Add another field similar to topic and section when
submitting stories: region. This would allow "local"
stuff to be posted to a "global" site like slashdot,
yet safely ignored by non-locals (assuming they
have their prefs set to suppress these stories).
This would be very helpful for political posts, as well
as other things like coverage of a regional tech-fest
that wouldn't be of global interest.
I've already thought up a default list of regions,
including 10 for the US (I assumed a US-centric bias
for sites like slashdot) and 9 for the rest of the
world. Let me know if you want them.
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