What is benifit of registering at milepoint?

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  1. I have got to know about this site from somewhere and registered. But do not know whats benifit I will gain by registering or visiting this site. Can any one guide me?
     
  2. Gargoyle
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    one of the benefits is the system "bookmarks" the forums for you, so you can click a thread listing and go straight to the last post you read. You also can see members signature files, which often tell more about the member or have useful links and info.

    You can "watch" threads, so that you can easily spot when there is new info in a thread that interests you.

    Once you get silver status (currently 100 status points, which is quite easy if you just post some) you get access to the "private" forum, an area which isn't indexed on google and were we socialize and discuss the deep philosophical meaning of miles and points. With 1000 status points you get an "ad free experience".

    And most important, registered members get to ask questions and share insights and info with the community.

    More discussion of the benefits of registration are in this thread.
     
  3. Funtodoimpossible
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    The biggest benefit to registering is that you can create new threads and respond to posts, so you can ask questions and start to join in the community.

    If you don't register you can just read what other people wrote of different topics.
     
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  4. Bob Smolinsky
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    you can get an iPad
     
  5. thegrailer
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    you can also win an ipad 2 :cool: (looks like I was beaten to the punch)
     
  6. kwai
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    Just don't take mine!!!
     
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  7. This site is informative. However, the reason I signed up was to hopefully win an iPad2.
     
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  8. woo hoo Ipad
     
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    Joe? is that you?
     
  10. Punki
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    The most important reasons to sign up are so that you can ask questions related to your travel and hopefully, share your own insights.

    Given time, you can become an expert. ;)
     
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    Ah, yes...the Frequent Flyer mentality at its purest. [​IMG]
     
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    I signed up because Dovster and other FTers who i have learned to respect were here. Hope we can keep the bickering and sniping down.
     
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    Keep making posts like that and I, for one, will certainly never bicker with you! [​IMG]
     
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    I signed up because the godfather of frequent fliers Randy Petersen made me an offer I could not refuse. (Hope that offer comes with an ipad [​IMG])
     
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    I suspect this is the path the OP ("Original Poster") was meaning to head down, not so much the technical details of registering. :)

    Randy's previous similar venture, FlyerTalk, was invaluable in transforming me from a once-a-year VFR ("Visiting Friends and Relatives") flyer on a college-student budget to a true world traveler, all still without exceeding that college-student budget. Largely through the information I've gained from many of the people on this and that other forum, in the last decade, I've managed to visit 50 countries, earn over a million miles, and fly ten-plus [leisure] trips per year almost exclusively in first class all for far less than what most people spend on a single vacation. I suspect you'll get the same experience here.

    Obviously, you only get out what you're willing to put into it, and it'll take time to scratch even the surface of what there is to know about travel, but I'll repeat what Punki said above: "Given time, you can become an expert." :)
     
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  16. Indiana Delta Diamond
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    How many status points does a post like this cost you?
     
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    At least jgb0950 is honest about his intentions.

    Now the MilePoint Welcoming Committee members do not need to waste any energy or "likes" on him, and RP will have one less "OM" limited edition t-shirt to send out. [​IMG]
     
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    Making posts like that, you're likely to get a saliva test :)
     
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    "To give and receive friendly advice."
     
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    When taking a quick break from report writing at a hotel near an airport, forums like this are not only fun but can actually make the "on the road" life easier. The tips on getting upgrades, security line info, hotel info, etc without having to learn them through hard experience are especially nice. Plus, it is interesting :) (don't recall seeing anything about an iPad)
     
  22. Canadi>n
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    Do we get spell check with Silver status? Obviously OP of this thread has a need for it...
     
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  23. Gargoyle
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    :D
    For Firefox I use this spell check add-on.
    For IE, I like IESpell.
     
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    Thanks, I was actually thinking I needed something like this earlier today
     
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  25. Talk about skills! I need to get me some of those. I am paying way too much for my trips, lol.
     

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