Paris & France
- Yank Mar 11, 2012 05:29 AM
I'd like to hear opinions about splitting things up.
A thread for Paris and a separate thread for France.
Personally, I get tired of wading through all of the posts concerning Paris. I guess I'm becoming like most provincial French people, they don't consider Paris to be France.
Mind you I have no objection to lots of people seeking (& getting) good advice about visiting & living in Paris, but....
It would be very nice to be able to go straight to a thread that talked about everywhere in France excluding Paris.
Good idea? Bad idea? I'd love to hear.
I don't think it's all that hard to scroll through the threads...or (and I know I might be in the minority, but still) to use the search. I personally look at both the Paris and not Paris threads because sometimes we visit Paris and sometimes we go to other parts of France and sometimes we do both. I can't imagine people being turned off from a France board because so many posts are about Paris...just sayin'. At least France has its own board and isn't dumped in with the rest of Europe. ;)
If you want to see some real CH territorial issues, visit the Baltimore/DC Board. Two different places in so many ways, including culinarily...if any Board should be split it's that one!!
I think everyone can benefit from specifying in the title: "Paris: …", "Burgundy: …", "Brittany:…" etc., in the meantime.
What I would like to see is a separate board for those hypnotically recurrent threads like the "Sunday & Monday night restaurants in the Marais" variety.
Hence, 3 sub-boards for France:
- Your religion forbids you to use the Search function? Groundhog Day over here.
As others have suggested below, labeling threads with geography information can really help make them easier to find. Encourage the practice by always labeling your own threads, but you can also use report to bring existing threads for locations outside Paris to our attention and asking us to add the location information to the title.
It's always a little disappointing to me that this board is so Paris-centric, but I don't think splitting off a non-Paris board is going to be that helpful. I doubt that a narrowly focused board would be very active. Most people want Paris info, fewer people want Paris-plus, and probably the fewest people want only outside-of-Paris info. The Paris-only and Paris-plus people wouldn't be served at all by an exclusively outside-of-Paris board.
I think the solution is to get many more people commenting on their good food experiences wherever they took place. Labeling your post with the town or department is helpful.
As someone who falls into the "Paris-plus" group, I agree with Crumbs -- well said all around.
And hopefully the existence of some non-Paris posts sparks interest and encourages a few "Paris only" folks to consider venturing out to the nearby and far reaches of the vast and varried country, which I think is a good thing. For us, Paris is more understandable and enjoyable in light of what we've come to know about the rest of the country. -- Jake