26 Replies Latest reply: Mar 4, 2013 8:28 PM by anadyr RSS

Return (not of) the Jedi

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Well, the person formerly known as Stepping Stones is back among the Insiders after a nine month hiatus

 

You may have heard that the meteorite that crashed in Russia yesterday was a major event and that's why I am back online.  Seems that the aliens....  nah, not me, and most definitely, not them.

 

I eagerly await the comments and criticisms of my posts that I have missed all these months. Meantime I have been tidepooling in Carmel as shown by my photo below. 

 

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  • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
    jkernitzki Platinum 2 Reviews
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    Yeah, I thought that meteorite was a bit suspicious. You always were one for grand entrances. 

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    • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Yes it's been a long time since Roswell.

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        tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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        More good book material It's like a time warp seeing both you and Pingreeman back from the past at the same time.  You  were both missed greatly and always appreciated, as you already know!

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          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          Too kind, and thanks

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          pingreeman Platinum 1 Reviews
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          This might be short-lived as I did not ask for my account to be reinstated - it could be a fluke during an MRI bug fix crisis. But let's see how long it will last. Oh yes - thanks for the welcome back!

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          • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
            Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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            Deja vu again.  Welcome back.  Even though I have been gone for nine months, it is good to see you're back.

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          • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
            tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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            Well, I think the bugs have supposedly been fixed, and if you're still able to post and get it, maybe it will stay that way.  Hope so.  You know I've always enjoyed all you've brought to the site whenever you were here

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        tryt53 Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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        Looks like you still have your posting status, and have a few badges since those were introduced since you left.  You will notice that there are all new status level names.  New levels are described here:

        Participation Meter Levels

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        • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          Thanks I will begin the Everest climb again but with a layoff I would need more than the years I have left.

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    jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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    Well..welcome back. The site has changed a lot since your exit...Maybe you will be able to get better Management response to Insiders since it seem we are not heard!!!

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    • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Thanks

       

      Well, the rationale for my leaving involved a series of related frustrations, and I certainly hope that somehow my own frustrations can be heard and then acted on.  I would hope that if enough Insiders complain there's a PR issue if nothing else and that might engender some changes.

       

      As George Costanza's father said in a famous Seinfeld show, "Serenity now!"

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        jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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        By the way, since you left, not one favorable change has been made to elite members, only negative changes. Hopefully you will bring some good luck here and we start seeing some favorable changes, even though I am very pessimistic!!!

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          Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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          Well perhaps this is the way of the world. I certainly hope not, but the handwriting seems to be on the wall for lots of loyalists.  I have stratyed to other hotels and found them to be like the old Marriott was.  (don't tell anyone)

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            jasper100 Alumni Steward Platinum 10 Reviews
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            I won't tell anyone if you don't!!!! 

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              Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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              My lips and those of the 37 million other MR members are sealed.  BTW I got an email that I was in the top 5% in Linkedin:  Me and Ten Million others!!!

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                shoeman1000 Platinum 4 Reviews
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                I got the same email from Linkedin.  I suspect it has no relative value in the least......

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                  jkernitzki Platinum 2 Reviews
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                  I got one listing me in the top 1%. Not only is it a bogus achievement, because of that now I'll probably end up with the Occupy crowd camped out on my lawn.

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    anadyr,

     

    Welcome back! 

     

    I missed your comments and experiences!

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    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    The Man, The Myth, and The Mystery...... welcome old friend.

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      I am humbled to be back on Planet Marriott, I mean Earth.  The solar system is quite large and my orbit was outside the MRI sphere for a gestational period (nine months for the folks in Rio Vista), so it brings me joy to re-enter the fray and the dialog.  So to all who missed me and those who can't figure out why they did in the first place, thank you.

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  • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
    alrenaissance Alumni Steward Platinum 5 Reviews
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    WOW!

     

    Seriously? This is for real right?

     

    New perpective, new pseudonym. Very nice.

     

    Welcome back! This is very nice indeed!

     

    We can certainly use your hand, as well as perspective. It is a rough time for Marriott folks. I look forward to your commentary with great eagerness. It is very nice to have you back. Cannot wait to hear what you have been up to.

     

    -Al

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      I will (with great humility) post in the near future about my perios of abstinence from MRI.  Thanks for asking.

       

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  • Re: Return (not of) the Jedi
    superchief1 Platinum
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    Welcome back. I have really missed your helpful contributions. The Insiders forum seems to now be primarily an opportunity to vent regarding all of the devaulations for loyal Marriott customers, since it appears that Marriott management spends all their time taking things away. I recall the 'good old days' when you, TJC and many others provided recommendations of properties to experience and places to see. It has been a long time since Marriott gave us something to be positive about.

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Many thanks and I appreciate that.

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    nhtraveler Platinum 3 Reviews
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    Welcome back, my friend!

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      Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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      Thanks very much NH

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