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What's your candidate for "Sticky Topic"?

May 14th, 2009, 03:45 PM
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What's your candidate for "Sticky Topic"?

There are certain topics that appear again and again, and the answers are the same and the same. If Fodor's were to implement a Sticky Topic feature (so that noobs can see if their question has already been explored), what ones would you nominate?

Converting money/using plastic
Airport transfers
Cell phones
Oyster Cards/Travelcards
Navigo

I think those would cover about 80% of board traffic.
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May 14th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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What is there to do in xyz city.
Where should I stay in Paris.
How do I book train tickets for...
What to do with kids.
Where to eat in Paris.
Temperature!!
What do I wear????
Packing Light.

The problem with noobs is that they do not search this forum so it is unlikely that they will read a Help thread.
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May 14th, 2009, 04:13 PM
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Should I buy my flight tickets now or wait and hope for a sale? Will there be a sale before I need to fly?

What area of town should I stay in?

How many days should I spend in x?

If I only have x days to spend in Y, is there any use to go there?

Is spending $x for y hotel or z restaurant, "worth it?"
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May 14th, 2009, 04:21 PM
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"Best" restaurant in Paris, Rome, Madrid.
Do I need A/C in (insert month) in (insert town)?
Perfect 6 day itinerary for Ireland (including sidetrips to Scotland and Morocco)
Will it rain in Poop-de-Chien on April 1st, 2014?
Can I wear shorts in churches in Italy?
Train travel in the UK on Christmas day (or Boxing day)
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May 14th, 2009, 04:22 PM
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What's the best way to get from here to there?

Should I fly, train or drive from x to y?

Has anyone stayed at this hotel? apartment?

What day trips can I take from x city?

Please review this itinerary.

The questions are pretty standard and they do get asked again and again--hence why travel guides so often follow a standard format. But the locations vary from question to question and so must the answers--except possibly for some very standard ones like 1) hotels, apartments and restaurants in Paris 2) day trips from Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, possibly others 3)issues surrounding the popular Italian triad of Venice, Florence and Rome or the Central European triad of Budapest, Prague and Vienna.

We should look to how successful Guenmai has been in keeping up the threads about left and right bank hotels in Paris as an experiment in doing some "sticky noting."
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May 14th, 2009, 04:26 PM
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Should I carry huge sums of cash?

What is cheaper...Leonardo Express, Rome Shuttle, Taxi?

What do you think of my 14 city, 8 day itinerary?

Why doesn't Trenitialia website work?

What can I do in London/Paris/Frankfurt with 4 hour layover?

Do I need converter/adapter? What are they?
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May 14th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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<< Can I wear shorts in churches in Italy? >>

Even when you tell people they can't wear shorts in Italian churches they ask if they can wear long shorts. LOL
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May 14th, 2009, 04:53 PM
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I want to go to Europe! Where should I go?

Is it worth it to go to whatever place?

Do you think this is a good price for airfare?
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May 14th, 2009, 04:58 PM
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What should I wear in Paris
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May 14th, 2009, 06:27 PM
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Can I wear jeans in Rome?

Do they speak English in Paris?

How many euros should I bring with me when I go to Italy this summer?

I am going to Germany. What airport do I fly into?

What is the name of a reasonably priced hotel in Paris?

Polly Magoo
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May 14th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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Pro, I watched Polly Magoo again this afternoon.
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May 14th, 2009, 06:54 PM
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Oh, isn't that so clairvoyant of you, Mimi?

I am using my Moxilla Firefox browser, which still logs me in as PP even though PP was supposedly banned.

I think I hold the record for most bannings on Fodor's--17.

I am such a bitch!

Polly Magoo
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May 14th, 2009, 07:48 PM
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What's the best way to get to Venice from the airport/What's the best way to get to the airport from Venice.
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May 14th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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<< I think I hold the record for most bannings on Fodor's--17. >>

Thanks for the laugh! You'd think the editors would get tired of banning you since you always resurface! Do you remember all your login IDs?
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May 14th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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no, thinny not clairvoyant, a friend knew klein's
photographs but not his films, so I said to him, Voila,
here's what I will show you.
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May 14th, 2009, 09:48 PM
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I think the success of this forum is precisely in allowing broad range of subjects to be posted over and over.

Even when the same subject is introduced, the sequence by which the responses are posted give different emphasis to different aspects of the subject. I learn new ways to characterize each subject and respond to it in different ways.
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May 14th, 2009, 11:31 PM
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Can I drive to my apartment in Venice.
Can I get a park there.

(Which generally allows Bob the Navigator to display his amazing breadth of knowledge. He's always interesting to read.)
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May 15th, 2009, 12:10 AM
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Sticky topics would never be a good idea here.

<< I think those would cover about 80% of board traffic. >>

...this is your "rough analysis of those five "topics"?

You couldn't be more wrong, in my opinion. I think that a "short list" of say... about 250 questions would address... maybe 30% of the postings that appear here.

That's what makes it so good.

The next 30% could be perhaps summarized in about 1000 questions, and the remaining 40% are more or less unique, never really asked before - - thus, about 50,000 questions.

Best wishes,

Rex
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May 15th, 2009, 02:00 AM
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Is London, Paris, and Rome too much for one afternoon?

I know there was a 125 reply thread about what to do for 14 days if my flight arrived at 10:30, my flight arrives 10:34? What should I do?

Most people think their trip is unique and do not read previous postings, thus answers to standard questions would fall into the same dust bin.
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May 15th, 2009, 04:00 AM
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PLEASE do not create a whole long list of stickies that fill the whole screen and one has to scroll past all of them every time to find the first thread with a new answer... Compared to other forums, I am so glad that Fodor's does not have them.
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