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Old 05-26-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Is there an interest in having a Sticky for ABD meet threads?

I've seen a couple of comments today about wondering if there was a way to do meets threads for ABD like they have on the DCL board.

If there's an interest, there are a couple of different ways I could proceed.

1) I could create a Sticky thread at the top of this forum where you could post links to threads you create for your trip. It would basically work similarly to the Trip Report Sticky we currently have. This I can create.

2) I could ask the Webmasters to create a sub-forum for ABD meet threads, like DCL has. I don't have the power to do that (as far as I know).

Let me know what you think, and how you feel, and I'll pursue it! No guarantees on option #2, but I'll ask if that's what people want.

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Old 05-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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I think that would be fantastic!
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Old 05-26-2012, 09:02 PM   #3
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I think that would be fantastic!
Any preferences as to which option?

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Old 05-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #4
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Any preferences as to which option?

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With the traffic this board gets as opposed to the cruise board you could start with a sticky and move to a sub forum if warranted
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Old 05-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #5
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With the traffic this board gets as opposed to the cruise board you could start with a sticky and move to a sub forum if warranted
I think that this makes perfect sense. Why don't we just do a sticky and then go from there?

Do you ever wonder how so many people do ABD tours, but never know about the disboards? Most of the families on our last ABD didn't even seem to be "Disney" families. It really makes me wonder how they even found out about ABD.
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Old 05-26-2012, 11:30 PM   #6
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With the traffic this board gets as opposed to the cruise board you could start with a sticky and move to a sub forum if warranted
That makes sense. I'll see what others say, but the sticky would definitely be easier.

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I think that this makes perfect sense. Why don't we just do a sticky and then go from there?

Do you ever wonder how so many people do ABD tours, but never know about the disboards? Most of the families on our last ABD didn't even seem to be "Disney" families. It really makes me wonder how they even found out about ABD.
I think a lot of folks have ABD recommended to them by their Travel Agents. My first 2 ABDs, no-one had heard of the DISboards (except the Guides!). On my third one (Med add-on) there was one other person from the DIS.

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #7
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I think a sticky to meet our fellow adventurers would be great! If it's an easy thing then all the better!
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:00 AM   #8
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I think it sounds like a very fun idea. A sticky seems to make the most sense for the reasons Tozzie mentioned. Thanks for jumping on the idea!
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:43 AM   #9
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Gotta say I am quite surprised to find out from those that have traveled with ABD that the groups rarely include DISboard members : I would have guessed the opposite. Go figure.
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:44 PM   #10
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Great idea, sayhello! I'd love to see if anyone on our Scotland adventure (6/30/13) is on the DIS too!
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:32 PM   #11
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Here's another vote to start a "meet" sticky!
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:30 PM   #12
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I love the idea of a meets threads as well. I agree that starting with a sticky probably makes the most sense.
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:57 AM   #13
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It's a great idea. I don't have a trip scheduled right now but if I did, I'd love to have a meet thread. Maybe do it by destination instead of each departure date? I only suggest that because I never found anyone on the disboards going on my specific departure date, but was able to get lots of helpful information from people who had been to/were going on the same trip, just not at the same time.
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #14
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We are all for it--sorta hit and miss now to find folks going on the same tour. I really like the ABD disboard--very practical. The DCL disboard is a whole different world--by the minute postings about the latest ice cream flavors!
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:31 PM   #15
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WeLoveABD - your comment about the cruise board is so true - you could spend hours discussing second by second plans for embarkation day (I've been guilty of this myself) or precisely what to wear each night! I wish there was a way to encourage more people who are signing up for ABD trips to discover/participate in the DIS boards.
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