Posted January 13th, 2014, 07:28 AM
Last edited by ingo_e; January 13th, 2014 at 07:29 AM
Ok, to specify: I am finishing up programming a review system. Based on a preselection of cruiseline, cruise, direction & ship one will get a quantitative & qualitative rating system for everything. This was a bit complicated to write, but has a few huge advantages (compared to one long text), as it is linked against my cruise database.
Hence it allows us
- to tag all reviews (link them against items that are mentioned in cruise), which means easier access to information in the first place
- on the fly ratings of cruise lines, cruises, ships & cities
- theoretical we can even predict review scores for cruises that no one has taken yet, as long as the ship and the cities on the itinerary have been reviewed on other cruises.
- a lot of other fancy numbers and graphs
Thats what I need the 3 categories above:
1.) will be connected to the cities, will allow users to tag cities
2.) will also be connected to cities
3.) will be connected to the cruise (& river) - that others know how a cruise line handled a problem along a cruise.
Now for your suggestions:
1.) Genealogy: This is a wide topic, may cause a problem? Does genealogy mean the same expectation for someone from the US vs. CAN, AUS, NZ?
2.) Photography: How about something like "Great Photo Opportunities?
3.) Special Interest: I will add it, again, users can specify in the textfield
On the Walking diversification(gentle, medium, hard..): This is kind of a problem, as I would have to add it to the "combined drive & walk" as well. So instead of 5 tour types we would have 10 or 12.. So in this case I would rather prefere to leave it as it is - there are textfields for comments anyway
On crisis issues: id4elizabeth' suggestions rather has to do with cities, so you can mention it in the cities textfield.. Crisis really should just deal with things that totally interrupt your cruise..
As you now know what I am up to, maybe you have other ideas
For 1.) City Tags: we are up at 20 items so far, I do not want to exceed 25 total. But am open to the idea of dropping one or two that you find useless.
I got two days off, have to do some finetuning and polishing. So you'll get a first 100% usable version (still lacking a few charts) on wednesday or thursday.
Again, thanks for your help,