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View Poll Results: Should there be a sub-forum for DFW Suburbs (combined, not seperate)?
Yes 12 40.00%
No 18 60.00%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-18-2009, 11:59 PM
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That's because we are Texans
BTW, there are only 10 votes. You are wasting your time.

Actually there are 37 votes (10 on the FW side and 27 on the Dallas side).

And I don't think asking a question to safe time looking for something is a waste of time..... newcomer.
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:05 AM
 
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Actually there are 37 votes (10 on the FW side and 27 on the Dallas side).

And I don't think asking a question to safe time looking for something is a waste of time..... newcomer.
lol
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:57 AM
 
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I think there should be a sub forum for people in the area who have horses.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:24 AM
 
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Wow, unbelievable! 37! That's enough for another forum specifically designed for these 37.

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Actually there are 37 votes (10 on the FW side and 27 on the Dallas side).

And I don't think asking a question to safe time looking for something is a waste of time..... newcomer.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:51 AM
 
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I prefer the current forum set up. Members of both forums do a good job of giving appropriate advice to newcomers looking at the suburbs. An additional subform may confuse the situation. Besides, more than a few newcomers seem to discover Dallas and Ft Worth offer a wide range of acceptable living options and amenities by reading those forums.
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Old 02-19-2012, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Maplewood, NJ
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Causing further confusion is that what y'all are calling suburbs are so far from Dallas and Fort Worth I'd think of them as separate cities. "Satellite cities of DFW." Now that would confuse everyone.
Seriously, though, I think of suburbs as contiguous to the city they're a suburb of, or another such suburb. When miles of open highway are involved, I stop thinking "suburb" and start thinking "another town." I think that is fairly common for non-locals. (Who are probably the primary beneficiaries of the boards, as the locals already know the answers to what's asked.)

The use of the term DFW metroplex makes it hard to keep in mind that Dallas and Fort Worth are a good thirty miles apart. Cf. to Chicago -- I grew up in a Chicago suburb (60,000 pop.) that touched the western border of the city and was maybe 15 minutes by El from the Loop. Chicago is a very defined core (longer NS than EW, but that's partly because of the lake) with suburbs around it so that you can walk from downtown far into the suburbs and be on the same street. (You'd have to pass through some dicey areas, but there'd be sidewalk the whole way.)

I'm not sure I've seen a map of the DFW area that allows one to see even large-street names and city names both. So you're either looking at "South Hulen St." and have only a vague idea which direction downtown Dallas is in from there; or you're looking at several counties and can see where Plano is in relation to DFW airport -- or Love Field properly, I believe --but can't see where downtown Fort Worth is. It's different.

I did make a mental note to never ever forget again that Arlington is closer to Fort Worth than Dallas. Or has an old and bitter feud going with Dallas. Anyway, not to mention them in the same breath. Previously, my mental image of Arlington just had little flags with "Six Flags" and "water park" and "east of Fort Worth I'm pretty sure" on them. New flag added: "FW NOT D."

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Old 02-20-2012, 11:47 AM
 
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Causing further confusion is that what y'all are calling suburbs are so far from Dallas and Fort Worth I'd think of them as separate cities. "Satellite cities of DFW." Now that would confuse everyone.
Seriously, though, I think of suburbs as contiguous to the city they're a suburb of, or another such suburb. When miles of open highway are involved, I stop thinking "suburb" and start thinking "another town." I think that is fairly common for non-locals. (Who are probably the primary beneficiaries of the boards, as the locals already know the answers to what's asked.)

The use of the term DFW metroplex makes it hard to keep in mind that Dallas and Fort Worth are a good thirty miles apart. Cf. to Chicago -- I grew up in a Chicago suburb (60,000 pop.) that touched the western border of the city and was maybe 15 minutes by El from the Loop. Chicago is a very defined core (longer NS than EW, but that's partly because of the lake) with suburbs around it so that you can walk from downtown far into the suburbs and be on the same street. (You'd have to pass through some dicey areas, but there'd be sidewalk the whole way.)

I'm not sure I've seen a map of the DFW area that allows one to see even large-street names and city names both. So you're either looking at "South Hulen St." and have only a vague idea which direction downtown Dallas is in from there; or you're looking at several counties and can see where Plano is in relation to DFW airport -- or Love Field properly, I believe --but can't see where downtown Fort Worth is. It's different.

I did make a mental note to never ever forget again that Arlington is closer to Fort Worth than Dallas. Or has an old and bitter feud going with Dallas. Anyway, not to mention them in the same breath. Previously, my mental image of Arlington just had little flags with "Six Flags" and "water park" and "east of Fort Worth I'm pretty sure" on them. New flag added: "FW NOT D."
Holy **** that's a lot of nothing.
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Old 02-20-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Maplewood, NJ
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What, all that empty space? Yeah, it is.
Or my post? Well, tell the monitors to tighten up on quality control and that the Internet has standards.
It's not porn, but then again it's not a cat-food commercial.
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