one-word-plastics wrote:I agree this should be a keeper... but in the "Footwear & Softgoods" section?
Some of us non-shoe guys might not find it except when it pops-up on the home page. I wonder if there is a better way for Core77 to do this. An online calendar with names/locations so you don't have to read the whole thread to see who is where - when. I would use it when I'm in Shenzhen or Shanghai.
I guess I figured the thread would be more specific to footwear people in China, given they would likely all be around the same places (ie. Dongguan/Houjie, or Fuzhou/Putian) or even in the same ftys...
Though I can see that others may also go to China and want to connect. The difficulty is that once it is opened-up, you also need to include other places in the world, and it would get unmanageable quickly unless there was a thread for every single country.
I think that perhaps the footwear travel is somewhat more location/interest focused, it might be best to keep it where it's at. If enough other demand for other industries/locations, we could explore it. That or link to another service like Tripit, etc.
I'm open though if there are other ideas. My basic thought is not that footwear is particularly special, or necessarily needs to be treated differently, just that it is a more focused group with more things than in common than perhaps other ID sub-genres/travel places so treating it different is easier implemented.