Have you ever been in a situation where you got some perks or advantages due to being a TripAdvisor user and/or having a high level here, when dealing with management while travelling?
For example - something in a hotel wasn't to your satisfaction, you explained that you are a top level TA reviewer, and you believe because of that you got upgraded to a better room / got extra attentive service etc.
As far as I understand, TA levels don't affect how your reviews are used, i.e. it doesn't make them appear at the top longer, they don't have a higher weight in the overall rating for a place etc., so they are basically completely meaningless, is that right? Then again, hotel managers might not know that and be more scared of a bad tripadvisor review from a high-level member.
Anyway - what is your experience with this? Got any advantages from being a Tripadvisor member during your travels?