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Adding a Seattle Board

terrier Dec 31, 2007 09:05 PM

I actually think it might be worth splitting off Seattle into a separate board from the rest of the PNW - Austin has its own board separate from the rest of Texas, which looks to be an analogous situation in terms of post traffic. As it is, the Pacific Northwest region is the only one with a single board.

Of course, this is Chowhound, where the Hawaii board has been spelled "Elsewhere In America" for years, so I don't hold out any hope of the admins actually implementing anything.

  • landguy Jan 7, 2008 09:16 PM

    Ahh hemm. How's the board splitting going :-) We want our own board. Signed all Seattle Chowhounders.

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    1. re: landguy
      The Chowhound Team Jan 8, 2008 03:23 AM

      Please see this "stickied" post:


      1. re: The Chowhound Team
        Nettie Jan 8, 2008 07:44 AM

        Nice. I'm not sure how you are evaluating the "vibrancy of the local food scene", but monitoring the volume doesn't necessarily work, as in the case of the PNW board. You're losing Portland-area posters, who are tired of trying to weed through the Seattle posts, to Portland-only discussion sites such as http://www.portlandfoodanddrink.com and http://www.portlandfood.org. I've seen numerous high-volume posters drop off here but continue posting on those sites.

        1. re: The Chowhound Team
          sebetti Jan 15, 2008 11:06 AM

          I guess I have Nettie to thank re: where all of the old chowhounds went...I discovered this site only last year and had noticed that a severe drop-off of formerly common posters. They really did migrate away from Chowhound.

          1. re: sebetti
            smalt Jan 16, 2008 04:53 AM

            I use to scan a couple of other boards and I got tired of the hoity-toity attitudes of some of the posters. CH seems to be more tolerant of opinions, and I like that, less snobbery....I figure if you don't agree, skip it and move on.

      2. frygirl Jan 3, 2008 04:06 PM

        I'd love to see a separate Seattle board - there's a significant amount of Seattle-specific topics so I think it could be justified.

        1. landguy Jan 1, 2008 07:37 PM

          I posted the same thing over a year ago ( http://www.chowhound.com/topics/355469) and as you can see they responded with a link saying they were working on it. Or at least they were working on similar requests.

          It's been over a year, haven't they figured out how to split the two off yet? Lol. I guess we aren't a priority.

          1. Charles Jan 1, 2008 03:52 PM

            I think it makes so much sense to split the board into at least 3 sub boards Seattle Area, Portland Area and the Pacific Northwest. This would allow for much more ease of use by locals and visitors alike.

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            1. re: Charles
              bards4 Jan 1, 2008 03:59 PM

              Hear, hear! (or is that here, here?) I agree that splitting the board as Charles has suggested would make it much more user friendly. There have been many times when I have wanted to read PNW threads thinking that they were regarding Portland area questions only to find that they want info about Seattle. Thanks for a great suggestion!

              1. re: Charles
                allisonw Jan 1, 2008 07:38 PM

                That's what I'd like to see. I'm usually only looking for Seattle food info.

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                Nettie Jan 1, 2008 01:47 PM

                I would be thrilled to see Seattle split into a separate board, as I also get tired of clicking on a non-specific subject just to find that the poster is only interested in Seattle. I believe that the proper etiquette is to discuss this on the Chowhound Site Talk board, and this subject was actually brought up there before: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/405748 . But since most of us don't read that board regularly, I'm sure that a lot of people missed it. I don't know what it takes to get the powers that be to split boards, but if we could get a lot of posters to respond to it, we'd have a better chance.

                1. bbqboy Dec 31, 2007 09:16 PM

                  Oh no, that's not true. The Midwest encompasses 11 or 12 states. But we digress.
                  I didn't mean for this to be a site rant.

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