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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:08 AM
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Why are the Meet and Greet threads so sparse ? I can't see people being reluctant to list personal info because we have the PM feature .
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Old June 16th, 2011, 11:17 AM
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OK I'll say it first -the 'other board' almost has a monopoly on Meet & Greet.

I didn't even know the other place existed until I was on my 1st cruise ship.

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The other site started as a purely commercial site and this site started as a cruise fan site.
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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:11 PM
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There are 9 cruise message boards .I've checked them all out .I prefer CM .

On my last cruise I was on a Meet and Greet ,48 people on the M&G were registered with CM yet not one of them posted on the CM M&G .
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There are 9 cruise message boards .I've checked them all out .I prefer CM .

On my last cruise I was on a Meet and Greet ,48 people on the M&G were registered with CM yet not one of them posted on the CM M&G .
9 Cruise message boards - I know of 2.

On the 'other board' I think the roll call for my vessel's sailing had over 1500 posts They had over 100 for lunch

Don't ask me why - no idea.

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Old June 16th, 2011, 12:51 PM
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I've kind of given up on checking here. Usually, I'm the sole person talking to myself.

For my disney sailing ..... there are about 5 of us who have posted so far .... but we're all registered for a Meet & Greet (with gift exchange) from a site dedicated to Disney (that has an off-shoot for DCL).

Maybe the mods need to do a better job of promoting the M&G section of this board? Perhaps a sticky thread at the top of every cruise-line section directing people to schedule meet&greets on this site?
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That might help - it is worth a try but I think the 'footfall' on the 'other board' is much greater and certainly more international.

I am not an experienced cruiser but experienced traveller so I don't know the reason why.

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I think a big part of that could be the fact that we host a lot of cruises here on CruiseMates
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The other boards host a lot of cruises too .
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Old June 16th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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While I'm registered for the M&G with the other board for our FOTS sailing in August. Send some CM t-shirts our way, and we'll wear them to the M&G!
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I've wondered about this, too. I post a Meet on Board and it either "dies" or someone post's to say to go to the "other" site !

I love CM's for the friendliness, the cruiser's who are very willing to answer a question or give their opinion, and the people who serve as moderator's and keep things on track.

I'd love a M&G with my CM friends,
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I personally chose to post on CM and not the other 8 boards ,however ,there seems to be no interest in CM M&G's .
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I have been on quite a few cruise sites, been kicked off some & left others, one thing I have noticed is all sites have had an "inner circle" or "clique" who seem to run things...this site is an exception, which is admirable. Some are sort of ''officers/Mods'' but very low key & there is not evidence of any gangs.
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Erm... depends what you want...
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Maybe we would get more on the M&G threads if I changed my screen name to SexySnoozeman? :o Probably not!
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I posted this question to my fellow moderators, will see if they have any ideas or suggestions
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Maybe we would get more on the M&G threads if I changed my screen name to SexySnoozeman? :o Probably not!
Not funny now since the sexygals post has been removed.
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