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    What's your favorite part of the website? For me it's reading all the relocating posts in the Moving forum this morning, as that used to be me! I wrote in for advice in 2008 - and of course Meltzer wrote back a really sarcastic comment - and then I moved here, and eventually started working for 411 after meeting Gus.

    I also love reading (and writing) the travel tips.

    My favorite thread of all time was the Sungal thread. A virtual diary of a new local's move to Miami, it is 51 pages long, and utterly hilarious.
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    So many good things!!!

    Anything by RK is a fav!

    Jess, Matt, Glenn and Janet are on top too!

    I do miss are old buddies.......sungal, carlos, maria.

    Good to see sunaddicted back!


    Love how the site is always fresh and topical!

    And when Michelle and a wise ol' owl chime in, its the tops!
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    Luka Magnotta. Hands down. Whatever happened to that guy?
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    Love the discounts offered to members. ( might need another one if possible)

    love reading threads of the weather while it's freezing up here in the North.

    Many of the participants are well educated and I enjoy reading their threads...

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    Matt's weekly/monthly articles (even the sarcastic ones)

    True crime stories, especially the Speedboat Alley guy & the comments that ensued.
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    The fraudster, Monica Brown was definitely my favorite character.


    BEWARE: Craigslist Scammer Monica Brown in South Beach
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    Thanks, Sobaspace. Dexter (yes, THAT Dexter) is also a big fan of the True Crime stuff. I love when famous fictional people like my articles.

    All jokes aside I think my favorite part is watching people like Sobespace, Jess, Christy and some others go from all in love, cupcakes and sunshine about Miami to becoming out and out cynics and telling people why living here is so hard.

    "BUT I CAN MAKE IT, I SWEAR!!!! I REALLY REALLY HATE SNOW!!!!!'

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    only ever as good as the people who make it ! so Matt Gus Jess Dylan et al thanks for making a vistor (soon) very welcome - I recommended you guys on travelodge web site - some woman was heading Miami and wanted to do couple of tours ! ( commision Gus?).

    Found this site almost by mistake but WHAT a find - great resource covering everything and every question I have asked has always been answered -even the daft ones
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    only ever as good as the people who make it ! so Matt Gus Jess Dylan et al thanks for making a vistor (soon) very welcome - I recommended you guys on travelodge web site - some woman was heading Miami and wanted to do couple of tours ! ( commision Gus?).

    Found this site almost by mistake but WHAT a find - great resource covering everything and every question I have asked has always been answered -even the daft ones
    THAT.

    That right there is my favorite part of this site. Knowing we're actually a great resource to people coming to our area.

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    Just about everything is great about this site. It's an informational goldmine of info. Most crucial: ... It's a great source of info that the local tourism bureau or Chamber of Commerce will not always voluntarily divulge. You get the real deal here ... The real scoop. It’s not tourism board BS full of sunshine being blown up your ass. You get “the 411” all laid out in its raw, unvarnished, naked form.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    Luka Magnotta. Hands down. Whatever happened to that guy?
    Man, I hate to giggle, cos it actually is NOT funny, but that was a good response.

    For people not understanding, Luke Magnotta is a murderer on trial for killing his boyfriend. Part of his background that the newspapers picked up on was that he had lived in Miami, cos he had written into this very site, pretending to live here!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt Meltzer View Post
    All jokes aside I think my favorite part is watching people like Sobespace, Jess, Christy and some others go from all in love, cupcakes and sunshine about Miami to becoming out and out cynics and telling people why living here is so hard.
    You enjoy that?! You're weird. But yea, I moved here and was loving the sunshine. Now I realize I could live in sunshine and by a beach quite happily, in another part of Florida. You know, like somewhere that everyone speaks ENGLISH.

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    That right there is my favorite part of this site. Knowing we're actually a great resource to people coming to our area.
    That's always nice. It's great to help others, especially when this site was so helpful to me. By far, Doug was my best guide to moving and living here when I first moved to Miami. It's nice to pay that forward.

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    For me it is the people on the forums. I also love Carlos's site which I never would have found if not for this site. And of course White Dade. I forgot to add Maria's blog!

    Jess, I loved reading Sungal's relocation thread!
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    Oh my, White Dade. That blog is my favorite.

    I loved reading and living Sungal's relocation thread too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jess View Post
    Oh my, White Dade. That blog is my favorite.

    I loved reading and living Sungal's relocation thread too!
    What ever happened to sungal?

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    A kid I box with at UM found White Dade today and was FB messaging me about it. I was like "Oh man, nobody's called me that in a long time."

    Glad people still enjoy it. It occurred to me this guy was 11 when I started that thing.

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    Glad people still enjoy it. It occurred to me this guy was 11 when I started that thing.
    hahahaha.

    Sungal moved away from SoBe after she realized there are no good white guys to date.

    As for White Dade, I read every page of that blog. It was a great cure for hangovers at work too.

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    I like the forum and all information about this website...

    the old design remember me, the first time before I visited miami..I found a lot of information in this website about MB...

    thanks all MB411 Team...

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    I must say I love Matt's articles, the only thing I love more than those are the drama that comes with them.

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    Wow, thank you Fred!

    Things I like (in random order):

    (1) Posts by the regulars, esp Fred, Blackford, Glenn, Christy, sobespace, who provide a different and real-world perspective.

    (2) Gus and Michelle.

    (3) Anytime anyone posts something I did not know before (which is quite often).

    (4) People who post new questions, even better if they come back and post an update.

    (5) Tips and articles by the current frequent posters, Matt, Jess, Dylan, and sorry if I forgot someone.

    I do miss posts by Maria, Doug, Carlos, coach, and other former regulars. Hope they'll drop in from time to time.
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    All the info about Miami I wouldn't otherwise get.

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