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Oct 28, 2009 11:49 AM

Tri-State area of Connecticut is not "Southeastern, CT!"


Just speaking for myself; I've complained about this typo as far back as 10-08. So, here we are, at least a year later. Many have complained:

Misposted thread because of CT/ Tri-State description:

If you were to get "Tri-State CT" right (that you are talking about Southwestern CT), where would that area end? Norwalk? Farther east? It's totally nebulous right now with the typo!
This is said to be low priority, but it would take just a few minutes to fix the typo. I agree redefining or fixing the other issues will take a lot longer.

If Rochester is in the Tri-State board then why isn't all of CT and NJ, as well? This post states that almost all of New York State is in the Tri-state region!
This just seems like weird policy to me. It's confusing enough for a foreigner to come to the New York-New England area and try to understand where locals are talking about, let alone Chowhound. How about some boundaries or maps with lines, signifying what area belongs where? Obviously all of CT is not in the Tri-State area...
How about NJ? Where does north and south divide? Poor NJ:
I just want to point out some of my and other's frustration with this thing about CT and the confusion about where to post and then where to look for it when you search!

  1. I'd consider Fairfield County to be part of the Tri-State area, which means up to and including Stratford on the coast, and Danbury up the border.

    And agreed, changing two letters to correctly include South*we*stern and not South*ea*stern Connecticut should literally take no more than 30 seconds.

    Fairfield County
    Connecticut, CT

    1. Here Here S-Man

      Jfood would also like this corrected. Why are the developers working on placing "TRISTATE REGION BOARD DISCUSSIONS" at the bottom of the page with discussions that stopped a month ago, yet they cannot chage the title to agree with second grade geography.

      Please guys make it correct

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      1. re: jfood

        I'd argue that CT's tristate region extends as far east as New Haven. But I don't see the point in lumping NJ and CT together. It's not like I'm going to travel to NJ just to eat, skipping Manhattan on my way over from CT.

        My Way Cafe
        823 Broadway, West Long Branch, NJ 07764

        Far East Restaurant
        7104 Kissena Blvd, Queens, NY 11367

        1. re: Silli

          Oh, Lord, please, no... Please stop at least by Bridgeport! I'd hate to see New Haven in the Tri-State's unholy trinity. Are you just yanking my chain because I'm NH-centric?
          If you read the posts that I linked to, you will see that Staff has bigger fish to fry than separate out old threads, if they were to give each area a unique board.
          I'm suggesting they only take recent posts (6-12 months old?), and separate them as they create unique, new boards. Older ones, or those too hard to cypher, would be accessible, but archived uniquely.

          1. re: Scargod

            Growing up in the area, I've always heard Fairfield, New Haven, and Litchfield counties as part of the Tri- State Area. All three counties are part of the New York Metropolitan Area, and you can find Tri-State Ford dealers in all three. These three counties are also chock full of New Yorkers, and wanna be New Yorkers, who don't really associate with New England.
            That being said, I don't think it makes a whole lot of sense to have those counties posting on the Tri-State Board. There is definitely an area of CT that segregates itself from the rest of the state, however, and does belong on the Tri-State Board. When I was a kid, that would really only have included the Gold Coast towns, though by the time I was in high school, that area had expanded out at least as far as Easton, Redding, Fairfield, and Ridgefield. These days I might say it includes all of Fairfield County. Even my hometown, just barely in Fairfield County, now looks more like a New Jersey suburb than the town where, at the age of 14, I had no trouble finding work bailing hay, milking cows, and slaughtering pigs.

      2. We hear your frustration, and, as Jacquilynne responded to you 4 days ago at, the problem is in the engineers' queue. Starting multiple discussions on the same problem doesn't get it any closer to the top of that queue.

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        1. re: The Chowhound Team

          Ah, but the main thing is we want the Tri-State description to properly reflect Southwestern CT. That would take someone a matter of minutes to edit. I know; I could do it for you...

          A simple request, that over a year later, hasn't been dealt with. We are the squeaky wheel.

          1. re: The Chowhound Team


            If there was a typo in the "CHOW" logo that caused it to read "CHEW" or "SHOW" or "CHOP" or "CHOY" or "CHOL" don't you think that simple chage would have been done to check the box and at least make the templates accurate.

            1. re: The Chowhound Team

              >"multiple discussions on the same problem doesn't get it any closer to the top"

              Presumably the "engineer's queue" is ordered based on priorities established by whatever your equivalent of product management is. Two conventional high priorities for a product manager tend to be "low hanging fruit" and "let's not look like idiots". The third highest priority is often "people are complaining".

              Since this has been a known, easy, dumb-looking mistake for almost three years now, it's pretty clear that the low-hanging and non-idiot priorities mysteriously do not apply. All that's left is the third. So unless CHTeam has an alternative suggestion, this seems like the only possible means available.

              You've got some deep confusion in the Africa department as well.

              1. re: Chuckles the Clone

                Jfood wonders how many people have requested:

                - Please place a gradient gray horizontal bar behind the "ATTACH PHOTO" icon on the REPLY box

                Likewise if a customer request is still open after three years and that request is to to correct an typographical error while a non-functional make it pretty request gets up and done, who the heck is doing the prioritizing?