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#1 BlueMoonGirl

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 01:47 PM

    I've spent quite a bit of time reviewing posts about vendors on this forum. At times, I wonder if some of the posts are by vendors posing as brides. There are some brides who have only posted maybe only a few times in a one year period, and those posts are providing favorable reviews of vendors. I'm just wondering how the forum moderators are able to address this issue, if it's an issue at all. Hope not to offend anyone who doesn't post a whole lot.



    #2 TammyWright

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 02:08 PM



    Originally Posted by BlueMoonGirl 

    I've spent quite a bit of time reviewing posts about vendors on this forum. At times, I wonder if some of the posts are by vendors posing as brides. There are some brides who have only posted maybe only a few times in a one year period, and those posts are providing favorable reviews of vendors. I'm just wondering how the forum moderators are able to address this issue, if it's an issue at all. Hope not to offend anyone who doesn't post a whole lot.



    well we don't really like to say what we use as indicators because obviously the vendors that would pretend to be brides would then use that be sneakier but we have found out when vendors are brides.  just to be safe, if it were me i would feel more comfortable with a review from member with say 1000 posts than a review from a member with 1 post.


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    #3 NHKinNegril

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      Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:41 PM

      I was thinking the exact same thing! My photographer was horrible, and right after I posted my thoughts on her, a favorable review was posted raving about her. I found it a little too fishy. I do think it's good sense to see if a rave review of one vendor is the only thing a "bride" has posted. 



      #4 NHKinNegril

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        Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:52 PM

        These two are highly suspicious to me:

        http://www.bestdesti...-diana-campbell

        http://www.bestdesti...-diana-campbell

         

        Both are rave reviews by one-time posters who seem to have registered simply to rave about Diana Campbell, but nothing else about their wedding. I find that odd. Also, I hired Diana Campbell and it was a disaster. Not at all like these reviews, so I find them hard to believe. 



        #5 catererbride

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          Posted 28 April 2011 - 12:00 AM

          They definitely do. I was having concerns about planners a while back and the planner I was mostly dealing with said to me "I understand you are having concerns over which planner to choose!". This site is the ONLY way she could have known that. Things didn't work out in the end which was a real shame because we got on great, it was just a money issue.

           

          I can understand why, as a vendor you would do it....I probably would if I worked in the industry in Ja or wherever but I think they can actually go on this as vendors can't they? A lot more straight up.



          #6 TammyWright

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          Posted 28 April 2011 - 07:41 AM



          Originally Posted by NHKinNegril 

          These two are highly suspicious to me:

          http://www.bestdesti...-diana-campbell

          http://www.bestdesti...-diana-campbell

           

          Both are rave reviews by one-time posters who seem to have registered simply to rave about Diana Campbell, but nothing else about their wedding. I find that odd. Also, I hired Diana Campbell and it was a disaster. Not at all like these reviews, so I find them hard to believe. 

          yeah, i would be suspicious as well.  one of the reviews did not conform to forum rules so it was moved.
           

           


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          #7 deannamarie85

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            Posted 28 April 2011 - 11:00 AM



            Originally Posted by Tammy Host 



            yeah, i would be suspicious as well.  one of the reviews did not conform to forum rules so it was moved.
             

             



            Tammy, thank you for looking out for our best interests!



            #8 BlueMoonGirl

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              Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:05 PM

              Thanks Tammy, for monitoring this forum and the advice below.
               

              Originally Posted by Tammy Host 





              well we don't really like to say what we use as indicators because obviously the vendors that would pretend to be brides would then use that be sneakier but we have found out when vendors are brides.  just to be safe, if it were me i would feel more comfortable with a review from member with say 1000 posts than a review from a member with 1 post.



               



              #9 redginger

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                Posted 05 May 2011 - 02:18 PM

                Thank you for this helpful feedback...good to be cautious when reading vendor reviews.

                 

                Originally Posted by Tammy Host 





                well we don't really like to say what we use as indicators because obviously the vendors that would pretend to be brides would then use that be sneakier but we have found out when vendors are brides.  just to be safe, if it were me i would feel more comfortable with a review from member with say 1000 posts than a review from a member with 1 post.



                 



                #10 redginger

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                  Posted 12 July 2011 - 10:19 PM

                  I'm bumping up this post because I saw this post by Tammy alerting brides about a make-up artist posing as a bride....this really bothers me!

                   

                  http://www.bestdesti...20#post_1634893






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