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11. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

Quoting Peter

I've started utilising our new member rank (which you can't see ;)) to calculate users' Titles. Amongst other things, it takes into consideration featured photos, what forum you've posted in and votes on your posts.Peter

does this take into consideration travel helper requests ? I tend to quickly reply to them via travellerspoint and send a more detailed answer to peoples email directly

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

What is the criteria for "what forum you posted in"? Does this mean ranks are based on travel-related forums, and not more "general" forums?

I like the idea (I felt pretty guilty, too! I think my official "guru" post was a pretty banal one...), I'm just a little unclear as to the specific criteria for each level...

13. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

That's the whole point - you can't figure it out.

It's the enigma that makes it fun.

14. Posted by mtlchica (Respected Member 922 posts) 11y

an enigma...wrapped in a riddle...wrapped in a question...wrapped in a ...ok, I'll stop.

K ;)

15. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Greg! That goes completely against my list-making, post-it-crazy, plan-ahead personality! ;)

I'll try to think of it like Wheel-of-Fortune. Take a spin and...

16. Posted by travelover (Respected Member 494 posts) 11y

Hey Peter!

You mention the rating system and how we can't view our own ratings. I think that if we were able to view at least a general average of our ratings (as in our personal, like I can only view mine, not other people's) it would help maintain the integrity of the posts, or at least aid in cleaning some of the posts up. I think that people who see they have low ratings will try to work on their posts.


17. Posted by tresham (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

funny... I was just wondering about your rating system, and how many posts you need for each climb up the travel ladder... is there a list somewhere....?

18. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 11y

Quoting GregW

That's the whole point - you can't figure it out.

It's the enigma that makes it fun.

Nice way to put it Greg - just what I was hoping for; a bit of mystery ;)

I think we will probably display some more idea of the rankings and an idea of what's going on in the voting area as well. Until then, I'm happy to hear any theories on the 'secret code' hehe

Oh, and Nikki - no, the travel helper requests aren't taken into account at the moment. Possibly a good idea though. Just a little hard to monitor.

19. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 11y

Until then, I'm happy to hear any theories on the 'secret code' hehe

If it's not based 99% on bribery of you and Sam, i want my money back...

20. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

I am glad I ran into this topic because I think I got all my questions answered for awhile...I was wondering how you "upgrade" status and what it was based on...I tend to dissapear for few days, especially weekends when I am off to drink martinis .

But does everyone use the "Rate" feature often? I havent used it yet and I am not really sure if I should be doing that for the benefit of other members. What do you suggest Peter or Sam? Are my ratings helpful to you to decide the status of other members?

A lot of my Travel Helper postings go via PM, does that count towards my own rating? I tend to get quite a few of those...