QUOTE(RLM @ Aug 14 2007, 04:42 PM)
I was recently looking for a Corp park in a particular area were I am currently traveling. I logged into the website to search for reviews, but didn't find anything, so I picked one "out of the book." I have since discovered that there are several Corp campgrounds in this area, but again none of them have been reviewed on this website.
What is the protocol for submitting a campground review if you have not stayed in it? I haven't found any rules that cover this situation. I drove thru each of the campgrounds and made detailed notes to address most of the items one would most likely need to know about a particular campground. I personally would prefer some information on a campground rather than none at all, but is that the way to do business on the website?
I would not comment on a C/G without staying in it unless it had never been reviewed before. I have no interest in padding my review list. And, I would not post if it weren’t a positive review. I wondered why a number of campgrounds in the vicinity of each other had no review.
I agree that a “drive-by” is not appropriate. However, most of the default blocks we check on a review page aren’t based on actually being on the pad anyway. I suspect that there are reviews that come from a short overnighter. How detailed can they be?
I think most of us who’ve been RVing for a long time have enough experience to add objective information to the default items. I took some time to check out the things that one would normally review if staying in the C/G – bathhouse, playground, access roads, level sites, hook-ups, amenities, etc.
The theory is to have information so that we can make a better choice in selecting a campground. That’s not possible when no information exists, but I understand the objections listed in the threads. As suggested, I’ll PM the administrator on this issue.