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Old Sep 25, 2011, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Diamondback
Well, beltway, I'm glad you love to attack other Flyertalker members who just come here for a little help. I read through that post many times. I even posted the specific post about wine insiders. I think you prove my point in that I had to read through a pretty long post when all I was interested in at the time was the wine insdier deal. I standby my original comment that this would be a lot easier for folks if each partner had a thread with detailed instructions, questions, special deals, etc.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Diamondback
Well, beltway, I'm glad you love to attack other Flyertalker members who just come here for a little help. I read through that post many times. I even posted the specific post about wine insiders. I think you prove my point in that I had to read through a pretty long post when all I was interested in at the time was the wine insdier deal. I standby my original comment that this would be a lot easier for folks if each partner had a thread with detailed instructions, questions, special deals, etc.
You were coddled not attacked.

Look, the information is there.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 9:30 pm
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Originally Posted by dsquared37
You were coddled not attacked.

Look, the information is there.
kinda dumb to have a thread with 15 different hits and have it being so unorganized, IMO. glad this one was started since it's specific to one item
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 12:28 am
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I would agree. Not to take away from the time and effort beltway has put in to summarize everything but there really should be a separate thread for each hit IMO.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 12:57 am
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Originally Posted by HikerT
I would agree. Not to take away from the time and effort beltway has put in to summarize everything but there really should be a separate thread for each hit IMO.
But the first post summary is fantastic.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by booyaa
But the first post summary is fantastic.
I agree. That beltway keeps updating the 1st post makes it a great reference point.

Do we really want 100+ threads cluttering up the clutter?
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by HikerT
there really should be a separate thread for each hit IMO.
In some alternate universe, that's a great idea. In the reality plane I inhabit, it's a total disaster because
  • There would be literally dozens of partner-specific threads sprawling across several pages of the forum home, interspersed with general threads (FAQ, How Many Hits?, etc.). The order would be entirely random, not alphabetical.
  • Lazy/clueless posters -- and they are legion -- wouldn't post in the right thread, but would instead post in the wrong thread or even start a second (or third, or fourth) thread on the same partner. Maybe the mods could keep up & maintain order, maybe not. Questions would get asked, and re-asked, and re-asked, producing wildly unnecessary duplication and general frustration.

Here's a useful way to assess the current partner-specific threads: How many of them have a post #1 that summarizes key info? Is that info updated regularly? And how many such threads are simply a string of Q&A, often repetitive, with no organizing structure/FAQ? Hell, let's go to post #12 in this very thread, which provoked the present discussion: How many of the partner-specific threads even tell readers in post #1 how to find the US website offer terms and hyperlink for that partner?

Now tell me all about what a paradise it would be to have 70+ partner-specific threads.

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Old Sep 26, 2011, 9:23 am
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I think I'm somewhere in the middle: I have been using beltway's Post #1 in the huge thread often and am very appreciative that he maintains it with links and such, but I've also been reading and using a lot of the partner-specific threads - especially ones where there is a lot of ongoing Q&A and discussion beyond "just go to the site and buy any product."
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by dsquared37
I agree. That beltway keeps updating the 1st post makes it a great reference point.

Do we really want 100+ threads cluttering up the clutter?
why would there be 100+ threads when there are only 50-60 hits, with half of those being specific to hotels, car rentals, transfers, and credit cards?

and now half of this thread is crap because we're debating why we should/shouldn't have a specific thread related to this deal. is it hurting anyone's feelings that there is a specific thread to Wine Insiders? I would hope not.

back to discussing the specifics of this hit, now......
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by mrredskin
why would there be 100+ threads when there are only 50-60 hits, with half of those being specific to hotels, car rentals, transfers, and credit cards?
Why are there at least 20 different threads in the TG forum for 'Will I get F access' that are all identical?

Because people are lazy and it's easier to create a new thread than it is to search for something.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 6:55 pm
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Originally Posted by Michael El
I placed an order for the red sampler on Sept 16th and got an email confirmation of my order but my AMEX still hasn't been charged. I'm starting to worry. I guess I'll call them Monday.
I spoke to Wine Insiders' CS today and was told they take 2-3 weeks to process an order. I'm not worried about getting the order or points now. I would recommend anyone planning on this hit to do it soon and not towards the end of the promo to prevent posting issues.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by ArizonaGuy
Except that I've done this in the past with items shipped to my valid address. I was going to be away for the day of scheduled delivery (normally work form home) and didn't want the package left at the door of my home. I was able to redirect it on the website without calling as a matter of fact. Picked it up at UPS that evening.
my mistake. phone possible, but online is a big no.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 7:29 pm
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these dolts STILL don't have TN listed, despite us being able to receive wine shipments for the past 3 years+
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 8:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Michael El
I spoke to Wine Insiders' CS today and was told they take 2-3 weeks to process an order. I'm not worried about getting the order or points now. I would recommend anyone planning on this hit to do it soon and not towards the end of the promo to prevent posting issues.
I placed an order with Wine Insiders on 9/16. My credit card was charged within a day and I received the order on 9/22.

LATER: I looked it up. The miles posted on 11/1/2010. This was the very slowest posting of any of my hits last year.

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Old Sep 26, 2011, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by kochleffel
I placed an order with Wine Insiders on 9/16. My credit card was charged within a day and I received the order on 9/22.
Lucky. I'm having a party this Saturday so I'll have to head to Costco to buy wine.

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