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Some in the template now are of questionable relevance, particularly Coastal and Atlantic Northeast. Coastal is not considered to be a coherent region, and it is debatable whether people include the Gulf Coast states, as it seems to often be a shorthand for liberal Northeast and West Coast states. Atlantic Northeast is just not used that much.
Suggestions for regions that do have currency and should be included on the template are welcome. --JWB (talk) 16:21, 5 September 2008 (UTC) I think some of the recent undiscussed additions are excessive or obscure. They have expanded the template to 3-4 times its original size and buried the original intent. --JWB (talk) 22:40, 15 January 2010 (UTC)
To me, this template seems overly long, complicated, and confusing. Here's a quick list of things I found strange or confusing:
The "agency" link in the title, to United States Geological Survey. Why the USGS and not, say, the Census Bureau, or any number of other agencies? Why link to an agency at all? It's not like the USGS is in charge of US regions.
Navigation templates are supposed to be helpful, but this one seems mostly confusing, to me at least. Thoughts? Pfly (talk) 20:00, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
Seeing no response here I'll go ahead, when and if I find the time, and rework this template, taking out non-regions and generally trying to trim it down to something less chaotic. Pfly (talk) 11:02, 17 November 2010 (UTC)