On February 29, 2012, Talkboard failed to pass 5-4:
"The TalkBoard would like to reduce visibility of perishable Mileage Run Deals content to search engines and non-members of FlyerTalk, therefore:
The TalkBoard recommends that, beginning 30 days from the completion of this vote, the Mileage Run Deals forum and its sub-forum Mileage Run Discussion be masked from users who are not registered and logged in."
Voting Yes: Cholula, goalie, jackal, nsx, RichMSN
Voting No: bhatnasx, kokonutz, SkiAdcock, Spiff