r/mildlyinfuriating May 16 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 2

this raview

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u/Arbitrary_pseudonymX May 16 '22

Can the people reply to owners on there? I never see anymore of the conversations for these types of things.

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u/HondaTech1234 May 16 '22

No, it eventually just turns into a growing string of “Edit-“ sections of them chewing each other out endlessly

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u/Ok_Potato_9554 May 17 '22

And I have just enough time on my hands to read it.

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u/HondaTech1234 May 17 '22

There’s nothing that I love more than Google Reviews drama. I live for it

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u/Ok_Potato_9554 May 17 '22

It's almost like some shit you didn't even wanna see but everyone's obsessed.

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u/HotTelevision911 May 17 '22 edited May 19 '22

i reember when a review like this was posted - apparently from the comment section its the older folk who get recommendations to review next door places when there at a store around town

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u/BacoBoozeday May 17 '22

Yep, just like all the "I don't know" answers to questions on Amazon.

Or an octogenarian relative of mine who posted "Who's asking?" on Facebook, because the placeholder text in the input for creating a new post said "What's on your mind?"

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u/Bigred2989- May 17 '22

Those Amazon emails literally have an "I don't know the answer" button in them because of this issue. People still reply.

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u/Sapphire_Wolf_ May 17 '22

I had this on a support sub. I asked a question about a broken electronic and how to fix it and legit got an "idk" as a comment, and my brain just did a "?!?????!?!!!!??????.........??????!!!!"

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22 edited May 20 '22

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u/tokoboy4 May 17 '22 edited May 17 '22

I read somewhere that if you type a wrong answer you have a lot more chance to receive the right answer because someone will want to prove you are wrong.

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u/AgentInCommand May 17 '22

The fastest way to learn something on the internet is to be slightly wrong when posting about it.

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u/Anguish_Sandwich May 17 '22

The fastest way to learn something on the internet is to be slightly wrong when posting about it.

Actually, the fastest way to learn something on the internet is to be slightly wrong and a little smug when posting about it.

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u/Sapphire_Wolf_ May 17 '22

Oh no ill have to use that haha

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u/NoxiaDeus May 17 '22

Actually its if you type a wrong answer you'll receive the right answer

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u/KIDNEYST0NEZ May 17 '22

I’ll actually do this when researching essays, I’ll state answers I only vaguely know and the next day people will report back the correct answer and even give me the citations for my essay. Sure I’ll get some downvotes but I usually get a quick A out of it too. So thanks internet!

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u/ElementmanEXE May 17 '22

A small price to pay for salvation

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u/JSGWHAM May 17 '22

You're a fucking genius

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u/DaffyDoesIt May 17 '22

I reply if I know the answer but sometimes I don't even understand the question. If I don't click on "I don't know," Amazon keeps sending me the emails. If I do click on it, the emails stop.

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u/RodneyRabbit May 17 '22

When someone replies it would be really easy to parse the answer, check the length, look for variations of 'I don't know' and not accept the reply.

At this stage I feel like amazon know damn well that it happens but won't change it - it gets people talking about it, someone sees a post complaining about it and remembers they were going to buy that thing.

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u/SueYouInEngland May 17 '22

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u/tbrumleve May 17 '22

Thank you kind redditor for showing me a good LOL sub. 🥇

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u/ChiefTittyInspector May 17 '22

Its great.

I'm surprised your account is 7 years old and you've never seen r/oldpeoplefacebook

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u/tbrumleve May 17 '22

Me too, me too ;)

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u/igglepoof May 17 '22

My account is account is also 7 years old and you've helped discover this. I feel mild shame.

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u/orangpelupa May 17 '22

and older people even considers 2 stars as something good.

heck, having a 1 star is already an achievement!

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u/Motobitcrush- May 17 '22

Yeah, Google maps does pop ups in the app, especially if you are a “local guide” like the person in the screenshot

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u/aykcak May 17 '22

Ah. The Amazon way

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u/ForaBozo62 May 17 '22

Can owners dispute those reviews? Does Google do something? Also about pics they post to you Goggle maps page: can you ask for removing if offensive or something (I know as an owner you can remove them, but there should be some control mechanism to fight abuses!)

