If someone were to travel to your home town, where would you tell them to go, and what would you tell them to see? What should they know about – the public transit, the language barrier, the local customs – before going? Be a juror – write a Local Review!
You’ve been somewhere, on a great trip – what would you recommend a friend to do while going there? Is there something you’d tell them that you wish you’d known about before you went? What are the can’t-miss, must-eats that you’d pass along? Be a juror – write a Juror Review!
These are the types of questions TravelByJury asks, and if you’d like to be a juror and write a Local or Guest/Juror review, we welcome it. We encourage it. We want you to join our jury pool. You can do it immediately by leaving a review here (review will not be instantly available). You can also send reviews in through our Facebook page or via email, at email@example.com, or you can say hello via Twitter!
There are some protocol worth considering, which is outlined below. Read on for more information about Local Reviews, Guest Reviews, and General Guidelines for TravelByJury.com Site Usage:
Local Reviews (LR) are submitted by locals of an area. Read a few “LR”-tagged reviews to see how it works on the site. You never know who might be driving through your hometown – what would you tell them to check out? Local Reviews are anonymous unless otherwise specified by the reviewer. Photos and local blogs are welcome, but TravelByJury.com isn’t responsible for your information past that.
Send your local review directly to us, either via our submissions page, Facebook or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we may edit it for grammar:) Local Reviews are denoted by “LR: City, State/Country” with name/alias (if requested by the reviewer) included at the bottom of the review.
GUEST REVIEWS (JUROR REVIEWS)
Juror Reviews (JR) are submitted by persons who have traveled to an area and have information about their experience to share. Guest Reviews are anonymous unless otherwise specified by the reviewer. Photos and local blogs are welcome, but TravelByJury.com isn’t responsible for your information past our link.
Send your guest review directly to us, either via our submissions page, Facebook or email (email@example.com) and we may edit it for grammar:) Guest Reviews/Juror Reviews are denoted by “JR: City, State/Country” with name/alias (if requested by the reviewer) included at the bottom of the review.
“Great Eats” reviews are generally in-depth reviews of one restaurant or eating establishment, and should be kept at one small paragraph (4-9 sentences, max). Only positive reviews are accepted, though you may mention a place that was not up to your particular standard as a basis of comparison for travelers. Links to menus and particular addresses for eateries are encouraged additions to “Great Eats” reviews.
GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR TRAVELBYJURY.COM SITE USAGE:
The administrator of TravelByJury.com reserves the right to edit or delete comments deemed unnecessary – if your comment isn’t facilitating someone else’s travel in a positive way, it’s out. Some conversations may appear in comments, and they will be removed if they are considered unhelpful to the overall TravelByJury.com community. No one travel experience is better than another, and petty grievances have no place on TravelByJury.com’s comments, local reviews, and guest reviews. This goes for Guest and Local Reviews as well, at the discretion of the administrator.
If you have an in-depth travel blog or photo spread, you are welcome to link them on your comments, local reviews, and guest reviews.
DON’T POST ABOUT TRANSPORT & LODGING
TravelByJury.com does not want to be inundated with spam from airlines or hotels – there are other websites for those purposes. So please, don’t post glowing or wretched reviews of your methods of travel here – the only exception to this is if you went somewhere that is only reachable by a certain method of transport, like Juneau, Alaska (air and boat, and I guess dog-sled and foot, but you get the point). Anyway, don’t kvetch about bad plane/train/rental car experiences here. The same goes for hotels – hotels are generally a base for your exploration, not the trip in and of itself, so this isn’t the site to find hotel deals or to rant and rave about particular hotels.
Resort travel experiences, due to their limited ability to expose a person to a particular place, country, or people, are taken on a case-by-case basis.