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post Jan 19 2012, 10:59 PM
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I submitted a review of a park that I really like... it was totally changed without any permission or notification. I have never had this happen before... What do I do?

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post Oct 15 2012, 12:59 PM
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Texasrvers, Maybe I'm reading your reply wrong, but it reads to me like I offended you somehow, or that your upset about my having voiced my opinion. Let me say (type) again:

QUOTE(Sterner @ Oct 13 2012, 09:37 PM) *

I think the vast majority of reviews are held to very reasonable standards. I think the admins for the site deserve a lot of appreciation for the good job they do here. I'm sure it's a lot of work for very little reward.


Now, what I said in my post was:

QUOTE(Sterner @ Oct 13 2012, 09:37 PM) *

Actually, I find it to be quite relevant to reviews, and try to include in my reviews whether access is easy or not for a large RV from the direction I used to access the park.


QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 14 2012, 03:13 PM) *

It is one thing to say that a park has good access from a particular interstate or to state that it is down a long, dusty road. This information is valuable to other members. It is another thing to say (for example), "We traveled from Oklahoma City across I-40 to Fort Smith, then turned north up through Fayetteville to Springdale where we stopped for lunch at a McDonalds but we had to park across the street because their parking lot was too small. From there we took Hwy 412, which was very hilly with lots of curves, over to Hwy 65. At 65 we headed north again and got to Branson about 30 mi. later where we stayed at AAA RV Park." This is totally irrelevant information as it pertains to what the park is like.

There is a huge difference between telling about the "access" to a park and the "route" taken to get there. You have no idea what all rkw included in his/her review. I do know, and it included a travel itinerary similar to the one above that I made up. Likewise there was a lot of other personal information which had nothing to do with the park.


No, I have no idea what rkw included in his original post. I never claimed I did. I'm not sure how I would determine good or bad access to the park if I didn't know the route the reviewer was referring to. I certainly wasn't trying to infer that directions similar to your made-up and extreme example are appropriate.


QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 14 2012, 03:13 PM) *

I would like nothing better than to post reviews just like they come in. That would be less work for all of us. So since you have made this suggestion, I thought I would let you see some examples of what comes in. Following are some reviews that are unedited. This is exactly how we received them. Trust me; I can't make this stuff up.


Although I realize it is the rvparkreviews.com policy to "clean up" submitted reviews and correct same for grammar, spelling, and punctuation, I think that proves my point about leaving submitted reviews unchanged. It would certainly give me some added perspective into which reviews to give more (or less) legitimacy to. But, I understand and accept rvparkrevies.com policy is what it is and my opinion is meaningless. However I think it somewhat disingenuous
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QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 14 2012, 03:13 PM) *

We are strict with our guidelines for a reason--it makes our reviews readable, and therefore, useful. If we posted reviews like the previous examples we would not be providing a very good service to our members.


When, with regard to a recent review I submitted I stated:

QUOTE(Sterner @ Oct 13 2012, 09:37 PM) *
There were also MANY changes made to that particular review (sentance structure, phrases, etc) which made it read like I was unable to write a grammatically correct couple of sentances and threw off the entire tone of the review. I mean, how much stock would you put in a review that was incomprehensible and grammatically very poor?


It seems to me that for you to stress the importance of meeting the submitted review criteria, the reviewers of the reviews should be doing the same. In making the changes to the review I submitted, the admin / reviewer actually made the review worse and, imho, much less grammatically correct.

QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 14 2012, 03:13 PM) *

I'll bet you didn't even try to read all the way through those long ones, and neither will anyone else.


I quit a few sentances short of the end of the 1st example, but read the entire 2nd one and actually found it interesting. I wouldn't complain about reviews like the 2nd one being posted, but again I recognize my opinion means exactly zero in this instance.

QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 14 2012, 03:13 PM) *

If this is the type of information you want to provide, then write a blog somewhere.


If this was directed specifically to me, am I to interpret that as an invitation to leave?
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QUOTE(Sterner @ Oct 15 2012, 01:59 PM) *

Maybe I'm reading your reply wrong, but it reads to me like I offended you somehow, or that your upset about my having voiced my opinion.


Sterner,
I was not offended by your remarks. Ultimately, I just wanted to try to explain to you why it is necessary edit many of the reviews we get.


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“If this is the type of information you want to provide, then write a blog somewhere.”

"If this was directed specifically to me, am I to interpret that as an invitation to leave?"


