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View Poll Results: Which City(Cities) is/are Most Overhyped on This Forum? Why?
Atlanta, GA 30 16.76%
Charlotte, NC 20 11.17%
Chicago, IL 36 20.11%
Des Moines, IA 4 2.23%
Houston, TX 38 21.23%
Los Angeles, CA 23 12.85%
Louisville, KY 6 3.35%
New York City, NY 29 16.20%
Oil City, PA 11 6.15%
Omaha, NE 52 29.05%
Raleigh/Durham, NC 8 4.47%
Saint Louis, MO 1 0.56%
Scranton, PA 25 13.97%
Other (Please Specify Below) 7 3.91%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 179. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2008, 10:07 PM
 
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Actually, there is.
oh? what official list is there that determines what cities are "world class"? Just because some think tank comes up with a list doesn't make it official.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Sandhills
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oh? what official list is there that determines what cities are "world class"? Just because some think tank comes up with a list doesn't make it official.

I hear that!!! Wonder how long it takes to get this list published?
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:41 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Houston. Even most Texans I know think it sucks, yet on here it's built up like it's a great city.
I think it's more the case that Houstonians are always having to defend the city because people talk so much trash about it. And other Texans are some of the worst... I mean, if you live in Dallas aren't you supposed to hate it? The truth is, it's the state's largest city (maybe for a reason?) and many residents feel the things people say are wrong... and are quick to correct them. Then you have the people who have recently moved to Houston, and just want to share how much they like it (after expecting not to because of what outsiders say.) What's wrong with that?

And if anything, it's generally underrated.

Top 10 underrated U.S. cities - US and Canada - MSNBC.com
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:43 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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Houston.
Coming from you, what a surprise.

Care to mention, for once, why exactly other than

- You hate it
- You hate it
- You just hate it. Because you just do. Because. It's in TX and the South
- ???
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Old 07-13-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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I think it's more the case that Houstonians are always having to defend the city because people talk so much trash about it. And other Texans are some of the worst... I mean, if you live in Dallas aren't you supposed to hate it? The truth is, it's the state's largest city (maybe for a reason?) and many residents feel the things people say are wrong... and are quick to correct them. Then you have the people who have recently moved to Houston, and just want to share how much they like it (after expecting not to because of what outsiders say.) What's wrong with that?

And if anything, it's generally underrated.

Top 10 underrated U.S. cities - US and Canada - MSNBC.com
Same with Los Angeles. Everyone here hates it.

ATL should be winning. Anyone remember the thread a few months back that had something to do with the most dynamic skyline or something. Maybe it was a different. But w/e. Yeah, and ATL was winning over NYC and Chicago by like 20 votes.

I voted for ATL, Chicago, and NYC. ATL is too high up in almost every poll. Chicago is too often glorified over NYC. NYC is too often stated as the best city in the world. Houston and LA definitely do not win at all in this category. I constantly see bashing towards LA and always have to defend. I see it quite often towards Houston as well.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:48 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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NYC is the best city in the world.
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Old 07-14-2008, 05:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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people really need to READ THE QUESTION.

"WHICH CITY IS TOO OVERHYPED ON THIS FORUM", not "WHICH CITY DO I HATE".

Given that, how can you NOT vote for Omaha, especially lately?
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:17 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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NYC is the best city in the world.
NYC, the statement alone proves me right.
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Old 07-14-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Polish Hill, Pittsburgh, PA
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people really need to READ THE QUESTION.

"WHICH CITY IS TOO OVERHYPED ON THIS FORUM", not "WHICH CITY DO I HATE".

Given that, how can you NOT vote for Omaha, especially lately?
Thank you, Tahiti, for the clarification. In a sense I was hoping this poll would serve to "embarrass" those who are starting to grate upon people's nerves with their incessant promotion of specific cities. Having civic pride, but some people just take it too far. I myself am now toning it down a notch, and over the past few weeks my "Scrantalicious" personality has cooled a bit, which is why I'm relieved to see Scranton is only in the middle of the pack with this poll. I had noticed that several people were just using the General U.S. forum as a soap box to incessantly promote their own cities, and I was hoping this "Poll of Shame" could help to quell that.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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Easily Chicago... People make it out to be a world-class city which IMO is NOT.

Too many smelly bums, lack of night life, etc
"Lack of nightlife"....

I have officially heard it all now.

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