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lagerdaddy
post Aug 20 2006, 08:40 PM
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It would not suprise me at all if many of the reviews I have read here are phonies. That's what the world has come to. But as one person said here in so many words, rules are for honest people. There is no sure way to prevent the dishonest from promoting themselves and discrediting others in this manner, it's just not that hard to do. What I suggest is this:

Give the readers a little credit, most of us are smart enough to do the math. Ten great reviews (9-10), five good (7-8), two awful reviews 1-2, that's just as easy to figure out as the CG three miles away with the reverse ratings!

Make it mandatory for users to give their full information, name address and phone number. This won't prevent fraud, but will discourage it, especially if the info is verified from time to time. And make the users accept a USER AGREEMENT, in which they electronically "sign" and accept the terms.

If any user provides false, misleading, or otherwise dishonest information, can em! If they are found to be CG owners, report them on the reviews.


Otherwise, you have created an atmosphere in which honest people are forced to prove their credibility, which I personally think is offensive. I stayed at a great CG last week that got good reviews on this site. Let me tell everyone about it! NOW! blink.gif
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post Aug 20 2006, 08:44 PM
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I failed to make one further suggestion. Delete reviews over two years old, this will help people to be more objective also.
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Cheryl Fuller
post Aug 20 2006, 09:57 PM
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I would have no problem with giving my full name, in fact it is my user name, so no big secret there. But as someone who has been the victim of identity theft - posting your address and phone number is asking for trouble. Another consideration is that we all talk about our upcoming trips - would you want your address posted in the same forum where you have announced you will be away from your home? I certainly would not....


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post Aug 20 2006, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE(rodman @ Aug 18 2006, 03:10 PM) *
Thats to bad. I gave my first review for a park I really loved and it's a shame people won't hear about it. I use this site quite often, my wife and I try and get away once a month or so. I would like to be able to check for recent reviews instead of going somewhere and finding out the place was a dump and the review was being held. I sure hate to waste a weekend because a few moron's ruin it for the majority of honest people that really enjoy this site and benefit from it. Oh well, only takes a few.




Since you camp once a month, it will be no time before you have the 3 that are neccessary. Why not post on some of the parks or campgrounds you have been to in the past few months?


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post Aug 20 2006, 10:09 PM
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Okay guys, it may be my "over 40 brain" being in meltdown, but I really don't understand all the hoopla concerning the rules. Life has rules - that's just the way it is. Our wonderful webmaster has gone to the trouble and time to try and set some boundaries in place, which are mainly to protect the integrity of the forum and reviews, and I don't think that 3 reviews are too much for him to ask of us. Surely most campers have been to at least 3 campgrounds or parks. When I worked, I didn't care for most of my boss'es rules either, but I never asked her to change them to suit me, I just did what I had to do to abide by the boundaries. I know this may anger some of you but as I said, it is only 3 reviews, not 30. Surely, most of you see that he cannot just allow reviews to be posted helter skelter. He is doing what he can to insure the honesty of the information being submitted and I commend and thank him for it....


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post Aug 20 2006, 11:26 PM
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I second Cheryl's reply 100%. Life has rules, heck I can do 3 reviews in 3 days travelling. You can't tell me that nearly everybody who has an rv has not or will not stay at three different campgrounds at some point? Very few people will only go to just one campground, and think about that, if they do only go to one campground do you honestly think that they would give that campground a poor review? I think not, as they would not keep going back to just that one campground if it was poor, so what value would that review have? sad.gif I think the webmaster has implemented some good things to help keep the reviews as honest as they can be. You can't please everybody 100% of the time, it is their website and they will do what they wish and we will have to live by it or leave it, it is that simple!
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post Aug 21 2006, 10:29 AM
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QUOTE(Cheryl @ Aug 18 2006, 04:00 PM) *

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You can't resubmit, it says you have already submitted a review of this site and have to wait 90 days before submitting another one. Did I miss something. I love this site and would like to submit more as my wife and travel almost once a month to a place somewhere we have seen on this site.

Since I can't see your review, I can't tell you why they didn't post it. Your best bet would be to PM the webmaster and ask what went wrong. I would guess that the 90 day wait is so that one person can't flood the site with reviews about one campground. Just another way they are trying to keep the site "legit".

