- Far away from me, so I usually wasn't interested,
- Near me, so the person who posted it had also posted it to some other community I already read about my city/town or a nearby place, so it was a duplicate
Really, why would someone post about an event in, say, Somerville to a Massachusetts community and *not* to the davis_square community which has more readers? They'd only do it if they didn't know about the local community. And any place in Massachusetts that has a significant number of people on LJ, and events being posted, either has its own community already, or should get one.
So, I'm going to try something new: If we have a Massachusetts LJ community that does not allow event postings (unless they're somehow of statewide interest), can that community actually grow and be useful as a place for statewide discussions?
Perhaps it could just be a place a lot of us lurk, for that every-once-in-a-while post that seems to fit best in a statewide community rather than a local community. Or maybe it'll be more active. I'm happy either way. Please join, tell your Massachusetts friends who are on LJ, and let's see how it goes?