You are forgiven! I too find it hard to keep on top of all the posts and sorting out what is new and what is old. It is getting more and more difficult as the Community grows and going on vacation will make it even more difficult.... Where are you going? In any case, have a nice trip and report back to us. I too am looking at a LL ski trip in Val Thorens, France next week, so I will be out too for a while....
Yes. It is hard keeping up. We just returned from Nicaragua and Costa Rica on the 16th. Heading to Phoenix in March. Hope we can expect better weather there than the East Coast but I am not holding my breath. I heard there was alittle snow out there last week. Oh well, vacation is vacation no matter what the weather.
Have a great ski trip to France. How long are you going? How are the snow conditions over there? Please share your experiences with us. Have a great time!
Good question, Crusinred -- I hope that quality counts as much as quantity does. People who take the time to write a detailed response should get some credit for the effort they put in to add to the board.
I do think there's something more to it than the number of posts, otherwise I would be a VIP by now as I have more posts than at least one of the VIPs. Maybe it also has to do with the number of log-ins and how many minutes you spend on the board.
Jasher, I think they only assign VIP Contributor status once a quarter, and that was just awarded at the end of '06. A question, do you rate other peoples' posts? I think that counts towards status, and I noticed in a couple places you had responded to my posts but they remained unrated. Don't forget to rate as some of the "VIPers" seemed to indicate that is important.
Generally I don't rate other people's posts -- I'm not sure what criteria to use for them, and some aren't really rate-able like the ones where a new person posts and asks a question. I noticed that not all of my posts get rated either, but wasn't sure what this meant.
I too find it very difficult to rate comments, we do need a criteria. A VIP has mentioned that we should not be using the posts for thank-you, or a personal messagewe should be sending e-mails directly to the person concerned. Sometimes we see a one rating for that. I don't like putting my ratings on those because maybe that person does not know, and my rating might hurt them. We certainly need more guidance.