My story about smart travelers who occasionally do not-so-smart things topped our list of most-visited articles this week.
No surprise – we all make mistakes.
Interestingly, we’re in the process of building the best darned knowledgebase online, so you can avoid some of these mistakes. Our latest FAQ on travel insurance was a home run, according to the critics.
Also smart: our commenters. I love you! You’ve made our transition back to Disqus smoother than we could have imagined.
For those of you just catching up with this little soap opera, we moved back to the Disqus commenting platform about a month ago and recalled our moderation team. (And yes, the rumors are true — the moderators agreed to come back only if I promised to never respond to another comment on the blog. But I still have access to email …)
We now have most of our trusted commenters whitelisted, so their comments appear immediately on the site. Some infrequent or problem commenters are still being held in the moderation queue. And we have a very small blacklist of people whose comments we’d prefer to keep off the site.
And guess what? It’s working. The comments have been insightful, helpful and above all, civil.
So, as a reward, we’re extending the comments period to two weeks, effective this morning. Sure, there’ll be more for us to moderate — but we trust you.
While we’re on the subject of smart, have you checked out the Iridium GO! yet? If not, you really need to watch this video.
Our friends at Blue Cosmo have provided a GO! for our fundraiser. That’s right, we’re giving away one of these bad boys.
So here’s a smart move: become an underwriter at any level and you’ll qualify for the giveaway. The GO! comes with two months of service, so you won’t get stuck with a bill. And it’s really cool, because it works with your existing smartphone.
Do you want it? Yeah, me too.
Here’s how to get it: Sign up as a supporter and your name will go into the hat. I’ll be giving the GO! away tomorrow.
Supporting this site is a smart thing, by the way. Our business model isn’t “native” advertising, which tries to fool you into thinking an ad is news. It’s not affiliate agreements, where we get a $150 commission check every time someone signs up for a toxic credit card.
We rely on our supporters — and we answer to you.
This site will always put you first. We’re here for you every day, on this site, in the forums and online.
Now that’s smart.