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Friends of the HUMTAB forum! This is your list – a list of the most resounding ideas you’ve shared in the forum. Please keep in mind that this list is not all-inclusive yet. We tried to be as thorough as possible, but please add more ideas if yours is not on here.

If you’d like to add a new idea, please identify it using the following format:
ScreenName_Month/Day/Year

Assigning this easy identifier to your idea will help us track and refer to it. It will also give us a point person for the idea in case we have any follow-up questions. If you need to add more than one idea per day, please number them the way we’ve done below.

We’ve placed each idea into one of three categories based on how we think you, the community, would categorize them. That said, you know yourselves better than we do, so feel free to move ideas around according to how you think the community feels (which may not necessarily be the same as your personal preferences). The categories are:

VIP (you know what that means)
Really want
Nice to have

And then there's the Suggestions We've Implemented category. We'll move stuff there as appropriate. 

In return for your time and energy in the HUMTAB forum, we’ll read this list often, keep track of new ideas and updates, and do our best to make comments where we can – in fact, we’ve already made comments on the starter list below. We have and will continue to put a lot of thought into our comments, so please don’t delete them.

And as a courtesy to everyone here, please:

  • Please stick to objective, descriptive language when adding an idea to the list. We love a good debate or discussion, and that's what the HUMTAB forum is for. Feel free to add links to the forum topics in which a particular idea was discussed.
  • Do not remove an item. To remove an item, please PM TA_Sara or TA_DanW and they will consider whether it should be removed.
  • Feel free to add to the description of an idea, but don’t edit a description unless you have something constructive to add. The same goes for links: please don’t remove any links that have already been added to an idea.
  • Do not remove the ID number of an idea. This is how we keep track of them.
  • Do not remove comments left by TA. We wrote them for the community, so leave them up for others to see.


Thanks,
The TripAdvisor Community Team

P.S. A secondary version of this list is available at:
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g41...
This list is sorted by TA response. This list is meant strictly as a handy reference. However, the list you're viewing right now should always be considered to be the main (primary) version of the list.


SUGGESTIONS WE’VE IMPLEMENTED

Idea: Eliminate "unhelpful" vote functionality. As of December 14, 2009, this is done! Now, members only have the option to mark a vote as helpful, and previous unhelpful votes are no longer shown.

Idea: Create a mobile version of TA. Both the beta version of the mobile site and the new version of Local Picks (the iPhone app) are live as of December 2009. This version of the mobile site works on iPhones, Androids, some Blackberry models (Curve, Pearl, Storm), and the Palm Pre.

Idea: Allow members to edit their own posts. This functionality was implemented in November 2009.

Idea: Allow members to preview postings (WYSIWYG) before submitting them. This was done in September of 2009.

Idea: While a member is crafting their post on the Post a Reply page, show the last (or last few) posts, rather than just the Original Post. This was done in September of 2009.

Idea: Add the Watch Topic button to co.uk (and .ie too!) We added the Watch Topic button to all TA sites worldwide.

Idea: Make avatars larger in the forums. We made avatars larger when we launched the new forums design in the summer of 2009.

Idea: On review and forum pages, clearly display the number of reviews and posts a member has made (near their avatar/screen name). In the spring of 2009, we started displaying this information in a "fly-out" from the member's screen name. It is on all review pages now, and will be on the forums soon.

Idea: Surface Traveler Articles so that forums users see them before asking questions. We are sending more traffic to Traveler Articles now due to the FAQ feature in the forums. We would still like to improve traffic coming from other parts of the site.

Idea: Rename Feedback Forum to "Help us make TripAdvisor better". Done.

Idea: Close inactive threads to prevent people from replying to them. Note: We're closing inactive threads after 6 months. So as not to crash our forums' servers, we have a program running to close all the inactive threads gradually. It may take us a while to close all of the really old ones, but they will all be closed eventually.

Idea: Integrate weather or a weather button. Extended forecasts are up on some pages already. We'll be adding a weather widget to many other places soon, including our new Business Center.

Idea: Provide downloadable files for printing TA-logo name tags, and maybe table signs and posters, for TA member meetups. These are linked from the DE blog, or we'd be happy to send you the file if you are not a DE. Just ask TA_Sara or TA_MandyM.

