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Title: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:23:43 PM
Is it time to feature DDF TR on DansDeals.com?

Maybe a weekly post with a link to a featured TR?
Or should the TR be edited and posted directly onto DDMS as a guest TR?

I'd ask for permission first from each author, but what are your thoughts?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jj1000 on June 26, 2015, 12:25:18 PM

The TR be edited and posted directly onto DDMS as a guest TR?
Oh gosh... And you thought DD was time consuming now...

That said I think guest TR's and even articles would be a welcome addition.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Yitz on June 26, 2015, 12:25:50 PM
They are certainly very interesting
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: @Yehuda on June 26, 2015, 12:26:58 PM
Whether you decide to or not, I think editing and posting on the site directly would be a better idea than just linking to it. I feel like more DDMSers are scared of DDF even when given a direct link.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: lunatic on June 26, 2015, 12:27:54 PM
Nice idea. Should earn a ht as well
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 26, 2015, 12:28:29 PM
Should be on it but as a DDMS article and not a link to DDF.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Mordyk on June 26, 2015, 12:28:47 PM
Is it time to feature DDF TR on DansDeals.com?

Maybe a weekly post with a link to a featured TR?
Or should the TR be edited and posted directly onto DDMS as a guest TR?

I'd ask for permission first from each author, but what are your thoughts?
definitely. it gets people more into the spirit and shows people the possobilities for random people to achieve free trips, not only you ;)

Whether you decide to or not, I think editing and posting on the site directly would be a better idea than just linking to it. I feel like more DDMSers are scared of DDF even when given a direct link.

+1
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 26, 2015, 12:29:05 PM
Nice idea. Should earn a ht as well

+1
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: shauly on June 26, 2015, 12:29:10 PM
Post them directly on the MS. It will capture more interest and will encourage more people to post TRs.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: TimT on June 26, 2015, 12:31:11 PM
Nice idea
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: sky121 on June 26, 2015, 12:35:17 PM
Def yes. The one that are written well.
The other I'd add snippets from or have them edited.  There are some great TRs here!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:36:11 PM
Oh gosh... And you thought DD was time consuming now...
Lol, any TR editor volunteers out there  ;D
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Ydad on June 26, 2015, 12:36:24 PM
Whether you decide to or not, I think editing and posting on the site directly would be a better idea than just linking to it. I feel like more DDMSers are scared of DDF even when given a direct link.
+1 Poll?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: yuneeq on June 26, 2015, 12:37:28 PM
Also for some locations it might make sense to do a combined TR from a few posters.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Something Fishy on June 26, 2015, 12:37:36 PM
Lol, any TR editor volunteers out there  ;D

If it's written well enough to be featured on DDMS then the OP will probably be able to self-edit.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:39:05 PM
Anyone want to nominate their favorite DDF TRs?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jj1000 on June 26, 2015, 12:39:12 PM
If it's written well enough to be featured on DDMS then the OP will probably be able to self-edit.
it's basic WP technical knowledge that is the PITA. for example all the links have to pics have to be custom adjusted.

Can probably be taught in a couple minutes though.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: robbie on June 26, 2015, 12:39:43 PM
I thinks its a great idea!  Prob best not to have  a link to the forums and post direct to ddms.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:40:29 PM
it's basic WP technical knowledge that is the PITA.

Can probably be taught in a couple minutes though.
I don't think we'd have everyone who's posted a TR working in the DD backend :P
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 26, 2015, 12:40:34 PM
Anyone want to nominate their favorite DDF TRs?

Where do you want us to do that? In this thread? Maybe in a Wiki? Shouldn't it just be some of the  ones in the Master Thread Wiki for TRs?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: TimT on June 26, 2015, 12:40:52 PM
Anyone want to nominate their favorite DDF TRs?
That's hard. There are so many great ones.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:41:21 PM
Where do you want us to do that? In this thread?
Sure.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:41:29 PM
That's hard. There are so many great ones.
Gotta start somewhere.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jj1000 on June 26, 2015, 12:42:51 PM
I don't think we'd have everyone who's posted a TR working in the DD backend :P
It's easy to give access to type and modify with out publishing access.. Just need any WP site for that.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: SOS on June 26, 2015, 12:43:21 PM
great idea,

Anyone want to nominate their favorite DDF TRs?

