Thanks for taking it up with the owners. In case they need some enlightenment, they can have a look at the graphic below. As you can see Mass Bay is a pretty small piece of geography. The majority of sailors in the North East (east of the Hudson) are not "Mass Bay Sailors. Long Island is the only other "destination" in this area -- ask them where they want the guys in NY, Conn. Shore, Rhode Island, SE Mass and NH and Maine to post. Why not just handle it as they have the Pacific NW.
While they're at it they might want to have a look at how they've handled the Great Lakes -- one forum might do nicely given the number of posts there. Might be better to break the East Coast into four sections (Atlantic Canada, NE, Central, SE) and the have the Gulf of Mexico a single entity.
Last edited by billyruffn; 02-01-2009 at 09:12 PM.