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suzanne 30-05-2013 11:06

A little unfair......
 
Good morning.My family have been coming to pp for the last 30 years,so we have seen many changes good and not so good,BUT what i find a little unfair is that there seems to be the IN PLACES and these are always mentioned ok it's a personal opinion but i really think you need to be more fair on comments and were you send people not going to mention names but very obvious were people are getting their benefits..........

Sparky 30-05-2013 11:29

Thank you for your feedback Suzanne.
The website doesn't actually send people anywhere and i don't understand your comment about "benefits", it's just that all members have their favourite places and will always suggest them when new members ask for advice. Every member is free to post about their personal experiences (good or bad and as long as it's not abusive) whether a bar/restaurant advertise with us or not so please feel free to post your suggestions :).

Ronnie 30-05-2013 11:40

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Originally Posted by suzanne (Post 84201)
Good morning.My family have been coming to pp for the last 30 years,so we have seen many changes good and not so good,BUT what i find a little unfair is that there seems to be the IN PLACES and these are always mentioned ok it's a personal opinion but i really think you need to be more fair on comments and were you send people not going to mention names but very obvious were people are getting their benefits..........

"BENEFITS!!!!??????"........... Do you mean free meals, backhanders?????. Please let me know which bars or restaurants you mean..... Could do with a couple of Extra Quid...:D

FloraFluff 30-05-2013 11:54

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Originally Posted by Ronnie (Post 84205)
"BENEFITS!!!!??????"........... Do you mean free meals, backhanders?????. Please let me know which bars or restaurants you mean..... Could do with a couple of Extra Quid...:D

I'll be there end of June, almost every year for 36 years, so let me in on the secret society too. We must have been eating at the wrong places. :confused:

star81 30-05-2013 13:12

Yes, some places are mentioned more than others but as this is a public forum people can only put up their own experiences.

Yes, some readers may then decide to visit these establishments but it's then up to them to make up their own mind on them. Nobody is forcing them to go and put up a favourable review if they enjoy it.

At the end of the day people are more likely to report on a positive experience to allow others to hopefully have that same experience in the future and if you don't agree that's fine as you can equally spend time reporting your experience.

With regards to the benefits you suggest, I can only a.ssume you are meaning due to some members personally knowing some proprietors but I am sure all of us who have been visiting the port for many years know many of the locals to have a chat to but I don't think this means they are gaining anything on here by being positive About their establishment on here.

pollensafan 30-05-2013 13:32

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Originally Posted by suzanne (Post 84201)
Good morning.My family have been coming to pp for the last 30 years,so we have seen many changes good and not so good,BUT what i find a little unfair is that there seems to be the IN PLACES and these are always mentioned ok it's a personal opinion but i really think you need to be more fair on comments and were you send people not going to mention names but very obvious were people are getting their benefits..........

Hi, If places are mentioned a lot I would have thought it was because folk like them.
Re the comment... About where you send people. I thought we all had free will. Never realised it was compulsory. As for benefits.... Some of the places I've mentioned have never given me so much as a free glass of water.

When all is said and done you're only going to mention places that you like surely. If folk had some underhanded motive for mentioning a place it wouldn't take very long for people to sort the genuine from the bogus .

At the end of the day if you are fed up with seeing " The in places " As you put it, the answer is simple. Post about the others. :)

pollensafan 30-05-2013 13:40

Re Ronnie's comment
"BENEFITS!!!!??????"........... Do you mean free meals, backhanders?????. Please let me know which bars or restaurants you mean..... Could do with a couple of Extra Quid...

Yep sounds good to me:) I'm up for that. If you find out before me let us know and I'll do the same.:D

Smiddy 30-05-2013 14:16

The last time I looked at my credit card bill post holiday there was very little benefits, if your loyal to a particular restaurant you'll maybe get a drink on the house, but that's about it! These people are running a business and considering they have not raised prices for years the last thing they can issue is benefits:rolleyes:

mwc 30-05-2013 15:27

We too have eaten in certain restaurants that many times I wonder if we should have bought shares, though apart from some free drinks or bottle of wine now & then that's as far as it's gone. If you know any different please let me know but as Smiddy suggested my credit card company would be a bit disappointed ;)

lovemallorca 30-05-2013 19:27

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Originally Posted by suzanne (Post 84201)
i really think you need to be more fair on comments and were you send people not going to mention names but very obvious were people are getting their benefits..........

I have to say that the title that you have used, "A little unfair...", was actually the first thing that came into my mind when I read your comments. (Well, I actually thought it very unfair...)

It is a little hard to tell exactly what you are suggesting, but is it that the webmaster and moderators are in some way manipulating the content of the board, so as to enjoy back-handers from businesses mentioned?

I must say, if I was one of the "accused", I would be feeling pretty upset by your comments.

I find this board to be well moderated, helpful, lively and featuring a very broad number of topics. Certainly, nobody is "sent" anywhere as a result of a discussion about favourite restaurants, or only favourable reviews shown.

Sadly, I think that your comment in this instance is ill-considered, and adds nothing positive to what is, in my opinion, a great forum.

MairiCladach 30-05-2013 19:33

Oops 'lovemallorca', nothing to do with the subject matter, but, if you are to criticise somebody's spelling and grammatical errors you should at least make sure that YOU spell that bit correctly yourself!!:eek:

lovemallorca 30-05-2013 19:45

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Originally Posted by MairiCladach (Post 84224)
Oops 'lovemallorca', nothing to do with the subject matter, but, if you are to criticise somebody's spelling and grammatical errors you should at least make sure that YOU spell that bit correctly yourself!!:eek:

I could blame a dodgy "m" on my keyboard, but it wouldn't fool anyone!

MairiCladach 30-05-2013 19:50

I do agree with your comments by the way 'lovemallorca':)

Sparky 30-05-2013 20:42

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Originally Posted by lovemallorca (Post 84223)

It is a little hard to tell due to the spelling and grammatical errors, exactly what you are suggesting,


Can i just say in response to this comment......this is not the Open University it is a forum and this type of criticism does not really help, thanks :).

lovemallorca 30-05-2013 21:59

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Originally Posted by sparky (Post 84227)
Can i just say in response to this comment......this is not the Open University it is a forum and this type of criticism does not really help, thanks :).

Fair point Sparky - I have edited the post to remove this reference. Sincere apologies Suzanne.

I'm still not 100% sure if I am reading Suzanne's original point correctly, but I do still stand-by my comments that her original post is very unfair in its nature.


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