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Voting Over, Motion Passed: Creation of a Lodging Services Forum (Including AirBnB)

Voting Over, Motion Passed: Creation of a Lodging Services Forum (Including AirBnB)

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This thread documents the creation of the new Non-hotel Lodging Services including Airbnb and VRBO forum from the announcement the vote is open, through the vote and announcement by the Community Director of the new forum's opening. Post-opening discussion is included as well.

The initial forum suggestion thread can be read at Lodging Services forum (such as Airbnb, VRBO, Homeaway, etc)

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Old Nov 15, 16, 7:46 am
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I have no idea where to vote, so I will vote here.
Heck yes.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 7:50 am
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Yes for me.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 7:53 am
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Old Nov 15, 16, 9:02 am
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Yes for me. I also like Non-Hotel Lodging. Thanks to the Board for this last action. You have served us well.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 9:12 am
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I vote yes, with no particular concern about its name or location.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 10:28 am
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Yes vote here. I also like Non-Hotel Lodging.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 10:35 am
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I vote Yes

Lodging services is a distinct category from your traditional hotel services with its own particular quirks. For example I used AirBnb to get a room in Hawaii- only to find it did not have air conditioning.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 1:09 pm
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I vote yes, this would be a wonderful addition to FT.
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Old Nov 15, 16, 2:34 pm
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I say YES
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Old Nov 16, 16, 9:28 am
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interesting quite a few seemed to notice this announcement and felt inclined to reply

just FT searched vrbo, homeaway, airbnb - yielded around 500 posts for each one
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Old Nov 16, 16, 9:30 am
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Originally Posted by nsx View Post
I like either Non-Hotel Lodging Services or Non-Hotel Lodging. Private Lodging Services would be too ambiguous, as is Lodging Services.

Non-Hotel Lodging Services is better if the focus is on large booking platforms like AirBnB rather than mom and pop website offerings.

I plan to vote Yes.
I agree and I firmly believe that issues like this should have been discussed and worked out before the motion was made and seconded.
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Old Nov 16, 16, 9:51 am
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And again, TB members had the option to present suggested solutions to perceived problems before the motion was made. None were offered before I made the motion or statements that I'll present one by 'x' date. The topic was brought up on October 23rd & the motion wasn't made until November 8th.

As jackal mentioned, the motion has been made & seconded so time to move on w/ voting. FTers are very supportive of the forum, so if passed I think it will be a good addition to FT/provide value to FTers.

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Old Nov 16, 16, 10:30 am
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I think it sounds like a wonderful addition to the board.

And thank you to the TB members for all their years of service!
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Old Nov 16, 16, 12:55 pm
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Yes from me. Looking forward to posting my VRBO and Flipkey experiences for the benefit of all fellow and future members.
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Old Nov 16, 16, 7:47 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I agree and I firmly believe that issues like this should have been discussed and worked out before the motion was made and seconded.
And again you had the chance to do that during the two plus weeks discussion was open. You chose not to, bringing it up now doesn't make any sense.

But we have the Friendly Motion option (or whatever we decided to call it), care to present an alternative?
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