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Mar 26, 2014 05:21 AM

Nassau/Suffolk Board

[NOTE: We've moved this discussion from the thread at -- The Chowhound Team]

A while ago I proposed to the Chowhound staff that they start a Nassau/Suffolk category since Nassau and Suffolk have little in common with New Rochelle or Buffalo.
They responded that they have no plans to do that.
Made sense to me but wadda' I know!

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  1. Maybe mix outer boroughs and Long Island? Everything before the tolls! That would work for me.

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    1. re: coll

      Since Nassau is now pretty much the 6th boro... That would be just fine to include Queens and Brooklyn. Or is it Brooklyn and Queens includes Long Island?

      Queens East?

    2. They really should. I live in Queens but eat in Nassau often since many of my friends and family live there. The combined population of Nassau/Suffolk approaches 3 million. More than any city but for NYC, LA and Chicago. It should not be mixed in with the rest of NY State. I stopped going on that board because it was too confusing.

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      1. re: wolmania

        I pretty much almost stopped in 2006 after 5 years on and changes were constantly being made before that and after. Some for the better, some not.
        I came back 'regularly' last year and found the same situation that was printed in Newsday:

        What makes things even worse is that almost all Long Island posts mention in the Subject line either Long Island or a town or something to let us know. The rest of the state lists a name of a restaurant as if EVERYONE is supposed to know about some remote backwoods gustatory marvel in the vast state of NY. If you want to know about where to eat on Long Island, you gotta sort through the entire state of unlabeled posts about some place that is at least a 4 hour drive away and over $100 in gas and tolls.

        And this from me, a Chowhound who has driven 3 and a half hours to upstate NY for dinner and 4 hours home... $100 in tolls and gas alone, plus the cost of dinner... (it was worth it)... but I could search a lot more easily on another board, not the Long Island Board or nassau/suffolk board.

        1. re: Gastronomos

          "he rest of the state lists a name of a restaurant as if EVERYONE is supposed to know about some remote backwoods gustatory marvel in the vast state of NY. "

          Not true. If/when people do post a subject line (and this includes plenty from LI) without a location, the subject line gets changed as soon as we find out where it is. That's why you'll frequently see a "where is this place?" query and then that query disappears once there's an answer.

          It takes extra work for people to ask and then flag the post to get a moderator to change the header; your accusation about other threads outside of LI not indicating place simply aren't true. Go look at the headers in NY State and you'll see that I'm correct.

          Otherwise, I agree with you that Nassau and Suffolk probably would be better off as part of Outer Boroughs, along with Fairfield County, CT being annexed to NY State.

          1. re: Elisa515

            yes. yes. yes. you Are correct. first we open the subject. then we post a query as a reply asking where it is in NY state. then we flag it. then, after a short while. mods add a location.
            aaand, that isn't Always true. I have flagged a post for a location and the mods lambasted me for it.
            i'm not mapquest or google maps. I know my area, before the bridges. It's an island.

            it is interesting that they clumped all the "new board requests" together on Site Talk. Ireland DOES deserve its own board.

            I get it if you choose a geographical area. I don't mind Long Island as part of the Outer boros, but Long Island would get even more lost there than on the greater NYState situation we have now.

            As for "Fairfield County, CT being annexed to NY State", I've seen the post and threads. They may have a point.

            1. re: Gastronomos

              I don't mind "sharing" a board with you LI folks :)

              1. re: Elisa515

                :-) did you read the link in the OP?

                If you cannot read the Newsday article

              2. re: Gastronomos

                the mods have been VERY quick recently... to add a location to the subject line. not so in the recent past, but now....

                1. re: Gastronomos

                  They're quick because people flag the messages. The mods aren't spending time looking for subject headers that need to be fixed--that's our job.

                  1. re: Gastronomos

                    They've always been extremely quick to add location in response to a flag.

                  2. re: Gastronomos

                    I constantly flag posts for location, have for years, and the only things the mods have ever done is add one to the header.

                    1. re: mcf

                      <<"I constantly flag posts for location, have for years">>

            2. So... The mods put this here, moved it here to prove what?
              That the lack of replies doesn't warrant a separate board?
              Catch 22. Nothing for too long and lost interest.
              Chowhound has been asleep at the wheel.
              There's more interest.
              Just look at Yelp

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              1. re: Gastronomos

                The mods moved this here because Site Talk is the home for discussions that are about Chowhound as a site.

                1. re: Jacquilynne

                  And those that are on that board know that this is here?

                  1. re: Gastronomos

                    We'll often leave a pointer when we move a post to another board, but you left one at before we had a chance to do that.