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Title: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Chief Rabbi of New York on May 15, 2019, 08:31:08 PM
lets see everyone’s questions
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: chevron on May 15, 2019, 09:30:28 PM
I just text him
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: sillypainter on May 15, 2019, 09:37:34 PM
Why hasn't he banned CRONY yet?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: YitzyS on May 15, 2019, 10:22:17 PM
Serious question. How do you handle a job that essentially could keep you busy at all hours of the day (even with a JJ to help). Do you have hours that you shut off your phone/computer and tune out the entire site? Does your wife sometimes go crazy when you are busy posting a "SMOKING HOT!!" deal when she's waiting for you to put the kids to bed? Would you recommend/not-recommend such a job to others?

(This is essentially a question for any time-sensitive-topic blogger or online news writer. It's just that Dan has been doing it successfully for a long time, so I would ask him specifically.)
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 16, 2019, 02:13:02 AM
What's your SSN?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: a good yeshiva bachur on May 16, 2019, 02:15:33 AM
What's your SSN?
too late he already maxed out...
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: gingyguy on May 16, 2019, 08:13:51 AM
whats your all time favorite deal?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Mordyk on May 16, 2019, 08:15:22 AM
I hope @Dan makes a DDMS post and answers these questions  :)
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: davidrotts63 on May 16, 2019, 08:16:32 AM
All time hardest execs to get ahold of.
CEO of Elal.
CFO of Amex.
COO of Alaska Air.
Dan.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: gingyguy on May 16, 2019, 08:17:28 AM
I hope @Dan makes a DDMS post and answers these questions  :)
he may make himself sign a NDA
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: stooges44 on May 16, 2019, 10:49:27 AM
Serious question. How do you handle a job that essentially could keep you busy at all hours of the day (even with a JJ to help). Do you have hours that you shut off your phone/computer and tune out the entire site? Does your wife sometimes go crazy when you are busy posting a "SMOKING HOT!!" deal when she's waiting for you to put the kids to bed? Would you recommend/not-recommend such a job to others?

(This is essentially a question for any time-sensitive-topic blogger or online news writer. It's just that Dan has been doing it successfully for a long time, so I would ask him specifically.)

Agreed. How on earth is your wife so accommodating? Granted she's not a stuck up city girl but sometimes I wonder. The same goes for @jj1000 since he's also at it pretty much 24/6.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: TimT on May 16, 2019, 11:26:53 AM
Agreed. How on earth is your wife so accommodating? Granted she's not a stuck up city girl but sometimes I wonder. The same goes for @jj1000 since he's also at it pretty much 24/6.
He’s answered this one already
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: israshot on June 07, 2019, 09:35:49 AM
When you travel with the family on business booked with award points (especially when there is a very limited award availability per flight), all the family is on business or do you split between J and Y ?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: davidrotts63 on June 07, 2019, 09:37:11 AM


When you travel with the family on business booked with award points (especially when there is a very limited award availability per flight), all the family is on business or do you split between J and Y ?
LMAO
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2019, 11:44:26 AM
When you travel with the family on business booked with award points (especially when there is a very limited award availability per flight), all the family is on business or do you split between J and Y ?
I'm pretty sure Dan's kids are convinced there are only 10 rows max on an airplane ;)

How it should be...
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Yonah on June 07, 2019, 12:26:50 PM
Jokingly:

How many miles would you be willing to give up for an Indians World Series Win?

Seriously (yes, I know the topic was one question):
1. Of all of the unique experiences you've bought/won/acquired through miles (i.e. throwing out the first pitch at the World series) which was your favorite?
2. When you started this as a bochur, did you ever imagine it would get this big?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: username on June 07, 2019, 12:40:15 PM

2. When you started this as a bochur, did you ever imagine it would get this big?


Quote from: https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/personal-messages/trip-notes-brazil-part-1-10-years-of-travel-and-deal-blogging-and-a-return-to-where-it-all-began/
I never thought that blogging would be a career choice.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: israshot on June 07, 2019, 04:13:19 PM
I'm pretty sure Dan's kids are convinced there are only 10 rows max on an airplane ;)

How it should be...
So on the UA flight EWR-TLV there were 4 saver award for J?! Hard to believe. Of course you can get it on rev but that's a bad chinuch...
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2019, 04:15:33 PM
So on the UA flight EWR-TLV there were 4 saver award for J?! Hard to believe. Of course you can get it on rev but that's a bad chinuch...
5* kah
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: israshot on June 07, 2019, 04:16:01 PM
5* kah
Couldn't be lap?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: jj1000 on June 07, 2019, 04:16:38 PM
Couldn't be lap?
🤷🏻‍♂ (idk)

But also bad chinuch ;)
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: israshot on June 07, 2019, 04:17:51 PM
(idk)

But also bad chinuch ;)
Especially a bas yisroel!
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: zagguru on June 07, 2019, 05:00:32 PM
So on the UA flight EWR-TLV there were 4 saver award for J?! Hard to believe. Of course you can get it on rev but that's a bad chinuch...

