I am awarding the sixth Order of the Golden road to dvane, for her posting of
Just got back from Italy - Things I wish I had known... ”
Oct 26, 2010, 2:24 PM, distressing though it may be.
This is awarded reluctantly, because it doesn't seem to be a posting with much amusement or camradery, however the depth and breadth of the replies force a careful consideration of the stimulation inherent in the original posting.
It is the opinion of the judge that the replies have focused attention on the issues that are most important to all of us who are more or less married to Trip Advisor. I mean the value and place of individual judgments and prejudice, the importance that some of us attach to having the opinions well stated, and the wonderful variety of opinions that we encounter in T/A.
"Order of the Golden Road"; this award is given randomly, at my discretion, to someone who initiates a thread that turns out to be fun and stimulating. The two categories of fun and stimulating are weighted equally in deciding when to award the Order.
The winners have been:
1. Bradlinski, for "Eating" Jan 10, 2009.
2. Nomonoloco, for "Beefsteak" april 18,2009
3. Gina-Schmitz for "SydneyNick***" February 25, 2010
4, Goose94, for "Suggestions for a Private Place in Venice to Propose", April 30, 2010
5. Travelrrr, for "It's Been a Year Now, and I'm Still Upset", July 1, 2010
6. dvane, for Just Got Back from Italy..., October 26, 2010 (not much fun)
Now, then, if any of you conclude that I am mad...I can only demur.