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Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« on: April 27, 2019, 09:56:38 PM »

In case this forum needs any new boards, I thought of an idea that might be interesting: Geographic Features.

This board would be about geographic features other than roads. This might include rivers, lakes, administrative boundaries, census boundaries, mountains, national parks, and poo of that sort. Not all things marked on maps are roads.

We could put it in the Off-Topic forum, but that seems to be mostly for people to talk about worthless baseball cards, old TV shows, and bubble gum.
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Re: Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 10:16:38 PM »

Seems like the sort of thing that would be best served by a single thread, instead.


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Re: Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2019, 10:20:47 PM »

This board would contain threads like "town names that can be played in Scrabble", "towns without a directional namesake", and "How do you define the Rust/Sun/Bible/Black/Kuiper Belt?".

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Re: Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 10:00:08 PM »

Actually, a surprising number of "off-topic" threads would fit under "geographical features".

When I created the thread about the Rust Belt, I was wishing there was a board besides off topic that it would fit into nicely. No, it's not strictly road-related, but it is tangentially related in a way that true off-topic threads aren't.


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Re: Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 09:47:31 PM »

Seems to me that this would fit well under "Travel." There's already discussion of high points, tri-points, watersheds, etc.

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Re: Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2019, 06:39:39 PM »

Geographic Features would be a nice forum.

Off Topic sounds like a place for things that have absolutely nothing to do with Geographic Features, Travelling, nor Infrastructure.

Travelling sounds like a place for people to ask which routes to take and which routes to avoid.

Geographic Features can stand on its own.

Another forum to expand on is:


Perhaps not a Geographic Feature, but important to know about buildings.

Or even better: Put every thing, Geographic Features, Buildings, and various Structures into a


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Re: Idea for a new board: Geographic Features
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2019, 05:00:57 PM »

I would be totally down for a Geographic Features board. I am very interested in that stuff, and it is talked about often on the forum.

I may be wrong, but I wonder if the topic of buildings might already most fit under the existing Urban Planning board. Iím not sure we need another board for buildings, even though that is an interesting topic.
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