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Old 02-19-2019, 12:30 PM
 
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Maybe City-Data could add a forum to the "Florida" section and name it "Moving to Florida" where all the transplants can ask/find their questions. For the Tampa board, it just seems to be an increase of the same moving inquiries over and over.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:35 PM
 
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Good idea, those posts you refer to are very similar in nature the gist of which is =
Wheres the best place to move in Florida.?
Has to be a safe place>
Good schools.
Close to the beach
Affordable.
Lots of job availability.
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Old 02-19-2019, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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Good idea, those posts you refer to are very similar in nature the gist of which is =
Wheres the best place to move in Florida.?
Has to be a safe place>
Good schools.
Close to the beach
Affordable.
Lots of job availability.
You've got the order wrong.

Close to the beach
Lots of job availability
Close to the beach
Has to be a safe place
Close to the beach
Good schools.
Close to the beach
Affordable.



RM
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Old 02-19-2019, 02:26 PM
 
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Maybe City-Data could add a forum to the "Florida" section and name it "Moving to Florida" where all the transplants can ask/find their questions. For the Tampa board, it just seems to be an increase of the same moving inquiries over and over.
If only those asking would take the time to use the forum's search function.
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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If only those asking would take the time to use the forum's search function.
This is my major number one gripe. When I do suggest it, I get jumped on by the denizens of the forum for some bizarre reason. The relocation topic is like an oil thread in a car forum....

Here's something I've considered using as well:



RM
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Old 02-19-2019, 04:28 PM
 
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Most peeps are 2 lazy to use search learch.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:18 PM
 
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All the forums would start dying and then people would stop looking at them and then they would die. Moving threads are better than most threads IMO.
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Old 02-19-2019, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Not the end of the Earth, but I can see it from here
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All the forums would start dying and then people would stop looking at them and then they would die. Moving threads are better than most threads IMO.
Not true.

I've run several forums for automotive enthusiasts over the last 20 years, and I've seen what happens when people are forced to use the search function *first* before starting a new thread.

The quality and depth of the information improves and the existing threads become more detailed and for lack of a better adjective, robust. There are fewer false leads when people do search as a result, too. It's a total win-win for both the existing members and new members who come looking for information.

You also nearly eliminate "zombie threads", as the threads that trend to the top of the forum are those with the best information.

It never ceases to amaze me that there are people who can use the Internet yet they can't bother to type some basic search terms into Google.

RM
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Old 02-20-2019, 07:39 AM
 
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You've got the order wrong.

Close to the beach
Lots of job availability
Close to the beach
Has to be a safe place
Close to the beach
Good schools.
Close to the beach
Affordable.



RM
You guys left out "walkable."
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Prague
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No thank you. I've moved around a bit and have used these forums extensively to "supplement" my research. I'm not going to say there are never threads when someone would be wise to just use the search feature to get their questions answered, it's not as cut and dry as you think though.

1. Speaking only for myself, I like to read as many perspectives as possible. I like to read as many discussions as possible. Maybe 75% of a particular thread about schools might be the same as other threads about schools in an area but there is often a nugget or two that is different. Someone will chime in and offer some new perspective that isn't the same.

2. If you dig deeper how many truly identical threads are there? Take threads about schools. Elementary? Middle? High? Private? Charter? Public? Christian? Special Needs? IB Program? Athletics? There are a lot of flavors to school threads. Additionally, someone might read a very similar thread but not be satisfied with the depth of the answers or questions asked by the OP.

3. Things change over time. Things can change rapidly. At what point does a thread become stale and outdated? Should someone across the country be expected to know when a thread on a topic is no longer relevant and it's now ok to start a new thread? Should they be expected to know that school zoning changes made a school better or worse than it was only last year? Should they know about a private school hiring a new director and now the school is going downhill? Should they know that since the last thread about IB schools two years ago two more schools have added IB?

4. It's not like all threads on a topic say the same thing and offer the same perspectives. Who is to say that the first thread on any particular topic is the definitive, most accurate discussion? Think about this. I've seen plenty of people write stuff on CD for areas I've lived in that blow my mind. I have to check my location on my phone to see if I'm actually living in the same area. Some people have wildly differing perspectives of the same area. You get the best picture by reading multiple threads on a topic because no single thread is very telling on its own. You have to read numerous threads to get close to ground truth.

5. I suspect a lot of people are searching the threads, albeit on Google. These threads come up on most searches for relocation related advice.

In nearly every popular CD forum you have the area old timers who get annoyed by people asking the same ole questions. They forget what it is like to move to an area and want to know everything about it. They forget how nervous people can get. They forget how excited people can get. They forget that sometimes you want to have the conversation yourself and not just read what someone else asked three years ago.
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