I am sure this is better, but I am confused. Anyone else?
I'm a bit lost as well. I'm sure we'll get used to it after a couple days. I would've loved to see a modular "drag and drop" function for the home page that we could all customize to see what we want, where we want it.
Good morning this is erc from the outer reaches of cyber space (that's right, erc from smirk). Since we're in the early stages of this galaxy and few will see this, I can be goofier than ever - oh yeah.
I thought at first it was my Commodore 64 acting up, but then I switched to my trusty Gateway Cow version 258 and all was fine (get yogib to switch your software from Canadian and you'll be cookin' w/gas, no sweat ).
Hey, if jsucool76 is still banging around in the woods, no need for any of us to feel left behind, it'll all come to us.
vaboywnder (they don't call him wnder for nuthin) will be holding class at the Dunn Loring CY next weekend (scheduled appearance by pluto77 highlighting the subway stop's shower curtains) and we'll all catch up together.
If you're still struggling, on May 9th I'm at the Ottawa Peace Tower, drop by for a beer and in eleven seconds, I'll teach you all I know about this newfangled gizmo site . As always, keep on keepin' on pey. Great Day to Be Alive! (learning new stuff and everything, hot diggity dog)
Dunn Loring CY is soo 2014! After the remodel at Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church that is now my go to property in the area.
I think I've figured most of it out
Offering lessons, 1,000 points per session.
erc, I think we will miss each other in Ottawa, I am there on May 14. There is some construction/refurbishment on the government buildings that you will have to work around. hope you have a great trip, weather should be nice.
erc from smirk... greetings.... nanoo nanoo.....
pey, this is my first post on the new site... I tried for 24 hours to get in, but kept getting a Single Sign On error message. It was quite the frustrating experience. Thankfully, now I'm in, and looking forward to being as confused as everybody else while I fumble around for awhile.
Make that three of us
Yeah, I'm sure I'm missing a bunch of functionality!
HELP.....I can't see the forest through the trees! Can someone tell me where the ON/OFF switch is?
At least we are all here to help one another out.
Edit: I do feel like I am missing out on post, but maybe things are still slow....
You are definitely not alone. Took me 4 days to finally log-in and really not sure how to do it again. As with all new systems, hopefully, this one will become more user-friendly.
Well, it has been a week, and I am starting to become more comfortable. I have gone from 0% confident to 50% confident. Still i don't think i am seeing everything, but I do like some of the new features and some of the bugs seem to be gone, but others have cropped up.
Yep, that about sums it up; from 0% to 50% confidence level - somewhat of a ringing endorsement for Marriott IT, given their track record .
This is what makes us Marriott Loyalists tough - adversity! Go man, go.
(of course, you did miss the post where if you Click Now you'd get 50,000 bonus points, but Big Whoop, the Hyatt Newbie will enjoy them ).
WWhat? 50000 points, now I am down to 45%
I'm still trying to figure all this out. It didn't help that I was on the road over the first weekend meaning I didn't have a lot of time to play around in the new sandbox. I'm almost up to 50% confidence. I still miss the "big board." We've got a section on the home page showing the latest blog posts (see below). I'd like to have the same for the latest comments which would need to show who commented, not the original poster. If we could get that added, it would solve a much of the confusion those of us with Geezer status are experiencing.
I agree bejacob the thing that is missing is the listing of the last dozen or so entries irrespective of the category, akin to the main board on the old system. I just want to have confidence that I am seeing everything.
i also am getting a bunch of unwanted chatter in my personal e mail, i dont mind getting hooks that someone replied to one of my posts or a post that i subscribed to, but the chatter is "...so and so liked.....something that you have no interest in". It kind of reminds me of the facebook notifications, just a little more out o control. I am reluctant to unsubscribe because i fear missing one of the important things like the summer mega bonus.
Check your preference settings. Click the little arrow next to your user image at the top of the page for a drop down.
News and Stream. I have email watch only checked. But I still get updated for mentions, and things I follow. I don't get the so and so liked this or that.
I've turned off all email notifications for the moment. My inbox was over 200 updates from Insiders while I was traveling on Saturday. Too much! I may have to do what seatexan did once I figure out exactly what items I wouldn't mind being knowing about via email.
Yea I tend to agree. Used to the old form, this is just *different*
I was really hoping MR would figure out a better login strategy, because the current way is quite poor. Several clicks which should be a cookie and a much longer login.
I agree!!! bejacob - I also don't want to see who like a post last... I want the comment, not the action to show up.
I have finally found some time to explore the new Insiders.
Biggest frustrations so far:
But the banner is black, so we definitely have progress!
