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Lima, Peru
Level Contributor
1 post
4 reviews

Thanks for the badge which I recieved today. However I really don't want a badge or any kind of reward for writing reviews. Isn't it a bit childish?

That apart I think Tripadvisor is a well organised and very valuable resource.

All the best,


South Pole
Level Contributor
15,383 posts
37 reviews
1. Re: badges

a lot love 'em.

a lot hate 'em.

after a while u tend to ignore the extraneous stuff on TA and do your own thing.

Fredericia, Denmark
Destination Expert
for Bentota, Beruwala, Sri Lanka
Level Contributor
37,532 posts
7 reviews
2. Re: badges

As long as it's a virtual badge I don't care;-)

Level Contributor
3,760 posts
66 reviews
3. Re: badges

They elected me Sheriff.

Edinburgh, United...
Level Contributor
20,043 posts
632 reviews
4. Re: badges

it is hard to polish virtual badges.

Chicago, Illinois
Destination Expert
for Food and Travel, Holiday Travel, Spa Vacations, World Cup
Level Contributor
3,662 posts
174 reviews
5. Re: badges

I think Mel Brooks said it best

Badges Badges we don't need no stinking badges

Wales, United...
Destination Expert
for Bargain Travel, Cruises
Level Contributor
24,222 posts
299 reviews
6. Re: badges

I don't care about badges at all, so I am indifferent about whether I receive them or not.

Why don't all my badges appear on forum posts under my user name? :) :)

Edited: 3:49 pm, June 26, 2013
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
34 posts
9 reviews
7. Re: badges

I think it was said best in the classic movie, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre...

“Badges? We ain’t got no badges! We don’t need no badges!

I don’t have to show you any stinking badges!”

I just care if the information provided by the user is useful, what badges they have, if any, is irrelevant.

Edinburgh, United...
Level Contributor
20,043 posts
632 reviews
8. Re: badges

I still think it is strange that TA gives out badges for reviews but gives no recognition to the efforts of the 1000's of people who answer questions on destination forums,the true heart of TA.

the ones that want badges or rewards are the ones writing reviews and often the first time you see them on forums is when they ask about badges or rewards.

Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
14,876 posts
685 reviews
9. Re: badges

The badges are a gimmick, for many it entices them to continue to contribute....others could not give a crap....the gimmick factor will always win out though!

Oregon Coast
Destination Expert
for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
Level Contributor
41,702 posts
970 reviews
10. Re: badges

Does this mean I have to take my big gold star off my car? Oh well, most people thought I was advertising a hamburger chain amyway.... LOL