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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Hi Everyone! I've been reading the "other" board for a while now. I've gotten a lot of needed information there, especially on Europe, but this board has much nicer people, overall! Don't get me wrong.....there are very many nice people on that board, too.....but there are also many who aren't.

I hope everyone is doing great and taking many, many cruises!:-)
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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Libragirl,

I totally agree!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 03:38 PM
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I don't bother looking at the other board.

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Old July 27th, 2010, 03:53 PM
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There is more than one "other board" & most sites seem to have an "inner circle" that can say & do as they like whilst outsiders cannot. Unmoderated mayhem is no good but overmoderated combined with biased mods are useless. Over "PC" sites where everyone is "Uber-polite" & unreal are sterile, ok for basic info, but there is no communication. For instance Tripadvisor, if you slip ''off topic'' ZAP!! the post is gone, & you with it if you ain't careful!!
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Last year my TA referred me to CM and the "other board ". I researched and found additional boards . However ,this is the board I chose to stay with .
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There's another board?
I like that.

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Cruisemates is a pretty good place to hang out.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 11:35 PM
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The vast majority of people I have met on both boards have been top notch!

The vast majority of the regular posters here on CruiseMates I would consider friends, sadly I cannot say that for the other board. Snarky responses over there are far too common, and unfortunately it seems to bring out the nasty side of many folks, which I know it happens from time to time here as well, but for the most part, the folks here are so laid back and accepting of newcomers and truly want to roll out the welcome mat and help anytime they can.

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Although I seldom post I have been reading Rollerdonna's thread for about a year--You seem to be a caring supportive group and it is fun to hear about weather in other parts of the US and Canada.
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This board is, by far, nicer.
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The best thing about this board is the people who post on it . There are times when I am emotionally distressed and I need to do something to relax .I come to this board ,read the posts ,find myself contributing ,perhaps too much at times but it tends to take my mind off other things .
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Amen and Amen Henry(!)....from one who (be it known, unlike you) really does most definitely contribute too much at too many times!

In any event at least you, unlike moi, aren't forever pontificating as do I. 'Reckon I gotta' get a life, huh?

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Old July 28th, 2010, 03:51 PM
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The CM board is definitely my first choice. Great people, sensible postings, helpful advice.

As they say "I've tried the rest, but kept the best".

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This is absolutely the best and friendliest board! For some reason (unknown to me , and I wish someone could explain it) the "other board" has the most active Meet Onboard area. Otherwise, I'm here .
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This is absolutely the best and friendliest board! For some reason (unknown to me , and I wish someone could explain it) the "other board" has the most active Meet Onboard area. Otherwise, I'm here .

Surprisingly nobody is posting on the CM meet on board ,at least for my cruise
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But ....if I knew of another site that was as nice would I be allowed to mention it??
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This is my only board, but I have to agree with Henry in that no one here responds to the meet me on board threads.

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But ....if I knew of another site that was as nice would I be allowed to mention it??
That is why I didn't mention a name.......but, I think most of the people on this board know who I am talking about!
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That is why I didn't mention a name.......but, I think most of the people on this board know who I am talking about!
BUT do they know which site I am talking about??
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I know..it must have been karma, for going after that small store in Maine named Gimbles...
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"There is only one board and that is CM ".

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As regards associating with other sites, etc., I have no desire whatsoever to expand my horizons.

Cruisemates truly fulfills all that I seek in such a regard.

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I agree with both Henry and Todd. :-)

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I agree with all of the above poster's. The "other board" is totally different from cruisemates. The difference is in the way that the moderators allow all opinions and facts. While the other board is more of a place for cheerleaders for various cruise lines to go and wave their pom poms. The other board even got caught providing email addresses to the corporate office, of those who made favorable posts about Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. Thus formed the infamous Royal Champions program, where these folks were given free and discounted cruises in return for their "unbiased" comments on the other board.

Here on cruisemates you are able to read all opinions and facts and then make your own decisions. Do we have a few cheerleaders here of course, but we also have the availability of all facts and information thanks to the moderators. Give me a true open forum, like cruisemates, anytime over what is not much more than advertisement for certain cruise lines, which the other board offers.

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I agree with all of the above poster's. The "other board" is totally different from cruisemates. The difference is in the way that the moderators allow all opinions and facts
Yup... but we sure wish people wouldn't make up facts, or claim their opinions are facts. Misinformation stated like it was fact does everyone a great disservice.

And.. btw.. since we were very involved covering the "Royal Champions issue"... Celebrity was never mentioned as participants. You just chose to extend the attachment, because of your own agenda.

And the "Royal Champions" weren't offered discount cruises. They were "invited" to 2 night preview sailings, and some other events.

That was all it took to hook em in to the program, as they were already cheerleaders, and assumed/hoped that if they went along, they'd get more invites.
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In the thread "is cruise reporting too fluffy" I mention something the other board's editor said at our shipyard viewing of Queen Elizabeth yesterday. The engineers said "we moved the door to the Princess Grill from the edge of the room to the middle, and she piped up and said "that's the kind of stuff our readers are really interested in."

OK - I guess it is worth a minute or two of conversation, but if I read an entire thread about it, with the first person mentioning it, and then 50 other responses like this...

"wow, that's great"

"I like center entrances"

"me too"

"I guess I am not sure, sometimes a side entrance give a person the ability to walk in more discretely"

"Yes, but a front entrance nmeans you are walking directly into the room"

"give me tables on BOTH sides of the aisle, that's what I say"

"I don't, know, I think my right side is my best, is it on the right or left side of the room?"

"It's in the MIDDLE - pay attention! I don't think you're a real cruiser at alll"

"Yes I am, I have been on more cruises than you"

"And you don't even know the difference between middle and center entrances? My dog is smarter than that."

"How many cruises has your dog been on LMAOROFL........"

... OK, what site am I on?
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Nurse Debra????

You never miss an opportunity to bash Royal.
But you never did tell us wether or not you are a nurse.

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