'Cause you sure can’t talk about it there.
My executive summary:
The makeover got rid of the regional boards and distributed their topics (renamed “posts”) among topical boards (renamed “communities”), mostly new ones such as Restaurants & Bars and Markets & Stores (those are communities?) Most of the moved topics got location tags indicating which of the deleted regional boards they started out on, but the auto-tagging performed during the makeover missed some topics, and also added those regional board tags to topics from other boards. Thus, while if you view topics by a location tag it looks similar to the former regional board, some topics are missing and others have been added.
I presume CBS did this with the expectation that it would somehow increase ad revenues. They’ve never said why they did it, I presume because they know whatever the reason is (“make the board more like Yelp”?) would piss off the regulars.
They way they pushed out the beta they knew was unfinished suggests to me that they have a hard date by which they’re supposed to increase revenues by X%.