Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Community > TalkBoard Topics
Reload this Page >

Has a thread-level "Not Interested" button ever been proposed?

Has a thread-level "Not Interested" button ever been proposed?

 

Old Nov 17, 14, 2:05 pm
  #31  
Original Member
 
Join Date: May 1998
Location: PDX
Programs: TSA Refusenik charter member
Posts: 15,970
Originally Posted by Maluku_Flyer View Post
How busy is that site compared to FT?
Select Alexa data for Slickdeals:

Global rank: #416
U.S. rank: #58

Visitors by country:
United States -- 89.0%
South Korea -- 4.5%
Canada -- 1.0%
India -- 0.7%

Select Alexa data for Flyertalk:

Global rank: #4,014
U.S. rank: #1,300

Visitors by country:
United States -- 70.0%
India -- 4.5%
Canada -- 4.1%
United Kingdom -- 2.9%
South Korea -- 2.3%

Originally Posted by SkiAdcock View Post
It's probably pretty busy. I think, though, that it's more for looking for deals so probably a comparison might be to the S.P.A.M. or Mileage Run forums in terms of content?

Cheers.
It is not merely a looking for deals site. It's a discussion site for consumers helping consumers save money. Lots more crowdsourcing and wiki-ing going on over there than here.
essxjay is offline  
Old Nov 17, 14, 3:59 pm
  #32  
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Europe & Indonesia
Programs: BAEC Gold, LH SEN, EK ex-Gold, IHG Plat
Posts: 8,788
Originally Posted by essxjay View Post

Select Alexa data for Flyertalk:

Global rank: #4,014
U.S. rank: #1,300

Visitors by country:
United States -- 70.0%
India -- 4.5%
Canada -- 4.1%
United Kingdom -- 2.9%
South Korea -- 2.3%
Thanks, interesting stuff.

Originally Posted by Alexa
"Which search keywords send traffic to this site?
...
5. aegean miles and bonus"
Maluku_Flyer is offline  
Old Nov 17, 14, 6:01 pm
  #33  
Moderator, Hertz
Hilton Contributor BadgeHyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KRK / ORD
Programs: UA 1MM, BA GGL, Hyatt Glob, Hilton Diamond and others
Posts: 12,301
Originally Posted by Maluku_Flyer View Post
Sounds like an option that almost nobody would use - even if they actually knew it existed.
That's also my view on this.
jason8612 is offline  
Old Nov 20, 14, 11:07 pm
  #34  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: SEA
Programs: AS MVP, Hhonors Gold, National Executive, Identity Gold, MLife Gold
Posts: 2,676
Originally Posted by jason8612 View Post
That's also my view on this.
Based on what?

What if you couldn't delete or move your email? Same general concept.
OverThereTooMuch is offline  
Old Nov 21, 14, 1:26 am
  #35  
Moderator, Hertz
Hilton Contributor BadgeHyatt Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: KRK / ORD
Programs: UA 1MM, BA GGL, Hyatt Glob, Hilton Diamond and others
Posts: 12,301
Originally Posted by OverThereTooMuch View Post
Based on what?

What if you couldn't delete or move your email? Same general concept.
Based on the comments above.
Also the issue with IB implementing this to the FT as tcook052 pointed out.

I just subscribe to the threads I'm interested in and when I view them, they disappear from my myflyertalk list until a new comment is posted (kinda like the new Google inbox).
jason8612 is offline  
Old Jan 1, 15, 8:42 pm
  #36  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: South Park, CO
Programs: Tegridy Elite
Posts: 4,928
Originally Posted by Maluku_Flyer View Post
Sounds like an option that almost nobody would use - even if they actually knew it existed.
This sweeping conclusion of what the FT membership would use is based upon what?

Understand that if there are technical issues that's one thing. But it seems presumptuous to decree "no one would use XXXX" without some data to back it up (e.g., a survey). I would use such a feature (we already select FT members to ignore - would be nice to do the same for a thread).

Originally Posted by jason8612 View Post
Based on the comments above.
Also the issue with IB implementing this to the FT as tcook052 pointed out.

I just subscribe to the threads I'm interested in and when I view them, they disappear from my myflyertalk list until a new comment is posted (kinda like the new Google inbox).
Comments from a handful of people here correlate to the FT membership at large? I count 3 people specifically opposed to it in this thread so far....that equates to "nobody would use it"?

What the OP brings up isn't addressed by subscribing, as previously noted upthread.

I have no idea what the majority of FT would think of the concept. I just find it interesting that some TB members are so quick to dismiss an idea out of hand, based upon their presumption that nobody will use it. (Again, obviously if there are technical issues then it's a non-starter)

Last edited by 84fiero; Jan 1, 15 at 8:52 pm
84fiero is offline  
Old Jan 3, 15, 12:38 pm
  #37  
Moderator, Hilton Honors
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: hopefully travelling
Programs: up in the air
Posts: 70,722
I think this could be very useful in the deals/buzz forums in particular, and addresses the major shortcoming of MyFT which misses new threads which you might be interested in.

If software performance is an issue, perhaps consider replacing (or combining) MyFT with a new highlight+hide thread functionality? I.e. when viewing a forum your subscribed threads are highlighted and ignore threads are shaded. I guess this is analogous to viewing emails with stars or priority symbols.

Personally I would want to keep MyFT rather than replace it, as being able to see all new activity on subscribed threads across forums is useful.
Kiwi Flyer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread