tonylong wrote in post #12511192
Well, how successful were they as regional forums? I've joined a couple forums in this region that have had a bit of activity, but POTN has for me been a much more actively rewarding place.
The TexasPhotoForum.com was extremely active and successful. The CaliforniaPhotoForum.com not so much (or so I've heard.)
I joined the Texas forum precisely because it was a dedicated regional forum. Of course anyone was welcome, but the bulk of the activity was by, from, and for shooters in the Texas region. This was especially helpful for discussing product transactions, shooting locations, working/learning/networking opps, etc.
Personally, when I needed broad-based information, I usually went to POTN or occasionally FM. When I wanted local/regional perspectives of any type, I hit the Texas forum. They each had their purpose - but now one is gone...