i thought you must have read a recent trip report and decided that that was one to feature...
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jj1000 on June 26, 2015, 12:44:52 PM
Something Fishy's Hawaii Saga!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Mordyk on June 26, 2015, 12:46:35 PM
Something Fishy's Hawaii Saga!
-1  too much hawaii stuff on ddms
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: TimT on June 26, 2015, 12:47:45 PM
Only from locations that aren't on DDMS yet or anything goes ?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: SOS on June 26, 2015, 12:49:29 PM
Something Fishy's Hawaii Saga!

definitely a top candidate 
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 26, 2015, 12:49:56 PM
SF's Hawaii Trip (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=46759.0)
AJK's YVR Surprise (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=25470.0)
AJK's trip to NZ (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=47880.0)
Jaywhy's Trip to South America (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44601.0)
Engreeks1's Antarctica Trip (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27998.0)

Thats just a starter..
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:51:57 PM
anything goes
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: DMYD on June 26, 2015, 12:52:29 PM

Start with this one well written good stuff and fresh! http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53314.msg1188334#new
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 12:53:06 PM
Feel free to add your suggestions to the Wiki as well.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Yaalili on June 26, 2015, 12:54:23 PM
Any SF TR would be a great start.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 26, 2015, 12:54:59 PM
Lol, any TR editor volunteers out there  ;D

I wouldn't mind to give it a shot, will definitely help me learn alot!!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 26, 2015, 01:01:35 PM
I think it is a great idea, but I would be wary of sticking yourself to a set schedule (say weekly) for fear that some TRs that aren't worthy make it through just to beat a deadline.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 26, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
I wouldn't mind giving it a shot, it will definitely help me learn a lot!!

FTFY  :)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 01:04:21 PM
I think it is a great idea, but I would be wary of sticking yourself to a set schedule (say weekly) for fear that some TRs that aren't worthy make it through just to beat a deadline.
True.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: JoeyShmoe on June 26, 2015, 01:05:15 PM
FTFY  :)

The discussion is regarding editing TRs not forum posts :P
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 26, 2015, 01:08:14 PM
Dan, I think its a great idea. However I would say it must have photos telling the story as well..

I will admit I have room for improvement grammar wise but my spelling is OK.. these are mine if you are interested..

Switzerland: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=49037.msg1034836#msg1034836
Vancouver/Whistler: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=49911.0
Florence/Rome: http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=50545.msg1092978#msg1092978

Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Marco Polo on June 26, 2015, 01:11:34 PM
I think it would be a fun idea. Maybe it would push more people to write TR's.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: yoruel on June 26, 2015, 01:26:45 PM
Would you post  MP(Hawaii or Thailand) or Hershels day by day report? That may need some editing.
AJK(wifes) detail is another outlook.
Some people post about the planning and work it took to get the perfect itinerary.
Can i nominate AJK report to be first, or a JJ reports,as they are big contributers around here.
(CM can we get a TR) :)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 26, 2015, 01:30:55 PM
I also think that the TR's should include the routing breakdown with miles & program used to book it with.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Something Fishy on June 26, 2015, 01:31:09 PM
Engreeks1's Antarctica Trip (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=27998.0)

I donít think this one would be a good option. This guy wrote up a TR and posted it (or had it posted) on many travel and photography sites. For example:
 
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2128873722/flying-penguins-photography-in-antarctica
http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=77683.0
http://dpzen.com/node/1189233
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: clear thinker on June 26, 2015, 01:32:59 PM
Start with this one well written good stuff and fresh! http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53314.msg1188334#new
+1 on this one!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Marco Polo on June 26, 2015, 01:33:27 PM
I also think that the TR's should include the routing breakdown with miles & program used to book it with.
I agree with this. Will definitely help people who have no idea where to begin with what it takes.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: DMYD on June 26, 2015, 01:34:06 PM
I donít think this one would be a good option. This guy wrote up a TR and posted it (or had it posted) on many travel and photography sites. For example:
 
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2128873722/flying-penguins-photography-in-antarctica
http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=77683.0
http://dpzen.com/node/1189233
And hasn't been active for over 2 yrs.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: username on June 26, 2015, 02:07:16 PM
Definitely Mrs AJK

I think that that was my introduction to reading TR's. I believe that you linked to it somewhere on DDMS. Here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/30111
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 26, 2015, 02:10:10 PM
And hasn't been active for over 2 yrs.

