OK, I see your point. I don't think I'd want to be on a committee that already shows this little interest in the subject at hand. Does anyone even know what sort of hrs the CMs are paid to put into this work? Most of them barely appear except to ra ra ra about some one timer posting what a great time they had at xyz property. Perhaps I'm just seeing a half-empty glass, but that's how it seems to me after doing close to 500 points/posts/whatever
From my perspective Marriott provides this forum is for members to share experiences and opinions. They monitor the forum to insure it is clean and civil. Thy have used comments to provide feedback to management and at times actually change things and many times they do not. The Mods have given us a heads up on changes and early looks on things like bonuses and hotel Level changes. I do miss the hotel evaluation section but I remember those comments seem to take over most of the recent posts. I don't expect management will give the forum any added voice in their decisions. Many will think this is a mistake but to me I don't think that has been Marriott's intent with this forum .