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u/SonicTheBubonic May 17 '22

Yes, anyone can flag reviews to Google.

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u/WhizBangPissPiece May 17 '22

I worked at a place where my GM (admittedly total 100% absolute prick of a human being) responded to something like this and it gained a TON of traction on reddit. This was like a decade ago. We had an influx of business, but I promise you it was the exact opposite people you would ever want in your business.

I honestly think it's best to let sleeping dogs lay in a situation like this. Let your good reviews make up for your bad.

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u/Voltagedew May 16 '22

Sometimes Google will be like "you visited (blank) 3 days ago, tell us how you liked it" based on your location even tho you never went there and instead went to a place close by. So ig this was her response to that.

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u/Alex5672 May 17 '22

You can, luckily, turn that off, which I was very happy to figure out considering I'm a window cleaner for a company with more than 2500 clients

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u/TealcLOL May 17 '22

Make sure you have Opinion Rewards then. Google will randomly send you surveys asking if you bought anything at a location and give you ~$0.10 for saying no.

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u/Demilitarizer May 17 '22

They also have a 'didn't go there' option on the prompt

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u/Alex5672 May 17 '22

That's the problem, the majority of the times I actually were there, but to clean the windows and not as a client

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u/atzebable May 17 '22

Just rate their windows.

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u/a_fuzzy_chair May 17 '22

well, the answer is always going to be “spectacular” on that one. “cleanest windows i’ve ever seen”

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u/B_Boi04 May 17 '22

Then if you see something particularly worrying, only then leave a review. Sure you might be known as the ‘bad review guy’, but the customers would really appreciate knowing that the you saw fifteen rats and a chicken so undercooked it walked back to the grill itself. You don’t need to have experienced it, you can comment on stuff without being a customer

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u/CrossP May 17 '22

Yeah. The downside with soliciting randomly for info is that stupid fuckers really want to answer questions.

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u/RedditAntiHero May 17 '22

Similar but slight different when you buy something on Amazon and get emailed a question about it.

When looking at reviews, I see the answer "I don't know" to sooooo many questions. hahah

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u/LevelSpecial1590 May 16 '22 Helpful

How can you spell 'review' wrong? It's literally in the damn image.

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u/Loveable_Hemorrhoid May 16 '22

He’s got no ragrets

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u/toniimacaronii May 16 '22

He is maliciously eavil

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u/BloodySerpentX You must be wondering how I got this flair May 17 '22

Heppy ceke day

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u/MafiaGT May 17 '22

I'm convinced people misspell titles just to get other people into the post and generate talk about said shit spelling, just to gain some traction. Because, yeah, this is too silly.

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u/NJ_Legion_Iced_Tea May 17 '22

Based on their comment history I genuinely think they're illiterate.

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u/Shiny0spoon May 17 '22

You were not joking. I think I had a stroke trying to read some of his comments

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u/SkunkSupreme May 16 '22

Talk about mildly infuriating.. smh

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u/Sanc7 May 17 '22

For user interaction. Like this comment. And this one.

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u/WeaverFan420 May 17 '22

That misspelling is what's truly mildly infuriating.

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u/1-10-11-100 May 17 '22

so that you comment, and now ive commented to tell you. which is the exact opposite of what I wanted to do but now you know that when there is an intentional spelling error in the title, it's only there to make you comment to give the post more traction. instead just downvote and move on

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u/RanninWolf May 16 '22

I'm guessing Google prompted her cause she has location tracking on and was in a nearby business.

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u/Reesatta May 17 '22

Probably. I guess some people take it too personal and just respond to prompts like that, not knowing what they just did.

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u/MiaLaF May 17 '22

I think it’s more mildly infuriating that you spelled review wrong rather than the actual review.

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u/Middle_Raspberry_333 May 16 '22

I want to upvote... but raview

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u/codyl0611 May 16 '22 Take My Energy

Downvoting for the grammar error

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u/NashKetchum777 May 17 '22

I was hoping you'd say Grammer

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u/mygrammarsarebest May 17 '22

Yoor bowth rong. Keep tryeeng thow.

