ED Magedson – Founder
Yelp.com Yelp is a shady bunch San Francisco California
On FAQ page they claim that there is an automated filter which supposedly filters any questionable reviews.
It brings a number of questions in regards to their claim that it is "automated" and it is uses an algorithm to filter one or the other review.
Personally, I am very much sure, that this is all about the $$$. All this crap about an automated filter does not stand a chance. "Automatically" based on their bogus algorithm they "filtered" 9 out of 10 five star reviews on my daughter’s yelp page. And I am talking completely legitimate postings from completely verifiable legitimate reviewers. At this point I have no doubt in my mind that the previous ripoff reporters were absolutely right that Yelp is forcing the business owners to sign up for a paid account in order to avoid an "automatic" review filtering.
Shame on you Yelp! Your "public service" is nothing else but extortion!
Las Vegas, Nevada
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 06/20/2013 09:24 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/yelpcom/san-francisco-california/yelpcom-yelp-is-a-shady-bunch-san-francisco-california-1060895. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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