Is milepoint an International forum for travelers or U.S. centric?

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  1. pitmueller
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    I have noticed that we all use our perspectives when we write here. I sometimes can tell it is an american perspective and sometimes a european one.
    What do you think ? Is this a global site ?
     
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    Yes. MPM (milepoint members) are based all around the world.
     
  3. milchap
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    Just browse through the airline forums and you will find a frequent flyer united nations council
     
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    Yeah, there is a rowdy group of us from Japan [​IMG]
     
  5. JALPak
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    Who aren't really Japanese :p None of us on JAL forum is Japanese but we aren't american either :eek: We are definitely a diverse group though :)
     
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    I hope to be Japanese by the end of the year :D

    (better get those Yokoso fares in now then)
     
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  7. pitmueller
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    Of course they are, but on every continent flyers have different needs and different things that matter to them. How do we combine them ?
     
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    And Randy has plan to launch international versions of the site and collaborate with other non-English sites too :)
     
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  9. milchap
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    "If people who are linked only by a common passion for travel, be it for business or simply pleasure, can reach out with a helping hand, there is indeed hope for the world community to come together in a common human experience of helping each other because that is the right thing to do"
    (airbus320 in an address to a non profit organization Dec 2005)
     
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  10. CT-UK
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    Pretty sure it will depend on the forum itself. The BA board will have a very high percentage of Brits on it for example
     
  11. daedalus
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    While I acknowledge that much of the content may be US-centric, I do think it is an international forum. You end up using the bits that are relevant to you.
     
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    It seems quite international so far.
     
  13. Gargoyle
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    In particular I see strong German, Canadian and Australian presence thus far; I've noticed French and Austrian members, and I think I've seen New Zealanders, Scandinavians, Koreans, Japanese, and a random sampling of others. We even have people from the Independent Kingdom of Florida, with their raggedy passports.

    Pretty good for the first week.
     
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    How did you tell? Are you stalking us? :eek:
     
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  15. Gargoyle
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    We have a more forward thinking terminology here. "Following", not "Stalking".
    [​IMG]

    Of course, some people don't fill in all the minutia of their private details in their profile, and some even hide their profiles, so it's hard to know from whence everyone came.
     
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  16. milchap
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    IIRC no one has yet registered as "anonymous" [​IMG]
     
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    Am I the only South African so far? Do I get a prize? [​IMG]
     
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  18. Gargoyle
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    Or "threadkiller".
    Someone did register with just symbols, no letters in the handle.
     
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    Representing the Kingdom of Hawai`i.
     
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    I think you're just rowdy up there in Sendai. [​IMG]
     
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    I thought it was the Free State of Florida? (Just re-reading "The Other End of Time" ...)
     
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  22. Gargoyle
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    last time I was there it seemed rather expensive, not free.
     
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  23. SirRagnar
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    Good question. FT is a global site but with a strong focus on the Americans if you move anywhere outside of the airline specific forums. I am hoping MP will develop differently, but I don't think it will. So far it resembles FT when going out of the airline forums.

    I suppose us non-US'ers must just be more dominant outside of our own forums[​IMG]

    Danish here, btw, there are at least 5-10 of us afaik and also Norwegians and Swedish - we idle in the SAS forum.
     
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    Another voice chiming in from Canada. (Fair disclosure: actually down in New England right now visiting my partner, but Canada is my permanent domicile and the place that I intend to spend my active retirement years!)
     
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    Norway here!

    Xxx.
     
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