Please state country to which your post applies

Discussion in 'American Express | Membership Rewards' started by vbroucek, Feb 9, 2011.  |  Print Topic

  1. vbroucek
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    I have found that most of the threads/posts here and in AMEX forum on FT are irrelevant to me, being located in Australia. Can we somehow clearly mark country to which thread applies? It would make much easier to follow and to skip those posts that are irrelevant.
     
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  2. sofasurfer
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    I was just about to post the same request!

    As a Canadian resident (and now an MR-accumulator), it would be a LOT easier to be able to quickly identify what is and isn't relevant (and, possibly be search-friendly if we could agree some kind of standard practice)

    Can I suggest country prefixes (as we're all travel-related acronym fans around here, and standards exist!) and maybe "WORLDWIDE" if it appears to be truly international... maybe also NAM. EUR, APAC if it's region-specific?

    Would this be something that we could make consistent across MP, if something workable could be identified and agreed upon? That would be awesome - and really add value to what is, truly, an international community...
     
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  3. straitman
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    I would go further than saying it could be established. It needs to be established and sorted ASAP.
     
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  4. Disco Volante
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    Good idea.
     
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  5. charlilo
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    I agree, since it had often been a problem for me. The rules and benefits can even be different between Canada and USA. (But some posts may be relevant to more than one country, and some may be common to many.)
     
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  6. vbroucek
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    Yeah, it is always difficult to judge.
     
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  7. brobbel

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    I agree. European cards has other options too. And even between countries in Europe there are differences!
     
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  8. David
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    Sorry, but why is that surprising?
     
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  9. mrredskin
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    why don't we just assume that all posts refer to USA cards unless otherwise stated in the post? the vast, VAST majority of cards talked about on here originate from the States.
     
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  10. David
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    But there is a reason for that - and adopting such an approach would only result in it becoming an even more self fulfilling prophecy.

    There is a reason why hardly any of the UK card stuff that has been going on recently was posed in the credit cards section of 'the other site'. Nobody ever bothered posting them in the credit card section, and certainly no discussion took place there, because the place was so over run with US cards, and US card holders posting (on clearly prefixed UK threads!) that the offer in question was "UK only, ignore". etc.

    Given that credit cards are generally only open to people resident in each country, I'd strongly support creating country specific sections. Start with US, if you think there is enough, and also UK - as I certainly think there is enough. [Canada? someone tell me, I don't know, credit cards are so country specific that I only know the countries I live in.]

    Then, have an 'other countries' section - where people should prefix their threads. When sufficient threads appear, we can create a section (and boot the existing ones across if need be).

    Seriously, there have been plenty of UK credit card topics currently, but on 'the other site' they were all covered as OT in the BA and BMI sections (despite not being BA or BMI cards at all necessarily!), just because nobody used the credit cards sections, as it was rather fevourishly US centric.

    There is nothing more annoying than seeing good offers you don't qualify for, and (as I said above) credit cards are generally so country specific, that I think we should start with country sections (and have an 'other countries' section).
     
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  11. FlashBack
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    Anyone that has any common sense would have already assumed this.
     
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    self fulfilling prophecy? seriously?!?! haha.

    I agree a subforum would be advantageous within the CC forum for international cards.
     
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  13. David
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    'No prefix for US because majority will be US' - yeah.
     
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    I'm not going to go on a ".de" site and tell people they should preface every thread with whether it pertains to German or not.
     
  15. David
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    If this was a .us site, you would have a point.

    And given that it is a site covering international travel, then if you don't want non-US people, you are going to have a HECK of a lot less people actually answering many questions...

    This site is new. The question is do you want it to be well designed, or suffer the same problems that have affected othersites. [With no ideal home for certain content.]
     
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    Typical arrogant yankee... Get real, going to .com site does not mean that is is US based and for US residnets any more. And has not been for several years now...
     
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    +1 for country specific credit card sub-forums. I have as much interest in seeing US deals as mrredskin has of seeing UK deals [​IMG]
     
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    arrogant? because i fall into the same category as most of the other users on this site (American)? Quit being a dolt. forgive us for not catering to your every desire. this isn't the only site in the world that has credit card offers.
     
  19. AmericanGirl
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    It sounds like an International CC subforum would be easy to start with and go from there.
     
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  20. David
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    To me, 'International Credit Cards', would be products available to people internationally, these are rare - especially loyalty paying. [Things such as the ICC cards from Amex, etc.]

    And why don't we try to structure it logically from the start?
    E.g.
    Credit Card Programs:
    - US
    - - Amex
    - - Other Programs
    - Canada
    - United Kingdom
    - Other Countries.

    Or, if people want to see the volume of posts first, then start with just:
    Credit Card Programs
    - US
    - - Amex
    - - Other Programs
    - Other Countries
     
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  21. jbcarioca
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    We have had a decent few weeks of pleasant and congenial conversations here at milepoint. if your desire is to be rude chauvinistic and aggressive please go somewhere else.

    Many of us do not live in the US and have American express cards from other countries some of which are countries franchised by American express entirely. Others have American Express cards issued by banks, not the parent company. We definitely need a way to distinguish better these factors IMO. After all the offers are not the same.
     
  22. Disco Volante
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    That wasn't the category that immediately came to mind.
     
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    direct your comment to the individual that started the "name calling" there bub, as well. it runs both ways.
     

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