Idea: Cut down on fake reviews.We have added a Report Inappropriate Content link to every single review on TA. Please use it to report suspicious reviews!

Idea: Create more special interest (non-destination) forums, such as Beach Vacations, Train Travel, Business Travel, Traveling with Disabilities, Travel Gadgets and Gear, etc...

Idea: Add the TA Support forum to the forum home page instead of just linking from Help Center pages. Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

Idea: Rollback the change on forums pages that defaulted the cursor to the search bar.

Idea: Add report inappropriate content links to restaurant reviews.

Idea: Move entire threads when they belong in another forum.

Idea: Do something to prevent Private Message spam. (We implemented a captcha system that requires you to verify that you're a real person.)

Idea: Work toward better attribution of Local Picks reviews to reduce the number of reviews associated with “A TripAdvisor Contributor.”
TA Comment: We are actively working to get more Facebook contributors to claim their reviews on TA. Another project, coming soon, will improve this even more.

Idea: Search for hotels by amenities and recommended for options. This type of searching is available to you. Go to a hotel search page, such as:
www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g60795
From there, click the Advanced Search link. This brings up Amenities and Recommended For filters along the left side of the page. If you’d like us to add new amenities and recommended for options, email us from the Suggestion Box page of the Help Center and we’ll consider them individually.

Idea: Forums staff should not include members in their Traveler Networks:  http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

Idea: Combat trolls more effectively: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... We made a huge upgrade to set of automatic filters to prevent and detect troll accounts. You should notice a difference within a week.

Idea: Allow creation of Traveler Articles for non-destination forums, including the TripAdvisor Support and HUMTAB forums: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... You can create a Traveler Article for a non-destination forum in Newton, MA (the city where TripAdvisor is based). Once you do that, we’ll put a sticky in the forum that links to your article. Take, for example the Traveler Article for the Support forum created by PDXNoah (linked from the sticky in that forum). PM TA_Sara if you’d like to have a Traveler Article/sticky added for your non-destination forum.

Idea: Go to the latest post button: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... The time of last post displayed on the forums topic list is now a link that takes you directly to the last post in the topic.

Idea: Separate "Tours" from "Attractions": http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... . Tours and attractions are now listed under separate tabs on the "Things to Do" pages.

Idea: Add Itineraries to all English TripAdvisor sites: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

VIP:

ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-2
  • Idea: Require some kind of verification by hotels that a person stayed attheir property, or enforce a waiting period between when users register and when they can post their first review.
  • TA Comment: If you see a suspicious review, use the Report Inappropriate Content link! In addition, we have dozens of staff inspectors constantly monitoring the reviews on our site and have sophisticated, proprietary tools in place to help us detect fraudulent reviews. We also periodically confirm the legitimacy of review authors. We don’t think that requiring verification will improve the honesty of reviews. A hotelier could simply choose not to verify any review that’s negative. We've never required users to wait before writing a review (or posting to the forums), and we don't see any evidence that doing so would eliminate fake reviews. Plus, a huge percentage of reviewers write a review on their first day as TA members, and we want these people to share their experiences with other travellers.
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-4
  • Idea: Make the Help Center searchable and much more visible/easy to access. This will help people get the answers they need and prevent unnecessary questions in the Support and HUMTAB forums.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... ; http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: We agree that the Help Center needs to be searchable. It's a daunting task to navigate the Help Center without searching. Watch for this enhancement in the future, though we don't yet know exactly when. We are also hoping to add a landing page that will allow you to search the Help Center and the Support and HUMTAB forums. We believe this will help people get the answers they need and use the Support and HUMTAB forums most effectively.
ID: anemone and ReggieMolehusband_03/19/09  
  • Idea: Also include a confirmation statement prior to final submit confirming the forum that is about to be updated.
  • Link http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopi...
  • TA Coment: I think this idea would go very well with the "preview post" functionality already on our roadmap. I certainly like the idea of a pop-up, but for the sake of efficiency and consistency, it makes better sense for us to add a confirmation message to the "preview post" screen. Ideally, on that screen you'd be able to preview your post (WYSIWYG) AND see a confirmation message ("You are about to post in the London forum") at the same time.

