QUOTE(Texasrvers @ Aug 20 2010, 08:45 PM)
Unfortunately that door swings both ways. We know of instances where people who have had a bad time at a campground have had friends and family write up reviews in order to bury any good reviews. You said it best, though; you need to read ALL the reviews and make up your own mind about which ones are more accurate.
I thought the policy of not posting any reviews (submitted by a particular member) until a certain number have been received (three??) is specifically to prevent that type of thing. Are you saying that policy is not effective?
To the larger point, of how one should look at the reviews for any particular park, I think it's a good idea to follow the old statistical rule and throw out, or at least reduce the weight of, any really low ones and any really high ones. And of course, as you say, reading the comments section is the only way to develop a feel for which ones are credible, and/or whether the factors the reviewer focussed on matter to you. I also think that, other things equal, one should check the number of reviews each member has posted and put the greatest weight on those who have been active posters.