That shouldnt matter
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: mercaz1 on June 26, 2015, 02:25:12 PM
They need to be fully edited and approved and i think the mileage and routing breakdown would be great as well any points used to give people a sense of what it costs in mileage and points to do the same trip and maybe even a money equivalent

also i wouldnt use any TRs from more than 1-2 years ago
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: mord1 on June 26, 2015, 02:30:28 PM
Dan- I can add as someone who is still new at this and trying to get the hang of this, after I read your TR on the United Island Hoppers that really got me interested and excited about this "game" and to spend more time trying to figure out how to do everything correctly. So, I think this idea would be beneficial to people and also I would have info on the mileage and route breakdown as recent posts have said
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tageed-lee on June 26, 2015, 02:31:18 PM
They need to be fully edited and approved and i think the mileage and routing breakdown would be great as well any points used to give people a sense of what it costs in mileage and points to do the same trip and maybe even a money equivalent

also i wouldnt use any TRs from more than 1-2 years ago

I agree to both points... And add images

Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jaywhy on June 26, 2015, 04:04:40 PM
Cool idea.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Joe4007 on June 26, 2015, 04:34:32 PM
Great idea. I'd post it directly on DDMS.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 26, 2015, 05:50:36 PM
I've got a big collection of restaurant reviews (particularly LA). I posted 3 in the LA master thread.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Super Speed on June 26, 2015, 06:29:35 PM
I love the idea!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Matovu on June 26, 2015, 07:07:41 PM
Wow,

Any TR is what I crave.

Don't underestimate how much this can do for DDMS, not that it needs it, but reading these would educate the readers on a practical level.
When they read what miles and how much were used on a particular routing and how much SQ...

An example is Lucky, as much as I cannot stand him, I cannot get enough of his writings, regarding hard and soft products.

Dan, you have an idea how well done your critic of kosher restaurant have improved the scene. This will add to it.

I say great idea.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Emkay on June 27, 2015, 02:47:51 PM
Great idea. Will push more  people to write TR's (maybe I'll even finish some of mine) and definitely gives readers on the main site a different perspective .
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: morgs on June 27, 2015, 03:53:43 PM
Great idea-def. one of AJK's epic tr's (although maybe he is already considered featured on DDMS with the recent island hopper tr :D)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 27, 2015, 10:44:53 PM
Any SF TR would be a great start.
+1
I was always amazed at his reports, the perfect amount of detail plus the perfect pics. AJK's (or should I say Mrs. AJK's ;)) YVR surprise, is a very solid option as well. Just my 2 cents.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Joe4007 on June 27, 2015, 10:57:23 PM
OTOH, if you start with the best TR's they'll get spoiled...
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: lunatic on June 27, 2015, 10:58:16 PM
OTOH, if you start with the best TR's they'll get spoiled...
I can provide a bad TR
Look at my cancun TR
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Joe4007 on June 27, 2015, 11:04:42 PM
I can provide a bad TR
Look at my cancun TR
Oh c'mon! Was a great read.

You obviously can't expect a review of a Ford Focus to be as exciting as that of a Lamborghini Aventador...
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: shoobi on June 28, 2015, 12:37:08 AM
Dan do you want to add a poll?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: grodnoking on June 28, 2015, 12:54:46 AM
Dan do you want to add a poll?
Why? Did anyone say he shouldn't?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: shoobi on June 28, 2015, 12:55:29 AM
I meant, it would be a good suggestion
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2015, 01:26:02 AM
Please add candidates to the wiki.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 28, 2015, 08:05:31 AM
Something else to consider: lots of DDMS readers would consider an international trip way out of their mileage, planning, league. Even if it was all spelled out or broken down for them. Since we have ones on Yellowstone, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, California, etc..., it may be wise to start with those. It will probably be much more relatable to the DDMS crowd.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 28, 2015, 08:56:41 AM
Something else to consider: lots of DDMS readers would consider an international trip way out of their mileage, planning, league. Even if it was all spelled out or broken down for them. Since we have ones on Yellowstone, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, California, etc..., it may be wise to start with those. It will probably be much more relatable to the DDMS crowd.