Well I started out pretty negative, but i think I am ok now. Maybe the Tipple 2 post livened things up some or maybe it was the two tipples I had last night, but I can seem to navigate and find most stuff.
Anyone else lose their old messages? When I filter by DM... only the ones from the new launch show up. I have DMs with wonderful insider info!!! I don't want them lost! :S
seatexan I went back for the last few months and i do not have any DMs either.
communitymanagers - can we get our DMs back?
Hi Insiders – We’ve been working on the direct message history and wanted to share some functionality insights as well as our next steps. By design, you are only able to see direct messages from the past 180 days in your inbox. You still have access to direct messages outside this window and they can be found by searching the content of the direct message. These results are only visible to you and the users within the messages. Since the upgrade, we have only been able to see the message history from April 14th. In order to show the past 180 days of messages, we will be rebuilding the content streams. While this does not require any site down time, you will notice streams becoming blank and then slowly populating with content over time. This process can take a couple of hours to complete. Thanks again to seatexan and pey for helping us identify the concern.
Thank you for taking care of this! Great news!
Thanks for tagging us in seatexan! We're taking a look into this for you all and will let you know what were able to find out. So sorry for the frustrations!!
As Pete Seeger sang, where have all the young mods gone, long time passing?
nathalie f - Is the site grinding her down? cara t knows the answer
deanna d almost just a memory lindsey h heads off out west andrew t still with us in spirit
soon it may be twitter, facebook, exclusive news, and five year old blogs managed by Cybertex 2000
Keep on keepin' on Insiders, but enjoy the human contact while we can
* puts cotton in mouth and begins to talk*
You didn't hear this from me.
With the new site comes a new less hands on approach with less interaction between moderators and Insiders. Moderators will still answer questions and will be generally helpful, but with less "personal" interaction. There is a reason for this.......
Well, it has been over 2 weeks since i made this post and i have done my best to navigate my way around the trees of the forest. I think I will stay, but still have some struggles, here are my final few beefs and i know i am repeating other posts, but that is ok as i cant find them anyway.
Anyway, i promise this will be my last whine, I look forward to all staying and working with this site.
Since I don't have the e-mail function operating, almost always use a big screen monitor desktop (my one weekend w/mobile was a major headache), and am technologically ignorant enough to not even know what I don't know, my major problem is finding, tracking, and responding to posts. I don't view anybody's concerns as whining, it must be extremely frustrating for folks like yourself that actually know how a good site is supposed to work - so, please, for all of us, stay at it.
The utilization of this forum has become almost as intricate as the Terms and Conditions of the Rewards program. Similar to folks not on Insiders not even knowing about last quarter's MegaBonus, folks not following the excellent suggestions of vaboywnder, pluto77, seatexan, jsucool76 and other helpful Insiders, no doubt get extremely frustrated trying to navigate throughout the system. Whereas, fortunately for me, ignorance is bliss, I am quite concerned about the impact on participation. Many of us have observed how other 'experiments' (and this is more lasting) have greatly diminished views, replies, and participants permanently.
It would seem to me, that compiling a brief tip sheet in an effectively (visually) communicated page of the excellent workaround ideas already presented, would be an invaluable tool for protecting that participation - certainly as worthy as individually tracking down the 500th Birthday Elite Night and the other snafus presented by Marriott's IT team (Thank you for your stay e-mails from three weeks ago are just now arriving in my inbox).
I and others have called upon the Moderation Team several times nathalief to at the very least provide some acknowledgement/interest of the situation; not for bantering back and forth (it's a given it's a challenge) but for enhancing the value. The silence is deafening and is beginning to lead me to the unfortunate conclusion (unfortunate, not because it hurts my feelings, it doesn't; but because Insiders has tremendous unrealized potential) that Marriott is quite satisfied with the situation, if not outright pleased.
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence....
With apologies to Rhyming Simon....
Since you're my pop culture doppelganger (and because I missed your earlier, erc from smirk), I've brought in Blaine and Antoine to give your post;
Two Snaps up and a rewind! Keep on keepin' on.
LOL... Thanks Erc; I'm glad there are people that appreciate my sense of humor (only other person that likes it is my wife and that's only because it was in our vows!!!)...
following along on erc dredging out old enhancements to our Marriott life, we are rapidly approaching the first anniversary of the much awaited and several times delayed roll out of the New Marriott Insiders.
So.......How are we doing a year later?
Myself, I have somewhat adapted, but still feel that I miss a lot of stuff.
I agree with you!
I agree with you completely pey. I still find that I am missing things I would very much like to have followed.
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