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Old 04-15-2019, 03:19 AM #11
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Are you referring to reviews about this site? A visit to Reddit and you will see some negativity. Much of it is sourced in some rather negative things Dr John has been caught twittering and elsewhere saying. He actually doesn't have the best of reputations out there. However, does his own behaviour and actions reflect this forum, its content, and its participants? No, it doesn't. We behave in our own fashion without his direction. This forum then is a reflection not of his questionable statements and beliefs but ours.


Yes the link I was sent was a review site of forums and the particular one was about PC. It shocked me because I havenít had the same experience in any way.
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I'd still question motive.
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I would also question motive.

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Well I got caught up in a bun-fight. I left a less than savory review about an art studio and course I took. It was calmly worded and referenced factual evidence to my claims. Well the owner made it personal and is now trolling me because not only did I refuse to take back my review but reinforced it with again factual evidence including photos. Now she is trolling me on FB. I am considering getting the police involved.
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I have never read or written a review about a site like this. I do often look for reviews for products and services. I agree with the one poster that said that angry people more often write reviews than satisfied people. There are usually a couple raving reviews about products/services (some of which may or may not be written by the owner's sibling) and plenty of negative ones, but few in-betweens.

Some reviews are fairly accurate. Amazon, TripAdvisor, and Google reviews are often fairly reliable. That is mostly because people get emails sent to them asking for reviews. Some people just plain like writing, so are happy to quickly write a review when asked for. I'm one of those types. But to have to go out of your way to write a review, you usually have to have a grievance or super wonderful experience.

I've looked up reviews for my psychiatrist. I happen to adore the man. Most were very good, but one woman was so unhappy with him that she referred to him as "Hitler". That was funny! Actually, I have a feeling I know what potentially inspired her anger, but I've known him so many years (15) that I know his *****. I've even frequently chided him for things. He's sometimes a grumpy old stiff wet blanket, but also has a very soft side to him.
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I donít trust reviews personally because their are so many positive and negative reviews on the things Iím looking at. Iím staying at a hotel in June and the reviews are so confusing. Most of them are positive but some are negative. I canít tell if itís worth spending the $60 on valet parking or if I can navigate the self parking lot without any issues. Thatís the main problem of these people reviewing the hotel.
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I tried writing an anonymous review about a therapist and she knew it was me and basically harassed me through emails until I deleted it for fear of legal actions. I did write a google review thatís still up. She got mad at that one too but didnít say anything to me after one email. Someone found my review helpful and itís been viewed about 60 times since I wrote it.
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I tried writing an anonymous review about a therapist and she knew it was me and basically harassed me through emails until I deleted it for fear of legal actions. I did write a google review thatís still up. She got mad at that one too but didnít say anything to me after one email. Someone found my review helpful and itís been viewed about 60 times since I wrote it.
Your therapist was extremely inappropriate threatening you. Had you stopped seeing her?
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Your therapist was extremely inappropriate threatening you. Had you stopped seeing her?
Yes I had stopped seeing her. She was just a very emotionally abusive and controlling person.
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So, my experience? I would never again leave a review that can be traced back to me. Save yourself the misery.
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