+1
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jaywhy on June 28, 2015, 10:26:30 AM
Something else to consider: lots of DDMS readers would consider an international trip way out of their mileage, planning, league. Even if it was all spelled out or broken down for them. Since we have ones on Yellowstone, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, California, etc..., it may be wise to start with those. It will probably be much more relatable to the DDMS crowd.
The point of many of the TR's here is that aspirational travel is very attainable.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srf60 on June 28, 2015, 10:51:24 AM
Something else to consider: lots of DDMS readers would consider an international trip way out of their mileage, planning, league. Even if it was all spelled out or broken down for them. Since we have ones on Yellowstone, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, California, etc..., it may be wise to start with those. It will probably be much more relatable to the DDMS crowd.
I disagree.
Most ddms'ers still enjoy a good and fascinating article/TR, for example the island hopper TR, IMHO.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on June 28, 2015, 10:57:33 AM
Please add candidates to the wiki.
(With links)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: mgarfin on June 28, 2015, 11:02:33 AM
Dan are you looking to publish old TR's or a way to encourage new ones?

I find lots of domestic city's are lacking good reports, (and yes I started writing 3 TR's and...)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 28, 2015, 11:05:14 AM
The point of many of the TR's here is that aspirational travel is very attainable.
A different issue with international travel is that it's usually more time off from work and more time consuming to plan, not everybody has AJK's boss!I do hear both sides though, so I guess a mix of both would be best.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2015, 11:06:41 AM
I think this is long overdue. But, I'd be pretty selective about the ones you post. Everyone knows the different between a TR that was done just to be "yotze"  and a TR that work went into. I'd only post those in latter category. Or, if there is a unique aspect, such as writing style, destination, occurrence etc. Goes without saying the TR would have to be grammatically correct and edited.

Also, I'd give the author the opportunity to respond to DDMS comments.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 28, 2015, 11:19:04 AM
I disagree.
Most ddms'ers still enjoy a good and fascinating article/TR, for example the island hopper TR, IMHO.

It depends on what a TR is supposed to accomplish. If it's about entertainment, the more exotic ones are obviously preferable. However, if the purpose is to inspire, there are many avid miles and points collectors that simply are unable to take exotic trips due to family, time constraints, minyan, etc. That's where a more practical TR would come in handy.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on June 28, 2015, 11:20:19 AM
Wiki updated.

Agree with AJK in that the author should have the ability to respond to DDMS comments.

Also don't think it has to be limited to international travel. Some people prefer regional and some international; through the beauty of the miles game everything is attainable and a taste of both worlds should be given. Excited for this to come to life.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srf60 on June 28, 2015, 11:22:03 AM
It depends on what a TR is supposed to accomplish. If it's about entertainment, the more exotic ones are obviously preferable. However, if the purpose is to inspire, there are many avid miles and points collectors that simply are unable to take exotic trips due to family, time constraints, minyan, etc. That's where a more practical TR would come in handy.
True, good point, then maybe both types of TR's should be featured.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srf60 on June 28, 2015, 11:24:28 AM
I think this is long overdue. But, I'd be pretty selective about the ones you post. Everyone knows the different between a TR that was done just to be "yotze"  and a TR that work went into. I'd only post those in latter category. Or, if there is a unique aspect, such as writing style, destination, occurrence etc. Goes without saying the TR would have to be grammatically correct and edited.

Also, I'd give the author the opportunity to respond to DDMS comments.
+1
And that's why I think we should start with Mrs. AJK's TR's, as stated upthread.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 28, 2015, 11:55:39 AM
+1
And that's why I think we should start with Mrs. AJK's TR's, as stated upthread.
If it's featured, I Can't wait for the frummies on DDMS to start having a field day, when they find out it was written by a women!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srf60 on June 28, 2015, 11:56:46 AM
If it's featured, I Can't wait for the frummies on DDMS to start having a field day, when they find out it was written by a women!
Haha, that's another reason to start with this one ......
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Joe4007 on June 28, 2015, 01:49:45 PM
Also, I'd give the author the opportunity to respond to DDMS comments.
Agree with AJK in that the author should have the ability to respond to DDMS comments.
Can't anyone respond to DDMS comments?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: AJK on June 28, 2015, 01:53:38 PM
If it's featured, I Can't wait for the frummies on DDMS to start having a field day, when they find out it was written by a women!
Well, after Friday's decision, Mrs. AJK may in fact be a male
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 28, 2015, 02:02:34 PM
Well, after Friday's decision, Mrs. AJK may in fact be a male
Yea, cuz that 'oughta calm the frummies down big time! ;D
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on June 28, 2015, 02:29:47 PM
Yea, cuz that 'oughta calm the frummies down big time! ;D

