Doing a bit of housecleaning with the regional category organizations. The organization had always been a bit funky with a number of US regions lumped with the rest of the world. This effort attempts to group regions that are geographically close (relatively, at least compared to the rest of the World) together:
New Orleans-> New Orleans, the South
Midwest-> Midwest, Mountain West
Rest of US and World-> Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Rest of World
You may get notifications on old discussions that moved from rest of US and World to their new respective categories.
We’ll have to see about activities. Having a category by itself doesn’t necessarily encourage activities. In fact, having a quiet category discourages activities. We’ve seen frequently in the past a category for a specific geo is requested, and then nothing happens for a year.
Organization-wise I am totally with you. Just I am weary of too many dead categories.