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Texasrvers
post Jun 14 2013, 01:14 AM
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Aw, c'mon Jerry. Lighten up. You should see the messes we sometimes get. (I have even posted some examples back in post #22.) If we try to rewrite them enough so that they make some sort of sense, we get slammed for changing the review. If we post them like they are, we get slammed for posting something that has a mistake. Yes, we miss some things. Yes, some reviews are put on line that maybe shouldn't be. And yes, we get complaints for trying to make the posted reviews adhere to guidelines that make them readable and helpful to other RVers. It doesn't seem to matter what we do; we can't win, but we keep trying.
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post Jun 14 2013, 07:25 AM
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I for one thank DocJ, Tex, and the rest of the volunteer editors for the hard work they do to keep this site both current and as accurate as possible. As a professional tech writer, my works were reviewed and revised by multiple well paid proof readers and editors, yet "misteaks" in spelling and grammar still made it to the printers on occasion. I know it's an often thankless job that you do, but please know that it is appreciated!


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post Jun 14 2013, 08:19 AM
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I agree with Jerry S. All reviews and posts with any misspellings, punctuation errors or other grammatical errors should immediately be discarded. We can start with his comments, since he misspelled "possible". If we eliminate all of that grammatical clutter, this will be a very clean website. I seriously doubt more than one or two reviews a week would make it past the gatekeeper. It sure would be nice to be able to visit a review site and not have to sift through a whole bunch of reviews. In that wonderful alternative universe, you would probably only find one review, properly written, for each park. Since the author used perfect grammar and punctuation, we all would know everything they had written must have been the gospel truth.
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post Jun 16 2013, 04:43 PM
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QUOTE(kcmoedoe @ Jun 14 2013, 07:19 AM) *

"...we all would know everything they had written must have been the gospel truth."

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post Jul 5 2013, 08:27 PM
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I thought I'd better post this now before we hit the road for the rest of the summer. I knew I'd catch some flak for my previous post (6/11/13) but was disappointed that some of my statements were taken out of context and/or misunderstood.

I have previously stated that I understand how difficult the job of being an Admin is and did not feel it was necessary to make the statement again. I am also well aware of how bad some of the submitted reviews are when they are initially submitted.

The point I was trying to make in the second paragraph of my 6/11 post when I mentioned the sites/sights issue was that "lots of RVing experience" was not the most important factor in being a good Admin. A basic knowledge of the basics of written English is much more important. The sites vs. sights was an example. It was not the point of contention. As for my review where the word "sites" was seemingly changed to "sights", I went back and looked at the review(s) in question. The word had been corrected to "sites". So, as I also said in the second paragraph, my aging brain may be playing tricks with me. At any rate, the review (now) shows the correct word.

In the third paragraph I admitted to making my share of mistakes. I do plead not guilty of spelling "possible" incorrectly. That was a simple typographical error. Additionally, the last sentence of that paragraph says if I were reviewing the incoming reviews, I would send them back if I found more than one improper word usage. Even my overbearing style would allow for a few misspellings and/or typographical errors that could be easily corrected.

It is almost ironic that a site that is based on gathering critiques of something (RV parks), is afraid to criticize the site's contributors. Are we afraid of hurting their feelings or damaging their fragile self esteem? Is "self esteem" one word, two words, or should it be hyphenated? My very old dictionary shows it as one word but the spell checker won't accept it as one word.

Back on the road in less than 40 hours. I've got a couple folks on here who are creeping up on my review total.
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post Jul 22 2013, 11:16 AM
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Thanks, Admin Peeps. After reading how much effort goes into making sure our reviews actually make sense I give you two thumbs up!!

Personally, I use Campground Review before making a decision on a park and am most grateful that people actually take the time to write a review.

Keep up the good work, everyone!! biggrin.gif

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post Jul 22 2013, 09:49 PM
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QUOTE(mauigirl @ Jul 22 2013, 12:16 PM) *

Thanks, Admin Peeps.


Thank you. And welcome to the forum.
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post Aug 2 2013, 03:59 PM
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I'm a professional writer. I get paid (knock wood!) to write. The truth is that everyone can benefit from editing and typos happen to the best of us.

