Agreed, it is of credit to those involved - it has been quite startling how a rumbling of interest under the surface all of this time that has just exploded recently
Agreed that there should not be a forum for any city in the country - though I can see the origins of the logic given the strain Cork's major thread is under.
If there is one thing I'd be cirtical of with the Cork thread is that by its nature it quite often cannot cope with the amount of posts it recieves - it moves so swiftly that issues can get left behind. It is quite acceptable for other thread to be opened you know!
Perhaps threads devoted to old and new Cork could be a way to go, or even a thread for the burgeoning waterside/docklands developments of the city that so thrust the current thread forward at lightening speed.
To put the situation in context - Cork, Ireland's second city has a thread devoted to itself.
The granite kerbstones of Dublin's Pearse Street also have a thread of their own
Something not quite right there!