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Old 04-30-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Calera, AL
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This is one of the worst forums I have ever seen. The amount of trolls is horrible. I have not seen anything nearly this bad anywhere on the city data forums. Though, much of this is personal opinion.
The trolls have a lot to do with the lack of activity here.

Unfortunately, they're fed too much to go away.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
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The thread title doesn't help. A title like this for trolls is like cheese to a rat.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Northern United States
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Yea, I was think the thread title was going to attract trolls or stupid stuff.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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Default Is Iowa life that great..

Good morning members!
It seems that the recently discussed problem is more easily noticed because the Iowa forum is so relatively quiet, as compared to many state forums. Thus, such comments seems to stand out more readily so it's a matter of perspective I guess.
Still as compared to recent years, the problem is considerably reduced at this time, imho.
Those who have been on the Iowa forum for a period of years, will recognize that we no longer have a situation where a member comes through semi-regularly & drops negative comments or insults into as many as 6 or 7 different threads on a given day.
As a result, I have noticed that my blood pressure stays on a more even keel when I now visit the Iowa forum. As a certain media type says, "And that's a good thing!". LOL!
As for the thread topic, let's keep the diverse comments & opinions coming.
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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The trolls have a lot to do with the lack of activity here.

Unfortunately, they're fed too much to go away.
you Iowans know nothing of trolls. you should see the trolls we have on the Chicago subform: they are the size of rats, twice as nasty, more germ filled, and with a rabid bite. Trust me: you should consider yourself fortunate.
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Old 05-04-2016, 07:04 AM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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you Iowans know nothing of trolls. you should see the trolls we have on the Chicago subform: they are the size of rats, twice as nasty, more germ filled, and with a rabid bite. Trust me: you should consider yourself fortunate.
That's nothing. Under the bridge that crosses the stream on the way to the hillside where the Billy Goats Gruff go to make themselves fat lived a troll who would gobble up anyone trying to cross.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:57 AM
 
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That's nothing. Under the bridge that crosses the stream on the way to the hillside where the Billy Goats Gruff go to make themselves fat lived a troll who would gobble up anyone trying to cross.
You just described the creatures that live below the Mackinaw Bridge in Michigan!

Kidding! I love all my Michigan peeps, both Trolls and Yoopers!
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:08 AM
 
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Coming from the south, my observation of the people here is that they are generally rude, cold, and extreeeeeemmmmely liberal. Quite the opposite of folks down south. Sorry....housing prices are absolutely ridiculous for the quality of home you get (cookie cutter particle board home). Compared to areas in the southeast, home prices here are 100% higher. Groceries and household items are 15-30% higher here. You all need to stop drinking the Quad Cities kool-aid and really do your research:
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You're complaining about the cost of housing in the dirt-cheap Quad Cities??

The Quad Cities kool-aid? This is just pathologically,laughably ridiculous.

Iowa being "extremely liberal"? Only to someone from ultra-right wing small-city Georgia.

This thread is loads of fun..

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Old 05-05-2016, 12:43 PM
 
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I grew up and lived in CR until I was 23. As a teenager, I hated it. It was "so boring" and all we did was cruise the ave, party at whoevers house didn't have parents home that night, or go drive somewhere like Chain Lakes, Greencastle, Seven Hills, etc and hang out. I graduated college and moved to L.A.

15 years later, as an adult, I now like Iowa. CR has changed, added things like the Farmers Market and had a lot of redevelopment, and is catching up to the food scene. Coralville and West Des Moines give options (like Whole Foods) so you don't have to go to Chicago. Although Chicago and St. Louis are still a destination for certain fixes (like pro sports and 4/5 star entertainment options).

Homes in CR are much, much cheaper per capita than a lot of cities. Don't take that for granted.

Now i don't live there currently, but family and friends are still there and I travel back. I have a feeling I would now like to live in CR, although I haven't done a winter in a while so I may remember why I left in the first place. But other than snow it's cool to me. Great schools too.
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Old 05-05-2016, 08:50 PM
 
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In the GOP's backwards thinking, government that functions for the whole cannot be allowed. It must be hampered, choked, and neutered so that nobody but the wealthiest receive any benefit from it. The strategy has worked well, too. Most people will only see the end result of an ineffective government, not the intentional sabotage by scheming politicians who made it that way in the first place.

I could substitute "Democrat" for GOP and your statement would still be true. The constituencies are different, but we have become a nation of takers just the same. That's not going to take us anywhere good.
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