I feel like I have failed members of my family.
I just removed the direct links to La Cava and replaced with just the title of the related thread. The good news is that if they’re not paid subscribers, whoever clicked the link won’t be able to see the page. But still, that’s a crazy number of clicks.
Frankly I’m flattered that that many people have made their way through this thread or read what I have written.
Well that certainly wasn’t my intention
I know but the thing is if people are paid subscribers, it isn’t that hard for them to go find the pinned thread. Whereas if they’ve joined just to get our data without contributing, this will make it a tad harder for them to take advantage of our hard work.
I really don’t understand why this is important. If you can access La Cava you can access La Cava. Promoting a “need to pay for access” link in a public post can only help TPs bottom line, right? More subscribers. If we make it this difficult to find info, we risk seriously turning people off of the threads.
@Anthonyjohn726_874585 does this track with your experience? I think it’s important to get new user impressions. I hope we didn’t turn you off of the forums! Everyone here is very helpful. But, well, What happens in La Cava, STAYS in La Cava
I PM’d him, sent him the direct link and offered to help in any way he needed. I hope it worked.
So we decided direct links in chat are ok?
This is very, very important to me since chat is very, very important to me.
I would hope the people that were involved in the testing and original decision could also have a voice in that decision.
Editing to add: if the answer is yes I would respectfully request that we wait until after Joel’s trip. The bloggers have been great after the drop posts, although most are TP members and are members of other communities that know all of this info. Once it becomes more unlucky in chat, I am unsure if that would still be true.
My goal is to not bring too much attention and force Disney to take steps faster than planned. Thanks for your (all community members) consideration.
I share information with many friends and colleagues from La Cava for their personal WDW trips. i just gifted a 2024 Unofficial Guide to a work colleague planning a WDW trip in a few weeks.
So if posting in chat helps people with their personal trips, that seems consistent with the spirit of the Liner community
But from what you write in several posts above about bloggers using the info in the past, that opens into commercial and business use of the information. Blogging is not only for profit so I understand that some might be motivated by community. But blogging about Disney — reviews, news, videos on youtube — is a money making business. that’s fine — free market, competition, choice.
But then info and experience from this community meant to support personal Disney happiness within this community gives access to valuable for profit information
Just a thought as you consider. I don’t have a strong preference myself
But I don’t see why the link itself is an issue. If you don’t have access to La Cava, you don’t have access. What a person does with the info has nothing to do with a link being shared on a public post.
And there is plenty of “have to find it in La Cava” mentioned in public posts. A membership to TP yearly is less than the cost of a nice lunch. If someone wants to profit off the intel there, the TP subscription is a write off for taxes.
perhaps i misunderstood. i thought the issue was if the link gave access to those outside La Cava. sorry!
OH! Does it? I didn’t think of this. I wouldn’t think so but maybe?
I would think that when any La Cava thread link is shared, and the receiver does not have an account and is not a trusted user yet, it will revert to the login/create account page.