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#DumaGeTmE is the new Dumaguete branding

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    juanachange DI New Member

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    Have your pretty picture on the site and lots of guys will wanna Duma Get You! :inlove:

    Yep, it sounds to me like a dating site hashtag.
     
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    juanachange DI New Member

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    hahahaha I think the city tourism office hasn't thought about that....
     
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    To me that is definitely sending the wrong message. You will not be happy with the type of person that attracts in most cases.
     
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    It does seem to imply some kind of chase is to be had. I could see a lot of guys (the vast majority of visitors coming to Dumaguete) would take that as some sort of sexual innuendo and/or challenge.

    A quick glance at the word had me thinking it said "Dumaguete Me". That could take on a whole new meaning and turn into a joke similar to how "it's more fun in the Philippines" is.

    I'm at a loss for a play on words that would be catchy. Not to creative I am.
     
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    With that verbage, Dumaguete will definitely draw the attention of those "looking for love" as a place to do exactly that!! Dumaguete already draws that crowd. It would be nice to see more normal tourists visiting Dumaguete to actually go sightseeing, etc... rather than so many male retirees looking for mates to settle down with. They should reconsider that branding.
     
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    I agree that Dumaguete has the potential of being a tourist hub more than it currently is, and the city would be well advised to try to attract more visitors. If a new hashtag thingy can help with that, by all means....
    I think the interpretation of the #DumaGeTmE! sign is obviously a subjective issue, people will associate their impression as they see fit. My personal view is that the average tourist will not link the tag to dating or sexual innuendo.
    I do think it is a good thing that the previous sign will be replaced. It was a popular place for tourists to take pictures and I have no doubt that the replacement will serve the same purpose.
    However, as a resident of Dumaguete I do feel some irritation when leaped together with visitors. The only sense in which I am a tourist would be legally, but in all practical meanings I am definitely not.
    Whether the flow of retirees to Dumaguete with intention to settle down should be encouraged or not is harder to answer. From an economic standpoint the average retiree does a lot more for the local economy than a tourist, and if we would all decide to move somewhere else it would have quite an impact, but there is also definitely a limit to how many foreigners can "fit in" without disrupting the local social fabric. Pinpointing that limit is not so easy though.
     
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    redhorse DI Forum Adept

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    Since "Dumaguete" supposedly derives from a Cebuano root word meaning "snatch", I guess #DumaGeTmE really means "snatch me". Or how about "Dumaguete really grabs me - hopefully not by the ASG" :smile:
     
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    Duma Get Me, good slogan for a new barfine club or the local human trafficking branch, not so good as a tourism slogan.
     
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    Personally I don't think it has a readily identifiable meaning for most people.
    Not a fan !!
     
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