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Old 04-24-2009, 10:25 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Suppose you didn't know anything about Boston, for example, and I told you the city had 600,000 people without also telling you how many people lived in Greater Boston. Suppose I then told you that there were 716,00 people in Charlotte and 1.3 million people in San Antonio, without telling you how many people live in those metro areas. Do you think that with just that information, you'd draw accurate deductions about those cities' relative importance and/or density?

A city's metro area population gives you far more information than a city's population.
Apparently Carolina thinks that Mesa, Arizona is bigger than Minneapolis, Miami, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis! San Antonio is bigger than Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Washington DC! Phoenix is also bigger than Philadelphia! Also good to know is that Austin and Fort Worth are bigger than Baltimore, Seattle, Milwaukee...the lists can go on and on.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Apparently Carolina thinks that Mesa, Arizona is bigger than Minneapolis, Miami, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and St. Louis! San Antonio is bigger than Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, Washington DC! Phoenix is also bigger than Philadelphia! Also good to know is that Austin and Fort Worth are bigger than Baltimore, Seattle, Milwaukee...the lists can go on and on.

Metro population is a better determinant of the relative size of cities.
Hey. Buddy. I already told you why I made the statement that I did. No one said "metro", so I was clarifying.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Hey. Buddy. I already told you why I made the statement that I did. No one said "metro", so I was clarifying.
This snarky turd is simply wondering how Jacksonville is bigger than San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore, Seattle, Washington DC, Denver, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis?
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:48 AM
 
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This snarky turd is simply wondering how Jacksonville is bigger than San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore, Seattle, Washington DC, Denver, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St. Louis?
I never said that it was. You got me. Mea culpa. Congratulations.

(This, by the way? What you're doing right now? Seizing upon a perceived misstep and needling? That's being a snarky turd. Bravo. Enjoy.)
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I never said that it was. You got me. Mea culpa. Congratulations.

(This, by the way? What you're doing right now? Seizing upon a perceived misstep and needling? That's being a snarky turd. Bravo. Enjoy.)
Hey man, I'm just trying to understand your position. How is it that you believe San Antonio is bigger than Boston? Snarky turds try to understand stuff like that.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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Hey man, I'm just trying to understand your position. How is it that you believe San Antonio is bigger than Boston? Snarky turds try to understand stuff like that.
It's over. Move along.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:02 PM
 
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I never said that it was. You got me. Mea culpa. Congratulations.

(This, by the way? What you're doing right now? Seizing upon a perceived misstep and needling? That's being a snarky turd. Bravo. Enjoy.)
A mistep is one thing...the way you come back with an attitude about it is quite another. When I make a mistake, I usually find that, as reponses go, humility is more widely accepted than name calling.

Way to highjack the thread!
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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The more I think of it, the more sure I am that Philly is the right option. Go to Philly and don't look back.
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:28 AM
 
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A mistep is one thing...the way you come back with an attitude about it is quite another. When I make a mistake, I usually find that, as reponses go, humility is more widely accepted than name calling.

Way to highjack the thread!
A) I wasn't trying to hijack anything.
B) I didn't make a mistake.

Now lets all carry on, eh?
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:37 AM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Population--MSA, city-proper, CSA, and any other method is not a good determinant of anything. Metro population is not always better and neither is city proper. It means nothing. If anything it depends on the city. A city has got what it's got. There...is everyone happy now?
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