I know that this is not a forum for Mussar (read: self-improvement), but I would really like to remind everyone to review the Hakdama to Mesillas Yesharim regularly (and especially before you start calling me a frummy).
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 28, 2015, 02:48:55 PM
I know that this is not a forum for Mussar (read: self-improvement), but I would really like to remind everyone to review the Hakdama to Mesillas Yesharim regularly (and especially before you start calling me a frummy).
Huh?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: yakrot on June 28, 2015, 03:04:14 PM
What about morgs trip report Asia with a kid... All the info about traveling with a kid in that report will appeal to a lot of the ddms crowd
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44853.0
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 28, 2015, 03:10:13 PM
What about morgs trip report Asia with a kid... All the info about traveling with a kid in that report will appeal to a lot of the ddms crowd
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=44853.0
added it to the wiki
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: yakrot on June 28, 2015, 03:15:21 PM
added it to the wiki
Thnx
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: SOS on June 28, 2015, 04:25:33 PM
how about part 3 of the island hopper.....
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: 3yummyboys on June 28, 2015, 07:53:23 PM
True, good point, then maybe both types of TR's should be featured.

As far as DDMS, I think variety of all types will give people a taste of everything. Seeing a domestic "more practical" trip as well as a really exotic one opens up options for everyone.

BTW, great idea and I think it will enhance DDMS for those that are still afraid of DDF
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 28, 2015, 08:05:40 PM
Also no acronyms, most readers wont understand
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srf60 on June 28, 2015, 08:30:57 PM
As far as DDMS, I think variety of all types will give people a taste of everything. Seeing a domestic "more practical" trip as well as a really exotic one opens up options for everyone.

BTW, great idea and I think it will enhance DDMS for those that are still afraid of DDF
Yup that was the point, "variety".
What's up with the "... being scared of ddf......" stuff??
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: etech0 on June 28, 2015, 08:35:48 PM
What's up with the "... being scared of ddf......" stuff??
Fear of the unknown?
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: mgarfin on June 28, 2015, 08:44:14 PM
Yup that was the point, "variety".
What's up with the "... being scared of ddf......" stuff??
You need to be ready far a bashing for a noob question
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srf60 on June 28, 2015, 09:06:00 PM
You need to be ready far a bashing for a noob question
Was kidding, edited my post to add wink.
If anything I'm at least familiar to know what to be scared of, but they are clueless.........
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: User6669 on June 28, 2015, 09:26:31 PM
Maybe there should be a new TR tab added to the DDMS and new TR's should be added every here and there, and a link posted on the HP when a new one is added. So that it will be easy to browse through them.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 29, 2015, 09:14:23 AM
Maybe there should be a new TR tab added to the DDMS and new TR's should be added every here and there, and a link posted on the HP when a new one is added. So that it will be easy to browse through them.
+1
Good idea. This way they can be be pulled up later when someone is actually panning that trip.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: ushdadude on June 30, 2015, 03:21:12 PM
I would really love to encourage people to visit Seattle and Washington State in general (not for the food). If you want me to try and embellish my TR, I can try.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on June 30, 2015, 03:27:05 PM
I would really love to encourage people to visit Seattle and Washington State in general (not for the food). If you want me to try and embellish my TR, I can try.
was there last year, it was really nice!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Chapshnell on June 30, 2015, 04:09:41 PM
I would really love to encourage people to visit Seattle and Washington State in general (not for the food). If you want me to try and embellish my TR, I can try.

agreed, very nice state... the liver in Seattle (dont remember the name of the deli in a Albertsons) was AMAZING.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dr Moose on June 30, 2015, 04:13:22 PM
how about part 3 of the island hopper.....
lol, good luck on that one
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: srap on June 30, 2015, 04:14:09 PM
Comments:

1.  +1, DDMS top tab for organized TR collection may be a real draw and goto source for readers.

