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Old 01-21-2013, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis (St. Louis Park)
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What the hell does "winning a thread" mean? Chicago MSA is 2.5 to 3 times the size of Minneapolis MSA, and its GDP is 2.5 to 3 times the size of Minneapolis's. They're different places. It's not a zero-sum game and they aren't really competitors.
It all depends on the matchup, but on an overall scale Chicago would likely win more often than Minneapolis in "who is better" polls.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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What the hell does "winning a thread" mean? Chicago MSA is 2.5 to 3 times the size of Minneapolis MSA, and its GDP is 2.5 to 3 times the size of Minneapolis's. They're different places. It's not a zero-sum game and they aren't really competitors.
The Minneapolis and Chicago MSAs added roughly the same number of people last year, that is "winning a thread" in real life. They are the two most dynamic cities in the Midwest so in some ways they are competitors.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:38 PM
 
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The Minneapolis and Chicago MSAs added roughly the same number of people last year, that is "winning a thread" in real life. They are the two most dynamic cities in the Midwest so in some ways they are competitors.
Thank you for your interpretation. Clearly, he (or she) doesn't pay attention to the threads that are common in city vs city. As we speak, Seattle vs. Philadelphia is one of the hottest threads. Guess who is winning? Seattle! Another guess what, Philadelphia MSA is much larger than Seattle's MSA. That lends me to believe that the smaller MSA, in this case Seattle, has the ability to play much bigger than its size in terms of perception amongst travelers, passerbies, online bloggers, etc. Denver (where I currently live), is also a favorite of the aforementioned culprits. I posed the thread to 1) acknowledge the trend and 2) figure out why that is occurring. No harm; no foul.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:42 PM
 
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That's because I think "city vs. city" threads are asinine. Because one city can't be "better" for everyone or for every measure. That's a totally objective question.
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