Diogenes: "Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule."- Friedrich Nietzsche
Tr0mBoNe: It doesn't matter what I want or what I think about what I want. I can find someone somewhere on the internet to reenforce my opinion and make me think I'm making a great decision.
Nurglitch: Speaking of, apparently there's a new edition of Warhammer 40,000 coming out. If you ever want to see an angry idiot mob, they're the people you want to see.
2 grams: Trip advisor has it's place. You've got to look for trends throughout the reviews more than just individual reviews.Ignore any review that was written by a bride. Brides reveiws are insanely farked up. Women loose thier farking minds and all sensability when a wedding is involved.
Muta: Tr0mBoNe: It doesn't matter what I want or what I think about what I want. I can find someone somewhere on the internet to reenforce my opinion and make me think I'm making a great decision.+1.That was very insightful.
Unobtanium: "A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it."Which is how I approach most on-line reviews. I am traveling more in a new job, and still trying to find the best motel values in places I go regularly. So far, the Comfort Suites brand mostly works, but I am pretty brand agnostic.
Muta: On the flip side, the professional reviewers put themselves in this pickle. You open up a Astronomy magazine and see a wonderful review for Mead's new telescope. You also see 10 pages of full page advertising by Mead. What kind of review do you think Mead's new telescope will have? Professional reviewers helped create the situation where snarky comments carry more weight simply because the professionals let their objectivity get eclipsed by other commercial factors.
skinink: I've found on TripAdvisor the forum for a city gives you a lot of great info and recommendations of things to do and places to eat. The list of things to do and where to dine works as well. But you have to be willing to put in the research time on that site to make it work.On the other hand Yelp is useless except for a one stop to find all the telephone numbers and locations of certain places.
lingua: When you weed out all of those,
rka: lingua: When you weed out all of those,That's 99.99% of all reviews (statistics on the internet are 68% guaranteed accurate).After you do that, you're usually left with 1 good review and 1 bad review and now you have to decide who had the true experience and who had the one-off that's not representative of anything.
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