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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 07-14-2008, 12:07 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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...I approach these discussions like this: you can immediately zero in on posters who have nothing but an ax to grind and only post untruths, exaggerations or continually perpetuate stereotypes. then there are others who legitimately don't like a place after several visits or by living there, but can express WHY with tact and facts, and realize that a certain place wasn't for THEM without having to resort to the oh so popular "X sucks". the latter are the people I "listen" to.
This is a great point. And it's really too bad there seem to be so many of the first type of people here, and far fewer of the latter type. At least in my experience and especially with regards to negative opinions of Houston (it's these mostly exaggerated, unsubstantiated bad things people say that I refer to as "Houston-bashing.") If someone has genuine experience (meaning having lived there or being very familiar with it) and can give some facts or real experiences to back up their opinions, that's totally fine.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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This is a great point. And it's really too bad there seem to be so many of the first type of people here, and far fewer of the latter type. At least in my experience and especially with regards to negative opinions of Houston (it's these mostly exaggerated, unsubstantiated bad things people say that I refer to as "Houston-bashing.") If someone has genuine experience (meaning having lived there or being very familiar with it) and can give some facts or real experiences to back up their opinions, that's totally fine.
hey, I live in NJ, I TOTALLY empathize with exaggerated, unsubstantiated bashing!
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i think you answered your own question. If there's a city that you don't know much about because in the real world you never hear about it--such as omaha--but then in this forum the city is constantly talked about and built up as being sooo wonderful, you've got a city that is being overhyped in this forum.

I honestly don't know how anyone can say that nyc, la or chicago are being overhyped in this forum. They're big cities that are talked about constantly in the mass media and in pop culture, and so of course they'll also be talked about in this forum. But a place like omaha is disproportionately talked about in this forum which makes it overhyped.
exactly. +1
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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Omaha does get a lot of hype for being nothing more than a "nice" place- it is still too small to have much to offer in the way of amenities or entertainment options. I live near there and spend quite a bit of time up there. It is a good value, a nice place to live, but is very nondescript and has a long ways to go before being able to compare to any more major metropolitan areas in many aspects.
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: The land of sugar... previously Houston and Austin
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hey, I live in NJ, I TOTALLY empathize with exaggerated, unsubstantiated bashing!
Yes I know. I'm sorry!
Half my family still lives in the northeast (MA and CT).
Have a cousin in NJ as well (he's a physician in NYC).
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:26 PM
 
Location: West LA
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LOL, Oil City. That city gets hyped on here? I've never seen any references to it. Omaha seems to be a lock in this poll.
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Old 07-14-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Midessa, Texas Home Yangzhou, Jiangsu temporarily
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LOL, Oil City. That city gets hyped on here? I've never seen any references to it. Omaha seems to be a lock in this poll.
Newb
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:30 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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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.
Not this Texan. And it is a great city and, like the other Texas cities, deserves much more hype.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:35 PM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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LOL, Oil City. That city gets hyped on here? I've never seen any references to it.
Again, I ask, Oil City????!


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Old 07-14-2008, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Omaha does get a lot of hype for being nothing more than a "nice" place- it is still too small to have much to offer in the way of amenities or entertainment options. I live near there and spend quite a bit of time up there. It is a good value, a nice place to live, but is very nondescript and has a long ways to go before being able to compare to any more major metropolitan areas in many aspects.
It's only hyped up by a few people. So are you saying the sunbelt and Omaha deserve no respect at all??? Because these cities get no respect on here and are constantly bashed.
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