[Answered] Club Carlson, Wyndham need their own forums, away from "Other hotel programs"

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  1. Jett Rink
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    I could mention others, but these two programs are popular with some (many?) of us.

    I would appreciate your consideration, Randy, of enhancing the MP experience, w/r/t these two programs having their own place, at least for me, that is. :)
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    On August 1, I started a thread in this forum suggesting a forum for Club Carlson.
     
  3. Jett Rink
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    I did notice that before I created this here new thread. :)

    My thread is better than yours, because I expanded beyond just Carlson.. :p :D ;)

    Anyway, let's hope and pray, shall we?, that Randy will come through for us.

    Randy, the ball is in your court. ;) :)
     
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    No, my thread is better than yours because it focuses on a single independent issue rather than packaging two requests together because they're in the same category.:p:D;)What is Randy would otherwise be inclined to grant one of your wishes from the other? Your request seems to make it both or none, thus making it harder for either Club Carlson or Wyndham to get its own forum.:p:D;)
     
  5. Jett Rink
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    I'm just trying a different approach. You got nowhere with your thread, maybe because, subsequent to your post, you were shooting baskets with Randy, and you didn't let the dude win? :D

    Randy will come through for us.
     
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    Both brands are run by executives that i've got a lot of faith in. Actually, we currently have conversations going with both to launch such forums, but we'd like to see some support from their program to promote milepoint so that the forum will be popular as a meeting point for more information about each program. As well, Tommy777 has visited Carlson personally in MSP regarding this so truly we are working on it. Patience and timing will always be our friend.
     
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    Thank you, Randy, for the heads up. :)
     
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    Any progress on independent Club Carlson and/or Wyndham forums?
     
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    Carlson is really taking over the other hotels forum. 67 of the 132 threads there are Carlson threads. This is more threads than the Accor forum, the BW forum, the Choice forum or the Fairmont forum. It is pretty obvious to me that Milepointers have spoken with their time and energy - Club Carlson deserves its own forum, even if we don't have participation, yet, from an official Carlson representative.
     
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    I wasn't even aware than we had official representation from some of the other chains, with the exception of SPG Champion. :)

    I guess I can see the benefit on "requiring" (asking?) for official support from the chain, especially as the community grows, but I agree that at this point it makes sense regardless. Between the 50k promos and the triple point setups -- assuming they can get their US properties in shape :) -- I'm definitely paying attention to Club Carlson this year, as I'm sure many people here are as well.

    With that said, I've been online long enough to know forums are not a democracy, and hopefully we'll get what we need from the powers that be soon enough. :)
     
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    Bump. With Club Carlson's latest promos taking the stage, the interest in giving the program its own forum continues.
     
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    +1! :)
     
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    So what's the gestation period for these new forums? :)
     
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    787 schedule?
     
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    +1!

    I truly don't understand the requirement for official support. :confused:
     
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    Some fora have outstanding official support, others not at all AFAIK. Could this be a chicken and egg problem? A new forum needs official support but official support isn't forthcoming until sufficient interest on MP has been demonstrated.

    In fact, thinking aloud, I guess I don't see the harm of starting a new forum even if it might be lightly used. Alternatively, there could be a sub forum structure, with some hotel brands within the Other Hotels category getting a sub forum to keep all information together. This would keep MP's home page from being too long with too many fora for new users to skim through. At worst, fora and subfora that don't work out can be archived or collected together into a Less Active forum at the bottom of the list. Is there a feeling that having fora with few posts is somehow embarrassing to a website? It happens a lot on some smaller travel websites such as travellingbetter.com and sqtalk.com in their coverage of other airlines and nonairline travel topics.
     
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    Are you saying Club Carlson is chicken?

    Actually, considering the difficulty I'm having getting points awarded for my Park Plaza stay in Milan, perhaps they should be.
     
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    So currently you have a goose egg? It's settled.
     
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    Catch-22.
     
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    August 2012 - Bump.....
     
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    I still don't see a Wyndham or Club Carlson bump yet!?!
     
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    I hate to be that person, but come on. What's so hard about getting a dedicated Club Carlson forum.
     

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