One day @Dan will tell us all his secrets
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: shapsam on June 07, 2019, 05:23:35 PM
One day @Dan will tell us all his secrets
Yeah, when it's dead.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: israshot on June 12, 2019, 03:23:27 PM
One day @Dan will tell us all his secrets
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/get-20-bonus-transfer-amex-points-qantas-fly-el-al-business-class-nyc-tel-aviv-65k-points-no-fuel-surcharges/#comment-1410400
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: stooges44 on June 12, 2019, 04:21:52 PM
This definitely isn't my "one question" but seeing this (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=104291.0) made me wonder, do your parents also call you "Dan" or like most parents call their kids by their "real" name they call you Daniel?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: davidrotts63 on June 12, 2019, 04:26:30 PM
This definitely isn't my "one question" but seeing this (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=104291.0) made me wonder, do your parents also call you "Dan" or like most parents call their kids by their "real" name they call you Daniel?
Good morning JJ and "Dan" and all of your "friends"!
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: stooges44 on June 12, 2019, 04:33:27 PM


Ha so I was right. But something else doesn't make sense now, it should be dan1000 ?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: username on June 12, 2019, 04:39:04 PM
This definitely isn't my "one question" but seeing this (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=104291.0) made me wonder, do your parents also call you "Dan" or like most parents call their kids by their "real" name they call you Daniel?

Don't need any nicknames as Dan already is a nickname.  Hated the name in high school in fact where it got started, but it stuck nonetheless (or precisely because of that?). 

Still my F&F call me by the hebrew or english pronunciations of Daniel.  Which makes a total of at least 3 names I'll answer to.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: mmgfarb on June 12, 2019, 05:11:29 PM
So on the UA flight EWR-TLV there were 4 saver award for J?! Hard to believe. Of course you can get it on rev but that's a bad chinuch...
Lol
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: etech0 on June 12, 2019, 05:20:36 PM
This definitely isn't my "one question" but seeing this (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=104291.0) made me wonder, do your parents also call you "Dan" or like most parents call their kids by their "real" name they call you Daniel?
Dan is his name but not what I  call him.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: YitzyS on October 12, 2020, 12:53:38 AM
I just read the roundup (great stuff, as usual!), and I see that Dan learned in yeshiva LA. I thought he learned in Brazil and in 770 - how many yeshivos did he learn in?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Yehudaa on October 12, 2020, 12:57:02 AM
I just read the roundup (great stuff, as usual!), and I see that @Dan learned in yeshiva LA. I thought he learned in Brazil and in 770 - how many yeshivos did he learn in?
FTFY, to page him.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: ExGingi on October 12, 2020, 12:59:18 AM
I just read the roundup (great stuff, as usual!), and I see that Dan learned in yeshiva LA. I thought he learned in Brazil and in 770 - how many yeshivos did he learn in?

That would be the "one question" you would ask? It's virtually public information.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: TimT on October 12, 2020, 01:00:34 AM
I just read the roundup (great stuff, as usual!), and I see that Dan learned in yeshiva LA. I thought he learned in Brazil and in 770 - how many yeshivos did he learn in?
https://www.dansdeals.com/more/dans-commentary/personal-messages/trip-notes-brazil-part-1-10-years-of-travel-and-deal-blogging-and-a-return-to-where-it-all-began/
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2020, 01:07:02 AM
I just read the roundup (great stuff, as usual!), and I see that Dan learned in yeshiva LA. I thought he learned in Brazil and in 770 - how many yeshivos did he learn in?
Went away from home at 13 years old to high school in Achei Temimim PIT (3 years)
At 16 I went to Ohr Elchonon Chabad LA (2 years)
At 18 I went to Chovivei Torah in Crown Heights (1 year). Didn't do the more popular Oholei Torah because tuition was 4x the price and they wouldn't send me on Shlichus after 1 year because I was too young.
At 19 I went on bochur shlichus and got tested on melicha in Sao Paulo by Rav Yosef Feigelstock and Rav Shamai Ende
At 20 I went back to Ohr Elchonon and got tested on basar b'chalav, taaruvos, and shabbos and got smicha from Rav Dovid Schochet and got a BA in Liberal Arts from the Rosh, Rav Ezra Schochet.
At 21 I went to Yeshivas Baldwin Wallace ;) in CLE and got an MBA, 3.978 GPA with a single A- from a professor who wanted to mess with me for being a perfectionist and to have a better story to tell ;D
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: YitzyS on October 12, 2020, 01:15:01 AM
Went away from home at 13 years old to high school in Achei Temimim PIT (3 years)
At 16 I went to Ohr Elchonon Chabad LA (2 years)
At 18 I went to Chovivei Torah in Crown Heights (1 year). Didn't do the more popular Oholei Torah because tuition was 4x the price and they wouldn't send me on Shlichus after 1 year because I was too young.
At 19 I went on bochur shlichus and got tested on melicha in Sao Paulo by Rav Yosef Feigelstock and Rav Shamai Ende
At 20 I went back to Ohr Elchonon and got tested on basar b'chalav, taaruvos, and shabbos and got smicha from Rav Dovid Schochet and got a BA in Liberal Arts from the Rosh, Rav Ezra Schochet.
At 21 I went to Yeshivas Baldwin Wallace ;) in CLE and got an MBA, 3.978 GPA with a single A- from a professor who wanted to mess with me for being a perfectionist and to have a better story to tell ;D
Wow! Really interesting.

