Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Yelp claims they don't trust filtered reviews and don't want people to rely on them

Yelp claims they have a filtered review section because they don't trust those reviews and they don't want people to rely on those reviews.

Where do I begin with this one? 

1 - Who are they to decide what is trustworthy or not? 

2 - Why can't they let people decide? Are they smarter then everyone else? 

3 - Didn't they ADMIT that their filter doesn't always get it right? So if they admit that, then why don't they trust the filtered reviews? Why are they saying they don't want people to rely on those reviews if the admit that the filter doesn't always get it right? 

4 - If they don't trust filtered reviews, why have a filtered review section? It doesn't make sense. 

5 - They can't have it both ways. They can't defend themselves by saying people can open the filtered review section (especially when they have a history of making it harder to find and open it) and then claim that the filtered reviews are not trustworthy. 

6 - Yelp wants to show people that their fair by having a filtered review section. But if they really want to be fair, then get rid of the filter and let all the reviews show. But they won't do this. Why? Because then they are like other review websites. That's why. 

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