This is Internations - Connecting Global Minds and yet it seems there is a flavour of locals being discriminated against. I for one would love to interact with locals if I were visiting, relocating or needed advice when I am in a new country.
Town Talk, Ex-Pat Q&A, etc all are there for locals to help the Ex-Pat community settle easily, make friends and feel more comfortable and find answers for all their needs which only a local might be able to provide.
I use Internations mainly to interact with locals around the world - I don't intend to attend any local parties and have surrendered my Albatross membership last year. I just hope I don't get booted out for speaking my mind on this :)