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Lima, Peru
posts: 1
reviews: 4
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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,

Alan

Pittsburgh...
posts: 2,363
reviews: 60
21. Re: badges

To add to that and reiterate something I've said before, I've read one too many useless substance-free reviews by 20 and 50 review contributors to even pay attention to review count anymore, not that I ever really did. I know there are a lot of data people out there that want a quick quantitative analysis. This is a case where qualitative assessment of what is written seems to be the better tool than just looking for a number.

Chester, United...
posts: 49,215
reviews: 53
22. Re: badges

"We should be given monetary awards after submitting a certain amount of reviews. TripAdvisor is doing quite well. Time is valuable"

As has been said TA allow you to use all their data to research you next meal out, day out or holiday

Personally, I write reviews because I want to and for no other reason

Dubai, United Arab...
posts: 7
reviews: 60
23. Re: badges

Agree with quality vs quantity post, as well written reviews are very helpful. Which is where the 'helpful' rating is actually a good idea, because to a degree it shows people that it's a reviewer that might be worth taking note of, before even looking at their post.

Of course, if there are dodgy people out there manipulating the reviews, pics, ratings etc. - have heaps of posts & had others they know say they're helpful, then this obviously is not good & should be weeded out.

In respect of being 'paid', I think a nominal amount of points (like Agoda) might encourage more reviews being posted, but then as someone else said...it would 'cheapen' the site & the quality of reviews would probably diminish I expect.

I for one have started putting reviews up over the last year in an attempt to 'pay back', as we always consult TA before booking a hotel & I don't expect to get any reward for it at all (except a shiny gold badge!!)

;o)

Chester, United...
posts: 49,215
reviews: 53
24. Re: badges

"In respect of being 'paid', I think a nominal amount of points (like Agoda) might encourage more reviews being posted"

Just an idea but if TA ever did this such points could be pooled and given to charitable causes!!!

25. Re: badges

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