7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2013 8:05 AM by pingreeman RSS

In case you missed these - October posts with no responses

erc Platinum
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Insiders have discussed in significant detail the deleterious impact of the flood of hotel reviews. To his credit, NathalieF has listened and responded with an upcoming format, promised in November. The reviews by cluttering up most all of the boards has had IMO, three major negative impacts:


1) They have greatly reduced the visibility of posts. Regardless of content, importance to Insiders, or interest potential, posts fly across the Insiders forum like shooting stars - often never to be seen again.


2) Even when posts are 'stumbled upon', the reviews have materially increased the PITA factor in tracking and participating in the discussions. This significantly reduces participation, which because has a geometric growth pattern to it (two more participants often quadruples further input, etc), costs tremendous loss of potential ideas.


and perhaps the most damaging negative impact;


3) Because of numbers 1 and 2 above, the pool of participating Insiders has understandably (coupled with general disappointment in Rewards benefit erosion and recognition) diminished.


Only a year ago, few, if any posts went without having comments. Now it is commonplace for two or three posts a day to be shutout, never to be addressed or heard from again.


Here's a sampling of October's misses - so far;  (if any of the original posters see this dalemillington, courtyardlover, pointjunkie, phctourist, wrigh3jl, bayareawolf

and no one responds, be sure to read the More Like This column over to the right of your post - many have excellent info)

 

 

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/message/92913#92913  Plains of Africa  - this was just posted today, so it still has a shot, but if the diminished pool of participants either A) don't see it or B) don't have the expertise, this will die without input

 

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/14914  Cocoa Beach

 

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/14903 Ireland  (newhiltonmembr kicked in some flight thoughts)

 

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/14875    Amsterdam (jerrycoin and bprince  joined in)

 

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/14889   Honeymoon tips (oops, I mean Honeymoon trip tips, I can only imagine the replies to Honeymoon tips )


http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/14874  Hotel 57 vs. CY Soho

 

 

And then, in case you missed it, for your viewing pleasure, sg1974 posted a link with some nice travel photos

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/thread/14897

 

and in one of our finest photo albums ever (along w/some of ssindc's work - newhiltonmembr shows us all around Northwestern Spain)

 

http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/photoAlbums/1549

 

Keep on keepin' on Insiders.

 

and now, rounding up some of the usual suspects to 'prime the pump' - Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines

 

IAHFLYR  eb5147 vaboywnder painedplatinum anadyr pluto77 californian GemPrincess madmax tryt53 nuhusker profchiara stelzer001 kharada46

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  • Re: In case you missed these - October posts with no responses
    profchiara Alumni Steward Silver 3 Reviews
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    Thanks, erc, for pointing out something that has kept me mostly from the activity site for so long.  I've mostly responded to posts started long ago that I've been subscribed to through communications.  I just took a look at the main activity page and it's a horror -- of no interest to most everyone except someone who may be staying at one of those hotels.

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  • Re: In case you missed these - October posts with no responses
    californian Platinum 37 Reviews
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    First baseball and then reviews flooding the site.  These with site technical problems have made using MIs too time consuming.  We all try to start new threads that might be of interest but why bother since no one sees them.

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  • Re: In case you missed these - October posts with no responses
    ssindc Platinum 42 Reviews
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    erc, THANKS for the nice plug. 

     

    For folks amused by this stuff (travel photography), check out my posting here: Places I've Been, Photos I've Posted (updated, July 2016) ... I'm still hoping other travel photographers will consider following suit...

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  • Re: In case you missed these - October posts with no responses
    newhiltonmembr Platinum 3 Reviews
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    erc, thanks very much for the lovely compliment!!!  I'm very glad you enjoyed my photos!

     

    And, thank you for reviving these threads!

     


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  • Re: In case you missed these - October posts with no responses
    vaboywnder Alumni Steward Platinum 21 Reviews
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    Is it November yet?     Erc, Thanks for taking time to point out some of the posts that have been overlooked.

     

    Looking forward to the updated site!

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