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Lima, Peru
posts: 1
reviews: 4

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
posts: 15,408
reviews: 39
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
posts: 35,887
reviews: 7
2. Re: badges

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

posts: 2,096
reviews: 59
3. Re: badges

They elected me Sheriff.

Edinburgh, United...
posts: 18,010
reviews: 639
4. Re: badges

it is hard to polish virtual badges.

Chicago, Illinois
posts: 2,049
reviews: 149
5. Re: badges

I think Mel Brooks said it best

Badges Badges we don't need no stinking badges

Llanelli, United...
posts: 3,966
reviews: 193
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
posts: 27
reviews: 8
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...
posts: 18,010
reviews: 639
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
posts: 8,657
reviews: 479
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
posts: 35,700
reviews: 758
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