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View Poll Results: Should there be a separate suburbs forum?
Make a new "Atlanta suburbs forum" 28 32.56%
No new forum. 58 67.44%
Voters: 86. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-17-2013, 08:40 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Freeminds View Post
I feel like the suburbs and city have a lot differing issues. Chicago has theirs separate and ATL may need to do this on city data. Thoughts on this?
I, for one, think it would be a great idea. It would help streamline the threads that pertain to the city of Atlanta and close-in areas like the city of Decatur from the vast and varied suburbs. Of course, anyone can create threads, read, and comment on whichever forum they choose, but I think separating the city and suburbs would make it easier to find content that pertains to what the reader is interested in.

 
Old 08-17-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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No because Atlanta is so interdependent on its suburbs. Just look at how many people are downtown in the daytime for work, but the mass exodus occurs when people leave work on the daily basis. I would say those additional people are part of the City of Atlanta data in some ways.
The same thing happens in DC metro and Chicagoland. The thing is they still have separate suburb forums.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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It isn't "VS". The suburbs have different needs and nothing gets done when you try to lump them together with the city.
I see your point. It could have the effect of decreasing bickering. If it were to happen I think we should include places like Decatur and Perimeter Center in the City of Atlanta forum.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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I can hear it now. "No! Tucker/Brookhaven/Vinings/Oak Grove et al doesn't belong here! Move this to the Atlanta forum!" The vigilance as to what constitutes a suburb would be constant.
Anyway, the ITP/OTP controversy makes for lively debate, so why remove it?
 
Old 08-17-2013, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Ono Island, Orange Beach, AL
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Like it or not, Atlanta is the combination of ITP and OTP. I've lived here for longer than I bet many of you have been on this Earth and know from where I speak. You can't separate the two as much as many hip youngsters would like to think otherwise.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 10:15 AM
 
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Hell to the no!
 
Old 08-17-2013, 10:16 AM
 
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No, the issues discussed here are too interrelated to have to bounce between forums.
Exactly.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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There should not be a separate forum for the Atlanta suburbs because the suburban (mostly OTP) vs. urban (mostly ITP) experience and the accompanying political, social and cultural tension between the generally more left-leaning area inside of the I-285 Perimeter and the generally more right-leaning area outside of the I-285 Perimeter is one of the things that makes living in the Atlanta area so very unique.
Well said.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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Like it or not, Atlanta is the combination of ITP and OTP. I've lived here for longer than I bet many of you have been on this Earth and know from where I speak. You can't separate the two as much as many hip youngsters would like to think otherwise.
Another well-stated post.
 
Old 08-17-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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Absolutely, it's a different world in Cherokee
It's a different world in Buckhead compared to Bankhead too. So let's just create different subforums for different neighborhoods.
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