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1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Just letting everyone know I made a slight change to the "algorithm" that figures out member rankings.

The main difference is that the Travel Guide contributions are finally taken into account. As a result, the bar has been set somewhat higher and few members have dropped ranks. A few have probably also gone up a rank mind you! I know Utrecht and GregW are both in significantly higher standings than they already were.

So, if you're looking for ways to boost your membership status - the guide is a great place to start :)

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4811 posts) 8y

Looks like we went from 48 Respected Members to 66 Respected Members, losing only two Travel Gurus in the process (so the other 16 got an "upgrade" from Full Member).

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 8y

Quoting Peter

I know Utrecht and GregW are both in significantly higher standings than they already were.

Über Gurus

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Nirvana may be next

5. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

No upgrades for moderators to Super Janitor?

6. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

I better start contributing to the travel guides. Haven't really had time up until now with the Christmas break coming up.

Just a question though; what is stopping someone from simply cutting and pasting from another site? I'm not intending to do so (why would I bother?), I was just wondering.

7. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 8y

Quoting Hien

No upgrades for moderators to Super Janitor?

For a trip to Europe I'd happily clean the toilets

8. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 8y

Quoting james

I better start contributing to the travel guides. Haven't really had time up until now with the Christmas break coming up.

Just a question though; what is stopping someone from simply cutting and pasting from another site? I'm not intending to do so (why would I bother?), I was just wondering.

Well, technically.. nothing. But that sort of content does tend to stand out. It's happened a few times that we've found, usually Indian tour guides copying from a website of theirs. It can be tracked back fairly easily by selecting a large section of text and then pasting that into Google. Those changes are usually reverted (or edited so they don't bear a resemblance to the original any more).

The other regular source is Wikipedia, but due to their similar license, I don't think that's a particular problem. It's not as if Wikipedia is going to come sue'ing us for copyright infringement!