Thank you all for your suggestions posted on this forum. As has been mentioned, we read this forum, and the thoughts and ideas are shared with the relevant folks at TripAdvisor. We truly appreciate the time many of you have given to provide constructive suggestions to improve our service.
I understand that some of you want feedback... which ideas do we agree with... which are we going to implement... and to potentially have an open discussion about the pros and cons of every suggestion. Unfortunately, we're not prepared to do that for a couple of reasons. The first is that we are always reprioritizing what we plan to do next... (staying nimble)... so we'd be disappointing many and surprising others all the time. And second (and arguably more important), is that we don't want to give our competitors advance notice of what we plan on adding.
I know that is disappointing... as anyone who takes the time to make a suggestion would naturally want to know whether we are going to act upon it, but we just aren't prepared to share our "future feature list" at this time.
However, as an experiment, I'm going to contribute to this thread for awhile, personally, and try to comment on some of the suggestions made. I'm sure I won't have the time to comment on all of them, and I can predict I'll be saying "nice idea... we agree..." quite a bit... and still not provide any sort of timetable. But I love our products, and like everyone here, am genuinely interested in how we can make them better. So I'm listening (though not promising daily responses!).
p.s. I'm using the taguy account now, though others at TripAdvisor have used the account in the past (and others will use it in the future).