2.  Could be a potential business opportunity for Dan, as well, to have side ads (with discounts, of course) for the establishments mentioned in the TR

3.  Thorough editing and discretion necessary to remove all the great hints/workarounds/shtik (that are included in some DDF TRs) which we may NOT want to publicize and kill

4.  +1, potential notoriety will greatly add to the quality and quantity of ddf TRs
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: mgarfin on July 05, 2015, 11:45:30 AM
Dan you started this discussion then ran off to Montreal!
meanwhile so many beautiful new TR'S where added.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2015, 11:51:11 AM
Dan you started this discussion then ran off to Montreal!
meanwhile so beautiful new TR'S where added.
Add them to the Wiki.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Suave on July 07, 2015, 11:31:30 PM
If only I had patience to write TR's and edit photos.....
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Jm1248 on July 07, 2015, 11:38:02 PM
If only I had patience to write TR's and edit photos.....
+1
Although I don't mind writing the tr. I just hate editing and uploading photos
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: tzifanya54 on July 07, 2015, 11:41:02 PM
It seems to me like there was a decent pickup in TR writing since dan started this. Not sure if that was the plan, but it seems to be working.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: jj1000 on July 22, 2015, 11:01:21 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54067.msg1211640#msg1211640

Kenya TR FTW!
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: lunatic on July 22, 2015, 11:06:24 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=54067.msg1211640#msg1211640

Kenya TR FTW!
I was thinking of this too.  Definitely ought to be considered. Incredible
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: 3yummyboys on August 05, 2015, 07:27:41 AM
I'm getting frustrated with friends and relatives saying "I saw on dans deals you can fly to Israel for x miles and I need a flight for 4 people on this specific date"

Perhaps it would be helpful if it was explained on DDMS about availability and saver awards vs. regular awards.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: benjie1305 on August 05, 2015, 08:05:39 AM
I'm getting frustrated with friends and relatives saying "I saw on dans deals you can fly to Israel for x miles and I need a flight for 4 people on this specific date"

Perhaps it would be helpful if it was explained on DDMS about availability and saver awards vs. regular awards.

You will always have those people. If you actually look through DDMS closely you will see that Dan has published several articles about how to fly to X and how awards with different programs work.

Side note: Don't think thats really for this thread.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 08, 2015, 11:28:50 PM
You will always have those people. If you actually look through DDMS closely you will see that Dan has published several articles about how to fly to X and how awards with different programs work.

Side note: Don't think thats really for this thread.

True. Many people think DDMS is some sort of travel agency or store...start reading here: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/65791#comment-1228800
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: coralsnake on August 08, 2015, 11:32:35 PM
I'm getting frustrated with friends and relatives saying "I saw on dans deals you can fly to Israel for x miles and I need a flight for 4 people on this specific date"

Perhaps it would be helpful if it was explained on DDMS about availability and saver awards vs. regular awards.

People are stupid.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: shoobi on August 08, 2015, 11:35:57 PM
Updated my signature :)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 08, 2015, 11:36:46 PM
People are stupid.

I just think they're lazy, not stupid.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: coralsnake on August 08, 2015, 11:42:27 PM
Updated my signature :)
:)
 
I just think they're lazy, not stupid.
You clearly don't jnteract with that many people.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Sam Finkelstein on August 08, 2015, 11:42:57 PM
:)
 You clearly don't jnteract with that many people.

Laziness breeds incompetence.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: TimT on December 14, 2015, 12:46:20 AM
Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)  (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=58730.0)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 14, 2015, 09:01:36 AM

Bora Bora & Melbourne (A Mrs. AJK Special)  (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=58730.0)

+1

Although I think the best TR to feature is still Mrs. AJKs surprise trip
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Jack out of the box on December 16, 2015, 02:18:55 AM
 :
Oh gosh... And you thought DD was time consuming now...

That said I think guest TR's and even articles would be a welcome addition.

 :)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Jack out of the box on December 16, 2015, 02:24:06 AM
Lol, any TR editor volunteers out there  ;D
Time consuming for you? How about those of us who don't do this for a living and are supposed to be doing other things and just get distracted here?  ;)
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Jack out of the box on December 16, 2015, 02:25:50 AM
I just think they're lazy, not stupid.
Some people haven't learned how to read whole paragraphs yet ::).
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: Something Fishy on November 15, 2016, 12:22:13 AM
forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=64846.0

Definitely a contender.
Title: Re: Should DDF TRs Be Featured On DDMS?
Post by: mmgfarb on November 15, 2016, 12:24:18 AM
forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=64846.0

Definitely a contender.
Yep, I thoroughly enjoyed reading that one.