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(Gizmodo)   Yelp now available to Republicans   (gizmodo.com) divider line 20
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2012-06-05 09:27:32 AM
But when you're creating a banner ad-like feature for a farking Presidential candidate's social media presence, you'd think accuracy would be at a bit more of a premium than in a one-off blog post of dick jokes.

This is the line of the week.
 
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2012-06-05 11:10:11 AM
I love the Yelp app, but this makes me a fan for life.
 
2012-06-05 12:33:15 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-05 12:40:12 PM
Noticed this in the update last night. Got a chuckle.
 
2012-06-05 01:04:59 PM
That's hilarious.
 
2012-06-05 01:37:05 PM
I don't get it. When I click the link I only see two small paragraphs of text and a picture with no context. I assume most of TFA is missing because of some bullshiat Javascript, but when I open NoScript the page is trying to load scripting from 16 different domains and I'm not picking through every one to figure out how to make it work.

Farking garbage Gawker sites. lrn2webpage, morons.
 
2012-06-05 01:50:25 PM

Splinshints: I don't get it. When I click the link I only see two small paragraphs of text and a picture with no context. I assume most of TFA is missing because of some bullshiat Javascript, but when I open NoScript the page is trying to load scripting from 16 different domains and I'm not picking through every one to figure out how to make it work.

Farking garbage Gawker sites. lrn2webpage, morons.


I really don't get the obsession neckbeards have with coming into every Gawker thread to tell us all how much Gawker sucks and how they had to allow eleventy billion different scripts just to get the page to load. Nobody cares that you use NoScript.
 
2012-06-05 01:53:22 PM

El Freak:
I really don't get the obsession neckbeards have with coming into every Gawker thread to tell us all how much Gawker sucks and how they had to allow eleventy billion different scripts just to get the page to load. Nobody cares that you use NoScript.


Noscript-running complainers always make me think of someone masturbating while wearing a condom and complaining about the condom making the masturbating no fun.
 
2012-06-05 02:34:48 PM
Although I smiled warmly and chuckled internally, why the pot shot at Romney? I hope the guy has a change of heart and decides that he loves America enough to step down from running for POTUS and all, but what does Gizmodo have against him?
 
2012-06-05 03:19:59 PM
But is it available in all 57 states?

/oblig
 
2012-06-05 03:34:34 PM

Splinshints: I assume most of TFA is missing because of some bullshiat Javascript, but when I open NoScript the page is trying to load scripting from 16 different domains and I'm not picking through every one to figure out how to make it work.


So you're too lazy to use a program you installed... and that's someone else's fault? Hmm. Do you also delete random system files and then complain when applications don't work?
 
2012-06-05 03:53:56 PM
Wow, there sure are a lot of Gawker employees on Fark.

Face it, your website sucks. We know it. You know it. Now stop lying to your friends that you work for a porn site because it's more respectable than working for Gawker.

Live with your shame.
 
2012-06-05 04:58:08 PM
Just read an article about Yelp in Sundays paper, it was how people would threaten to give restaurants bad reviews if they didn't get really special deals / free drinks. A group of 14 people said if they weren't seated immediately all of them would tank them on Yelp.
 
2012-06-05 06:47:25 PM

cig-mkr: Just read an article about Yelp in Sundays paper, it was how people would threaten to give restaurants bad reviews if they didn't get really special deals / free drinks. A group of 14 people said if they weren't seated immediately all of them would tank them on Yelp.


Already had a thread on that... although in that situation, I'd say "go ahead" and just be prepared to go on their and defend yourself... Yelp does give the restauranteur a way to counter act those types of things.

If you know you have good service and good food 95+% of the time (hey, we all have a bad day), then you should promote Yelp on your menus... push the majority of people who DO appreciate your business to go say that.... then the 1 or 2 people who are Yelp thugs will basically be drown out.
 
2012-06-05 10:51:54 PM

El Freak: Splinshints: I don't get it. When I click the link I only see two small paragraphs of text and a picture with no context. I assume most of TFA is missing because of some bullshiat Javascript, but when I open NoScript the page is trying to load scripting from 16 different domains and I'm not picking through every one to figure out how to make it work.

Farking garbage Gawker sites. lrn2webpage, morons.

