Yelp etc. ratings suck.

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    I believe there are three main problems with Yelp...
    1) As a business you can "hire" online organizations to create rave reviews.
    2) I have to believe that the business also gets friends/relatives to give glowing reviews.
    3) "Yelp sort" ... which makes no sense. It is the default way Yelp places reviews at the top. It is supposed to be a weighted sort by users with high review #'s, recency and Yelp user ratings...and "other factors" - it is the "other factors" that is the problem. Over and over the reviews at the top are high reviews made by people who have very few reviews.
     
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    Carbonara is the sauce which is often but not always made with cream and can be served over may types of noodles. Peas are a bit unconventional but not unheard of and mushrooms are common.

    Sounds to me like you are just being picky.
     
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    I never trust anyone on Italian food. It may very well be the best Italian food ever eaten by that individual if every thing eaten before that moment came from a pizza joint. They aren't going to recognize regional differences.

    Please note that we live in a country that if you put a can of chili's into anything then it's Mexican. If you add Mozzarella or a tomato to something, it's Italian.

    It is really hard to go out to eat if you cook a lot or if you are unimpressed with mediocrity. I don't leave reviews on Yelp. I do leave them elsewhere. I try to identify something good about a restaurant first, then the bad, then the ugly. I try not to penalize the servers if the issue is the food.
     
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    No. Authentic Carbonara does not have cream and has never had cream.
     
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    Sure it does, as long as it has eggs it's carbonara.
     
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    No. There is no cream.
     
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    Lol, ok. I'll be sure to tell my cousins in Sicily that next time I talk to them.
     
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    You do that, sweet pea. We can have some type of swinging dick contest between your cousins and my cousins that are also in Italy.

    That was some asstardian shit.
     
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    I agree completely, why did you start it?
     
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    I didn't start it. I simply corrected you. Authentic carbonara sauce does not contain cream. The creaminess comes from the cheese. I don't need to call relatives in Italy.
     
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