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Make review posting date same as stay date

Milan, Italy
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Make review posting date same as stay date

Just read a review posted yesterday for a stay on November 2011.

Useless, even if the person has a fantastic memory.

If TA wants to keep the 12 month limit for posting reviews (6 months will be enough for me) at least please change the posting date to the month after the one of the stay.

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1. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

If the review was posted the other day, then that was the POSTING date, regardless of the STAY date. For TA to change the date would be incorrect to potentially fraudulent, probably!

Calgary, Canada
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2. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

I agree, the last thing TA needs is to make that kind of change to their data. *shudder*

A better solution would be the ability to sort the reviews by date of stay rather than the date that the review was submitted. However, it's not too likely to happen. That's because the vast majority of reviews (in my experience) are submitted not too long after the experience. So it would be a major change to tackle a minor problem.

Edited: 16 October 2012, 18:25
North Shore, MA
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3. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

The posting date should not be changed. When reading a review of a stay that occurred 11 or 12 months prior to posting, I take the time lag into account in evaluating the information in the review.

Edited: 16 October 2012, 18:47
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4. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

Very good point, Route128North!

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5. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

The date of stay/visit should be moved to the top of the review next to the posting date so that it is always visible, if you a viewing the short format of the review it is often hidden.

Edited: 16 October 2012, 20:01
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6. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

I agree 100% with post 5. The stay date is really more important than the posting date.

Oregon Coast
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for Crescent City, Oregon Coast, Oregon, Redwood National Park
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7. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

Once again, mymsman has hit the nail on the head!

Moving the stay/visit date to the top to be more visible would be an *excellent* idea.

I think the one year limit is fine - much better than the old 3 year limit.

Milan, Italy
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8. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

+1 for #5

North Shore, MA
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9. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

I think moving the date of stay/visit to the top of the review is a great idea--I'd find it very helpful.

Warks.England
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for Myanmar, Yangon (Rangoon), Ngapali, Tossa de Mar
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10. Re: Make review posting date same as stay date

-ditto-

I just read a couple of "New"reviews which did not ring true until I saw the "stayed dates" of December 2011 and February 2012,both before a major refurb.

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