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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting rctravel

how does the ranking go ?

First Time Poster
Budding Member
Full Member
Respected Member
Travel Guru
Moderator
Admin

Full list of Respected Members, Travel Gurus, Moderators, and Admins can be found here.

12. Posted by kruzinkiwi (Budding Member 152 posts) 9y

If I have been to every continent in the world,and have been travelling and working holidays for 10 years does that make me a guru?

13. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Post on this site, because u are interested in travelling, not because u are interested in climbing the budding member - guru ladder. If u are predominantly interested in travelling u will likely become a travel guru quickly, because of it anyway.
But for me who is interested predominantly in travelling and does not give a toss about the guru thing, it is a real pain when people focus on it, rather than on travel.
All this obsession about becomming a travel guru and the obsession I have recently seen to have the highest number of posts creates a tedious competitive atmosphere, which distracts from what this site is really supposed to be about.
LETS TRAVEL!!!!!!!!!

Mel

PS Rstravel, when u post in the other forums, besides this one, other members will score your post, in accordance with how much they find the information in it useful, and probaby in accordance with how much they like u. The higher the score, the more weighting your post gets. For example, if somebody gives a post u make a score of 10, it is like u made 10 posts, rather than 1. Well this is probably how it works. I have not seen the algorithm. Basically the higher u score, the more likely your status is to increase. There are a fixed number of travel gurus and respected member here, at any time. These members are the ones with the highest scores. If u are a respected member, and your score becomes higher than that of a travel guru, u will get the travel guru position, and the guru will be bumped to your respected member spot.

14. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting kruzinkiwi

If I have been to every continent in the world,and have been travelling and working holidays for 10 years does that make me a guru?

Probably. It also makes you a lucky b*stard

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 1, 2007, at 3:38 AM by james ]

15. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Quoting kruzinkiwi

If I have been to every continent in the world,and have been travelling and working holidays for 10 years does that make me a guru?

Probably. It also makes you a lucky b*stard

Oh yes, it gives such a sense of achievement. We should spend our energy on achieving this instead of wasting it on travelling. And it is so nice, to look at all those respected members and lower, and thinks "I am better than they are".

16. Posted by kruzinkiwi (Budding Member 152 posts) 9y

I have never thought of climbing the guru ladder,I only brought it up because of this thread and dont give two turds about it.

17. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting kruzinkiwi

If I have been to every continent in the world,and have been travelling and working holidays for 10 years does that make me a guru?

It make u a travel guru, in my opinion, despite what the TP heirarchy shows.;)

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Every person know for himself if he is some sort of travel guru or not, and surely TP does not provide this status. I know lots of travel gurus here on this site who only have been to a few continents or even countries, but provide the best information you can imagine. It all depends on what you are interested in. Myself, I am interested to experience as many different cultures/landscapes/countries/cities etc. etc. as possible, travelling in all different ways and meeting all sorts of people, for others getting to know a few countries in extreme dept is their goal.
Everything is fine with me...;)

19. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

Myself, I am interested to experience as many different cultures/landscapes/countries/cities etc. etc. as possible, travelling in all different ways and meeting all sorts of people, for others getting to know a few countries in extreme dept is their goal.

Quantity vs Quality? (or not a lot of money vs a lot of money)

20. Posted by amorphis (Budding Member 47 posts) 9y

Right you are, Kruzinkiwi, There would be no TP without Budding Members as its backbone. Why the fuss about this anachronistic hierarchy thing, anyway? Btw, I have my doubts about some of the so-called travel gurus. Expressed these earlier in the Europe forum today. Hope I didn't offend Gelli too much with that one.