Could anyone tell me if the website now updates awards automatically . For example at 500 blogs should my award have changed from blog poster 1 to blog poster 2?
Those should be updated automatically updated, but sometimes a bug will mess with things.
I'll get the developers to check this out.
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Thanks Jo for checking for me. I am always a bit confused with the awards and they do fascinate me. I cannot believe that I have racked up 500 and we are off to Cornwall next week for a week so I am going to enjoy blogging about a county I have not visited for years. And then there is Greece - am really looking forward to that . Thanks again
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I think there is still a glitch on the system as it wont rack up the award for blog poster to level 2. I am shocked at how quickly the time has flown and how much travelling we have racked up. Love reading other blogs too its a fantastic site
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Hi Jo still seems that there is a problem . Although it could be me - so many things going pear shaped - alarm failed on the house today had to get engineer out and now the fridge (brand new fitted in November) wont work in the van , Typical when things go wrong they seem to go wrong big time
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You're having a bad run of it by the sounds! The developers are unaware of the issue - unfortunately though things need to be prioritised, but they definitely haven't forgotten about the award icon updates.
Assume there is still a glitch on the awards updating . Keep checking and its not right so guess still a problem
I'm guessing that the Awards scheme has been abandoned.
I came across one long-time blogger (nancic123
) who seems to have joined in 2011, has 133 blogs, 2385 photos - and counting - but not a single award! Can anyone tell us the current situation please?
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I think you may be right . Mine as you can see from the thread should have updated quite a few years ago . It has never moved and the awards seem rather abandoned. I might ask my friend a moderator what is going on with them. He is very good at answering my queries . Shame really I looked forward to getting my Level 2 and with 687 blogs written it gave me a slight incentive to carry on.
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And here I thought that you and Ali were the Administrators that fix these things. Glad to see your leg is much better after months of therapy. Diving in the South Pacific is the best exercise. So how are things with Ali? Is he our only Developer now? If so, has he done anything in the last year? A couple months ago I contacted him and he agreed to continue to make improvements, but I haven't seen any results other than my Countries Visited Map is back up.
I have commented on more than one occasion that the awards system appears to have been abandoned. It's a pity because I believe it's a vital way of retaining interest and membership.
There is also another open topic on this same subject ('Travel Blog Award Criteria' - https://www.travelblog.org/Topics/39943-1.html ). I note that includes mention of the fact that I first raised the matter more than 4 years ago (https://www.travelblog.org/Topics/34662-1.html). The only change seems to be that the awards are no longer awarded!
Oh, and we still have a 'Bloggers of the Week' tab on the front page, despite this having been replaced many moons ago by a Blogger of the Month award.