Thanks for your reply, PM? I did e-mail them asking that very question in case I did do something wrong so it wouldn't happen again and also have not received a reply. I'll have to just continue reading other peoples reviews. Like I posted we do travel a bit.
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post Aug 21 2006, 10:36 AM
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QUOTE(Cheryl Fuller @ Aug 20 2006, 09:00 PM) *

QUOTE(rodman @ Aug 18 2006, 03:10 PM) *
Thats to bad. I gave my first review for a park I really loved and it's a shame people won't hear about it. I use this site quite often, my wife and I try and get away once a month or so. I would like to be able to check for recent reviews instead of going somewhere and finding out the place was a dump and the review was being held. I sure hate to waste a weekend because a few moron's ruin it for the majority of honest people that really enjoy this site and benefit from it. Oh well, only takes a few.




Since you camp once a month, it will be no time before you have the 3 that are neccessary. Why not post on some of the parks or campgrounds you have been to in the past few months?

Thank you, I will. I have no complaint about what they are doing, after all I'm not the one having to try and run this site. I believe all they do is a great benifit to all of us.
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post Aug 21 2006, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for your reply, PM? I did e-mail them asking that very question in case I did do something wrong so it wouldn't happen again and also have not received a reply. I'll have to just continue reading other peoples reviews. Like I posted we do travel a bit.

PM stands for personal message - same as an email only it goes through this site instead of having to use an email address. The recipient will receive notification when they log on here. Less chance of having your message blocked by email filters.
Also, I noticed there are a lot of new reviews posted today. Maybe yours is included.
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post Aug 21 2006, 12:30 PM
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QUOTE(Cheryl Fuller @ Aug 20 2006, 11:57 PM) *

I would have no problem with giving my full name, in fact it is my user name, so no big secret there. But as someone who has been the victim of identity theft - posting your address and phone number is asking for trouble. Another consideration is that we all talk about our upcoming trips - would you want your address posted in the same forum where you have announced you will be away from your home? I certainly would not....


Misunderstood...........the story of my life. Address and phone number to REGISTER, not posted. tongue.gif
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post Aug 21 2006, 12:40 PM
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Thanks for your reply, PM? I did e-mail them asking that very question in case I did do something wrong so it wouldn't happen again and also have not received a reply. I'll have to just continue reading other peoples reviews. Like I posted we do travel a bit.

PM stands for personal message - same as an email only it goes through this site instead of having to use an email address. The recipient will receive notification when they log on here. Less chance of having your message blocked by email filters.
Also, I noticed there are a lot of new reviews posted today. Maybe yours is included.

Thank you for addressing my post's. I believe the people who maitain this site as well as the people who seem to help the newbie's, such as yourself will make RV'ing a whole lot nicer for everyone. Just goes to show you, RV people are the best.
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post Aug 21 2006, 02:38 PM
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You're welcome. We were all "newbies" at one time. If you stick around this site, you will find a lot of very friendly helpful people.

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post Aug 26 2006, 05:12 PM
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So what is the deal? I have entered my five reviews; Texas state parks in Smithville and Kerrville (that's two), Roam and Roost in Crossville, TN, (that's three), Sudemeir's in St. Charles, Mo. (that's four) and one outside of Hattiesburg, MS. (that's five) and yet, my reviews are not appearing. So if there is a waiting period after someone enters the reviews the site manager needs to let us know.
Giving five reviews that are current can be a bit difficult if you have a RV park that you are preferencial toward and stay there a lot.
So now what?
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post Aug 26 2006, 07:47 PM
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Donner, as the reviews are manually entered by the administrator, it may just be taking a little time. How long has it been since you entered them? He may be away or loaded down with work, so as long as they met the guidelines, I am sure they will appear as soon as he can get to them. In the meantime, keep posting and reviewing....


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post Aug 26 2006, 11:36 PM
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I have post 2 reviews in a row and both were excepted. As far as some one not believing the reviews, I guess thats your choice. They are posted here in good faith, for the most part.
Sure there is a different in how people review. We look for different things and rate them accordingly. You job is to sort through them and try to find what you are looking for. This site has help a lot of people, me for one.
I suppose next you would want a notarized statement.
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