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Marriott Insiders is a where we chat about many thing, seven travel experiences. It is monitored by Jive for appropriate content, and policed by us to prevent nastiness (?). The Marriott Rewards Ambassador Program of which I was part, was a creation of a liaison between the Insider community and Marriott itself.
As MichelleL stated in an, earlier post only three Marriott employees have access to the site. I'd hardly call that Big Brother as others have. I'll defend Marriott here, for the most part, they stay out of things, but they enter the fray when necessary and make changes when they can. , and cou
I am only posting this to say, that at least for me, this is still a forum of Insiders, with Marriott's participation, albeit slight.
Insiders is a Marriott creation and a good one, IMHO
Excuse me, Big Brother was meant clearly as a tongue in cheek comment. Clearly, I was saying that we should not want or expect Marriott to be monitoring this site for posts to answer. Please do not distort my statements..... also, I was strongly supporting the site as is.
No I never intended to disparage anyone as a Steward and sorry if it sounded that way. The Insiders invitation for me to become an Ambassador was out of the blue-came as an email and then phone follow-up. It was and is a great honor to have been chosen, not on looks or smarts in my case, but gossiping (posting) onthe original MRI.
I think social networking and the blossoming (explosion) of FaceBook and Twitter and smart phoen apps took everyone by storm, including Marriott!
Here's my final word on this:
I appreciate whatever title, or honor Marriott wants to provide me, but it has had no effect on my contributions to this site. Frankly, I think most of us may be "Honored", but we ask for nothing to do this. We really want to provide some travelers with some support, which is something we still appreciate and wish we had it a long time ago.
I am fairly new to Insiders (and Marriott Rewards too)-- and want to thank all of you who post! I've learned so much about the Marriott Points system and best ways to accumulate and use them from these postings..
Started with Marriott about a year ago and have been very pleased with the perks and reception we have received. I am "only a gold" but have been very well received and treated at just about every hotel we stayed, Hope it continues in 2012, We'll be in Charleston then Hilton Head shortly and I'll let you know how that turns out.