I can understand the need to protect the integrity of Tripadvisor - although if just a fraction of the stories on the internet are to be believed that integrity may have been breached some time ago.
However the time taken for some reviews to be published takes away from the user experience and discourages members from taking the time out to write good quality material. People want to see their review posted up for all to see. In particular more senior members with a number of reviews to their name.
Having never been called to task on any of my reviews is it unreasonable to expect a degree of trust from Tripadvisor as I progress through the ranks? I hope my reviews are fair, balanced, pertinent and well written in a way which engages the reader and yet still they are held in quarantine just as they were when I was still wet behind the ears with no posting history.
This would also free up staff to vet more potentially volatile reviews - we have all seen those explosive posts from first time contributors !
I now sit twiddling my thumbs waiting for this to get posted :-)
edited to say "Oh me of little faith, it went straight on !"Edited: 12 March 2014, 10:39