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Definitions of EQM, RDM, BIS, EQS

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Old Jan 6, 06, 10:29 am
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Definitions of EQM, RDM, BIS, EQS

Pardon my ignorance - could someone please define these for me.

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Old Jan 6, 06, 10:31 am
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EQM- elite qualifying mile
RDM - redeemable mile (non-elite qualifying)
BIS - butt-in-seat
EQS - elite qualifying segment

And, for future reference (for yourself and other people reading this), FT's Glossary has a lot of information on other commonly used terms here.

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Old Jan 6, 06, 10:41 am
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See also: above [Quick Links] --> Glossary

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Old Jan 6, 06, 10:48 am
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OK......here is one not listed in the glossary, and I have asked a few people who also did not know.

What is a "DO?" In reading the term in some of the posts, I take it to be some type of get-together, but I can't figure out the acronym.

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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:01 am
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Originally Posted by kevinsac
OK......here is one not listed in the glossary, and I have asked a few people who also did not know.

What is a "DO?" In reading the term in some of the posts, I take it to be some type of get-together, but I can't figure out the acronym.

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It is not an acronym, just a regular old word.

do (dū)

n., pl. dos or do's.

A statement of what should be done: a list of the dos and don'ts of management.
Informal. An entertainment; a party: attended a big do at the embassy.
A commotion.
Chiefly British Slang. A swindle; a cheat.
Archaic. Duty; deed.
Slang. Fecal matter; excrement.
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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:09 am
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I first thought "DO" meant "Day Out". I guess that works too.
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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:25 am
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Hmmm, maybe a min. post count for MR isn't such a bad idea after all.
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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:34 am
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many people use YMMV, which i think means "your mileage may vary"....

often, it doesn't seem to make sense in the context of the post....

is there another translation[s]? or have i got it wrong?
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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:47 am
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many people use YMMV, which i think means "your mileage may vary"....

often, it doesn't seem to make sense in the context of the post....

is there another translation[s]? or have i got it wrong?
It isn't necessarily meant to be literal (as the amount of miles you get will vary). YMMV is a short way to say that your experience may be different from what I experienced, no matter the subject.
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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by clacko
many people use YMMV, which i think means "your mileage may vary"....

often, it doesn't seem to make sense in the context of the post....

is there another translation[s]? or have i got it wrong?
No, you have the translation right. In proper context, though, it has nothing to do with frequent flier miles:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_mileage_may_vary

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Old Jan 6, 06, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by kevinsac
OK......here is one not listed in the glossary, and I have asked a few people who also did not know.

What is a "DO?" In reading the term in some of the posts, I take it to be some type of get-together, but I can't figure out the acronym.

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I wondered that also after I first joined FT. I searched and found that Fter Catman organized the first get-together... the Catman-Do.
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Old Jan 6, 06, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by kevinsac
What is a "DO?" In reading the term in some of the posts, I take it to be some type of get-together, but I can't figure out the acronym.
You're spot-on!

http://flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=193387
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Hmmm, maybe a min. post count for MR isn't such a bad idea after all.
Agreement. This doesn't seem to belong.
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Old Jan 6, 06, 8:17 pm
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Hmmm, maybe a min. post count for MR isn't such a bad idea after all.
Perhaps a member's first 10-20 posts should be restricted only to FAQs and Stickies
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Old Jan 6, 06, 11:11 pm
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Perhaps a member's first 10-20 posts should be restricted only to FAQs and Stickies
Yeah, perhaps. And perhaps people like you and tcook052 on this site could be more helpful to new people. It's not that difficult, try it sometime!

I may not have posted much, but as a reader of these forums I've noticed that many people like yourself with high post counts tend take a somwhat contemning and elitist attitude in followup posts when a newbie makes an innocent or ignorant error in a post. Face it, someone new may see a topic where it makes sense to post their question. Next thing you know, they're getting barbs from you guys. Perhaps it's just a way for you to get your gratification by increasing your post count by 1. But hey, whatever makes you feel like a "contributor"... Why not just bring it up with the mods if it intrudes on your FT experience that much.
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