I am listed as a level one blog poster, and a level two in photography. What is the criteria for the different levels?
Keep Smiling raised this question back in Feb 2016. This is what I told him then:
Forum Poster: 100, 1000, and 10,000
Commenter: 100, 1000, and 10,000
Photography: 100, 1000, and 10,000
Blog Poster: 100, 500, and 800
Moderator Award: This award is granted to those intrepid souls who help moderate the Travelblog forums, review new accounts and help out on the general administration of Travelblog.
Geography Award: Only one level given to Travelblog members who have helped organizing the Travelblog location database.
Photo of the Week Award: Each week a photo from an aspiring blogger is selected by our moderators, from a shortlist nominated by our members. It's designed to give exposure to bloggers who at the time of the award don't appear on the front page - raising the profile of unknown talent.
Blogger of the Week Award: Same as PoW above. This award has since been changes to Blogger of the Month (BoM)
Hall of Fame Award: Nominated by all Bloggers and 20 are selected each year by Moderators. We are expecting the 2018 list to be published momentarily.
Given that this question has been asked a few times, and Home and Away's records appear to be the only current source of info, could an Admin make this a sticky topic? It would clear up future confusion until the code finally gets fixed to put this data back.
In response to: Msg #204540
Bob, I actually raised this in June 2014 (https://www.travelblog.org/Topics/34662-1.html).
Not a lot seems to have changed since then!
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Thanks for the correction. We can all be grateful that this blog is available to us free of charge because the developer, Ali, volunteers his time. I think it speaks volumes about how busy Ali is given that his last travel blog was in August 2012. For almost six years he has been reading about our travels. I would rather hear about his next trip before he fixes this issue! We wish you all the best, Ali!
Oh dear, I am sorry if my message (#204540) sounded like a criticism - it was merely meant as a correction! We all know how difficult it must be to keep a site like this up and running and I, for one, would not want it to go the same way as TravBuddy and TravelPod.
Incidentally, while mentioning those now disbanded sites, I note that some of those who recently moved here from TravelPod have published more than enough blogs and photos to meet current criteria for our awards, but have not been awarded them yet.
It may also be worth mentioning that there are countless numbers of people who registered here many years ago as 'bloggers', yet they have still never published a blog. Time for a purge perhaps?
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Award delays have been brought up before. I believe the script that gives them out needs to be run manually by an Admin.
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No critism intended...just praise for Ali, Michelle, and Jo. And I agree to a purge. Indeed, I went so far as to purge Moderators who havn't even logged onto the site in more than a year, much less performed Moderator duties.