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Old Sep 23, 13, 8:05 am
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Kimpton In Touch Forum Request

Dear Administrators,

Kimpton seems to be gaining popularity. I think it deserves its own forum.

Does anyone agree with me? Is there a process of requesting a new forum?

Go Kimpton!
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Old Sep 23, 13, 12:20 pm
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Yes, the Talk Board decides on new forums. I'll move this thread there. Generally, the Talk Board likes to see a proven need - such as a great many threads that would justify the forum.

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Old Sep 23, 13, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by l'etoile View Post
Yes, the Talk Board decides on new forums. I'll move this thread there. Generally, the Talk Board likes to see a proven need - such as a great many threads that would justify the forum.

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This does not mean that people should start a bunch of new threads about Kimpton in an attempt to sway the TalkBoard.

I've previously suggested that perhaps, rather than individual threads for each Kimpton review, the mods create a master thread for Kimpton reviews.

The Other Hotel Programs forum does seem to have a good number of Kimpton threads, with 8 Kimpton threads on the first page. However, that forum doesn't get a lot of use, as the last thread on the first page was last bumped on September 1.
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Old Jan 2, 14, 8:58 pm
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Given Kimpton's continued growth and the number of threads in the Other Hotel Program thread about Kimpton, a dedicated forum seems like a great idea.
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Old Jan 2, 14, 10:42 pm
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Originally Posted by kipper View Post
The Other Hotel Programs forum does seem to have a good number of Kimpton threads, with 8 Kimpton threads on the first page. However, that forum doesn't get a lot of use, as the last thread on the first page was last bumped on September 1.
Inaction speaks louder than words.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 2:18 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Inaction speaks louder than words.
It's definitely telling, but seems like it's picked up over the past few days.

Perhaps the "Kimpton regulars" will add comment...

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Old Jan 3, 14, 7:44 am
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Hi tangel. Yes, there is a process for suggestions on forum creation. While it's not absolute, it does help TB members to determine if there is a need & a forum will flourish once created.

If you want to suggest a new forum or have other suggestions for TalkBoard consideration, it would be very helpful if you can demonstrate - with some supporting evidence - why you think there is a need for that new forum or other change to FlyerTalk.

This can be shown by, among other things, any or all of the following:

- existing threads which would be best suited in your proposed forum.

- describing a need which is not being met for a group of Flyertalk members by the existing forums.

- other relevant arguments showing why Flyertalk would be improved by the addition of this forum or change.

Although individual TalkBoard members each have their own ideas regarding what will or will not constitute a successful new forum or change, presenting evidence of the nature above will almost certainly increase your chances of getting support and possible agreement.

The TalkBoard generally votes on suggestions that have proven support among posters, and a 2/3 majority vote of TalkBoard members is needed for any motion to succeed.

The following are qualitative criteria that the TalkBoard believes are useful to consider when evaluating proposals to create, close, split, or move forums. Whenever a forum change is discussed on the TalkBoard Topics, the TalkBoard encourages posters to fully address these criteria in addition to any other reasons supporting or opposing the change.

1. Will the forum be (or is it now) beneficial to FlyerTalk?

2. Will the new forum benefit a relationship with FlyerTalk? E.g., does the forum provide value for FT members, such as a friendly ear highly placed in the company

3. Is FT the best place to discuss this subject?

4. Is there a passionate following? This is essential in order to provide dedicated expert helpers to get questions answered.

5. Is a critical mass of posts and readers anticipated or existing? We need adequate traffic to keep everyone visiting frequently. One living forum is more valuable than two mostly dead ones.

6. Is this the best place on FlyerTalk for this subject? This is the classification issue. The answer depends primarily on achieving and maintaining critical mass. It also depends on whether or where the discussion might (or does) occur in the absence of the forum.

7. For proposals to split a forum, is the split expected to improve the signal to noise ratio? Why?


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Old Jan 3, 14, 8:58 am
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I think this is a great idea. Thanks.
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Old Jan 3, 14, 5:19 pm
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
Inaction speaks louder than words.

Originally Posted by rwoman View Post
It's definitely telling, but seems like it's picked up over the past few days.

Perhaps the "Kimpton regulars" will add comment...

Kimpton is one of my preferred hotel chains, because they are so pet-friendly. However, I don't think there's a need for a designated Kimpton forum. I don't see enough activity for it.
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Old Jan 4, 14, 11:47 pm
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Kimpton is one of my preferred hotel chains, because they are so pet-friendly. However, I don't think there's a need for a designated Kimpton forum. I don't see enough activity for it.
Agreed. I love the chain and am a top tier frequent guest. But with less then 100 hotels worldwide, and many fewer FT threads, there isn't enough critical mass for a forum yet.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by SFOPhD View Post
Agreed. I love the chain and am a top tier frequent guest. But with less then 100 hotels worldwide, and many fewer FT threads, there isn't enough critical mass for a forum yet.
As much as I love Kimpton, I have to agree. Although if more people knew about the wine hour, the goldfish, the raid-the-minibar, etc., perhaps there would be more interest!
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Old Jan 5, 14, 12:00 pm
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Originally Posted by KevinDTW View Post
As much as I love Kimpton, I have to agree.
As do I, except without the love part. There are other far larger chains, such as Melia Hotels for example, that might have a stronger claim to having their own forum but MHO in this case is there just isn't the critical mass for a dedicated Kimpton forum.

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Old Jan 5, 14, 1:06 pm
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Okay I just ran a search with "Kimpton" in the Title only.

- Not counting this thread, 103 results
- First page of search goes back to September 19, 2013
- Most posts in any thread on the first page of results: 39
- Four threads with zero replies on page one, many more on page two
- Most views on any thread on page one: 4,317

I could lean either way on this one. I've seen requests for forums that had far less activity but it's certainly not an obvious yes.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 2:10 pm
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
I could lean either way on this one.
Please lean toward making it harder to create forums rather than easier though that's merely my input FWIW.
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Old Jan 5, 14, 2:35 pm
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Please lean toward making it harder to create forums rather than easier though that's merely my input FWIW.
I'm an open-minded guy, why do you feel fewer forums are better than more?
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