ID: Country_Wife_03/14/09-03

  • Idea: Make it easier to find out how to contact TA staff when needed. Although there are numerous links in the Help Center, not only is the Help Center currently hard to find, but most people are looking for a much more obvious "Contact Us" link. (Perhaps such a link could be reinstated, which will go to a page on the Help Center explaining how to use the Help Center's "Contact Us" links to get in touch with the correct TA department?)  Originally proposed by HelloThereAgain and many others.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... -- and umpteen posts to the Support Forum.
  • TA Comment:
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-3 and peterscot_06/15/09
  • Idea: Allow members to easily search for and distinguish threads of a specific type (such as Trip Reports) or subject (such asdining) or event (such Calgary Stampede or Boston Marathon) in the forums.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TAComment: In both cases members would to either A. Put specific types of threads into their own sub-forums or B. Tag those threads appropriatelyfor easy searching/recognition. Implementing this idea would reallybenefit the community, and we think either way of addressing it couldwork. We need to determine the best way to go about this so that we laythe foundation for a scalable system and use our resourcesintelligently. Another way of addressing this idea might be for us to enhance the forums' searching and sorting functionality, which I knoweveryone would love!

I REALLY WANT:

ID: Victorianlad_04/16/2013

 Ensure that the TA listing reflects its proper geographical address.

 When I submit changes to addresses such as in  http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Restaur...  the listing on TA shows under the island of 'Luzon'but does not show under the more accurate geographical classifications of 'Metro Manila' and the city such as 'Pasay' even though I have included these in the address that I amended through the 'change address' option available near teh listing's on screen address.  Listing these addressesb accurately and including suburbs and towns, provinces and states helps users to more easily locate the branch of an hotel or restaurant for which they may be looking.

 

ID: Sunflair_02/05/2013

Create an "Entertainment" category, besides the hotels, restaurant and attractions, to be able to review.

I would love to be able to review and read reviews of different clubs, disco's, pubs etc. As a young tourist I often find myself googling for hours in hope to find the best/cheapest/famous club in town. There are so many differnt things you want to know about a venue, that is usually never listed on their website. It doesnt have to be particularly about nightlife, you could also include concerts, musicals,opera, theatre etc. 

 

ID: lorrainp_08/30/12

Create a "Gastro holidays" or similar forum.  This is a similar idea to ID keonifoxen_01/31/2012,  and both wine and food could be grouped together. 

Also, nice to have would be a "Best destination for . . . " forum.   

ID: nhfc_06/18/12

Provide option to search the reviews for a particular hotel/destination by a specific date. Sometimes you want to know what experiences people have had at a particular time of year - if there's thousands of reviews you don't want to have to click through hundreds of pages just to get to the reviews that apply to a particular month.

It would also be helpful to be able to sort reviews based on the member's rating - this is just a nice to have though.

ID: konadan 03/29/2012

What I would really like to see is a hotel class rating question. So for instance I could say this is a three star hotel and it was good for a 3-star hotel and I will give it great ratings. Or it is a 5-star hotel but gave three star service so I will give it bad ratings. When you are asked how satisfied you are with a hotel, it depends on the class of the hotel. While I might be dissatisfied with something at a 5-star hotel, it would be wonderful at a 2-star hotel. Satisfaction is all in the expections. Several times I have reserved a room at a hotel or inn because of the trip advisor ratings and been disappointed when I got there. I often cannot write a review for a hotel because I had the wrong expectations to begin with and I don’t think any review I would write would be fair to the hotel.

 

ID: jonnierock  3/5/2012

It would be helpful to be able to "mark" or save items that interest you for comparison.  When searching for vacation rentals, I will go through a bunch and try to pick my favorites.  But, when I have to come back to the sight later, I have a hard time remembering which ones I liked or didn't like.  I can look at Recently Viewed, but that doesn't allow to indicate which ones I was truly interested in.

ID: jglaw 02/01/12

Encourage people to give helpful votes after reading a review, many just forget

 

ID:  gbrux 02/01/12 

Please can we have a category 'good' between 'average' and 'very good' for reviews.  Or, if you are limited in numbers, change 'very good' to 'good' and keep 'excellent' .  I interpret 'average' to mean ordinary or mediocre.

