What are the benefits of joining this group? Just trying to figure this all out.
I was wondering the same....
I only joined because i was trying to figure out how to join something and was feeling left out as i saw some of my friends had already joined.
I think peymanagement nailed the answer to this... It was the first new group I saw, and I joined it so I could figure out how to join a new group. We've been discussing the creation of a secret handshake and a coat of arms, but we need someone creative and artistic to join the team! So, c'mon y'all, join the group!
I'm here I'm here! ;D
Do I get a badge?
Still waiting for my Delta badge.
I wanted to beat bejacob to a badge, but I see he signed up long before me!
I hadn't realized I had joined. I thought I was simply signing into Insiders.
As far as I can tell, that just happens to be where the old sidebar "who has the most points' contest is...
While we're on the "What is the purpose" theme, in the Rewards and Travel sections;
How do you use Images and People links? I can see images, (along with some ads) - are these Marriott photos (like TripAdvisor photos by mgmt. or TripAdvisor photos) but I can't open them. And People - that appears to be a hodgepodge collection that can't be alphabetize and using Search doesn't find anyone.
We'll save my education about Subspaces for May so I have something to look forward to.
Also - I guess Unanswered Questions are posts that the OP hasn't marked Answered (many, which are actually answered).
Of more significance to me are Unanswered Questions (usually policy issues that can be answered quickly by someone in the know at Marriott) that we ask Moderators that haven't generated a response. This is why I beat the drum about all the energy used on repetitive issues like Birthday Night credits, MegaBonus registration etc., I'm convinced it takes the focus away from issues (like the 2 day cancellation or the Chinese no Plat check in bonus points) that could be tracked down within 24 hours.
The millennial I worked with that sold his blog for millions due to his large following, taught me that one of the keys of successful forums is timeliness and responsiveness. Moderators have proven how diligent they are, yet we still have two or three issues a month that because the Mods aren't tagged, they don't see (because they're tracking down Birthday DMs etc IMO) and therefore we don't hear anything, usually until a veteran Insider (often as a courtesy, not even involved) tags the Mod and then we get an relatively immediate response promising research and then the response.
My point: we shouldn't have to do that, it should be an organic SOP, and now with all the variety of places for things to hide, more and more might go unnoticed which does not help build participation.
pluto77 great question! You do not need to join or follow this group in order to be listed as participating in the Leaderboard. When we were creating the new site for Insiders, we knew we wanted to keep the Leaderboard look and feel as close to possible as it looked on the old site, and we were unable to have it display on the Homepage like it used to. The solution here was to create the Leaderboard as a Group and link to it from the Homepage. Insiders can join the group if they wish to follow along for discussions such as this one!
Thanks for the reply. I'm glad it worked out! I like this space. I'm trying to formulate why... I think it's because its a space where you can sort of - 'see' members. Kind of like a lobby for Insiders. I like it.
Now if we could just put a "big board" type list of recent content for the entire site in this group, it will feel like "home."
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