Yelp etc. ratings suck.

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    Time after time we go to a supposedly high rated local restaurant when traveling, and the food sucks.
    This time it was an Italian place, 3rd generation owners. Surely it is at least decent.... wrong.
    Yelp etc. need to be disbanded. There is no f*cking way this place, like many others gets all these 5 star ratings.
     
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    Maybe you're the problem.
     
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    I agree. Yelp is trash. You can’t make a decision until you go to a place yourself. Collectivey, humans are profoundly stupid and Yelp is an example.
     
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    You tell me.... Carbonara that had peas, mushrooms and cream...and fettuccine noodles.
     
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    I use Yelp quite a lot, both for getting ratings for my business, and rating businesses I use.

    What I've found is the companies that I rate highly, and other people do,too. Companies I take a dump on usually have a lot of other bad ratings.

    Now, two caveats, and that is what ratings Yelp allows to go through.

    I currently have 7 reviews on yelp, but only four are recommended, because three of the reviewers don't use Yelp often enough to be rated reviewers.

    Meanwhile,I've seen when comanies get in the news, like the dentist who shot the lion or some business that won't serve gay folks, a lot of negative reviews from people who don't live in the same community pop up.. and Yelp should know better and only makes a half-hearted effort to clean them up.
     
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    I feel the same way about Rotten Tomatoes ratings. They haven't been right about a movie I've watched yet.
     
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    yeah, but reading your posts, that's more you than them.
     
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    Heh heh. Reading my posts, you might learn something.

    Matter of fact, I'll go check out your posts to see what kind of statist wisdom you're espousing.
     
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    I have learned a lot reading your posts. I've learned if you give a racist POS anonymity, they will blurt out all manner of ugly shit.
     

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