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Old 10-09-2011, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Metropolis IL
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[domain blocked due to spam] is the roughest forum I've found on the web, and that's saying something. Registration is voluntary, and one can post under various user names. There's no moderators to speak of, and there's an endless number of forums for every town, village, or hamlet you can think of.

The typical post, involves placing someones name in the title, and "What do you know about him/her?" as the post. From there a multi-page thread develops with the various posters accusing the subject of all types of immoral behavior, while others argue what a great person the individual is.

From what I understand, [domain blocked due to spam] was intended to provide small communities with an outlet for local news and political discussions. It's turned into entirely something else.
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Old 10-10-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I've always wanted to try the rural life at some point in my life but this is worrying.

Gossip is where you draw the line, but crippling unemployment and meth addiction is okey dokey in your rural life vision?

The rural life isn't swap meets and stuff, its traditionally been one of hardship.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Gossip is where you draw the line, but crippling unemployment and meth addiction is okey dokey in your rural life vision?

The rural life isn't swap meets and stuff, its traditionally been one of hardship.
Who said anything about "crippling unemployment and meth addiction" as the typical rural lifestyle?

Actually there are quite a few swap meets and other things to do. The rural lifestyle isn't hardship for most people I know who live outside of a larger city. In fact most people I know living away from larger cities and pretty down to Earth and calm in their life. Not a lot of drama, hassle, drugs, etc... rural. Those I know in larger cities are more stressed, sicker overall, driven by the dollar and not joy in their lives.

Given the two side of the coin I have seen and lived, give me rural ANY day of the week over a large city. Nobody I know is a crack/meth/dope head, nobody I know are living in hardship, or unemployed. Most will go to a couple swap meets a year, a few auctions, museums a couple times a year, concerts once in a while, plus take their kids fishing, hiking, boating, skiing, etc.... Yeah, living rural sucks... NOT.
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Living anywhere is what YOU make of it. Cherish your friends and ignore your enemies (unless they actually threaten to harm you. Then call the cops).
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Old 10-11-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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Its no more true than big cities having nothing but gangs everywhere really.
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Old 10-11-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I'm from a really small town in MO, the [domain blocked due to spam] forum for my town has hardly anything on it.
However, theres a town in the next county that has a horrific [domain blocked due to spam] forum.
I have no idea why this is so.
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Old 10-12-2011, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, Calif.
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I'd say yeah, pretty much. Especially if there's not much to do recreationally. In a smaller population, people with not much business of their own tend to notice and remember yours easier as you come and go. So keep your nose clean and stay on your P's and Q's. It can be annoying, coming from a larger more indifferent city. But it can be managed if that is where you have to live.
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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I'm from a really small town in MO, the [domain blocked due to spam] forum for my town has hardly anything on it.
However, theres a town in the next county that has a horrific [domain blocked due to spam] forum.
I have no idea why this is so.
Well, I guess there are some real doozies who live in the next town and like to spend a lot of time online stirring up stuff, lol.
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