I appreciate the reviews here - and the people behind the scenes who bring them to life - and light. Thank you!

Now if we could just talk about adding photos ... wink.gif
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post Aug 4 2013, 05:59 PM
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Hi Jerry,

Please get over this and go rv'ing. Everyone has bent over backwards to be nice to you. You are the one with the fragile self esteem.

QUOTE(Jerry S. @ Jul 5 2013, 08:27 PM) *

I thought I'd better post this now before we hit the road for the rest of the summer. I knew I'd catch some flak for my previous post (6/11/13) but was disappointed that some of my statements were taken out of context and/or misunderstood.

I have previously stated that I understand how difficult the job of being an Admin is and did not feel it was necessary to make the statement again. I am also well aware of how bad some of the submitted reviews are when they are initially submitted.

The point I was trying to make in the second paragraph of my 6/11 post when I mentioned the sites/sights issue was that "lots of RVing experience" was not the most important factor in being a good Admin. A basic knowledge of the basics of written English is much more important. The sites vs. sights was an example. It was not the point of contention. As for my review where the word "sites" was seemingly changed to "sights", I went back and looked at the review(s) in question. The word had been corrected to "sites". So, as I also said in the second paragraph, my aging brain may be playing tricks with me. At any rate, the review (now) shows the correct word.

In the third paragraph I admitted to making my share of mistakes. I do plead not guilty of spelling "possible" incorrectly. That was a simple typographical error. Additionally, the last sentence of that paragraph says if I were reviewing the incoming reviews, I would send them back if I found more than one improper word usage. Even my overbearing style would allow for a few misspellings and/or typographical errors that could be easily corrected.

It is almost ironic that a site that is based on gathering critiques of something (RV parks), is afraid to criticize the site's contributors. Are we afraid of hurting their feelings or damaging their fragile self esteem? Is "self esteem" one word, two words, or should it be hyphenated? My very old dictionary shows it as one word but the spell checker won't accept it as one word.

Back on the road in less than 40 hours. I've got a couple folks on here who are creeping up on my review total.



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post Sep 8 2013, 09:39 PM
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QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Oct 29 2012, 09:14 PM) *

I cannot find a review submitted under your username. Is it possible you used a different name? Do you remember getting a "Thank You" screen when you completed your review. If not, then your review was not submitted successfully.


It's funny, I've submitted several in the last year with no problem. I just submitted 3 and only 2 posted. I received a confirmation for all 3. The one that didn't was at the same campground as before, Carpinteria State Beach, CA. I posted a review for the same campground in the past, but it was in 2008.
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post Sep 9 2013, 12:01 AM
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QUOTE(tsparky @ Sep 8 2013, 10:39 PM) *

It's funny, I've submitted several in the last year with no problem. I just submitted 3 and only 2 posted. I received a confirmation for all 3. The one that didn't was at the same campground as before, Carpinteria State Beach, CA. I posted a review for the same campground in the past, but it was in 2008.


I located your two most recent reviews for Carpineria State Beach from August 2013 and October 2012. Neither was approved for posting, and the “confirmation” you received was to inform you that they had been deferred and the reason why. In both cases the review lacked information about the campground, and you were asked to add information and resubmit your review. It is too late to resubmit the review from 2012, but if you still have the most recent email you received for the 2013 review, you are still welcome to make the necessary changes and resubmit it.
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post Sep 13 2013, 12:25 PM
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QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Sep 8 2013, 11:01 PM) *

I located your two most recent reviews for Carpineria State Beach from August 2013 and October 2012. Neither was approved for posting, and the “confirmation” you received was to inform you that they had been deferred and the reason why. In both cases the review lacked information about the campground, and you were asked to add information and resubmit your review. It is too late to resubmit the review from 2012, but if you still have the most recent email you received for the 2013 review, you are still welcome to make the necessary changes and resubmit it.


Ah, I understand. I need to change my email but I can not find out how. Can you give me instructions?

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post Sep 13 2013, 01:16 PM
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