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schlep1967

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Posted: 07/08/20 11:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This reminds me I have to go on and give a bad review for the campground I stayed at over the 4th. I mean, what kind of campground lets me blow a tire on the way there?

By the way, it wasn't the campgrounds fault and I would highly recommend Trap Pond State Park in Delaware.


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Posted: 07/08/20 11:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This is nothing new. It's been going on forever. Only difference is 15-20yr ago with the advent of widespread internet reviews, you can see more of it.

Generally the 'star' rating is taken with a huge grain of salt. Read thru why people had issues and see if those issues are consistent with what you would care about.

We stopped posting to campgroundreviews.com. We had a reservation and when we arrived, the campground acknowledged the reservation but said they were full and they weren't going to do anything for us...our review was rejected because we didn't actually stay at the campground.


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Posted: 07/08/20 12:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I read reviews where the scale is ratings from 1-5, I pay closest attention to the 2's and 4's. Lots of 2's? Probably not staying there. Many more 4's? I'm likely booking it. Mostly 3's? I might really like the place, I might hate it. 1's are people that are miserable no matter what or they some sort of beef with management in many instances. 5's are either campground personnel or a hired service flooding the web page or campers that always see the glass as being half full. Even when they hit their thumb with a hammer I am so fortunate that I didn't get hit by a car today so I could experience this thumb pain.


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Posted: 07/08/20 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In general, people are becoming narcissistic ________. Fill in the blank.


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i look for consistency on cleanliness and bathroom reviews. things like "loud & obnoxious neighbors" you take with a grain of salt. that could have been one occasion on a holiday weekend. Who can really control that? park rangers can but if you've got a large group there to party it is what it is to an extent. it doesn't mean it happens all the time. could have just been a cranky camper.

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Posted: 07/08/20 01:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nothing new, just people being people.


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Posted: 07/08/20 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wapiticountry wrote:

I thumbed through the recent reviews at campgroundreviews.com and noticed that several of the 1 star reviews were pretty dang petty. One was upset because they left their handgun in a cabin when they checked out and the park owner wasn't thrilled to have an unattended, loaded, firearm laying around. The poster went on to rant about they had a concealed carry permit and how the park's website didn't put they prohibited firearms in bold print, instead it was but one of a number of rules on their rule page. I don't know what having a carry permit has to do with leaving a weapon laying around since by definition it isn't being carried, but what do I know.
In another review, the reviewer was upset because they were asked to move their car off the grass. The reviewer went so far as to claim they measured how much they were on the grass and that amount was one inch. They neglected to post how much on the grass they felt was OK. Both of those parks otherwise had consistent excellent reviews. Is it just me or does it feel like people are becoming more self centered on a daily basis.
No change, always been that way.
We just get to see it now with social media.


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Posted: 07/08/20 02:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

time2roll wrote:

No change, always been that way.
We just get to see it now with social media.
Exactly.

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Posted: 07/08/20 02:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with these posts. The thing I have to admit is that I usually read the one star reviews first. It's like I want to hear the BS, even though I know better.


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Posted: 07/08/20 02:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If the park says don’t park on the grass, don’t park on the grass!


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