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Wandering

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Posted: 12/19/19 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What I hate about it is that I can no longer get a useful listing of all the RV parks in a town. Previously, it would give a list of all of them on a single page, and the 3 latest reviews for each. I could scroll down and kind of get a feel for the types of RV parks available, glancing at the price and reviews of each without having to click anywhere else.

No longer. Now I get a list and a map, and I have to click on each one individually to get any information, and when I do, the formatting makes me have to scroll like a madman because of (a)nother map, then photos, then tips, and when I finally get to the reviews, there are five per page. Shoot, I used to get three per page, with all the parks on the same page, still with the opportunity to click on an individual park if I wanted more information.

I hate it.

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Posted: 12/20/19 02:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Campfire Time wrote:

CFerguson wrote:



Same here. I had a bad experience in a large Myrtle Beach RV park, complete with lying employees and management that couldn't be bothered. Posted the facts and was told that RVPR didn't believe me. Despite having multiple reviews already on site.
I came to the conclusion that the worst of the reviews are quashed to either protect them legally or because their business depends on Sunshine Happy Faces.


Keep in mind that for a long time the site was moderated by a group of full timers that only worked on approving reviews occasionally. There was a point when it could take a couple of weeks to see a review approved and posted. There were some during that time period that were heavy handed. A single spelling mistake would get the review kicked. And for some odd reason certain negative reviews were rejected also. Didn't make a lot of sense because I posted some negative stuff around the same time period and had no problem. But that stopped a long time ago and the past few years have been pretty good.


GDS-3950BH wrote:


IMO if your letting reviews on that site steer you away from certain campgrounds you're probably avoiding some really nice ones. There are plenty with mediocre reviews that are really nice places, but because Joe Blow could not get his 92' rig into a 30' site, had to put a 2X under a tire to level and seen a fly in the showerhouse he chastised the park.


That's true of any reviews on any product or service. Just have to learn to read between the lines and weed out the junk.


Exactly, my comment was directed at an earlier post;

 "In the past if a park had a rating of 6 or less, we just moved on. Now I found a couple of parks of interest and they were rated as a 4. Was horrified until I realized the new system only goes up to 5."



As far as wanting "sunshine happy faces", there is some truth to that and its more than evident on their forums.

As far as adding advertisements, that is how they make money, its the business model. If not for the ads, none of their sites would exist. They're not doing it for fun to provide a free public service.

* This post was edited 12/20/19 06:03am by GDS-3950BH *

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Posted: 01/18/20 04:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

GDS-3950BH wrote:

As far as adding advertisements, that is how they make money, its the business model. If not for the ads, none of their sites would exist. They're not doing it for fun to provide a free public service.

Yet the people who contribute the reviews that are the backbone of the site do it to provide a free public service.

I just went to the website and couldn't tell from the reviews if a campground I was looking at has electric hookups, so I looked at the "amenities" section, but you have to log in to see the list. Grrrrrr.

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Tried to post the latest park I am in. After 70 reviews in 20 states I can not post to the "new" site. I use(d) the site all the time for the reviews by people that had been there. Error occurred token mismatch or similar. Cleaned cache & restarted and tried to post a second time, still no go. Don't get it fixed soon I'll start using RV Parky exclusivity.

Marcus you need to get this fixed soon before you loose more people. Just researched a new Suburban 12 gallon water heater, CW lists $1002 and PPL Motor $480 with free shipping, most places were $600 or less. I can guarantee I would not pay double under any circumstance. CW has gone down hill in RV service & price, 10% off still makes it $900. Now what was a good place to find RV park info has gone to $hit. Great way to keep any one as loyal customers. All your going to get are newbies that you can take advantage of, way to run a business.


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Posted: 01/21/20 06:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:

Tried to post the latest park I am in. After 70 reviews in 20 states I can not post to the "new" site. I use(d) the site all the time for the reviews by people that had been there. Error occurred token mismatch or similar. Cleaned cache & restarted and tried to post a second time, still no go. Don't get it fixed soon I'll start using RV Parky exclusivity.

Marcus you need to get this fixed soon before you loose more people. Just researched a new Suburban 12 gallon water heater, CW lists $1002 and PPL Motor $480 with free shipping, most places were $600 or less. I can guarantee I would not pay double under any circumstance. CW has gone down hill in RV service & price, 10% off still makes it $900. Now what was a good place to find RV park info has gone to $hit. Great way to keep any one as loyal customers. All your going to get are newbies that you can take advantage of, way to run a business.
Good Sam Enterprises(Corporate Umbrella that owns Camping World) has absolutely no affiliation with campgroundreviews.com (the old rvparkreviews.com) so Marcus isn't going to be fixing it.

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Edd505 wrote:

Tried to post the latest park I am in. After 70 reviews in 20 states I can not post to the "new" site. I use(d) the site all the time for the reviews by people that had been there. Error occurred token mismatch or similar. Cleaned cache & restarted and tried to post a second time, still no go.


Though I've never had a problem on a review upload, I will write my reviews on MS word first then do a copy & paste to CR.

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Posted: 01/23/20 12:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Edd505 wrote:

Tried to post the latest park I am in. After 70 reviews in 20 states I can not post to the "new" site. I use(d) the site all the time for the reviews by people that had been there. Error occurred token mismatch or similar. Cleaned cache & restarted and tried to post a second time, still no go. Don't get it fixed soon I'll start using RV Parky exclusivity.

RV Park Reviews is an RVLife forum. They have a strong support group. Report your problem to them by clicking on the "Contact Us" tab in the small brown ribbon on the bottom of the screen.

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I am finding Campground Reviews a bit difficult to use, but then I have not used it much since the change in format. Don't mind the zooming in on an area looking for a CG. We rarely know where we are going till there are plans to go there.

CGR is only one of about 3 sources of info used. CGR is missing a bunch of CGs because it is user driven. I have been a contributor for some years & have added a few over the years & make an effort to give a fresh review if we stop at one that has not had a review in awhile.

I will have to change my rating system a little now that the max is a 5 star. No problem. Start with a 5 & deduct a 1/2 for every negative issue worth mentioning.

The site is still only as good as we make it.


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