it shouldent be too hard to implement it is just a basic search that looks at the location feild rather than the member name feild in your databases and matches words as it does in the member name search! and could probably be cloned from the member name search codeing (however you would have to get admin/webdesign to confirm that)
my points for it being convieniant for the mods such as yourself as well as for the members is that it should help limit all the repeat posts eg: ohio repeat thread
and there are many many more repeat posts as im sure you know!
the other is limiting posts that have grown a little large and redundant :eg
europeans 11+ pages
and the many small posts with under 5 replys that could have been solved with a simple location search ... (im sure i dont need to show you another example of what im getting at here)
it would also mean you dont get 5 diffrent london or the larger state's threads north,south,east, west and central
i know there are location forums but the hour of drifting through my one to not find the info i wanted made me think it would be a good idea to have a location search which as ive pointed out may help cut down on un-needed posts as well as letting thoes that want to meet people a chance!
also i realy dont want to be the guy who starts a south london thread just for it to get locked and pointed to the london thread which hasen't told me what i want to know hehe
aww well its just a thought and as this is the forum future ideas are put forward in i thought it was apt