The dream is happening now... !

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  1. milchap
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    The dream of a new website where people are helping each in their travel ventures is alive and well.

    Well done Randy....but most of all well done milepointers.

    "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)
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    Your statement is a gem! When we go live, Randy should post that as a mission statement.
     
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    Nice positive vibe on this site!
     
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    Ah shucks.....turning red in the face......

    I appreciate the feedback. [​IMG]
     
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    I wish that I had written that.
     
  6. work2fly
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    Very well said!
     
  7. travelingmore
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    It captures the intended spirit of MP - thanks.
     
  8. milchap
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    I don't want to start a new thread.....so I will put my comment here.

    The MP experience is different for me....I find that I am now posting in many different threads and interfacing with more and more members on MP than I have done elsewhere on travel sites.
    In another galaxy far far away, I posted regularly for the past 11 years to the tune of 19K posts mostly in my home forum of Air Canada. I rarely ventured into other forums and did not even recognize member handles
    Since joining MP, I have been posting/browsing/lurking on a whole bunch of MP threads.
    If Randy's dream was to create a forum where members break out of their silos and interact with travellers from many places with the purpose of helping each other maximize their travel expererience...
    ....., then the dream is happening.....at least for this member.
    MP has changed me into a member with a broader vision and scope of frequent flying. :)
     
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    I have to agree with your sentiments milchap. I have met more frequent travelers of all kinds here than I ever did at TOBB and have interacted more here than I ever did at TOBB. We continue to try to build up our corner of the world on AC and the wiki is a great addition there. I am just really enjoying being here.
     
  10. Pete
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    I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I just don't see it yet. The dream appears to be on life support.
     
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    Really? You all dream about this?
     
  12. ACMM
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    I think saying life-support is a bit harsh - I am seeing more activity in many areas. It is all about the members.... if one comes here expecting everything at one go ... well then ... for a site that is 1.5 months young I think we are doing extremely well.
     
  13. Cholula
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    I certainly agree with that!
     
  14. Horse
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    I wholeheartedly agree. And I've noticed in the past week that I can't even keep up with all the new threads and posts.
     
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    gallop faster! :p
     
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  17. Pete
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    I must be living in the wrong forums, because I typically only see 2 - 5 new posts per forum per day.
     
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    Are you adding posts to the forums you are going to? You could add to the count :)
     
  19. Pete
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    Certainly. But then again I only visit the threads/forums with substantive content.
     
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    I go to forums/threads that interest me - I add to the discussion if I can - I add content if I can ... all things have to start somewhere - if you are going to wait for all threads to have "substantive content" you may be waiting longer than you want -- if you contribute and help them grow then others can do the same - a win win IMHO.
     
  21. Pete
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    I think you just unintentionally made my point. There are very few threads with any meaningful content.
     
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    Totally disagree - I am currently following at least 40 open tabs with threads and forums I follow. There is alot out there - but only if you want to find it. It will not come to you.
     
  23. Pete
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    Are you counting backwards or just talking to yourself in those threads.;)

    Most of the forums that I visit regularly (the hotel forums, US, AA, e.g.) have 5 or fewer active threads per day (and a lot of those threads have only one post per day).
     
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    40 open tabs? Really? :eek:
     
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    I only have 20 tabs open :(
     
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