Welcome to the Travel Forums


Why join TravelBlog?

  • Membership is Free and Easy
  • Your travel questions answered in minutes!
  • Become part of the friendliest online travel community.
Join Now! Join TravelBlog* today and meet thousands of friendly travelers. Don't wait! Join today and make your adventures even more enjoyable.

* Blogging is not required to participate in the forums
Advertisement


Awards

Advertisement
I beleive someone is missing!
9 years ago, June 15th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #113275  
I love this new (is it?) awards section and have been browsing happily but I noticed that Sophie and Dale are not included in the hall of fame pictures. They received this award as documented in that thread but are not showing up there, nor on their home page. I love these guys and am gonna fight for their recognition!!!!

Scott Reply to this

9 years ago, June 15th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #113280  
B Posts: 11.5K
Hi Scott,

Yes, it is new.

The 'Hall of Fame' awards are processed manually - we'll catch up soon 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, June 15th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #113283  
Cool, thank you!

I appreciate this must be time cosuming and thank all for their efforts. Keeping travelblog constantly evolving is invigorating and positive, well done!

Scott Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #113362  
Where is the list of awards? I never noticed them before and then I have one show up on my home page. I am finally won something ... I have an award ....LOL! Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #113363  

I never noticed them before and then I have one show up on my home page.


We only started giving out the awards a few days ago. There are a number of types. Which list of winners are you interested in seeing. 'Hall of Fame', 'Blogger of the Week', 'Photograph'y, 'Commentators'...? I will post it here?

The 'Hall of Fame' and 'Blogger of the Week' are based on being chosen by nomination of the members and then by selection from moderators. The other awards are based on numbers of photos, blogs, comments made, forum posts made...
Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #113364  
Thanks for the info ... I was just woundering what the different awards were ... so I could have something to aspire to.

Maybe one day I too can be the 'Blogger of the Week' Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #113365  

Maybe one day I too can be the 'Blogger of the Week'


You are already too famous to be the 'Blogger of the Week'. We pick somebody who is relatively unknown and then promote them, to make them more known.

You already have the qualifications to be a Front Page blogger, which is even better than being the 'Blogger of the Week'. If you put at least 400 words in a blog and at least one photo, the blog will go on the Front Page.

If you want, you could nominate somebody else, or add your nomination to any on the list to help us choose.
The list: Nominate a Blogger to be next weeks Unknown Blogger of the Week.

You could also nominate bloggers for the Hall of Fame if you want. You also dont qualify for that, until you are here for at least 2 years, and have at least 30 blogs.
Hall of Fame Nominations

Nominating, posting on the forums, commenting on blogs, recommending others... is a good thing, because it increases your visibility and those who are visible generally are the ones who gain the most recommends, blog viewings... Also, there are awards for posting on the forums, commenting on blogs and photos..., with 3 levels on each. So, if you like collecting...
Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #113380  
Mell ... you are always a wealth of information!

Just out of curosity (sp) what are the qualifications to be a Front Page blogger? Because I just started showing up there when I added my blog updates. Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #113387  

what are the qualifications to be a Front Page blogger?


1. Blogger status
2. At the moment, you have to have at least 3 recommends from others with blogger status. It is going to be raised to 4 soon.

You are popular, because it sometimes takes a blogger years to get 3 recommends. Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #113391  
Thanks for all the info Mell .... I have never really considered myself as being that popular. Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #113392  

I have never really considered myself as being that popular.


Me neither. I was very surprised when I first saw one of my blogs on the Front Page, because at the time I didnt know how it works.

Now, I have 23 recommends. I think, it is down to people sensing that I love travel and then liking my blogs because of it. I dont really consider myself to be a talented writer, like some of the other members of TravelBlog are.
Reply to this

9 years ago, June 16th 2010 No: 12 Msg: #113401  
B Posts: 11.5K
Re: the awards - if you click on the award icon on your profile page (or any other member's profile page) you'll see a list of members who have received that award. Reply to this

9 years ago, June 17th 2010 No: 13 Msg: #113444  
B Posts: 5,187
Regarding the types of awards - we've built a fairly flexible system - we wanted to reward people for contributing to travelblog - and specifically show the winners of Blogger of the Week in one place.

So far we have the following awards (automatically given), some have levels;

Photography - easy one - uploading 100 photos gets you level 1.
Blogger - 100 blog entries...
Forum Poster - Mel is the only one with level 3.
Commenter - everyone loves to get comments - post on other peoples blogs and get an award

Then we have two special awards already mentioned - Blogger of the Week and Hall of Fame

We have some more awards planned - and if someone posts 100,000 times in the forum - we can make some new levels.

The awards will be updated once a week.

Reply to this

9 years ago, June 17th 2010 No: 14 Msg: #113455  

Mel is the only one with level 3.



We have some more awards planned - and if someone posts 100,000 times in the forum - we can make some new levels.



That's nice, because I dont get to travel enough these days to get the high level blog and photo awards. Maybe I will one day reach 100,000 forum posts instead. 😊

And, what about creating a moderator award too? 😊 The ex moderators who have helped out with moderating the forums and updating the locations database could have one too, in recognition of their contribution?
Reply to this

9 years ago, June 17th 2010 No: 15 Msg: #113457  
B Posts: 5,187

creating a moderator award too? 😊 The ex moderators who have helped out with moderating the forums and updating the locations database



In the works 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, June 17th 2010 No: 16 Msg: #113503  
I would like to say that everyone that helps out with TavelBlog has done a great job! Reply to this

9 years ago, September 27th 2010 No: 17 Msg: #119787  
Has anyone considered giving a "Hits" or "Views" award for members who attract a lot of readers? Reply to this

9 years ago, September 27th 2010 No: 18 Msg: #119818  

"Hits" or "Views" award


I second that suggestion. 😊 Reply to this

9 years ago, September 27th 2010 No: 19 Msg: #119825  
Can I third that one ... LOL! Reply to this

Tot: 0.214s; Tpl: 0.035s; cc: 10; qc: 11; dbt: 0.0236s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.1mb