I read the posts in surrounding states especially if I am looking for a GTG to attend. If they post a link about that GTG in my state then I will know about it and go to there state to read and post about it.
IMHO it beats the crap out of reading 12 pages of posts about a GTG in one state just to find out that the GTG is NOT EVEN IN THAT STATE! (yes I have done that many times) It is a change and I know some people do not like change but it has nothing at all to do with trying to drive members away, it has everything to do with making it easier to find the GTG's. If you were looking for a GTG in Indiana would you look in the Kentucky state forum because that is where you live or would it make more sense to look in Indiana for a GTG there?
If there are a lot of members in your home state that are thinking about going to the same GTG that is out of state then please start a topic about "meeting up" or "travel plans" etc but the main talk about the GTG should be in the hosting state, makes more sense to me anyway.
Again, this is not my rule, it is supposed to be followed in all areas, I am just trying to explain some of the reasoning. It makes it easier for the mods to keep things where they belong and should make it easier for everyone to find GTGs in the state that they wish to attend. I did not like it at first but it makes a lot more sense to me as I think about it.
I guess what I am really saying is that I agree with grnxnam.