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Old 10-12-2018, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Mars City
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"Upbeat" posts do not necessarily reflect a healthy of perfect spot to live or be.

I see lots of shiny happy posts and sentiments in the area where I live, but there is also a lot of fakeness and superficiality that drives the machines and fuels the PR.

I'd rather go with reality in all its bluntness, than fake utopias and yes-people living with delusions.

Negatives are just as important as the positives, and help towards balance and completeness.
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Old 10-12-2018, 02:19 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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"Upbeat" posts do not necessarily reflect a healthy of perfect spot to live or be.

I see lots of shiny happy posts and sentiments in the area where I live, but there is also a lot of fakeness and superficiality that drives the machines and fuels the PR.

I'd rather go with reality in all its bluntness, than fake utopias and yes-people living with delusions.

Negatives are just as important as the positives, and help towards balance and completeness.
There's no balance concerning Baltimore. 90% of the posts about Baltimore are negative.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:29 PM
 
Location: Boston/UpstateNY/FL
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Boston by far with the upbeat posts.

Higher than I would expect.
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Old 10-14-2018, 10:49 PM
 
Location: South Austin, 78745
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It does seem like high numbers of violent crimes in Baltimore and Chicago gets more national media attention than any other large city in the country.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Baltimore is BY FAR the most negatively spoken about in City Data history. Even cities with high crime/murder rates than Baltimore aren't as glommy.

The Baltimore sub-forum is even worse.
On the general forums at least, I suspect Detroit may disagree with you.

Just about the only times I have seen Detroit mentioned in a positive light, and I have been on CD for ten years, is a few posts about music and maybe one or two about Detroit architecture. Otherwise, Detroit is almost mentioned in a negative fashion. At least Baltimore gets mentioned in a neutral fashion sometimes.
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Baltimore - Richmond
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Raleigh seems to have a number of upbeat posters. Richmond is a mixed bag. We mostly have helpful, informative posters but we also have a few local posters who hate the city but won't move to greener pastures.
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Old 10-15-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: BMORE!
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On the general forums at least, I suspect Detroit may disagree with you.

Just about the only times I have seen Detroit mentioned in a positive light, and I have been on CD for ten years, is a few posts about music and maybe one or two about Detroit architecture. Otherwise, Detroit is almost mentioned in a negative fashion. At least Baltimore gets mentioned in a neutral fashion sometimes.
It's rare that Baltimore is mentioned in a neutral fashion. Most of the times that it mentioned positively, it is due it its proximity to other cities.
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:31 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Boston
Minneapolis
Salt Lake City

Any city that has its share of boosters is going to get pushback, though. A lot of people on here simply can't tolerate success outside their own city.
Very true, but most of us tend to have a general idea of how the nation really sees different cities. Portland, Denver, San Diego, Austin, Nashville all come to mind.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:59 AM
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Location: Ohio
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Texas cities, minus Austin.
In San Antonio, that's not happening because all of the news is positive. It's happening because that forum has many boosters who will pounce on negative posts and question the poster's standing to make negative comments. People who make those posts know this and even comment on it.

Other forums may have the same issue, so I question the value of drawing conclusions from the thread. "Where seldom is heard a discouraging word" doesn't mean there aren't things to be discouraged about.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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In San Antonio, that's not happening because all of the news is positive. It's happening because that forum has many boosters who will pounce on negative posts and question the poster's standing to make negative comments. People who make those posts know this and even comment on it.

Other forums may have the same issue, so I question the value of drawing conclusions from the thread. "Where seldom is heard a discouraging word" doesn't mean there aren't things to be discouraged about.
I think in general Texans have the most pride in their cities, except Austin. That's a good thing.
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