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A company is selling "reviewer" cards to people who want preferential treatment.

The world is getting more insane by the second!

Thoughts?

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jan/...

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    1. I wish I could unread that article . . .that business owner is just wrong on so many levels.

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      1. The whole point of NOT identifying yourself as a reviewer is so you recieve the same treatment that everyone else does so your readers know what to expect. Pathetic.

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        1. re: PotatoHouse

          I agree.

          Though I use OpenTable often, and enjoy their processes, I worry about my "status." If I plan on doing a review, I want to be treated, like everyone else - walk-in to returning patron. Sometimes, I do wonder.

          That need for doing a 100% objective review, is one reason that I hesitate with restaurants, that I have reviewed before, and those, where I am known.

          Often, a tough call.

          Hunt

        2. Yes...in fact, that should be an indicator to the restaurant owner: anyone waving a "business card" and claiming to be a reviewer....isn't.

          1. I would LOVE to see how "special" the service is for the d-bags who whip out this card.

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            1. re: LeoLioness

              <<I would LOVE to see how "special" the service is for the d-bags who whip out this card.>>

              Obviously, you are referring to "doggie bags... ?"

              Hunt