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DXSMac
post Sep 16 2012, 03:44 PM
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Ok, with all the gripes about "my review got rejected" and "my review got edited" and all that, let's give some suggestions for writing reviews.

Stick to facts, try to leave out emotions. Ok, once in awhile, I throw in an emotional comment, like one park I stayed at in New Mexico had this WONDERFUL view, and I started the review out with WOW, WHAT A VIEW!!!

It's ok to mention that check in person was a bit rude or ugly to you, but then go on to say, "sites were (or weren't) level, bathrooms were (or weren't) clean, Sites had grass, gravel, hardtop. Great pet area, except it was near the propane station. RV Park had lovely flowers.....

Negative comments are ok in reviews, just stick to observations. "My sewer connection was full of bugs, so I had to ask to switch sites." (That happened to me once!) Or, "It rained and my site was full of puddles I had to jump over when I got out of my RV." (This isn't the park's fault, but could be a clue as to whether or not you would want to stay there when it rains.....)

Any other suggestions?

I love this site. I used to post on two other sites, but stopped, as I feel this one is the best. And, another RV Park Review site offered me 50 cents per review, and I sent in a bunch, but never followed up to get paid. What kind of upset me was when they wanted to copy all my reviews off this site and add them to their site, well..... I felt something was WRONG with that......


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Jerry S.
post Sep 17 2012, 11:17 PM
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This is almost a rehash of a thread from earlier this year. It was titled "Consideration When Rating a Park", had 17 posts, and it's last entry was 7/20/12 under the RV Park Discussions section of the Forum. I almost posted a comment to that thread when several posters seemed to indicate that they only review parks from their myopic perspective - the only aspects of the park that are commented on are those facilities and amenities that are important to them. As indicated in this thread, that kind of review is often useless to many readers. Not saying anything about the pool, bathrooms, WIFI, etc. because you don't need/use them is information many potential customers want to know about. I could go on, but will refrain from doing so at this time.

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post Sep 19 2012, 08:19 PM
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QUOTE(Jerry S. @ Sep 18 2012, 01:17 AM) *

Not saying anything about the pool, bathrooms, WIFI, etc. because you don't need/use them is information many potential customers want to know about.

Perhaps so, but if you haven't used them, and probably not even looked at them, how can you comment on them? We basically never use the bathhouse; for us, a major point of RVing is to have our own facilities to use (they may be dirty but at least it's our dirt). So I don't see how we could comment on the CG bathrooms.

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DXSMac   Hints For A Well Written Review   Sep 16 2012, 03:44 PM
GandJ   I couldn't agree more on the "stick to th...   Sep 16 2012, 04:39 PM
TXBobcat   Some time ago I started placing reviews in the man...   Sep 16 2012, 05:49 PM
Texasrvers   You have a good list. Sorry our review software i...   Sep 16 2012, 06:31 PM
John Blue   If you go to the home page we have a review form u...   Sep 16 2012, 06:56 PM
RLM   Ok, with all the gripes about "my review got ...   Sep 17 2012, 10:28 AM
Texasrvers   Reviewer's should look past their own site ...   Sep 17 2012, 11:43 AM
Jerry S.   This is almost a rehash of a thread from earlier t...   Sep 17 2012, 11:17 PM
jan-n-john   Not saying anything about the pool, bathrooms, ...   Sep 19 2012, 08:19 PM
Texasrvers   Just to clarify: we do not expect reviewers to co...   Sep 19 2012, 08:46 PM
TXBobcat   When I go to a campground I will walk through the ...   Sep 19 2012, 09:13 PM
JohnTucson   I have a suggestion about the nightly rate that yo...   Oct 9 2012, 01:06 AM
JohnTucson   I have a suggestion about the nightly rate that y...   Oct 9 2012, 09:10 AM
Fitzjohnfan   I have a suggestion about the nightly rate that y...   Oct 9 2012, 11:53 PM
Full-Timer RV'er   Also, seeing discounted rates may help me decide...   Oct 10 2012, 10:04 AM
Full-Timer RV'er   TXBobcat - I love your list. It makes a wonderful ...   Oct 9 2012, 11:21 AM
Full-Timer RV'er   A programming suggestion that might help. I did NO...   Oct 9 2012, 12:38 PM
vincee   What alot of members or guests don't seem to u...   Oct 12 2012, 11:42 AM
docj   I would hope that common sense suggests that if y...   Oct 12 2012, 04:16 PM


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