citystation1848 wrote:Greeting Seashore fans,
I have a favor for those that regularly use Yelp... It was pointed out to be last year that we only have one review on the ratings website and it's not a good one (we only have 1/5 stars). A few people have tried adding newer, more positive experiences, but the website's filter hides in-active users comments.
If you can, write about your experience of the Museum as a visitor. Don't just leave a comment that says "It's a great place to go because they have trolley cars." Make it a meaningful comment please.
Again, this is geared towards Yelp users since those comments won't disappear in a few days.
http://www.yelp.com/biz/seashore-trolle ... nebunkport
Although I haven't been near Seashore since the days when Alex Hamilton and John Amlaw ran the place, I would like to address the use of Yelp. It seems to me that comments that "sell" get posted, and the others get buried, are those of the "if it bleeds, it leads" varietal. This means that comments like "it sucks' have a better chance of being displayed than those that wish to praise an establishment.
Case in point; I recently wrote a favorable review of an auto dealership at which I have done business with buying four autos and sixteen years of service to same. I think the dealership is great and wrote a review reflecting that thought. Unfortunately, the dealership had received adverse reviews to the effect of "service stinks" "they won't deal". While who am i to say what others have experienced, I have not had bad experiences there (FWIW, a month ago their trade in offer was better than what KBB called for) and I said so at Yelp. Result; my posting got "the filter" treatment; those of the "it sucks" varietal get displayed.
Finally, since I noted the adverse reviews of the dealership and mine was favorable, I included a disclaiming sentence to the effect "author has no financial connection with the McGrath Automobile Group whatever". The review still got "filtered'.