I sugest:

                The Rocky Mountain Region board. This would describe all those states, so residents and visitors alike would be able to discern where to post or do research. Posting for these areas are relatively rare, and it would be a shame to miss out on some fiendishly good chowing because postings are all over the boards.

                The problem now is that Colo may be on the soutwest board, Idaho and even Montana may be on the Pacific Northwest board (by way of traveling routes from the coast inland), and all the states sometimes end up on the Hawaii board, err, "Elsewhere in the US"

                Hoping to see this in future board fine-tuning!

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