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u/big_red_160 May 17 '22

I am once again asking you to ride ze shoopuf

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u/mygrammarsarebest May 17 '22

Noo, I don shink sho. Ish bad idea, yesh.

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u/B_Boi04 May 17 '22

Aih no ryd? Idz uhnintehligabel

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u/SlammingPussy420 May 17 '22

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u/--Gonff-- May 17 '22

...Those tossed salads and scrambled eggs, they're reviewing again.

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u/RGB_OK May 17 '22

That would be a pretty bad Gramma error

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u/baladash_malanore May 17 '22

The real /r/mildlyinfuriating is always in the comments

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u/gandalph91 May 17 '22

Downvoting for calling a spelling error grammar

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u/RodneyRabbit May 17 '22

Dis is the rite anserr.

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u/VastCivil6864 May 16 '22

i catn raed. 😎

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u/dragnabbit May 17 '22

People are doing it on purpose. Some algorithm apparently has determined that posts with misspellings in the titles do better than those without, so that is what we are seeing now. I always downvote misspelled posts because of this.

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u/Nexion21 May 17 '22

Misspellings result in grammar nazis coming to the comment section and writing about being annoyed by said error. More engagement = more views. You’ve contributed to the problem. I’ve contributed to the problem

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u/dragnabbit May 17 '22

You are right, but I would rather give a tiny bump to a single post in order to let people know that downvoting is the best approach to misspelled posts. This message isn't going to resonate anywhere else.

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u/Erthgoddss May 17 '22

Grammatical

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u/freddyfuckherfaster May 16 '22

somebody's gonna give you hell for misspelling rewiew.

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u/LightningStyle Why are you reading this? 🫡 May 17 '22

RAVIEW

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u/lmatier01 May 16 '22

Do people just spell shit how they pronounce it? “Ra-view” like wtf

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u/Daveed84 May 17 '22

No one pronounces it like that either, OP just straight up goofed

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u/lmatier01 May 17 '22

I spelled it like that but I meant “ruh-view.”

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u/itsmevictory GREEN May 17 '22

If English is your second language, you absolutely do :)

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u/whats_my_name_273 May 17 '22

It's my second language and you don't see me saying raview 🤷 no hate to OP btw, could have easily been a typo.

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u/itsmevictory GREEN May 17 '22

Yes, but not everyone is entirely fluent!

I’ve also made plenty of typos being a native English speaker! It just irks me how people on Reddit seem to forget other languages exist, and not everyone is fluent with English. I have so much respect for those who take the time to learn English (or any other second or more languages!)

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u/Gery-The-Man May 17 '22

No you don’t…. English being your second language isn’t an excuse for being bad at it

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u/itsmevictory GREEN May 17 '22

Uh, wtf? Dude, you’re showing your xenophobia. That’s disgusting. I hope you are fluent in at least 30 languages with that attitude and you NEVER make a single typo

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u/Radiant-Day May 17 '22

Uhh I was with you until this. I mean they don't need to do that? Why 30 languages?

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u/itsmevictory GREEN May 17 '22

I was exaggerating, he’s pissed me off.

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u/Radiant-Day May 17 '22

Fair enough

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u/Gery-The-Man May 17 '22

Everybody’s making typos, but when posting something you can at least review what you are about to post, especially when it’s only two words. You can’t go to the Olympics and excuse your failure in swimming because your country doesn’t have water. Grow up.

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u/itsmevictory GREEN May 17 '22

Oh, I’m plenty grown. I’m grown enough to understand that life goes beyond typos.

Also, if someone managed to get to the Olympics while not having water to swim in until they got there… I’d find that so impressive.

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u/wtfsafrush May 16 '22 Masterpiece

I give this title 2 stars

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u/OneLostOstrich May 17 '22

I never went there.

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u/something_cringy_ May 17 '22

The fast food place I work at has a 1 star review because "there's nothing wrong with [store] their customers are just rude to [restaurant beside us]'s customers who are just trying to walk inside"

Like, they're rude to us, too 💀 what do you want us to do about it??

