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who is mikethebarman?

and how come he gets local expert status with only one posting on this forum?

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1. Re: who is mikethebarman?

I can see the "off-topic" polis jumping on this....:-)

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2. Re: who is mikethebarman?

more that likely,I have sent an email to TA asking why someone with a total of 5 posts and only one post on the forum they are supposed to be an expert on can be given this honour.

Another TA Scotland poster alerted me to this,I would never have found out otherwise.I think this demeans the whole of the Local Expert status.

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3. Re: who is mikethebarman?

Agreed unclegus, sadly one can nominate oneself. But this person doen't fit the criteria:

- Who are TripAdvisor Local Experts?

Local Experts are forums users who exemplify the best features of our forums-they give helpful, friendly advice, and are extremely knowledgeable about the city or region they're a Local Expert for. They're residents of that place or frequent visitors who have up-to-date knowledge of what's going on there, and who post regularly.

(Failed haven't posted since July)

- How are they chosen?

TripAdvisor forums administrators select Local Experts based on their contributions to our forums. We look for people who contribute good advice, are friendly and respond to many different topics on a regular basis. Members who meet our qualifications are invited to participate by email.

(Failed haven't posted since July)

- Can I nominate someone else?

Sure-we love it when our users tell us there's a great participant in our forums! E-mail forumlocalexperts@tripadvisor.com. Please tell us why you think this person would be a good candidate.

- I'm interested in becoming a Local Expert. What do I have to do?

Participate frequently in our forums and give detailed, helpful advice. Help us set the right tone by not encouraging trolls, getting into arguments with other users or treating the forum as a chat room, and by letting us know if anything in the forum is getting out of hand. We monitor forums to look for users like this, but you're welcome to e-mail us to nominate yourself: forumlocalexperts@tripadvisor.com.

(Failed haven't posted since July, but maybe nominated themselves)

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4. Re: who is mikethebarman?

Ooh, I've posted more than mikethebarman here now, can I be a local expert too?

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5. Re: who is mikethebarman?

I think you qualify now,shall i nominate you?

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6. Re: who is mikethebarman?

Sounds great unclegus, I could nominate you too.

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7. Re: who is mikethebarman?

I noticed mikethebarman yesterday and am astonished that he has been nominated by TA as an expert.

Nothing against Mike himself. Maybe he can't help being unable to spell or punctuate, but I would have thought TA would require more than one uninformative post from a contributor before making him an "expert".

It makes you wonder if TA actually read some of the posts.

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8. Re: who is mikethebarman?

I should add that I have also sent an email to TA about this.

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9. Re: who is mikethebarman?

I didn't want to say this before( I try to be discreet) but it was thegoodwitch that alerted me to it.just set my buzzer going.

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10. Re: who is mikethebarman?

I did nominate you a few months back unclegus - for your distillery expertise (hic)

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