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bachslunch Nov 17th, 2008 03:37 PM

Reviews of restaurants and attractions -- how long do they stay up?
Posted this over at "Forums Help" with no reply so far, so I'll try here (some of the places I've posted about were at European destinations).

Have recently posted several reviews/ratings of tourist sights and restaurants at the Fodor's website.

Was wondering how long they stay up. If they stay up for a really long time (many years, forever), I'll gladly do more. If they get cleared off after a certain time, I probably won't continue.

Any site moderators know the answer? Much obliged.

nytraveler Nov 17th, 2008 04:23 PM

If you mean a forum like this - everything stays - but falls further and further to the bottom as new threads are answered.

If you post a review of a specific restaurant with the name in the title it will come up if someone searches for that exact name.

Otherwise it will keep dropping once people stop responding.

yk Nov 17th, 2008 04:39 PM

No... I think bachslunch is referring to the reviews under


Say if you pick a city under destinations, eg Paris, then click on restaurants you get a list of Fodors recommended restaurants.

If you click on an actual restaurant name, you can see individual posters' reviews of these restaurants.

Same for tourist sights under Destinations.

bachslunch Nov 17th, 2008 04:44 PM

Thanks for the response. I probably wasn't very clear -- I'm not talking about forum posts.

When you go to a destination entry at Fodor's website (New York, let's say), there are categories called "Sights," "Restaurants," and the like, which reproduce the guidebook entries. It's possible to do "Member Reviews and Ratings" for these, and I've posted reviews/ratings under the two categories mentioned here for some of the cities where I've traveled.

What I probably need to do is hear back from a site moderator on this, but so far none has responded. Anyone?

doug_stallings Nov 18th, 2008 06:13 AM

They last indefinitely. They'll only be pushed down in the queue if newer reviews take their place. I can't say that will always be our practice, but for now, that's what it is.

Katie_H Nov 18th, 2008 06:35 AM

Hi bachslunch--the plan now is to keep them up. We are a few weeks away from launching our "new" forums; part of that redesign includes the addition of member profiles. Those profiles will display links to the restaurants, hotels, and sights that you have reviewed.

About two years ago, we started requiring registration for reviews to be posted. We removed reviews posted before we required registration.

Thank you for posting reviews by the way---we really appreciate it and your thoughts about the properties we currently include in our guides is really helpful.

We'd like to add a function in the future that allows you to make your own recommendations and review properties that we don't currently include.

Thanks again--

Anonymous Nov 18th, 2008 06:58 AM

The reviews should be dated.

Katie_H Nov 18th, 2008 07:10 AM

Hi Anonymous---do you mean in the new profiles? The member reviews have dates currently.

Katie_H Nov 18th, 2008 07:14 AM

Anonymous--do you mean our reviews?

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