The anti-recommendation

I do wish Yelp (and sites like it) had a way for you to mark a review as "not tall enough to ride this ride" or "not for you" or "antithesis" or something to indicate that the negative review indicates exactly the kind of person who one is trying to avoid and who will therefore not be so likely to be found at this particular place.

The reviews of Bourbon & Branch by clueless party kids ("My girlfriends and I couldn’t talk at the top of our lungs or people told us to quiet down, that’s soooo WACK!" "They told me the smoking area isn’t inside, it’s O’Farrell Street! What the hell?") are prime illustrations.

I marked a few as "useful" but then realized I might be giving props to bad writers so have stopped.

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Dinah from Kabalor

Author. Discardian. Gamemaster. Current project: creating a binaryless universe for fantasy gaming Vote as if you were about to move to the year 2090 (not 1950).

One thought on “The anti-recommendation”

  1. The main problem I have with Yelp is that it doesn’t let the general public comment or vote on the posts. You have to be a member to be able to do that. I don’t know if I’m saying this right but think if they opened up the comments some more, there would be equalizing forces eventually. And instead of just “useful, funny, cool” I think they should add “silly, useless” as well. Kids with nothing better to do might think twice before they make snap judgments on small businesses they visited only once for 15 minutes with a group of 30 other yelpers.


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