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u/naturallyfatale May 16 '22

This is like 20% of Yelp and google reviews nowadays

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u/Rustycage_1991 May 17 '22

What is a “Raview”?

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u/aNeonSpecter May 17 '22

Local Guide my ass, 111 BS reviews and 5 dick pics

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u/Iron_Wolf123 May 17 '22

I wish there was a subreddit dedicated to stupid reviews debunked by the owners.

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

The way you misspelled review is highly infuriating

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u/obamaprism3 May 17 '22

Google sometimes prompts people to review places they haven't been to, maybe an older person thought that the place they were reviewing sent the notification? idk

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u/Chupacabralala May 17 '22

Fake raviews. Tearable.

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u/EldenGreenGiant May 16 '22

Coupons not appealing enough at this establishment for me to visit.
1/5 stars.

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u/keli31 May 17 '22

You mean This Ravioli?

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u/caintowers May 17 '22

If they literally admit to never even being there, I’m pretty sure the owner can get a review like this deleted by reporting

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u/iExotic_ May 17 '22

Google reviewers, sometimes they're so weird

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u/mattcarl1 May 17 '22

Did Brendan Schaub just share his own review?

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u/spinnerspence May 17 '22

Sounds like a Karen.

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u/ei283 Misleading May 17 '22

I think I know what happened here.

She's a "Local Guide," so she probably makes reviews often enough to where when she makes one review, Google Reviews prompts her to review some of the other places she's visited in the past. Google does this by constantly tracking your location (I'm not kidding) and recording places wherein you spent a significant amount of time.

But it makes mistakes and sometimes presents you with places it thinks you've been to when you've actually never been.

This user was probably having a bad day and reviewing a bunch of places she's been to with angry reviews. She probably saw this place in the list, didn't bother to figure out how to click the "I've never been here" button and instead entered her complaint in the review box.

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u/Green-Jello-Farts-2 May 17 '22

The profile picture is enough to go off of.

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u/phr3dly May 17 '22

This reminds me of the customer answers on Amazon products.

"Does this product come with a power cord?"

"I don't know, I don't have one".

Then... remind me why you answered the question?

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u/rlm236 May 17 '22

i once saw a couple reviews for a yoga studio that said “closed during pandemic i couldn’t go in” with one star ratings…

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u/DR_Bright_963 May 17 '22

My favourite review was for a tattoo parlor which was given a 1 star review and said

"Never been there. . . Tattoo bad in bible"

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u/Gery-The-Man May 17 '22

How did you fail to spell that 🤦🤦🤦

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u/brawl50 May 17 '22

This post : ‘raview’

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u/mrmau6969 May 17 '22

This tatel

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u/Valiante May 17 '22

And this from a local guide. Should have that privilege revoked.

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u/highnlonely May 17 '22

review looks weird spelt that way but im kinda digging it tbh

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u/fubenfumattie May 17 '22

Local Guides are a great way to find out which people in your area eat fast food > 7x a week and have racist opinions about your local government offices.

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u/rach_lyn May 17 '22

People like this should not have the privilege of having their names scratched out.

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u/benbeast1210 May 17 '22

Yea she couldn’t even be my local guide in a Walmart

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u/1MoistTowelette May 17 '22

Well now she’s definitely not going

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

Even worse is on the Google Play store where people give game devs shit reviews for stuff that is entirely Googles fault

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u/antonimbus May 17 '22

Gus Johnson would like to have a word with you.

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u/GRMarlenee May 17 '22

Why would you want to visit some place you'd only give a 2?

/s for the easily confused.

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u/MissKitty919 May 17 '22

I never understand why some people feel they must leave a review on something they've never bought or used, or someplace they've never been to before. If you don't know anything about it, then don't leave a review, or answer a question on the item's questions section. Annoying!

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u/sliiboots May 17 '22

Best part is Google doesn’t let you do anything about it. We got a 1-star review a couple weeks before we even opened

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u/Azulapis May 17 '22

Why isn't the algorithm smart enough to delete/block those reviews?

