If you only read DansDeals.com you’re missing out on half the fun.
-DDF (DansDeals Forums) is an incredible resource for trip planning, mileage collecting, credit card info, deal hunting, and so much more. Many of the deals I post originate there, so people that follow it religiously get a heads up before the masses.
-You can like and get alerted of deals on the new DansDeals Facebook page.
And then there’s the DansDeals Facebook group, where there are 26,700 people discussing just about everything under the sun. It consists of mostly the same old questions that are repeated every day as there is no order or Wiki for Facebook groups like there is on DDF. When I started the group Facebook allowed me to mass email all members when there was a great deal, but Facebook took away that functionality. The main reason the group still exists is that its members banded together in protest when I suggested that the group be deleted.
But today a nice thing happened. A member and her 3 kids were stuck in the TLV airport for 26 hours during a delay. She lives in Chicago, but was only able to make it to NYC before Shabbos today. What followed was pretty awesome. An absolute outpouring of offers for free rides, hospitality, and food. It worked out in the end, but the post is well worth the read.
It takes an awesome moderation team to keep things in order and it’s no easy feat, but posts like this show the good that can happen when the power of 26,700 people can be harnessed in one place. And that brought a smile to my face today.