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on Oct 2, 2013
Yelp-- well known shake-down artists.
Someone, please be the first to write a Yelp review about this article! There goes the neighborhood :)
yelp =-= review [paloaltoonline] ''one wonders who reads this site. are they concerned aware people ,or are they clueless? nevertheless ,there seems to be a confusion of values expressed by the number of posts removed by staff. go elsewhere ,or make your own palo alto blog. call it....paloaltoons.org. as in cartoon...we won't take ourselves too seriously.
yelp! the beetles - review for CREAM ... maybe thsi place got something completely down and they went for it.it works, however it's happening. not only is this ice cream good,you wonder where they got it. even the packaged ben and jerry isnt quite this well done. and economical, you can't beat ''2 scoops for $ 2.99. long crowds yeah, but go late ,thyre open very late. a stitch in time ,enjoy it while you can.-----there ,that is an objective review. no need to read any ''yelp'' reviews! (for the ''there goes the neighborhood crew).
Translation of the first poster's comment: Apparently, businesses have to pay Yelp to keep the good reviews and delete the bad reviews.
I never use Yelp for anything. They have a very bad reputation for demanding bribes. Who would believe anything on their site?
Why does Yelp need to be on Palo Alto? It certainly will not improve our tarnished image!
After reading several articles on Yelp, I stop using it. The comments above are from most of those articles. Don't trust it for reliable ratings.
Welcome YELP!!!! Folks who read the Weekly (and comment) are so grumpy! Great service and Palo Alto is lucky to have such a booming economy.
I no longer read or post on YELP. I use to but now all the useful reviews go into the "filter folder" and are not included in the stars rating, so the stars rating is meaningless. I honestly reviewed a local Palo Alto dentist according to the set guidelines; my review was not calculated in the stars and ended up in a "filter" folder as did another low stars review, as of now, the dentist has a perfect number of stars, this is very skewed. I joined my neighborhood group Google and Yahoo email lists and nextdoor.com, I get real reviews and feedback for the local services and businesses from my neighbors not dentist's friends and relatives who over-hype the practice. This dentist advertizes with Yelp so maybe this is why my and other negative reviews end up in the filter folder.
Here is and example of Yelp and its failure: Web Link
2 reviews posted and calculated in star rating; 48 reviews filtered and you have to log in and type in gibrish before you can read those
Can you rate Yelp on Yelp?
@No more Yelp: At least they still leave filtered reviews for people to read. They used to just delete. I still use Yelp even though it is skewed. But I don't necessarily believe reviews if there are only a handful. If there are 150+ great reviews, it's probably accurate.
yelp review -''campo''. i dont get it. i keep going here and thyre always closed. it's as if they don't want customers or something. i just can't understand it. i advise taking your business elsewhere.
The online reviewing company Yelp has joined the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. They have paid thousands of dollars to sit on ALEC's Civil Justice Task Force.
Whether Yelp likes it or not, that money will be used to further all areas of ALEC's pro-corporate agenda, from voter suppression and union-busting to "Stand Your Ground" laws.
MESSAGE TO YELP CEO:
The American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, develops and disseminates model legislation that is detrimental to the lives of consumers, voters, workers and their families - in other words, your customers.
No matter your intentions in joining ALEC, by paying thousands of dollars to sit on a task force you are supporting their efforts: including but not limited to voter suppression, union-busting, the privatization of education, and so-called "Stand Your Ground" laws.
A company that claims to help people should have nothing to do with these efforts. Please immediately cut all ties between Yelp and the ALEC.
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