ID: ro11withit  1/31/12 (comment deleted by user to place in forum)

ID: gbrux 01/01/12

Happy new year!  Idea:  I would love to see a separate restaurant category for "Indian".  For correctness you would probably have to add Pakistani/Kashmiri but to group these all under "Asian" as is now done means those of us looking for the best curry have to scroll through all the Thai/Indonesian etc. that seem to be the current favourites.  

 

ID: tkrbl 9/30/11

Idea: I'd like to see a check box at the time I write a review where I can indicate that I am a "Local" or a "Frequent Visitor".  I often comment on places near my home that are local favorites and I hope other reviewers do the same.  When I travel I like to find the hidden gem of a place only locals know about to get things like great food or hear good local music etc...  Having an indication of what kind of relationship the reviewer has to the locale would help me find those. 

 

 ID: omega5_07/05/2011

  •  Idea: incorporate trip planner and other member profile functionality into iPhone and iPad versions of Trip Advisor. This would greatly increase the functionality of mobile versions of Trip advisor as travelers could work across platforms to plan their trips and manage their profiles.

ID: uccball20_06/23/2011 

  • Idea: incorporate the ability to Rate (review and comment) on "Tours" by tour companies/operators. This would be a huge asset to travelers looking to see objective information about what tours others found worthwhile and what they might do differently. Also, similarly to highly rated hotels or tours/attractions, it gives some assurance of quality for those who are hesitant about diving in. I think this would be a very useful and highly appreciated addition to the site. 
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...

ID: DLB_GOUROCK_08/11/09

  • Idea: include the number of times a thread has been "viewed" on the forum index page. (also on Reviews) This would provide an indication of how popular a thread or review is. I may put a suggestion on a forum and maybe it gets one or two replies but lots of views then I could take from that the the suggestions is not really that important to the members of the forum. Whereas if it only had a few views I could bump it back up to see if I could illicit some comments by bringing it back into view.
  • Link :http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopi... also http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • Suggestion has been promoted on two threads. Authors Beach8um and DLB_GOUROCK
  • TAComment: Awaited

ID: Fourb2_05/19/09

  • Idea: ADD a check box option for ALL hotel reviews. Allow guests to indicate if they found a hotel that advertised itself as 100 per cent smoke-free.  For smokers like me, and even more so for the 80% of the population that DOES NOT smoke, it would be very useful to easily identify IF a hotel is smoke-free. In the modern world where smokers are essentially fringe dwellers, where more hotels are being forced by legislation to do away with smoking rooms, I want to know if the hotel I'm looking at STILL offers pariahs like me  a room where I can smoke. An indication that a hotel is, or is not 100 per cent smoke free would suit both parties.
  • Link:  link from humtab
  • TAComment:

ID: stevesul _06/17/2009

  • Idea: Add in a credibility score for the reviewer based on an algorithm when they joined, how many reviews they have done, and the last time they logged in.  Too many suspicious reviews are by people joining for one day, raving about a hotel or tour operator, and never to be seen again.  The score should take these factors into account to alert your users of these.  If a reviewer joins and posts once, the value of that review should diminish over time.  The reviewer is not adding to the community and the questioning of their review should increase.  If a user is active seasonally (like winters only because that's when they travel), the algorithm should not decrease their reliability or credibility rating.     Also on the flyout, show if the user is active (such as when he or she has logged in the last 30-60 days).   It is too much work to check to see if reviews are real or not..  Although this system might not be perfect, it will be better then weeding through the fakes. 
    A simpler implementation would be to highlight reviews from people who posted more than five or 10 times over a period of time.  If not already, the scoring should weigh their reviews higher then the "one post wonders". 
    Another benefit to this is you will encourage people to review and post more (just as forums do the same thing with assigning levels to number of posts.) 
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-22
  • Idea: Make it easier to find the opinions of other travelers like me (same age, preferences, travel needs and style, geographic location, etc…)
  • TA Comment: We couldn't agree more that giving you an easy way to find travelers like you would be a huge improvement. This is on our list of projects for the not-too-distant future. We hope to begin addressing it when we overhaul the Member Profile pages. This will happen gradually. 
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-14
  • Idea: Filter hotel searches to include only all-inclusive properties.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: We agree that this would be a valuable feature. We’d like to do this, but need to think about where we can fit it in with other priorities.

