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I think the addition that BruceThomas put is useful (looks like he's made similar edits all around WikiSpot) with other wikis located nearby. However, it seems strange to include Woodland but not Davis, for instance. Perhaps if we are going to have such a list, which I think is cool, we should be consistent about it. Also Redding is just as close as (perhaps closer than) Lincoln. Should we put some work into finding wikis within a certain distance of Chico? Say, 100 miles? Or less? Unfortunately I think YubaSutter is the only one within 50 miles, so that's probably too little. Thoughts? —StaceyEllis


2009-08-17 19:59:48   I suggest include any wikis north of (and including) Sacramento / Davis IN California. Firmly reject anything from SoCal :-p Oh and move the list to be under the mystery picture. —RyanMikulovsky

2009-08-18 00:47:36   Yeah, keep it to closer ones, unless there's a Wiki Spot wiki you want to provide a geographic connection for. Right now, there's a pretty big distance between Lompoc and Los Gatos, or between Fowler and Ojai, so there's no reasonable connection between NorCal and SoCal. Yet — but we shall rise up! Um, eventually. Chico Wiki is the anchor wiki for the northern Sacramento Valley, so try to keep most of those wikis on for now. —BrentLaabs

2009-08-18 08:25:41   I found one interpretation of what the N. Sacramento valley is: "Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Sutter, Tehama, Yuba, Yolo counties, plus the portion of Siskiyou County east of the north-south line from the northern most point of Trinity County and at least 5 miles west of Highway I-5..." (source. That is a very broad definition! Yolo County is very close to the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta and gets achingly close to Sacramento. I'd throw that out along with Siskiyou, Modoc, Plumas, and Sierra counties. Granted there will still be a fair amount of coastal range, Sierras, and Cascades in the remaining selection, it does cover the entire northern portion of the valley. See n_sac_valley.png for a quick map. Refinements anyone? Include everything from the southern county boundary line and the rest of N. California (because there are no other anchors for the Coast etc)? —RyanMikulovsky

2009-08-18 08:55:30   I like the idea of defining it regionally (must be the geographer in me!) but the drawback I see is that it would only include two wikis at the moment if we leave out Sacramento and Yolo Counties. By the map suggested by Ryan, only YubaSutter and Redding would be included. If we expand it out, which is why I was thinking to make it based on distance, we could get a lot more. Make it any city within 100 miles of Chico that has a wiki and we get, based on my glance at the list on the Wiki Directory: Sacramento, Davis, Woodland, YubaSutter, Redding, Lincoln, and WestSac. This way it could really emphasize that Wiki Spot has a lot of community wikis that may interest people, and could inspire people to check them out and contribute to them. Not that we don't need all the new contributors we can get here at Chico Wiki... And yes, back to an earlier point from Ryan, I completely agree that we should move it to below the Mystery Pic. You read my mind! —StaceyEllis

  • With limited time but a desire to do it, I've created a 100 mile buffer around Chico to show what is included visually. 100_mile_buffer_chico.jpg Does that still look reasonable? —RyanMikulovsky
    • Wow, you didn't need to go to all that work, but that was actually my eventual plan in order to make sure we didn't miss any. I think it looks reasonable, and of course, we can use a little discretion if necessary. Anyone else have any thoughts? —StaceyEllis

2009-08-18 11:07:12   Awww, nevada is outside of your buffer, and this is like the second closest wiki. Oh well. —BrentLaabs

2009-08-18 15:33:47   There is a tiny little part of the buffer in Nevada ;-) Either way, apparently with 100 mile buffer, all the wikis that I currently know of in Nor Cal get to be on that list :-) 100 miles is fine. Unless Stacey wants to do it I can improve the map I made and place it somewhere on the wiki for future reference. —RyanMikulovsky

  • I'll have to see what data I have (or have you give me your data) if I am to make the map. Maybe another collaboration? We'll see... —StaceyEllis