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africa is a vast continent

slow chef Aug 26, 2008 01:42 AM

slow chef here cant we please have a individual listing for sout africa on the brose board please.

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  1. Gooseberry RE: slow chef Aug 29, 2008 12:43 PM

    slow chef, like you I find it ridiculous that an entire continent gets only one board, but the truth is, it's one of the slowest boards on chow. They're not going to give us a South Africa board until enough South African posts start showing up on the existing Africa board to suggest there is a demand (beyond the two of us!) for a country-specific board. And right now, there's maybe two posts a month.

    Why don't you try get a couple friends to start posting here? If you do it, I'll do it...

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    1. re: Gooseberry
      Joburger RE: Gooseberry Sep 6, 2008 03:01 AM

      Sadly Gooseberry, you're right. I'll make a commitment to post more often and perhaps we can make SA a more chow-active place!

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        Chuckles the Clone RE: Gooseberry Sep 7, 2008 09:03 PM

        Africa actually has -two- boards: "Africa" and "Middle East and Africa".
        See, doesn't that make things easier!

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          Gooseberry RE: Chuckles the Clone Sep 8, 2008 02:36 PM

          lol I assume the 'africa' stuck with the middle east is north african countries; the rest of sub-saharan africa hangs out, somewhat lethargically, on the africa board.

      2. ccbweb RE: slow chef Sep 6, 2008 09:44 AM

        From what some of the moderators and "Chowhound Team" have noted on several threads about new boards anywhere; my impression is that they'd absolutely love to be able to add all kinds of boards for such things but are limited by current technology and by the work involved in sorting older threads appropriately. Also by more urgent issues to be addressed. The following link answers some of it, though its more oriented at US geographical boards. It applies, I think.

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          Gooseberry RE: ccbweb Sep 7, 2008 01:00 PM

          Well, since South African posts still seem to outnumber other countries' posts 2:1 on this board,it already feels quite south african-focused! Now, if only we could increase the posts to more than two a month...

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