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Could Trip Advisor allow vendors/properties to reward

Ashland, Oregon
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Could Trip Advisor allow vendors/properties to reward

I'm not a teenager who needs their ego stroked - who cares about 18,000 pointless points? Is there ANY way I could get a tangible thank you - not to people who like their property!! Conflict of interest! But if I could turn 18K helpful points into a free night sometime...... Could a hotel or airline offer a bonus just for total points, regardless of where they are from? That would not be unethical. I do a lot of posting and I like to be helpful, but I am also human, and a gift brightens the day. NO need to argue with me; don't have time. Just a thought for the future.

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1. Re: Could Trip Advisor allow vendors/properties to reward

But it would be unethical. You see, since TA doesn't fact-check reviews, people would simply write more fake reviews or get all their friends to register and vote up their reviews. I am firmly against rewards for reviews. Too easy to abuse.

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Let's see, how much would you have to spend here to make it worthwhile for TA for pay for this?

And how much do you already spend here?

Hm.

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3. Re: Could Trip Advisor allow vendors/properties to reward

"I do a lot of posting, and like to be helpful" - this is your first and only posting on the forums. If you like being helpful then why not help out on some of the Travel forums on here. Many of us gain enjoyment from that, which is a reward in itself.

Here is the main forums homepage to explore if you would like to help, answer questions, ask questions to plan your trips - it's all free -

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ForumHome

If by posting you actually mean writing reviews then I'm not in favour of paying/rewarding reviewers in some way.

Wales, United...
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I am totally against rewards of any sort for writing reviews. It would just be the end of this site.

Pittsburgh...
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What would a review of a closed restaurant be worth, just out of curiosity?

Sherbrooke, Canada
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6. Re: Could Trip Advisor allow vendors/properties to reward

Unless contributions could be verified (prove that you have actually been somewhere) then you'll have a lot of people writing reviews or other contributions just to increase their post count without even traveling anywhere. There is already enough of this around here.

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7. Re: Could Trip Advisor allow vendors/properties to reward

18,00 points is nothing,really nothing,I have over 400,000 points and that was after removing over 800 reviews.

your 18,000 points are worth exactly the same as my 400,000 point and the many millions of points other folk have...............................Nothing!

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