I am very confused by the varying rules that are applied to moving posts from regional boards to the chain board.
It is my impression, perhaps mistaken, that the purpose of the Chains board is to allow discussion, without respect to geography about a chain of restaurants. For example a discussion of Seasons 52 recently commented on the experience at a King of Prussia PA outlet, a Jersey outlet and an outlet in Florida.
However, recently there have been several very small threads that have been moved from regional boards, with one or two posts to the Chains board when only a single location has been discussed. Examples include:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/811822 from the Ontario board about TIm Horton's.
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810856 and here from the Seattle board about Capitol Grille.
The effect of moving them from their respective regional boards was not increasing conversation, but rather killing the conversation completely.
Furthermore, if one looks at the following thread, the OP posted on the Chains board for a request that should really have been on the LA board solely because they wanted an answer that could include chains. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810990. The effect was that she never received an answer at all...
I am wondering what if anything could be done to clarify when threads should be moved to the chains board. It seems to me there could be times when a discussion about a chain restaurant location could remain on a regional board, if the conversation is confined to the discussion of the chains locations in that region.