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11. Posted by IAHFLYR ( 27 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Quoting ToonSarah

Quoting IAHFLYR

Thanks much. I'm learning the map feature very slowly.....wish I could post dates as month only without requiring the exact travel dates.

When I joined TP I added all my old trips to my map and just made a guess as to the exact date

That is exactly what I've done so far and most without a date listed. As for new trips on the books I will just leave the month in the details of the trip rather than post exact dates.

12. Posted by aleez38 (Budding Member 2 posts) 13w 1 Star this if you like it!

Thanks for sharing! I’d seen you around on Insiders but didn’t know much about you. Fellow Midwesterner here from southeast Michigan and was actually in Houston for about eight years before moving to Calgary for the last two.

13. Posted by IAHFLYR ( 27 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

This newbie to the site has a question regarding the posting of a hotel review. Is it permissible to post it in it's own thread using the hotel name or put it into my blog?

Thank you in advance for your help. Don't want to have it come across as anything close to being promo.

14. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2017 posts) 13w 1 Star this if you like it!

Quoting IAHFLYR

This newbie to the site has a question regarding the posting of a hotel review. Is it permissible to post it in it's own thread using the hotel name or put it into my blog?

Thank you in advance for your help. Don't want to have it come across as anything close to being promo.

As we know you're a bona fide member you should be fine. Your blog is probably the best place for it, there's no question about what you use that for.

In the forums, we look at whether something is intended to help another traveller. So an established member posting in reply to a request is considered fine; on the other hand simply posting about a hotel being good could be looked upon as promotional, particularly if there's a link.

Don't worry too much, if you get a post moderated there are no repercussions beyond that post. There are also various volunteer moderators for the different forums so judgement varies - if we get moderated we try to take it with good grace. :)

15. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5471 posts) 13w 2 Star this if you like it!

I agree with Andy that it's completely fine on your blog, or maybe better yet as a "tip" (which you can create from the homepage, and which is a relatively recent addition to the site's repertoire, which Peter is probably still fleshing out a bit), but I'd steer away from the forum for such content, as the forum is really designed to answer questions or at most discuss general topics. If everyone started posting reviews of all hotels and restaurants they'd visited, then that would swiftly overwhelm the actual travel questions on the forum.

16. Posted by IAHFLYR ( 27 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Quoting AndyF

Quoting IAHFLYR

This newbie to the site has a question regarding the posting of a hotel review. Is it permissible to post it in it's own thread using the hotel name or put it into my blog?

Thank you in advance for your help. Don't want to have it come across as anything close to being promo.

As we know you're a bona fide member you should be fine. Your blog is probably the best place for it, there's no question about what you use that for.

In the forums, we look at whether something is intended to help another traveller. So an established member posting in reply to a request is considered fine; on the other hand simply posting about a hotel being good could be looked upon as promotional, particularly if there's a link.

Don't worry too much, if you get a post moderated there are no repercussions beyond that post. There are also various volunteer moderators for the different forums so judgement varies - if we get moderated we try to take it with good grace. :)

Gotchya.

Speaking of things, is there a way to view others travel maps?

17. Posted by IAHFLYR ( 27 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

I agree with Andy that it's completely fine on your blog, or maybe better yet as a "tip" (which you can create from the homepage, and which is a relatively recent addition to the site's repertoire, which Peter is probably still fleshing out a bit), but I'd steer away from the forum for such content, as the forum is really designed to answer questions or at most discuss general topics. If everyone started posting reviews of all hotels and restaurants they'd visited, then that would swiftly overwhelm the actual travel questions on the forum.

Thanks Sander for the "tip" idea I will look into that item. Agree don't want to overload the travel questions at all.

18. Posted by Borisborough (Moderator 1515 posts) 13w 3 Star this if you like it!

Quoting IAHFLYR

Speaking of things, is there a way to view others travel maps?

Yes - dead easy!

Click on the underscored username (on brown) above a post, that will take you to that members profile.

If they have filled anything in on their travel map, there will be green circles containing white figures below the "Trips" part of their profile on the right hand side.

At the bottom of that it'll say "See all trips by <username>" - click on that and it'll take you to their map with all their trips. To look at just one trip, click on that down the left side. To see which countries they've been to, click on the green 'graph' icon just below 'menu' near the top left - show stars. That'll give you all their stats and a world map at the bottom.

Enjoy exploring!

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