I really don't get the obsession neckbeards have with coming into every Gawker thread to tell us all how much Gawker sucks and how they had to allow eleventy billion different scripts just to get the page to load. Nobody cares that you use NoScript.


quiet. the javascript nuts scare easily. check this out

script src=http://ajax.google.com/tracking/watching_you/search/wwwfor?pornogr aphy=featuring+grandmothers&reporting=your+movement+to+jeff+bezos type=text/javascript
 
2012-06-06 01:43:41 AM
57 states is the same as Amercia because extemporaneous public speaking is like publishing computer software.
 
2012-06-06 02:39:11 AM

dletter: cig-mkr: Just read an article about Yelp in Sundays paper, it was how people would threaten to give restaurants bad reviews if they didn't get really special deals / free drinks. A group of 14 people said if they weren't seated immediately all of them would tank them on Yelp.

Already had a thread on that... although in that situation, I'd say "go ahead" and just be prepared to go on their and defend yourself... Yelp does give the restauranteur a way to counter act those types of things.

If you know you have good service and good food 95+% of the time (hey, we all have a bad day), then you should promote Yelp on your menus... push the majority of people who DO appreciate your business to go say that.... then the 1 or 2 people who are Yelp thugs will basically be drown out.


From what I understand, yelp doesn't work that way. If you are a paid advertiser, all our most of your bad reviews get filtered (hidden behind a tiny link and a Captcha). If you don't pay for advertising, the opposite happens.

I have a client who has 4 5 star reviews, and guess which one shows up in a Google search?
 
2012-06-06 08:52:05 AM

fang06554: dletter: cig-mkr: Just read an article about Yelp in Sundays paper, it was how people would threaten to give restaurants bad reviews if they didn't get really special deals / free drinks. A group of 14 people said if they weren't seated immediately all of them would tank them on Yelp.

Already had a thread on that... although in that situation, I'd say "go ahead" and just be prepared to go on their and defend yourself... Yelp does give the restauranteur a way to counter act those types of things.

If you know you have good service and good food 95+% of the time (hey, we all have a bad day), then you should promote Yelp on your menus... push the majority of people who DO appreciate your business to go say that.... then the 1 or 2 people who are Yelp thugs will basically be drown out.

From what I understand, yelp doesn't work that way. If you are a paid advertiser, all our most of your bad reviews get filtered (hidden behind a tiny link and a Captcha). If you don't pay for advertising, the opposite happens.

I have a client who has 4 5 star reviews, and guess which one shows up in a Google search?


So, from what you are saying, these "Yelp Thugs" are more or less indirectly agents of Yelp (and even better for Yelp, Yelp isn't paying them), since Yelp is basically running the same scam on their website themselves ("Hey, you'd better pay me or I'll only say bad things about you!!").
 
2012-06-06 10:35:56 AM

dletter: So, from what you are saying, these "Yelp Thugs" are more or less indirectly agents of Yelp (and even better for Yelp, Yelp isn't paying them), since Yelp is basically running the same scam on their website themselves ("Hey, you'd better pay me or I'll only say bad things about you!!").


Yeah pretty much, although I meant to say, they have 1 bad review, and 4 great ones. The 1 bad one is fake, from a disgruntled almost-customer.

The scary part is, there is nothing the guy can do about it.

See here:
Google search of said business

You see the yelp link with 1 star as the second link. If you go into the review, you see the "4 hidden" link, which then leads to the good reviews.
 
2012-06-06 11:20:03 AM

fang06554: dletter: So, from what you are saying, these "Yelp Thugs" are more or less indirectly agents of Yelp (and even better for Yelp, Yelp isn't paying them), since Yelp is basically running the same scam on their website themselves ("Hey, you'd better pay me or I'll only say bad things about you!!").

Yeah pretty much, although I meant to say, they have 1 bad review, and 4 great ones. The 1 bad one is fake, from a disgruntled almost-customer.

The scary part is, there is nothing the guy can do about it.

See here:
Google search of said business

You see the yelp link with 1 star as the second link. If you go into the review, you see the "4 hidden" link, which then leads to the good reviews.


Wow, and you have to enter a stupid Captcha to see the good reviews.... sheesh that is awful.

Been thinking about trying to start a review thing up that works primarily through Facebook, and weights reviews based on your level of connectivity to a reviewer (direct friend, friend of friend, 3rd level, 4th level, etc). Then, you at least have a sense of whether a review is from someone you know, or at least someone a friend you trust knows in some way. Maybe there is already something like that, but, I'm not aware of it.
 
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