Ensuring a lively and conversational atmosphere within the comments on this blog is a meaningful aspect of our work here at Tripster. Our duty here is to bring our readers detailed insights, guides, and recommendations for various activities, restaurants, and hotels while you travel. Your feedback about our work is important as it enables us to refine our choices and insights to meet your specific requirements.

Commenting Guidelines

We want our comments sections to be an inclusive, beneficial, and respectful environment. We kindly encourage you to share your feedback in line with the rules and standards outlined in our commenting guidelines and moderation policy.

Your Valuable Input Is Welcome

We are eager to receive contributions from anyone who has insight into the range of attractions and experiences we feature in our articles.

Speak Your Mind

Your experience with any product or activities in our articles is highly valued, so please feel free to share. If you feel we missed something, please let us know. If you notice an error or think we ought to reconsider something, we’re all ears. If you’re an enthusiast of a particular market or experience and want to discuss it, geek out. If you have any queries about our content or are unsure about a purchase, ask us.

Our Expectations from Commenters

We believe in honest and positive discussions. Therefore, we expect you to engage your fellow commenters courteously and give our work and the authors behind it the respect they deserve. We expect you to follow the moderation policy detailed below and to help safeguard the community. If you consider a comment to be breaking the moderation rules, flag it for our review. If you like someone’s comment, let them know by replying to their comment!

What You Can Expect From Us

We promise to go through every comment we receive and make a real effort to engage in as many discussions as we can. We might not always answer, but we will make sure that your feedback and queries are seen by our team of writers and editors. We promise to actively moderate the comments in line with the policy below so that discussions remain welcoming and helpful.

Moderation Policy

The Tripster community team actively moderates comments made on the Tripster Travel Guide. We stand by transparency, and we will never delete comments merely because they express criticism or contrast with the majority.

However, there are specific rules that, if broken, will result in the deletion of your comments or have you banned from making future comments. These actions are taken at the moderation team’s discretion, with a bias towards preserving the well-being and integrity of our commenting sections. If you believe that we unjustly deleted your comments or unfairly or mistakenly banned your account, please, contact us. Misjudgments do happen, as neither our spam filter nor our moderators are infallible.

Missteps For Which Penalties Apply

  • Personal attacks
  • Discriminatory language usage
  • Incendiary language
  • Spam posts (including self-promotion, sharing of affiliated or referral links, astroturfing, and PR pitches)

Warning Signs

These actions may not necessarily get your comments deleted or your account banned, but they will alert us to assess if we need to act.

  • Profanity: We understand, profanity can be part of conversation, but don’t use it to offend, discriminate, or intimidate.
  • Brand accounts: Brand accounts offering responses that are genuinely helpful to Tripster Travel Guide readers discussing their products are welcome. But no self-promotion, please.
  • Frequent posting: If you add 20 comments within an hour, we’ll investigate if you’re spamming or trolling.
  • Dominating conversation: If you’re contributing constructively to every comment in one section, that’s welcomed. But, if you’re denying conversations and other perspectives, that’s where we draw the line.

Note Regarding Review Updates and Comments

We keep our advice and recommendations updated with regular updates to our articles. After an update, we’ll moderate existing comments to ensure that they remain relevant and constructive. Depending on the extent of the update, we might remove comments made prior that refer to outdated information.

Our intention is to lightly moderate posts after updates. We only remove those comments which we believe can lead to confusion.