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View Poll Results: What Should Be Our 2 Stickies?
keep them as is 0 0%
change to Pictures of UT and Lowdown on Us Mormons 9 69.23%
I don't Care 4 30.77%
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:16 AM
 
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We can only have 2 stickies per forum. Our current ones are the picture pone (which I want to keep) and the official chat thread. No one much seems to post there, not a very active thread. So, which one do you want?
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Old 01-08-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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they're both good, but since this is primarily about utah, i'd like to see a comprehensive FAQ about moving to utah stickied.

in the first post of it, there should be a link to katzpur's "lowdown on mormons" thread, intended to steer religion-specific questions there.

that said, i don't think it would be a problem to provide a list of answers to common questions in the FAQ, but it would be katzpur's thread that expounds on those and answers further questions.

my thoughts. aaron.

EDIT: forgot to add something: if we do the FAQ, i think that katzpur's thread should receive a bit of flexibility as far as thread necromancy is concerned, and not ever be closed down simply for being reactivated by a new user after a long dormancy (not that it has been an issue, as katzpur's thread has been active for a long time now).
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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they're both good, but since this is primarily about utah, i'd like to see a comprehensive FAQ about moving to utah stickied.

in the first post of it, there should be a link to katzpur's "lowdown on mormons" thread, intended to steer religion-specific questions there.

that said, i don't think it would be a problem to provide a list of answers to common questions in the FAQ, but it would be katzpur's thread that expounds on those and answers further questions.
Excellent idea! I was thinking about having a list of FAQs several months ago. I think that a thread of the sort you're mentioning, with a link to the "Lowdown" thread would be the perfect solution.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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they're both good, but since this is primarily about utah, i'd like to see a comprehensive FAQ about moving to utah stickied.

in the first post of it, there should be a link to katzpur's "lowdown on mormons" thread, intended to steer religion-specific questions there.

that said, i don't think it would be a problem to provide a list of answers to common questions in the FAQ, but it would be katzpur's thread that expounds on those and answers further questions.

my thoughts. aaron.

EDIT: forgot to add something: if we do the FAQ, i think that katzpur's thread should receive a bit of flexibility as far as thread necromancy is concerned, and not ever be closed down simply for being reactivated by a new user after a long dormancy (not that it has been an issue, as katzpur's thread has been active for a long time now).
I like this idea!
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:13 PM
 
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I'm just curious as to how we would come up with a list of frequently asked questions. I know people actually do want to know things other than how they can move to Utah but avoid having LDS neighbors, but I'm having a hard time coming up with much. I suppose the weather/seasons/inversion would be one such topic but what are some others?
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:47 PM
 
Location: South Jordan, Utah
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I'm just curious as to how we would come up with a list of frequently asked questions. I know people actually do want to know things other than how they can move to Utah but avoid having LDS neighbors, but I'm having a hard time coming up with much. I suppose the weather/seasons/inversion would be one such topic but what are some others?
Finding a job before they move here seems to be a common question.

"Should I move to Murray or Sandy" An explanation how we are basically one big suburb.

Crime or safety questions
Mass transit and traffic questions.
“Will I be bored if I don’t have kids”
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Old 01-12-2011, 09:42 PM
 
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More FAQs:

1. I'm a diehard atheist who likes to go drinking with my buddies every night, going from "happy hour" to "happy hour". I want to move to somewhere around the Provo-Orem area. Will I fit in?

2. I want schools with a low student/ teacher ratio
with the latest computer and laboratory equipment for my children. Is Utah a good place for my family?

3. I have this thing about "Mormons" (I think they are evil people) is it possible for me to move to Utah and be happy?

4. I don't like seeing kids everywhere when I go out to restaurants and to the movies. Will I be happy in suburban Salt Lake County?

5. I am from Nevada where we don't have a sales tax or income tax. Utah is the same right?

6. I don't like living in a state where one political party holds all the offices. Utah isn't that way is it?

7. Is it true that I'll be "blacklisted and shunned" if I move into a neighborhood and tell everyone I'm not LDS?

8. Someone told me you can't go to Walmart in Utah and buy wine and hard liquor. That's a mistake, right?

9. The recession has not affected Utah has it? Isn't it true there are lots of cheap houses and jobs there?

10. Do you think I'll have a problem living in the Salt Lake area with my five pit bulls and my exotic animals?

Sorry, been reading this forum too long and I'm in a sarcastic mood
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Old 01-12-2011, 11:48 PM
 
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Who will help with writing FAQs? Seems to be the best solution, one of tjhem being a link to Low-down


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Old 01-13-2011, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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Who will help with writing FAQs? Seems to be the best solution, one of tjhem being a link to Low-down


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I think anyone who is interested should be invited to contribute, but since I'm now retired , I have a lot more time on my hands than I used to and would be happy to help compile and organize the results, if you'd like.
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City
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More FAQs:

1. I'm a diehard atheist who likes to go drinking with my buddies every night, going from "happy hour" to "happy hour". I want to move to somewhere around the Provo-Orem area. Will I fit in?

2. I want schools with a low student/ teacher ratio
with the latest computer and laboratory equipment for my children. Is Utah a good place for my family?

3. I have this thing about "Mormons" (I think they are evil people) is it possible for me to move to Utah and be happy?

4. I don't like seeing kids everywhere when I go out to restaurants and to the movies. Will I be happy in suburban Salt Lake County?

5. I am from Nevada where we don't have a sales tax or income tax. Utah is the same right?

6. I don't like living in a state where one political party holds all the offices. Utah isn't that way is it?

7. Is it true that I'll be "blacklisted and shunned" if I move into a neighborhood and tell everyone I'm not LDS?

8. Someone told me you can't go to Walmart in Utah and buy wine and hard liquor. That's a mistake, right?

9. The recession has not affected Utah has it? Isn't it true there are lots of cheap houses and jobs there?

10. Do you think I'll have a problem living in the Salt Lake area with my five pit bulls and my exotic animals?

Sorry, been reading this forum too long and I'm in a sarcastic mood
Boy, you really are on one today, Mark! The sad thing is, I think we've all heard most of the actual variations on your questions, and I'm afraid your sarcasm wasn't that much of an exaggeration. Question number 10 was my favorite, by the way.
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