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View Poll Results: Which city is most undeservedly hated?
Miami 24 20.34%
Phoenix 33 27.97%
Houston 39 33.05%
Dallas 22 18.64%
Voters: 118. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 02-27-2015, 12:36 PM
 
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The reason Houston gets so much hate on CityData is because so many Houston posters are so annoying, and will hijack any thread about any city and turn it into an endless Houston boosterism thread.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Phoenix and Miami get a lot of hate because they have too many transplants that dilute the real culture. I would not mind living in Phoenix or Miami. Lot of my family that moved and retired from all over the Midwest and East Coast moved to South Florida more Broward and Palm Beach not Miami but in the Miami metro area and they love it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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The reason Houston gets so much hate on CityData is because so many Houston posters are so annoying, and will hijack any thread about any city and turn it into an endless Houston boosterism thread.
Well sort of true. There was only one or two Houston posters that was doing that and they have not posted here in a while. Other times, people just come out and bash Houston regardless unnecessarily.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:13 PM
 
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Well sort of true. There was only one or two Houston posters that was doing that and they have not posted here in a while.
Thank GOD!!! But don't worry, there are a good handful of Houston boosting posters who still hang around the boards and make Houston annoying. I'm sure some of them will hit this thread soon...

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Other times, people just come out and bash Houston regardless unnecessarily.
From what I see, it's not that people just randomly bash Houston. It's mostly just that people don't rank or view Houston as highly as Houston posters do themselves, and the Houston posters get mad about it and start trying to prove to themselves and to everybody else why Houston is so great and flawless.

For instance, there is a thread in the World forum that asked if Houston is a well known city internationally. People from all over the world posted and overwhelmingly said no, and the thread then became swamped with butt hurt Houston posters typing novel length posts about why Houston IS an international city, even after people from overseas said they never hear about or think about Houston in their respective parts of the world like they do other U.S. cities, such as NY, LA, Chicago, or Miami.

Another thread and poll on here from a few years back asked posters from outside of Texas which Texas city they think of first when they think of Texas. People overwhelmingly said Dallas (and many others even said Austin or San Antonio) and even the poll results showed that Dallas was the first Texas city that came to mind for most non-Texans, and the Houston posters bitched and complained page after page and tried to tell everybody who said Houston didn't come to mind first that Houston IS the first/most fun/best/whatever city in Texas.

I think Houston is a great city with a lot of positives, but most of the Houston posters on CD sure do have one hell of an inferiority complex, and I think that's what rubs many people on CD the wrong way about Houston.
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Old 02-27-2015, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Houston is a great city, I lived there.

But it's not famous, either in the USA and especially abroad. Before I moved to Houston, Texas to me was Dallas. Claiming Houston is not famous is not hate, it's the truth.

Claiming Houston is a sprawl fest is not hate, it's the truth.

Claiming Houston nightlife is weak, is not hate, it's the truth.

Now claiming Houston isn't diverse, has bad restaurants, that is just ignorant and unjustified.

But I don't see Houston being hated on really, who bashes the people in Houston like they do in Miami? If you look at this poll, it seems a lot of people like Houston more than the other options. Otherwise they wouldn't vote for it, Miami is posed to lose yet again
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Dirty South.
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Houston is a great city, I lived there.

But it's not famous, either in the USA and especially abroad. Before I moved to Houston, Texas to me was Dallas. Claiming Houston is not famous is not hate, it's the truth.

Claiming Houston is a sprawl fest is not hate, it's the truth.

Claiming Houston nightlife is weak, is not hate, it's the truth.

Now claiming Houston isn't diverse, has bad restaurants, that is just ignorant and unjustified.

But I don't see Houston being hated on really, who bashes the people in Houston like they do in Miami? If you look at this poll, it seems a lot of people like Houston more than the other options. Otherwise they wouldn't vote for it, Miami is posed to lose yet again
I highly disagree with you saying Houston has no nightlife. Houston has a very good nightlife especially in the African american community.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Some cities people just tend to either lover or hate, with very little middle ground. With the exception of Dallas, I think that's the case with the cities in your list.

You could probably add New Orleans and Orlando to the list of the CD abused.

Maybe it's a sunbelt thing.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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I highly disagree with you saying Houston has no nightlife. Houston has a very good nightlife especially in the African american community.
Maybe, TOC bar was one of the livelier places but Houston is pretty much struggling if it isn't Friday or Saturday and even on those days. I should know, I lived in Houston for a year, and tried a bunch of different options. I ended up just being a regular at Cafe Europe, which also began going downhill.
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Miami Beach, FL/Tokyo, Japan
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Some cities people just tend to either lover or hate, with very little middle ground. With the exception of Dallas, I think that's the case with the cities in your list.

You could probably add New Orleans and Orlando to the list of the CD abused.

Maybe it's a sunbelt thing.
New Orleans gets a lot of praise here and rightfully so, it's a gem of a small city.

Orlando...............
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Old 02-27-2015, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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I have to go with Houston on this. The city has become an economic powerhouse, and it's the only Southern city that I would describe as having a truly complete and high-functioning fine arts scene.
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