Good post, but if you left that area, why are you still on that forum? I would'nt look back, instead, I'd be posting on the forum where you are now happily living.
If people LIKE where they are living, good for them. They can only post of their own experience, which is positive for them. Not everyone can share the same negative opinion of an area that you might have and no one is at fault if they are happy there and you aren't.
I still live on long island, but in a different area of it. The people I'm talking about are a gang for one very overrated area. Long Island has a whole bunch of different areas, so people that are looking for a house on the island always get this town as a a response. When I would say to avoid the town at all costs, Id get a bitter response.