Do we have a way of knowing who is in our area in case we would want to get in contact other than looking at their profiles? I did a brief search and supposedly there was a "push pin" map several years ago but it seems to be inactive. maybe a simple sign up list of sorts where people could sign up under a their state and even put city/town of they wanted to, or when you fill out your profile it automatically puts you on a list for your state. I was also thinking possibly a state specific subforum some where.
Maybe this has been tried and failed before, or is too much hassle, or web design logistically not very supportable here (didn't know how else to word that last part). It was just a thought.