Maintenance release brings visible badges and refinements to the activity feed

Blog Post created by communitymanagers on May 9, 2013

Greetings Insiders


With last night’s maintenance release, we’re pleased to introduce a few subtle changes to help add some additional context. First, we know how important your Elite status is as loyal Rewards travelers, so we’ve re-introduced an Elite-level badge that will now appear next to all of your content and each reply or comment. We also wanted to make it easier for everyone to immediately recognize those who either have held or currently hold some role in the community. For a complete view of your own badges, you can view your bio by clicking on your username.

Marriott Associates
See a complete list of associates authorized to participate in the community

Current Insiders Stewards
Get to know your Stewards and learn more about the Stewards program

Former Stewards
Your peers who have previously led the community as a Steward

This Elite-level badge was originally offered while the community was in beta, but now that it’s back, we’d encourage everyone to have some fun and show your personality with your avatar since it also appears with your content. You can upload your own photo or select from a few default avatar images.

How do I upload an avatar image?

How do I upload a profile photo?

And by popular demand, we’ve updated the activity feed to show the actual name of each hotel as it’s reviewed - not a novel concept but helpful detail for sure. But the activity feed is just the beginning. Since the activity feed is mainly a way to get a quick pulse on recent activity, we've also created a page for each hotel to consolidate all of its individual reviews. So you'll see all of the reviews for a specific hotel and you can sort or filter through them as you wish. You’ll get to these hotel pages in one of two ways:

    1. if you go to the The specified item was not found. section, enter a city and select a hotel
    2. or if you read a review from the activity feed and click “See all reviews”


Plenty more to come, but thanks for all of your great contributions and of course your loyalty,