No, this was not directed specifically to you, and it is not an invitation to leave. I meant this to be the plural “you,” and in fact, to make that clearer, I should have said, “If this is the type of information someone wants to provide, then he/she should write a blog somewhere.”
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RV Dog   The Review I Submitted Was Changed Without My Permission   Jan 19 2012, 10:59 PM
Texasrvers   RV Dog, First let me say that reviews are sometim...   Jan 19 2012, 11:52 PM
HappiestCamper   According to this thread, they will change a score...   Jan 20 2012, 07:15 AM
John Blue   RV Dog, Like TX said use "Contact Us" a...   Jan 20 2012, 09:17 AM
HappiestCamper   Don't get me wrong - y'all do an awesome j...   Jan 20 2012, 10:29 AM
mikel   I reviewed a park in San Antonio I've stayed m...   Jul 22 2012, 11:37 AM
FosterImposters   Over the years of posting RV park and campground r...   Jul 22 2012, 01:23 PM
flatraveler00   I submitted a review awhile back and have yet to s...   Jul 23 2012, 05:47 PM
Mario Machado   I submitted a review awhile back and have yet to ...   Jul 23 2012, 06:27 PM
Texasrvers   To flatraveler00: It appears that you have subm...   Jul 23 2012, 07:35 PM
John Blue   Mario, I check the system and you have not posted...   Jul 24 2012, 08:37 AM
Mario Machado   Mario, I check the system and you have not poste...   Jul 27 2012, 04:18 PM
TXBobcat   I have posted a number of reviews over the last fe...   Sep 4 2012, 09:59 PM
Texasrvers   Go to a campground that you know you have reviewed...   Sep 4 2012, 10:26 PM
TXBobcat   Thanks.. I found my answer while browsing some of ...   Sep 4 2012, 10:31 PM
rkw99   I submitted a couple reviews and got messages sayi...   Sep 14 2012, 01:36 PM
pianotuna   Hi, So, you will take, but not give back to this ...   Sep 15 2012, 03:54 AM
dalsgal   rkw, the reviews are supposed to be about the camp...   Sep 14 2012, 02:09 PM
Denali   rkw, the reviews are supposed to be about the cam...   Sep 15 2012, 11:01 AM
Sterner   I submitted a couple reviews and got messages say...   Oct 13 2012, 09:37 PM
RLM   The Review Notice posted before one gets to the pa...   Oct 14 2012, 08:27 AM
Texasrvers   Actually, I find it to be quite relevant to revie...   Oct 14 2012, 03:13 PM
Hutch333id   Texasrvers, I, along with many others, appreciate...   Oct 14 2012, 09:20 PM
Sterner   Texasrvers, Maybe I'm reading your reply wrong...   Oct 15 2012, 12:59 PM
HappiestCamper   "sentance"?   Oct 16 2012, 07:30 AM
Sterner   "sentance"? There you go! You can...   Oct 16 2012, 06:25 PM
HappiestCamper   There you go! You can use my spelling skills ...   Oct 17 2012, 07:42 AM
Texasrvers   Maybe I'm reading your reply wrong, but it re...   Oct 16 2012, 10:11 PM
Sterner   No, this was not directed specifically to you, an...   Oct 17 2012, 09:30 AM
dalsgal   Sterner, you asked a question and he gave you a go...   Oct 16 2012, 07:36 PM
Texasrvers   No need for an apology. As you said, you were jus...   Oct 17 2012, 05:19 PM
tsparky   I submitted a review last week that hasn't app...   Oct 29 2012, 07:47 PM
Texasrvers   I submitted a review last week that hasn't ap...   Oct 29 2012, 10:14 PM
tsparky   I cannot find a review submitted under your usern...   Sep 8 2013, 09:39 PM
Texasrvers   It's funny, I've submitted several in the...   Sep 9 2013, 12:01 AM
tsparky   I located your two most recent reviews for Carpin...   Sep 13 2013, 12:25 PM
Jerry S.   In the past week or two I have had several reviews...   Oct 31 2012, 10:01 PM
Jerry S.   TX, Actually, I am begining to wonder about a rev...   Nov 4 2012, 11:47 PM
Texasrvers   Sorry Jerry, but I can't find your review. Wh...   Nov 5 2012, 12:51 AM
Jerry S.   TX, Thanks for checking. As I said, I'm fair...   Nov 5 2012, 07:58 PM
Jerry S.   I almost hate to bring this thread back to life, b...   May 9 2013, 11:21 PM
RLM   Thanks for letting me rant a bit. First, let me...   May 10 2013, 08:09 AM
JCZ   I just submitted a review for an RV Park in Sacram...   May 10 2013, 09:43 AM
Texasrvers   I just submitted a review for an RV Park in Sacra...   May 10 2013, 11:39 AM
Jerry S.   RLM, While I appreciate the effort you went throu...   May 20 2013, 10:38 PM
RLM   Jerry> Avoiding potential legal issues could b...   May 21 2013, 07:04 PM
Jerry S.   RLM, I really don't want to get into a discus...   Jun 11 2013, 08:38 PM
docj   As one of the Admins on this website I constantly ...   Jun 13 2013, 11:46 PM
Texasrvers   Aw, c'mon Jerry. Lighten up. You should see ...   Jun 14 2013, 01:14 AM
Dutch_12078   I for one thank DocJ, Tex, and the rest of the vol...   Jun 14 2013, 07:25 AM
kcmoedoe   I agree with Jerry S. All reviews and posts with ...   Jun 14 2013, 08:19 AM
FosterImposters   "...we all would know everything they had wr...   Jun 16 2013, 04:43 PM
Jerry S.   I thought I'd better post this now before we h...   Jul 5 2013, 08:27 PM
pianotuna   Hi Jerry, Please get over this and go rv'ing....   Aug 4 2013, 05:59 PM
mauigirl   Thanks, Admin Peeps. After reading how much effor...   Jul 22 2013, 11:16 AM
RLM   Thanks, Admin Peeps. Thank you. And welcome to...   Jul 22 2013, 09:49 PM
KFS   I'm a professional writer. I get paid (knock w...   Aug 2 2013, 03:59 PM
Texasrvers   Click on the "Contact Us" button at the ...   Sep 13 2013, 01:16 PM


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