Question

Why is Localyte (in Brazil only?) fast becoming what seems an adolescents' online playtoy?

Wasn't Localyte meant to join travelers' questions and tourism professionals' answers? In Brazil's case Localyte seems to be where some so-called professionals (?) ask amazingly daft, and often impertinent questions OF THEIR COLLEAGUES! It's all too obvious that these wasted questions but serve to accumulate points, so as to be ranked high. Do they really think they are the smart ones? There are quite some obvious admissions to inadequacy there. I fret for those who're tricked into thinking that "ranking" is synonymous with "excellence". In some cases in Brazil quite the contrary may be the case. Localyte began as a very good idea, but due to this type of misuse, it surely will lose it's purpose and fold. I already don't recommend it anymore

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couldn't agree more!
And you, Sir, with all do respect, as I was reading in so many reviews here, people complained that for a long time you used to be number one and there were not a single word from yourself, now that it seems that you are going down, you express being so uncomfortable.

You are such a wonderful treasure in the travel's world. I love your opinion, I do respect your story and you are such a fantastic source that other can learn. Please do reply great questions and do reply some stupid ones.

There are professional here, some people who want to get there, some people who simply like write all kind of infos to gain points or what's so ever. But they are all having fun like life is to be.

I am not critizing you, I am simply inviting you to be happy and allow other folks to be happy. simple like that...
When I was "#1", it certainly wasn't due to my asking daft questions OF COLLEAGUES, merely intent on improving my ranking: I was - honestly - contributing to Localyte's original purpose.
Maybe they are thinking exactly in the way you thought before, we cannot judge.

But lots of people complained about your privileged position...

Keep on writing your isnpiring ideas, I just made a question in the forum because of you! About indigenous people, come on, help me there!:))))))
When I was "#1", it certainly wasn't due to my asking daft questions OF COLLEAGUES, merely intent on improving my ranking:- I was - honestly - contributing to Localyte's original purpose.
- And: I'm not going down! It's those ranking-greedy Brazilian "colleagues" who're dragging Localyte down. Mark my words.
I noticed there are many sites like localyte, and even better ones like FACEBOOK, fodors,com that we all can use, but your contribuition here, Jimmy is priceless, surely is.

I respect your words, and you do respect others...in thsi crazy world there is a big umbrella with space left for everybody.
I understand that localyte is a wonderful chance to exchange ideas, answering traveller's questions, asking questions regarding Rio, Brazil whatever. It is also a space where travellers will rely on good information that I believe we can find here. It is an open space like internet is meant to be.

It is a space to respect and accept clever and non sense opinions. It is also a place where people of ALL AGE can participate, even how childish a person could be.

So folks, be like a bird, fly as high as you wish, but do let others fly.
Ihhhhh que discussão acalorada aqui, assumo que todos aqui entendem portugues então eu vou usar a minha lingua linda e querida. O Bom Portugues.

Mas eu não quero usar uma postura arrogante porque eu não sou, e detesto me apresentar como DONO DA VERDADE.
Estamos em uma democracia então todos os meios de expressão precisam e devem ser respeitados. Tem gente que tem uma certa nostalgia de tempos autoritarios onde os mais velhos sem se importar se eram inteligentes ou não, sempre tinham razão.

Hoje somos muito mais globalizados e temos horror a todo tipo de preconceito.

Otimo que tenhamos adolescente e otimo que tenhamos gente com experiencia que possam discutir e contribuir com TODO E QUALQUER tipo de respostas ou perguntas.

Prepotente demais querer julgar o teor das perguntas ou respostas dos outros.
Todas as atividades daqui são pontuadas, e pra isso existe um objetivo, e em todos os forums essa pontuação é assim. São guias que respondem prontamente, e claramente todos vendem seu peixe.

Porque então reclamar do nosso se fazemos exatamente a mesma coisa!
Se o problema é falta de experiencia ou as pessoas são imaturas de mais para participar da ELITE PURITANA DE NOSSO FORUM.

Bem, tenho conteudo suficiente para discutir turismo pois carrego 10 anos de trabalho, reconhecimento em muitos paises por isso sou o ano inteiro guia de turismo e me orgulho disso.

Vá ao youtube e digitem DONRAFATOURS, e voces vão ver algumas opinioes.
Estou no ranking #1, perfeito e todos que chegam lá sempre vão encontrar gente insatisfeita como uma pessoa daqui estava e tinha muita gente o acusando de prepotente e se incomodavam com a posição dele lá em cima, isso é normal.

E o numero um daquela epoca tem o trabalho dele, contribui muito pra gente que viaja.

Mas não se queixava nenhum minuto de seu lugar "privilegiado"

Poxa, é como a Fatima disse, voem, mas deixem voar. E eu ainda vou longe, VOEM BEM ALTO, porque a gente gosta de atirar para matar quando a gente voa muito baixo.
Muito legal que TODOS participem. Eu tenho notado que nem so guias de turismo existem aqui.

Democracia meus amigos, é um ato democratico fazer parte desse grupo.

Para que julgar???? Porque os ADOLESCENTES atrapalham tanto???

E olha que tem muita gente jovem escrevendo com letra MAIUSCULA o turismo daqui do Rio de Janeiro.

Bem, que se decepcionem, da mesma forma que todos podem entrar, todos podem sair.
Lots of fancy words, yours. Yet, you apparently missed my point altogether. I'm on no crusade here. I'm just stating the obvious: The ranking farce will harm Localyte's purpose eventually, if it doesn't already.
Let me remind you: English is the Localyte language, and I am directing my constructive criticism at ALL Localyte users. To hell with xenophobia!
It is a pety to see such a sad situation here, it seems that just because I am not a tourism professional, I am not welcome here.

I wish I am wrong but I still believe this is a great source of information and very nice way to make friends here.
It seems teachers telling new student how to behave in a traditional college, hahaha

Funny but sad at the same time.

This is very nice opportunity for us to share our knowledge about anything regarding travels, tourism and any kind of information.

Everything we do here we are ranked. I think it is normal that we like to see our names within the top 100, and I am not even the first.

Luckly I am here because this is one of the ways that I can have contacts with people, so many here got great tours just by being a localyter.

So why complain? I became a tour guide because I trully believe that we have space for everybody. And in the brazilian list and all the other countries list there are a lot of tour guides looking for tours.

And I did not see any trace of xenophobia here, we saw so many posting in other languages here.

And because of my young age, do you really think that my intentions here are worse than others?

I am sorry, I am just here to make friends and not enemies.

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