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Old 02-10-2010, 07:41 PM
 
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I think anyone easily offended would not not find Atlanta fun at all.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:14 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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If course, if we really wanted to stand out from the other transit agencies, they could name the lines "robin egg blue", "hazelnut", "spearmint", and "green ambiance".

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Old 02-11-2010, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Riverside, CA
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If course, if we really wanted to stand out from the other transit agencies, they could name the lines "robin egg blue", "hazelnut", "spearmint", and "green ambiance".

I like it! But how about something southern, like the Grits line, or the Pecan Pie Line.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL -> ATL
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I like it! But how about something southern, like the Grits line, or the Pecan Pie Line.
Of course it wouldn't be complete without the Peach Line!

Back to the original topic, I really don't think the name should be that much of an issue. Doraville isn't all Asian and many there have no problem with it while some are just mildly offended. And according to the AJC, just now it has been changed to the Gold line. I wonder how long it is until that blog turns into a racial nightmare by all groups.
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I wonder how long it is until that blog turns into a racial nightmare by all groups.
Yes - The AJC is notorious for allowing comments on articles that will undoubtedly become a racial nightmare. I've learned to just read the articles and avoid scrolling down to see the horribly racist posts by people who wouldn't dare say those things in person.

Anyway, I'm glad they chose a simple solution to an avoidable problem. One less thing to distract people from what is an otherwise positive (albeit small) step in the right direction in regards to public transportation.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:22 PM
 
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Yes - The AJC is notorious for allowing comments on articles that will undoubtedly become a racial nightmare. I've learned to just read the articles and avoid scrolling down to see the horribly racist posts by people who wouldn't dare say those things in person.

Anyway, I'm glad they chose a simple solution to an avoidable problem. One less thing to distract people from what is an otherwise positive (albeit small) step in the right direction in regards to public transportation.
If you'll notice, it isn't just the AJC...there are horrible comments in every online publication. I stopped reading them a long time ago - they are ridiculous.
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Well maybe we can call this done now...
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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Doraville is not an Asian community, its Latino
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:07 AM
 
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I like it! But how about something southern, like the Grits line, or the Pecan Pie Line.
Personally, I think naming the lines something other than colors would be a better idea since it is more original. Other cities like San Diego, LA, SF, and DC also have color-coded lines. New York uses the alphabet system. I think the North-South Line should be called the Peach Line (since it runs parallel with Peachtree St.).

They could also name it after the Japanese words for directions, like they name the subway lines in their cities. The North-South Line could be renamed the Namboku Line (which is Japanese for North-South), the East-West Line could be called the Tozai Line, and the Northeast Line could be called the Tohoku Line. The former Proctor Creek Line could just be called the Bankhead Line. Come to think of it, I like the old names of the lines the way they were, now knowing that its what they do in the Japanese cities. Also the old names were self-explanatory for the direction you want to go, since I'm going to have a hard time remembering that its the Red Line I want to take to Dunwoody instead of the Gold One. The only way I remember the Gold Line goes to Doraville is the whole controversy from formerly calling it the Yellow Line.

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Old 02-12-2010, 05:44 AM
 
Location: AZ
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^ Why in the world would there be Japanese words used for the lines? I guarantee people would be throwing riots if they used Spanish, let alone Japanese.
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