Btw, Consumer Reports just called. They want you to write the page on Yeshivos...  ;)
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: EliJelly on October 12, 2020, 01:16:53 AM
At 19 I went on bochur shlichus and got tested on melicha in Sao Paulo by Rav Yosef Feigelstock and Rav Shamai Ende
At 20 I went back to Ohr Elchonon and got tested on basar b'chalav, taaruvos, and shabbos and got smicha from Rav Dovid Schochet
You should frequent this thread then :)

https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11285.0
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: YitzyS on October 12, 2020, 01:17:40 AM
Rav Yosef Feigelstock
Related to R' Hershal from Montreal?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2020, 01:18:11 AM
Wow! Really interesting.

Btw, Consumer Reports just called. They want you to write the page on Yeshivos...  ;)
At least in the Chabad system, at 4 yeshivas, I'm below average in the number of yeshivas attended between mesivta, zal, bochur shlichus, and smicha. 5 would be typical and 6 not unheard of.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 12, 2020, 01:21:49 AM
Wow! Really interesting.
Bookmark for the Wikipedia page one day  ;D
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: lcm on October 12, 2020, 08:50:36 AM
Related to R' Hershal from Montreal?
He's R' Hershal's son
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: lcm on October 18, 2020, 12:54:24 AM
Why do you follow shaulyaakov on DDF? What does it take to deserve to be followed? :)
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2020, 12:56:04 AM
Why do you follow shaulyaakov on DDF? What does it take to deserve to be followed? :)
Lol, what?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: lcm on October 18, 2020, 12:59:21 AM
Lol, what?
This
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2020, 01:02:32 AM
This
Lol, I don't even use Tapa.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Euclid on October 18, 2020, 01:07:40 AM
Lol, I don't even use Tapa.
Do you not use DDF on mobile??
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2020, 01:10:16 AM
Do you not use DDF on mobile??
I use WAP2 and go to full when needed.
Can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Yo ssi on October 18, 2020, 01:10:40 AM
Do you not use DDF on mobile??
Who doesn't? (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=119782)
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: lcm on October 18, 2020, 01:24:40 AM


I use WAP2

What is that referring to?
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Yo ssi on October 18, 2020, 01:25:48 AM

What is that referring to?
https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?wap2
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Dan on October 18, 2020, 01:26:31 AM

What is that referring to?
Unless you started using DDF in 2008, you won't want to use it.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Euclid on October 18, 2020, 01:27:13 AM
Unless you started using DDF in 2008, you won't want to use it.
Simpler times.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: lcm on October 18, 2020, 01:29:26 AM
Unless you started using DDF in 2008, you won't want to use it.
I can't understand how you still use it!
But it is pretty cool
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Yo ssi on October 18, 2020, 01:31:13 AM
Now you can understand why this  (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=117983)never happened..

One the big disappointments of 2020 >:(
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: Lurker on October 18, 2020, 01:33:30 AM
Now you can understand why this  (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=117983)never happened..

One the big disappointments of 2020 >:(

I don't think we lived through the same 2020.
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: lcm on October 18, 2020, 01:36:36 AM
Now you can understand why this  (https://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=117983)never happened..

One the big disappointments of 2020 >:(
And why the other efforts tonight ended :(
Title: Re: If you could ask Dan one question, what would it be ?
Post by: ExGingi on October 18, 2020, 08:08:49 AM
Unless you started using DDF in 2008, you won't want to use it.

Except if you're on a flip phone?