ID: Officer_Dibble_02/20/09

  • Idea: List the "Inappropriate Post" drop down options in alphabetical order
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: It would be possible for us to change the order with a little tweaking on the back-end, but there doesn't seem to be a consensus on the way these items should be organized. If/when we do undertake this project, we're leaning towards putting the reasons in order of frequency of use.

ID: Country_Wife_03/11/09-01

  • Idea: Have news relevant to travelers for each destination readily accessible, perhaps via the forums or a calendar. This wouldn't be for breaking news, but for longer-term items such as the long-term (but temporary) closure of a major road or tourist attraction, or an ongoing local strike that affects travelers (e.g. public transit, garbage collectors, hotel workers). Originally proposed by Bluecuzco.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: For now, I'd suggest creating a Traveler Article in your geo that tells visitors where to get the most up-to-date info. With the new forums FAQs, the DEs for each destination will be able to choose the most frequently asked questions in each forum. If they feel that this type of local news is an FAQ in that destination, they could link to a Traveler Article or forum thread that addresses it.

ID: Victorianlad_24/04/10-01

Idea: To the home page for each country, Add 'Top-rated speciality accommodation' and list the number in that category in the same way as TA already does for Hotels and for B & Bs, and then of course list the three top-rated speciality accommodation establishments under the 'Top-rated speciality accommodation' heading.  Not everyone wants to stay in a hotel or a B & B.  TA has three accommodation categories so they should all be displayed on the country home pages. To make this change, it may be necessary to reduce the font employed for the other headings such as 'Top-rated hotels' somewhat.

ID: RonaldoC_06/18/2010

Idea: Top Questions and traveller articles should have a read and helpful count. I and other DE's have written a number of what we think are useful and informative articles. These are generally on frequently asked about topics such as how do I get from/to the airport etc. It would be really nice to know how many people actually read these and also how many find them useful. If their ratings are low then we would know which ones to review and perhaps change them. Thanks.
 


NICE TO HAVE

ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-11
  • Idea: Offer a printer-friendly option for forum threads (and saved trip info, too):=.
  • Original post by DLB-GOUROCK_01/08/09
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopi...
  • TA Comment: This project is not on our radar right now.
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-13
  • Idea: From the list of topics in a forum, provide a mouse-over preview of topic content.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comments: We definitely understand the sentiment, and there’s a possibility that we could provide a fly-out showing the content of the OP (original post). However, we think this might actually clutter up the page and annoy the majority of users more than help them. A good alternate solution would be for posters to write more description post titles.
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-16
  • Idea: Increase RSS feed descriptions from 90 characters to a few hundred
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: No plans to do this. Based on experience, we believe this would lead to people collecting and displaying TA content (the content written by our community) without permission.
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-17
  • Idea: Add sorting options in the Contributions tab of the Member Profile.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: We are keeping this in mind for when we overhaul the Member Profile pages in the future, hopefully in the coming months. At the same time, we would like to think about listing each topic title only once, rather than listing it separately for each post made in that topic. 
ID: TAStaff_02/12/09-18
  • Idea: Posts in the Support and HUMTAB forums shouldn’t count towards Post Count.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: Actually, we think they should count, as they are just as valuable to us and to the community as posts made in other non-destination or destination forums.
ID: Country_Wife_02/20/09-01
  • Idea: Create a way for individual members to save links to their favorite forums, for fast & easy access without searching.Originally proposed by Bluecuzco.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: If we decide to overhaul our member profile area, this would be a great piece of the project. We could have a Forums tab similar to the current Subscriptions tabs where you'd be able to create a list of favorite forums. Work on the member profile area is not on our immediate radar, but we'll be sure to think about this suggestion when it is. For the time being, I found it helpful to create a trip folder called Forums, then add a custom item for each forum on your favourites list. Click the Add Custom Info button to add a custom item. Pick a name for the item (i.e. the forum name) and enter the URL. It automatically hyperlinks the URL. Works well for me!