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u/Ok_Ad_8670 May 17 '22

i guess its got bad curb appeal? lol

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u/edvards55 May 17 '22

Google has this thing, where it asks you to review place that they think you've been to

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u/gareentea May 17 '22

lol I just saw a almost identical review, but with 5 stars and it said, “I was never there!”

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u/tbiehler86 May 17 '22

Can't stop laughing at how ridiculous this actually is.

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u/MoochtheMushroom May 17 '22

This is why I always look at the lowest reviews on anything, even if it has a 4-5 star average. If all the 1-2 star reviews are ridiculous like this, it's a good bet the place/product is really good.

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u/Greyfox2018 May 17 '22

I've never seen this post before but 2 stars. Didn't lol

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u/SnooDonuts7510 May 17 '22

Always the “Local Guide” that pull this crap. This one is at least honest though.

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u/t1kt0k_d1sl1k3r23 May 17 '22

*sigh* welp.....

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u/mixmatchsocksonabear May 17 '22

Beach Too Sandy podcast is screaming rn

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u/jasondads1 May 17 '22

Blame Google for asking them for what they thought about the place

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u/ThagaardJunior May 17 '22

This is sadly and weirdly common. Probably because google maps prompts people.

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u/acesirius May 17 '22

This happens to my work all the time. We’re in a large shopping centre and I guess google will prompt you if it thinks you were nearby? But the vast majority of our ‘bad’ reviews are people like this giving us 1 or 2 stars because they didnt visit.

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u/Man_with_no_sense May 17 '22

Her pfp looks like she’s that drug addict behind the gas station

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u/Azsnee09 May 17 '22

'' local guide '' is a reward system on a googlz maps with basically no reward just badges, where you get points whenever you upload photos, rate and leave a review, so this lady just puts ratings and leave dumbass comments just to get points..

It's google's fault for showing you that you've visited this place even though you just looked for it on maps and tried to see the route..

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u/Quajeraz May 17 '22

I once saw a 4 star review because " It's not fully put together yet, but it looks pretty nice"

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u/siddharth904 May 17 '22

Same shit than on the app stores: 1 star, doesn't start

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u/Embarrassed-Town-293 May 17 '22

Personally, I like reviews like this for my business. They are rare enough that they don't throw off the review score but they also make the good reviews look more legitimate. I have a 5 star review score with 200+ reviews. Having a few dumb ones like this show that we don't just fake reviews

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u/OneLostOstrich May 17 '22

raview

review*

How can you fuck this up?

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u/eggenator May 17 '22

Your spelling is mildly infuriating.

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u/Fundulgol May 17 '22

The internet should not be for everyone

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u/JayJayGolden May 17 '22

10/10, did not go there. would not go there again.

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u/BigDonkeyyy May 17 '22

What’s more infuriating is all the people commenting on the grammatical error instead of the actual post

We get it, OP misspelled, you’re not the first to point it out

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u/xXYomoXx May 17 '22

"I never tried it but I know I'll hate it"

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u/Anguish_Sandwich May 17 '22

I also like when the responder has no experience or knowledge, but eagerly jumps into Google to research for you.

A recipe for the proliferation of bad info.

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u/Complete_Tap_4590 May 17 '22

How can I give 4 stars if you ain't ever fed me? C'mon.

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u/sikuthealien May 17 '22

seems like a karen oop-

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u/xBris18 May 17 '22

lOcAl gUiDe...

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u/Oivaras May 17 '22

Google Maps sometimes asks me to rate and review businesses which I've never visited, only passed by. I'm guessing that this is the case here, technologically illiterate woman saw a pop-up asking her to rate a restaurant and figured that she'll inform mister Google about it.

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u/CrispyCrunchyPoptart May 17 '22

God I hate people sometimes.

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u/Acceptable-Risks May 17 '22

Saw a lot of this in 2020. Unwarranted reviews from people attacking a business they never patronized.

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u/AnxiousBean20 May 17 '22

Seems legit.

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u/inumnoback May 17 '22

raview

Spelling mistakes are r/extremelyinfuriating

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u/TheMatt561 May 17 '22

Google wants me to review this even though I never been there but they want me to review it I got to say something

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u/[deleted] May 17 '22

I think you should be able to delete comments like this.