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Old 12-23-2014, 07:14 AM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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i dont like southern cities/ the south. not for me. AMAZING food tho

It's just like this guy ^^^^^^^ some people just have to do it. It is because of ignorance.
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Old 12-23-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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Amen!

If you eliminated posts from people who have never been in the place they're ranting about, this forum would be half empty. I don't get it.
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Old 12-24-2014, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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It's just like this guy ^^^^^^^ some people just have to do it. It is because of ignorance.
sorry i have preferences?

and i have been to the south plenty of times, and it is not all the same culture experience. none of my trips there have been bad, (actually they turn out pretty fun) i just wouldn't want to live there, nothing aginst it, just my preference.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I feel you. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I love my city to death. In saying that, I still get annoyed and seriously irritated with some of the LA homers. Some of them drive me crazy.
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Old 12-24-2014, 01:24 AM
 
Location: LBC
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I feel you. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, and I love my city to death. In saying that, I still get annoyed and seriously irritated with some of the LA homers. Some of them drive me crazy.
Yep. Some of our brethren need to shut it down.
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Old 12-24-2014, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yep. Some of our brethren need to shut it down.
YES. I won't mention names but I think you know who I'm talking about.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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There has to be some realistic expectations. If I had an offline friend that wanted to move here, then I would tell them the same things I post in the forum. Many many many people take what they read online and see on tv and believe it as the God's honest truth. They trust the media hype 100% and there are always cheerleaders to back it up. I would want someone to fill me in on the actual day to day living experiences of a city before I moved there. The good and the bad. I've also started to notice a lot of realtors posting on this site. Like they aren't going to inflate the truth.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Amen!

If you eliminated posts from people who have never been in the place they're ranting about, this forum would be half empty. I don't get it.
I have experienced that first hand. A poster from states away was telling me what day to day life was like in the city where I live. I think they had an aunt who lived here or something who they visited once every couple years.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Texas
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There are obviously clear biases on city vs city and the bashing, but, fortunately, I don't think this is representative of the true population. People are louder on the internet.
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Old 12-25-2014, 04:55 PM
 
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I've been hanging around on this forum for a while and while its often great for getting information on cities, the city bashing drives me insane!

Most people here obviously favor the big cities: Austin, Atlanta, Nashville, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, etc and that's fine. You like what you like. But it's really stupid that people associate conservative with being backwards rednecks, or bashing cities that aren't "cultured" enough because those cities don't have enough ethnic cuisine or a hundred art museums.

Have you ever thought not everyone wants those things? Like me for example. I am a young adult but I have no desire to visit art galleries or night clubs. But I don't complain about cities that have those things.

I mean I like zoos, shopping, restaurants, sports and beaches. I'm not boring, I just have a different idea of fun. For example, I was looking at states like South Carolina and Arkansas because I'm interesting in moving to a warmer, more southern state. I was shocked at what I saw about some cities in those states.

Little Rock was called a boring backwards hillbilly town and the people who live there consider a Willie Nelson concert culture. Oh gosh, they like something other than art museums, coffee and Indian food! Quick, call them uneducated rednecks because they don't have the same interests as you!

Charleston had a few supporters but most bashed it because according to them, Charlotte and really North Carolina as a whole had more cities. To them bigger = better. Well not everyone is interested living in crowded, noisy cities with a million people and a bunch of traffic.

I've never been to Arkansas but after reading about it, it sounds pretty cool. I like the whole "floating on the river on a nice summer day" thing. And interested in the hot springs and mountains. I've been in Myrtle Beach in South Carolina, not Charleston, but I love the awesome coastal city/beach scene. Also interested in Louisville/Lexington but even those are outshined by Nashville because Nashville has more, more, more.

I'm just saying don't look down upon those people who don't want "more, more, more". Don't look upon those people who are perfectly content spending the day at the river, at a horse race, a country/rock concert, or canoeing and would rather do those things than go to a international ballet show or something like that.
Amen! The smaller cities do seem to get a bum rap on City-Data. There seems to be this prevailing opinion that San Francisco and New York City are some sort of gold standard that everyone should strive to attain. The fact of the matter is that City-Data is a relocation forum and people can relocate to suburbs, exurbs and rural areas just like cities. All geography-based lifestyle choices should be treated with an equal amount of respect.
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