ID: Country_Wife_02/20/09-02

  • Idea: Give new users a tutorial on how to use the site, similar to that seen on sites like e-Bay and Amazon.com. This could be done by e-mailing them a link to the tutorial upon registration, and/or when they make their first forum post. The tutorial could be a brief (2-min) video tutorial and/or a text tutorial. It might conclude with a link to a more advanced tutorial. Originally proposed by RescueTeam.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • Also: http://pages.ebay.com/education/new.html
  • Also: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/custome...
  • TA Comment: This is a really great idea, and there is a team working on this project as we speak. We have passed on your feedback to them, and they found your thoughts really helpful. We'll provide you with more information as we have it.
ID: Country_Wife_02/25/09-02
  • Idea: Have a calendar for each destination where people can add upcoming festivals and events for the benefit of travellers. Originally proposed by Suzy_flag.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: Great idea, and we've thought about doing this by giving the DEs in each location ownership over their destination's calendar. We just need to find the resources to plan, execute, and maintain this.
ID: Country_Wife_03/02/09-01
  • Idea: Display the number of times a forum topic has been viewed next to the number of responses to that topic, on the forum pages that list multiple topics. Originally proposed by frostychic.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: We have thought about this and are not sure if this is the best way to solve the root problem. The most viewed thread is not always the most helpful or informative - sometimes, it may just be the most controversial. We are working on a way to address your frustations in a more holistic way by highlighting helpful or "hot" threads in the forums.

ID: Country_Wife_03/12/09

  • Idea: Make tips on effective forum postings accessible to users, either in the Help Centre or as part of the proposed tutorial.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment: We'll pass this on to the the team working on our new user tutorial and express the importance of adding an "effective posting" section. We think that the destination FAQ project will also help to reduce the number of common, cookie-cutter questions posted repeatedly in each destination.

ID: Country_Wife_03/14/09-01

ID: Country_Wife_03/14/09-02

  • Idea: Make it easier to see more listings information on a single page for areas with over 20 listings. Suggestions are to either provide a summary page, which gives a one-line listing for each accommodation, or to simply allow users to choose to see more listings on a single page (e.g. 40, 80, 100 listings per page, or all listings on a page). Originally proposed by Venice41.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
  • TA Comment:

ID: Country_Wife_03/15/09-01

  • Idea: Show forum posting times converted to my time zone (instead of ET for all of North America). Members might set their time zone preference from their profile.
  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-... and many others.
  • TA Comment:

ID: DLB-GOUROCK_03/15/09-01

  • When you submit a post create an anchor point in the thread so if you wish in a future post you can link direct to a post rather that the whole thread. Particularly useful if you are referring back to a point made in a long thread.

  • Link: http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopi...
  • TA Comment: I definitely hear what you're saying about wanting an easy URL to link to a specific post. Currently, you can link to a specific page within a thread, but not a specific post. I think we have a few other important forums enhancements to make before we think about this, but it's certainly a valid idea.

ID: Victorianlad_03/13/10

           Make the 'top 10' lists on the TA home page alternate between United States-domiciled TA members' choices and non-US-domiciled TA users: the lists are often US-centric, yet that nationality undertakes only a minority of worldwide leisure and business trips.

ID:  HatWaterMapCheck_07/30/11

Add a "Family-Adults" option to the "Who did you go with?" list for Attractions.  Traveling with adult members of a family is very different than traveling with children or teenagers, of course, but it can also be very different than traveling with peers - especially if the family members present are from several different generations.

 

ID: trufflecat_08/05/11

Ask hotels and other vacation venues to give TA promotional discount coupons, vouchers, or similar. Or maybe the discounts could flow through an online travel service such as Expedia, Travelocity, etc. Members could earn points for each review and for helpful votes. When enough points are accrued, they would get their choice from the discounts that are currently available. Naturally, the discount and the review should not be tied to the same venue, since you want to keep everyone honest. Just an idea that might help the hotels as well as Trip Advisor.

 

ID: Seavale_10/3/2011

Idea: Provide an option in the user profile to set an optional “disabled traveler”, or “disabled traveler partner” widget.  If the widget is set, reviews submitted by the member would show a generic disability icon underneath the star (number of reviews) and the ribbon (helpful votes).  This would allow people scanning reviews to tell at a glance that the review may include information of interest to other disabled travelers.

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ID: keonifoxen_01/31/2012

Idea: a forum dedicated to wine and regions, where we could discuss and share experiences. many foods that pair and times of years some wines are better. price over taste and vice versa, big names, small family vinyards, exotic location vineyards. what time of year to visit for wine events and harvesting? tasting specials and tours. cheeses could posibly fall under this category.

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