I see that you work in the industry, and I see that you feature a Palm Beach Resort on your website. What is your objective in posting this question?
TUG is a very conservative website - I'm not sure this is the right venue for your question.
Also - I deleted your other 4 posts - duplicate posts are not permitted on TUG.
I personally dont care what your sexual orientation is...denise probably doesnt either. All are welcome at TUG.
I however do believe that a conversation about gay vs straight etc (which seemed to be the idea behind this post)...most certainly falls under the "controversial social topics" rule everyone agreed to when registering here =)
and is most likely what was meant by denise's post.
Wow! I read this post and found it insulting and just plain ignorant to have a moderator state what was clearly an outright exclusion of the gay community by TUG.I'm sorry - I botched that.
The OP posted the same post 5 times. Since the referenced resort is featured prominently on their commercial webpage, it seems to me that their posts were meant to stir up interest, rather than to actually ask a question. TUG does have conservative posting rules, and asking a provocative question to promote your own business does not fit in with those rules.
My apologies to those that I offended - that was not my intention.
Is the glass half empty or is the glass half full?....You see a bias toward social conformity, I see a bias against those that dont fit in perfectly. I am always watching what I say; self censoring what I post, so as to not upset the apple cart and as you say, be cast out by those in power here. . But thats the price we pay to participate "You have to go along to get along"....I am sure many of the folks here and I would choose not to associate each other outside of this group. I suspect Denise and some others would be revolted by my very presence were we to meet outside of this discussion group and they were to learn how I really think. But on the subject of timeshares, we are able to "go along to get along", to share and learn from one another on this rather narrow, not too important topic (timesharing)Whether its conservative posting rules or conservative posters with latent "Anita Bryant" tendancies, there is frankly, a noticable predominance of upper-middle class, mainstream thought on TUG that, IMHO, reflects more of a bias toward social conformity, than anything else. Communities and those in power simply tend to cast out those who stray from the norm.
I think conservative was the wrong word to use - I didn't meant to imply any political or social affiliation. I meant the traditional use of the word conservative.Avoid posting about politics, religion, or contentious social issues
Unless directly related to timesharing, such discussions are prohibited in these forums, including TUG Lounge. We've been down that road before, it was ugly, and we are not going there again.
You are in the Palm Beach area. There are gay timeshare resorts over there. Just contact them and see how they are doing. And there are lots of gay resorts anyway in the USA. You can find them under Specialty lodging on Tripadvisor.Denise I apologize for posting 5 different times. Having never posted on any forum ever, I did not know which one would be best.
Having said that my question is sincere. I believe the future in timeshare for smaller resorts is catering to specific niches. Gay friendly or Alnernative Lifestyle is just a few.
I have considered and talked about this for about ten years now and I am looking for a little more feedback before I start marketing.
Thanks for your feedback.
Thanks for the second post and apology Denise - I know you do an awful lot for this Board and keeping out advertisers and promoters is important.I don't know that I can say anything that will make a difference at this point, but I am California High School Teacher and as such, I work with, and teach, and respect, people from every walk of life.
As a TUG Moderator, I am guided by the posting rules:
I think conservative was the wrong word to use - I didn't meant to imply any political or social affiliation. I meant the traditional use of the word conservative.
Again, my apologies, I will be more sensitive in the future.
I wouldn't be against a few more "no children allowed" resorts.I wouldn't be against a few more "singles friendly" timeshare resorts, if your looking for more niches.