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post Dec 25 2013, 12:48 PM
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I have become very disappointed with RVPR. It is supposed to be an impartial site for reviewing campgrounds and all aspects of a stay. Sadly, it appears more increasingly so that many reviews are not posted accurately and as the original poster intended. I do no wish to be involved with a site that allows this inappropriate behavior. How do I have my account deleted?
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post Dec 25 2013, 11:25 PM
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If you want to cancel your membership, you need to request this by clicking on the Contact Us button located at the bottom of each page.

However, I am at a loss to understand your disappointment with the site. You state that it is because “many reviews are not posted accurately and as the original poster intended.” I’m wondering what evidence you have that this is happening. Since members cannot see the reviews that are submitted, how do you know that they are being changed before they are posted? I know that some members have claimed this, but the admins are only allowed to change the grammar and spelling. If the content does not meet our guidelines, the review is deferred, the reason is explained to the reviewer, and he is asked to make the changes himself. Anything he resubmits that is posted is still his wording—not ours.

And if you are referring to any of your own reviews that you feel were changed, let me inform you that I looked at your last 16 reviews going back to January of 2011. Not one of those reviews had its contents altered, but there were several corrections to spelling and grammar. Of those 16, two were deferred. You made changes to them, and then they were posted, just as you resubmitted them (except for the aforementioned spelling and/or grammar corrections).

So again, I do not understand your dissatisfaction.
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post Dec 26 2013, 10:12 AM
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And I would hold the site administration responsible for the refund of all the monies and fees you have paid for their reportedly poor service. And don't let them get away with telling you the check is in the mail. The only way to safely get a refund so large is by wire transfer. You may even want to alert your bank that your account will be receiving a deposit in the amount of $0,000,000.00 so they will be prepared. Financial transactions like that are not part of the everyday routine for most banks.
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post Dec 26 2013, 09:57 PM
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This post reminds me of a quote from Benjamin Franklin "Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain - and most fools do."
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post Dec 27 2013, 07:24 AM
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If you don't like this site, or us, then just log out and leave. You don't have to come here to read reviews, post or complain. All you have to do is move on.
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post Dec 27 2013, 10:11 AM
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QUOTE(dalsgal @ Dec 27 2013, 07:24 AM) *

If you don't like this site, or us, then just log out and leave. You don't have to come here to read reviews, post or complain. All you have to do is move on.


Yup, Well said. He only had 2 posts to begin with LOL.


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post Dec 27 2013, 12:14 PM
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Thank you for your respectful comments. I don't think I made myself fully clear as to my concerns. Although I have posted some reviews and I am aware that these have not been altered in appropriately I am looking at the overall posts in general. I rely on RVPR for accurate and realistic reviews so as to base my reservations on. I have always believed RVPR to be impartial and unbiased in the reviews submitted. I don't believe there is collusion on a grand scale but based on comments of other posters in other forums (people I personally know and respect) the consensus seems to be that the RVPR of years ago has changed and that some, not all, admins or mods are feeling it necessary to alter reviews to put a positive spin on the comments. In addition, all aspects of the RV park stay should be allowed to be reported from the initial communication, reservation process and stay through to the departure. Also, I would appreciate someone letting me know if RV park owners and or operators comprise part of the admin / mod base.

I don't mean to be negative but there is a saying that "Perception is Reality" and it does appear that the perception of RVPR as being impartial or unbiased is being questioned in the general forum community. I welcome respectful comments to suggest otherwise. Remember one thing. News travels fast in the RV community and perceptions can indeed become reality.
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post Dec 27 2013, 12:44 PM
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QUOTE(RV Dog @ Dec 27 2013, 01:14 PM) *

Thank you for your respectful comments. I don't think I made myself fully clear as to my concerns. Although I have posted some reviews and I am aware that these have not been altered in appropriately I am looking at the overall posts in general. I rely on RVPR for accurate and realistic reviews so as to base my reservations on. I have always believed RVPR to be impartial and unbiased in the reviews submitted. I don't believe there is collusion on a grand scale but based on comments of other posters in other forums (people I personally know and respect) the consensus seems to be that the RVPR of years ago has changed and that some, not all, admins or mods are feeling it necessary to alter reviews to put a positive spin on the comments. In addition, all aspects of the RV park stay should be allowed to be reported from the initial communication, reservation process and stay through to the departure. Also, I would appreciate someone letting me know if RV park owners and or operators comprise part of the admin / mod base.

I don't mean to be negative but there is a saying that "Perception is Reality" and it does appear that the perception of RVPR as being impartial or unbiased is being questioned in the general forum community. I welcome respectful comments to suggest otherwise. Remember one thing. News travels fast in the RV community and perceptions can indeed become reality.

