Since I hid the Raceway List from view, I've spoken to a number of people in the hobby about the feature and have considered at length what to do with it.
Because there is no reliable source of the info necessary to create the entries, the List can only work as a cooperative effort and the level of cooperation received over the last decade is insufficient to maintain it as an accurate reference.
There have been several stand-out List contributors as well as a few owners and other members who helped. But a recent review of the entire list found almost two dozen entries that needed to be deleted (a couple were my fault), some as old as 2008 and 2009. Almost 15% of the entries had to be deleted.
To recap the situation: the distributors could make this very easy, but they consider their customer lists to be proprietary info. Few raceway owners have publicity (even when it's free) on their to-do lists at the begining or at the end, and unfortunately many aren't "connected" and/or don't even know about Slotblog. The racers and raceway customers to the greatest extent just want to race and play at their local track and don't believe an accurate list of raceways is worthy of their notice or time. So I have to question whether it is worth my time as well.
I've discovered that the most active users of the Raceway List at Slotbog are in the "trade," i.e. those who stand to benefit the most from such a reference. While a stand-out few support Slotblog in various ways, the majority do not and that's disappointing.
For me, the bottom line in terms of retaining the Raceway List long term is whether it can become a more accurate reference. If that doesn't happen, it will likely go the way of Freeblog.
I'll look at it again in a year or so.