Monday, July 13, 2020

Eff You Trip Advisor

I've perhaps written 50 reviews for https://www.tripadvisor.com about accommodation where we have stayed and places we have visited. I wrote one tonight. The site has become so complex, it is now near on impossible to simply write a review. No, I don't want accommodation where we have just stayed. I don't want to change my password. I don't want anything complicated and the last straw was when my review disappeared with a waste of half an hour.

The bona fides of Trip Advisor has been called into question in the past and without my honest reviews, it has just become a tiny bit worse.

To use some old Australian vernacular, get knotted Trip Advisor.

23 comments:

  1. I did a restaurant review on the weekend and it was the same old format but with different questions at the end all based on pandemic requirements.

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    1. I did not that my review was being saved at times. Maybe it is still there. It is late here now. I will look tomorrow.

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  2. I have never used Trip Advisor, so I don't know what I am missing. Sorry you had a hard time with it.

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    1. It can be useful at times Gigi. We have used it to check on places.

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  3. Take a deep breath Andrew, it's not good for you to get all hot and bothered, well not about this anyway 😉

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    1. Grace, nearly 24 hours later, I have forgotten about it and that is the end of me writing for Trip Advisor. I expect their media monitors will pick up this post.

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  4. There's nothing worse than trying to do something online and falling into a black hole of password rejection and technical glitches!

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    1. Steve, so true, and losing what you have written. It is never as good the second time written.

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  5. I suppose the old adage applies, type up on saveable format 1st. Not that I do that. But then again providing free labour for Trip Advisor (and yes, I do that) is pause for reflection.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, yes, we all know what we should do, but we don't always. As a user of Trip Advisor, I don't mind the free labour.

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  6. Trip advisor is a good idea.

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    1. Yes Gosia, just a little corrupted at times.

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  7. What a shame. I also have written reviews through the years. Sad to say it's probably been bought out by people who are out to rip us all off. Call my cynical.

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    1. Maribeth, while for a time it seemed like a great service, it had an eye on the long term as a profitable business propitiation. That is not so rare.

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  8. Frustrating. I don't blame you for giving up your contributions. Companies should make it easier, not harder, to provide feedback.

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    1. Jenny, I don't know why it has become so complex, but it has.

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  9. I heard something not-so-good about Trip Advisor on the news a while back, but can't remember now exactly what, not that it matters to me who never travels.

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    1. River, maybe it was that some accommodation write glowing reviews pretending that they had stayed in their accommodation.

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  10. Sigh.
    There loss - even if they don't realise it.

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    1. It is their loss EC when someone who gives honest appraisals stops doing so.

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  11. I used to do that but gave it up.
    Frustrating when it doesn't go right.

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    1. Margaret, indeed it is annoying. I find Trip Advisor useful at times, but honestly, some people whinge about nothing.

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