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Old 09-29-2009, 12:21 PM
 
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OK we get the point, we have read enough of this fighting. Let's get back to the original topic about if people are friendly in Madison...
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Old 09-30-2009, 01:46 PM
 
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As a former Madisonian who has lived elsewhere, I'll sum up my thoughts about the overall level of friendliness in Madison:

Are there holier-than-thou liberal know-it-alls in abundance in Madison? Sure. Heck, I was once one of them *ahem* and count many others as my friends and family. But most of the people living in the city are just normal people. Madison doesn't have a lot of the heavy midwestern quirks you find elsewhere in Wisconsin like an obsession with hunting deer and madatory fish fry attendance, but it is still a midwestern city at heart--and this means people are generally a little more friendly than you would find in a faster-paced city like New York. Now, I am not one who likes generalizations about New Yorkers, Parisians, etc., but I do think there is a healthy dose of self-examination that goes on in the midwest that prevents people from becoming too full of themselves. But every place has its share of ***holes. It's just human nature. And universities tend to attract a certain breed of them.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:55 AM
 
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As a former Madisonian who has lived elsewhere, I'll sum up my thoughts about the overall level of friendliness in Madison:

Are there holier-than-thou liberal know-it-alls in abundance in Madison? Sure. Heck, I was once one of them *ahem* and count many others as my friends and family. But most of the people living in the city are just normal people. Madison doesn't have a lot of the heavy midwestern quirks you find elsewhere in Wisconsin like an obsession with hunting deer and madatory fish fry attendance, but it is still a midwestern city at heart--and this means people are generally a little more friendly than you would find in a faster-paced city like New York. Now, I am not one who likes generalizations about New Yorkers, Parisians, etc., but I do think there is a healthy dose of self-examination that goes on in the midwest that prevents people from becoming too full of themselves. But every place has its share of ***holes. It's just human nature. And universities tend to attract a certain breed of them.

There are a LOT of deer hunters in Madison including more profs than you would think.
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Old 10-06-2009, 06:22 AM
 
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We have two nasty trolls from Madison who keep coming to our section of the forum, and putting us and our city down. They are definitely not friendly. I sincerely hope they do not represent how most people in Madison are.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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We have two nasty trolls from Madison who keep coming to our section of the forum, and putting us and our city down. They are definitely not friendly. I sincerely hope they do not represent how most people in Madison are.
I'm sorry to hear that...it wasn't me. I got married in Vegas once...was a 5/6 hour drive from where I resided. I know Vegas has its problems but the location alone, on the map, gets my
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:20 PM
 
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I'd say the majority of people in Madison are friendly, but in a standoffish sort of way! :-)
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:46 AM
 
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I have a query regarding the city of Milwaukee. My boyfriend is moving to Milwaukee for attaining his PhD. but I'm a bit nervous about how would the people of that city gonna be like. As he is an international student so I need to know how they are treated like. I mean if there is racism? I'm highly tensed for that.
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:52 AM
 
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I have a query regarding the city of Milwaukee. My boyfriend is moving to Milwaukee for attaining his PhD. but I'm a bit nervous about how would the people of that city gonna be like. As he is an international student so I need to know how they are treated like. I mean if there is racism? I'm highly tensed for that.


You might try posting in the Milwaukee forum.
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