I joined another board, and it had a map. On the map were locations throughout the world, marked with circles. If you clicked on a circle, a picture of the members bike was there. Also a little info on the member. I thought it was cool,
My reasoning, was that maybe these new members could see some locals, and encourage them to contact each other. Like myself there seems to be a shortage in my immediate area. Of all the members close to me, there are two (myself included) who have posted within the past six months.