Originally Posted by dubiousmike
I think in-depth discussions of individual projects and Calgary-specific issues should be done on a Calgary sub-forum or on a dedicated offsite forum. Much like the Victoria people have done.
It's inconsiderate to the rest of the Western Canadians that they have to go through a bazillion Calgary related threads to get to what they want.
The volume of Calgary related discussion has outgrown the scope of this forum.
I firmly disagree. See "New Blue Bomber Stadium," "B.C. ski hill finally begins $1B Resort," "New Arena for Downtown Edmonton," etc. There are plenty of threads being posted that are not Calgary specific. In fact if you look at it, the Calgary Construction thread gets so much posting that these threads are among the very few out there that have anything to do with Calgary. There are many more Winnipeg or Vancouver specific threads. Besides, if nobody posted city-specific threads then there would be almost no discussion between Western Canadian forumers at all, who tend to be insular and stick to their own mega-threads. (In fact, this was very characteristic of the Victoria forumers who have, for the most part, removed themselves from the wider community)
I do hope, however, that these project polling threads stick to the big projects or more interesting ones so that we don't end up with hundreds of them.