Just curious, I've noticed there's a lot of you! Please keep in mind that we try to keep our questions/answers region-ambiguous.

Cheers, etc!

  • I voted to close, as this is a regional-specific question, and also because this isn't a discussion board. On the other hand, this is meta; am I off-base here? Sep 2, 2010 at 14:38
  • @neilfein This is a discussion board! Hence the 'discussion' tag. =] I'm just curious about the community -- it's definitely relevant to the site (i.e., the influx of region-specific questions). Sep 2, 2010 at 15:16
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    @Dustin: I think that this isn't a discussion board, at least not in this sense. The FAQ for Meta states: > Avoid asking questions that have nothing to do with bicycles.stackexchange.com. This is not a random discussion board, this is a place for improving our community and website! I would think that the discussion tag is for discussing this website, but maybe I don't know what I'm talking about. :) Sep 2, 2010 at 15:26
  • @Dustin If you add your comment below into the question (i.e. wanting to know source of traffic, as opposed to physical location), then you might just about scrape past the region specific guardians :) There is benefit to knowing this to help promote the site. Still, very tenuous!
    – Kevin
    Sep 2, 2010 at 15:32
  • @Kevin: He has a good point, things need to be looser in Meta. Just exploring the issue; this question will be a bit of a precedent for new users that are coming to the public beta. It's important we show them what questions are okay and why. Understanding our community is important. I just would rather not see questions here along the lines of "Hi, everyone, who are you?" (Which this is not.) Sep 2, 2010 at 16:03
  • There's a conceptual "third site" in development for at least some of the stackexchange sites: blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/07/third-place-chat-beta-preview - this is to be pitched at the chat questions like this one.
    – Murph
    Sep 12, 2010 at 10:05
  • Since the above comment was posted, chat has been implemented. Jun 21, 2011 at 22:13

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It may just be that:

  • A lot of computer programmers work in Oxford and Cambridge.
  • People in Oxford and Cambridge tend to cycle
  • Computer programmer tend to be SO users so are more lickly to know about a stack exchange stie.

I'm located in Brigton, south coast of UK, infamous for some bad cycle lanes. I'm a SO user, came to this via Area 51 (found it through random browsing).


I think they're coming from the UK! ;)

  • Har. I'm curious if they're coming from a UK forum or board, or whether someone's doing a good promotion-job over there! Sep 2, 2010 at 15:23
  • @Dustin: Perhaps edit the question to ask what kind of cycling people do in their area? What about cycling facilities in [location] do they find attractive? I hope we didn't scare people off with out the discussion above! Sep 2, 2010 at 16:09

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