Sounds like you should set up a competing system. Build the better mousetrap. Let the masses beat a path to your door. Then you can bask in the wealth a free site like this generates. Personally, if the site devolved into nothing but a Bee itching site for every perceived slight, it would lose it's value. To me, finding the good parks is much more important than being informed about some insignificant slight someone might have felt they incurred.
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post Dec 27 2013, 04:40 PM
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I would ask those people that have made claims against this site to show you their reviews they claim were altered....both before and after. I honestly do not believe any review has ever been changed other than, as stated already, the spelling and grammar and many still have incorrect spelling in it. I also don't believe anyone wants to read a rant about something that happened to someone while in a CG. Making a comment about something is one thing but not long paragraphs where someone perceived they got a raw deal.

To be honest, I feel your original comment was a bit of a rant. If you really wanted to be deleted you would have used the contact button and written to one of the admins and not posted in the general forum, unless you were testing to see if they would remove your post. I see many negative reviews on here and don't see where you see that any were altered to proved a favorable review.
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post Dec 27 2013, 05:35 PM
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I follow a number of different RV forums, and I rarely see any negative comments on the reviews at RVPR. What I see the most are recommendations to use this site for trip planning. Of those negative comments I have seen, the majority seem to fall into the "I know someone that knows someone that said..." category, with very little first hand experience. Yes, there are a few complaints from time to time related to rejected reviews, some of which may be borderline valid. But given the judgement calls needed to edit reviews for publication, are understandable in my opinion. Other rejected complaints I've seen, fall easily into the "doesn't adhere to the published rules" category when the full details are revealed. Is the review posting administration here perfect? Of course not... This site is operated by humans with independent minds that don't all think exactly alike. The part that is pretty well perfect here though, is that even though errors do occur from time to time, the site administration is very quick to acknowledge and correct them, when the error is made known to them. If you know of any specific reviews that are questionable, let the administrator know about them, so they can be checked out. Just don't judge the site based on some "he said, she said..." unsupported info.


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post Dec 27 2013, 05:52 PM
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QUOTE(RV Dog @ Dec 27 2013, 01:14 PM) *

In addition, all aspects of the RV park stay should be allowed to be reported from the initial communication, reservation process and stay through to the departure. Also, I would appreciate someone letting me know if RV park owners and or operators comprise part of the admin / mod base.

I don't mean to be negative but there is a saying that "Perception is Reality" and it does appear that the perception of RVPR as being impartial or unbiased is being questioned in the general forum community. I welcome respectful comments to suggest otherwise. Remember one thing. News travels fast in the RV community and perceptions can indeed become reality.


This site has a simple rule, write a few sentences that describe anything about the campground.
I have been doing that for 6 years, never had a problem... not sure why some people don't feel they need to follow those rules.

As far as news traveling fast through the RV community, I see this site sticking to values. When this site starts posting the one and done rant, flame or advertisement type reviews, that's when the RV community will turn on this site.. IMO

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post Dec 27 2013, 05:56 PM
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I read many other RV forums and only rarely hear anything bad about this one. It is a free site and uses a lot of volunteer help (free). The campground owners have a large financial reason to cheat and some of them try. This especially true in this horrible economy. The site does everything it can to not publish these, but some probably slip through. Not publishing reviews until 3 are received is done to stop the cheaters. It also makes real campers upset. Running a site like this is very hard. When I was in the lodging business, Trip Adviser was used a lot by consumers and many of our competitors wrote glowing reviews about themselves and bad reviews about their competitions. Big incentive to do so. Here they try to stop it. As users, we have a responsibility to look at a group of reviews to make our decisions.


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post Dec 27 2013, 06:17 PM
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Thank you all for your comments. First let me say that I agree with dalsgal on my first posting be a rant. This is something I normally don't do but had just read a lot of negative comments on RV.net and coupled with hearing comments from two friends in a similar vein I felt a pattern was evident. I apologize for that initial posts tone.
I have always relied on RVPR for publishing the TRUE feedback of it's reviewers. As far as comments made on financial contributions let me say that I do contribute each year to one RV forum each year and that is due to the amount of time I spend on it. I do not spend nearly the same amount of time on this forum but I still appreciate it for RV park reviews only.
As far as the admins or mods. Are these made up by RV park owners or operators?

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post Dec 27 2013, 08:16 PM
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QUOTE(RV Dog @ Dec 27 2013, 01:14 PM) *

"... some, not all, admins or mods are feeling it necessary to alter reviews to put a positive spin on the comments."


Perhaps the positive spin you see is exactly what the reviewer(s) wrote. Personally, we tend to stay at
places that already have good reviews on RVPR. Then I submit my own review, which is usually positive
also.

Just out of curiosity, why would it matter if mods and/or admins are cg owners or operators?


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post Dec 27 2013, 09:04 PM
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As far as the admins or mods. Are these made up by RV park owners or operators?

The volunteer editors here that I know personally are definitely not CG owners or operators, but they are dedicated RV'ers. I would be surprised if ANY of the editors or the admin here are financially connected to a CG beyond paying for sites or possibly work camping.


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