I've been surfing M3C for about a year now. I've posted a few reviews and I've replied to a lot more. Among the reviews that I've read, I've come across a lot of the same issues and I thought that I would give a bit of advice to the new posters out there.
Don't write angry. When you come home after having a lousy experience, don't automatically hop on to M3C to tell the world. I will guarantee you that you will only sound like a raving lunatic. Take a walk, blow off some steam, sleep on it. Do whatever you have to do to calm yourself down. Then, if you still feel the need to write the review, go ahead. Hopefully, the time that has elapsed between your experience and writing the review will allow you to gain a bit of perspective and allow you to write a fair and accurate one.
Use good grammar and spelling whenever possible. Everyone has the occasional typo or run-on sentence. I know my grammar isn't perfect either, but I try to read my review before I post so that some of the more obvious errors will be flushed out. Some of the long-time members here can be a little harsh when it comes to the blatant stuff (not that that excuses them).
Give details. Just saying that the food at Joe's Hamburger Stand sucks, the service is slow and the waitresses are rude is not enough. You need to describe exactly what was so bad about the food, how long it took them to give you service and what exactly the servers did that you perceive as rude.
Leave the race card in the deck. It doesn't matter if your review is clear, precise and grammatically correct. The minute you mention that the person who offended you was black, white, Asian or purple with green spots; you will lose all credibility with other people on this site.
Try not to be offended by the people who reply to your post. On the same token, try not to offend people when you post on their reviews. Don't call people names and don't get upset if people don't agree with you. Just as you are entitled to your opinion, others are entitled to theirs. If you don't like it, turn off replies in the options. That way you won't be offended.
OK, that's all I have right now. If anyone else has some tips, please post them below. I promise not to be offended! :)
Good advice. Thanks for sharing!
My3Cents.com does the Internet community a great disservice by accepting and publishing anonymous complaints. This opens the door for every kind of foul play and criminal activity. Among other things, it give disreputable the opportunity to slur their competitors and perceived enemies with being held accountable for their claims.
If someone will not give their name when complaining, they have no right to have their complaint published, especially when they are trashing the reputation of good citizens and legitimate businesses. At the very least, My3Cents.com should make it just as easy for someone to respond to a complaint against them as it is for a complaint to be filed. That is only fair. Without an opportunity for a response, My3Cents is just publishing one side of the story, and becomes party to spurious, unfounded complaints.
The complaint filed against me and broadcast by My3Cents.com is false and injurious to my reputation. The issue in the complaint was reviewed by both the Northeast Florida Better Business Bureau and the Consumer Complaints Division of the State of Florida and found to have no merit. Those reviews are a matter of public record and anyone interested can read them.
In my professional opinion, the person who filed the complaint against me is mentally and emotionally disturbed. I invite anyone to go to my website ** and check out my academic record and 20-year reputation as a career counselor, then compare that to the ridiculous anonymous complaint filed against me.
I respectfully ask that My3Cents.com remove the complaint on their website. Note that it dates to 2002 and the complainant did not give his name. For the record, his name is **, and if you will contact me, I will provide copies of the professional work I performed for him and leave it to you to decide if the quality meets professional standards.
INTERNET -- Several months ago I joined MY3CENTS and was supposed to get a password verification e-mailed to me. It never came. When I try to get a new account it says that my e-mail already has an account and it asks if I would like the password e-mailed to me. Of course I say yes but the e-mail never comes. I have tried at least 5 different times but never receive the promised e-mail. I also check my spam folder but nothing there either. There is a problem somewhere and I don't think it is on my end. What's up guys?
I first found My3Cents a couple of years ago and was a regular visitor. That is, until I had a reason to post a complaint and was "ripped to shreds" so to speak over the complaint reason, why I felt I had a complaint and so on. Needless to say, I didn't return for a long time.
A month or so ago, I thought I'd check it out again to see what was going on. I must say that I was very impressed with the change in the tone of comments given to various posts. No longer did I see the barbs, sarcastic remarks and things that led to my not visiting the site for a while.
I would like to thank and commend those of you who post comments to posts on this board. It is refreshing to see such polite and professional responses. That's not to say that there hasn't been some tough criticism of some of the complaints posted, but even then, it is done in a polite manner. So, to those of you who post comments and replies, I say "Thank You". You make this board enjoyable to visit!
I am upset with online complaint boards like my3cents.com because they let anyone and everyone post negative information online that hurts companies and their ability to make a living. These online complaint websites do not look into the complaints and leave the complaints up for a long time and they make it very hard for the person who is being talked about to get it removed. I think that these sites should be shut down and not allowed to exist. My3cents is a place for someone who is a picky person to ruin someones reputation and business for any little reason.
I just wanted to take the time to thank the team who created and operate this website, My3Cents.com. This is the 50,000th review on a website that has pure dedication to the consumer. A website that allows people to be informed by others, a website that provides assistance from a massive worldwide community, and a website that provides advice to consumers by allowing people to post their experiences, good and bad, that offers easy to use tools people can used to learn about ways that they can protect themselves, avoid the bad companies, and find the good companies. Cheers to many more. It seems like just yesterday that the first complaint was posted about Best Buy...
Thanks for the kind words!
I just came back on after several years away and notice that everything has changed. There are no star ratings for users, I can't pull up my old comments, some of my old reviews are missing. I still love reading some old reviews now and then and don't care about the ranking system, but I wanted to read some of the old reviews I may have commented on just because.
You are nauseating to say the least. How can you allow decadent reviews of some other network to be carried on your site? This is outrageous. For your own information tubely is an excellent site that has brought smiles to wretched souls like those that write nonsense about tubely.
What kind of review site is this when you point out the facts, bogus information, or basically the truth to some of the reviews here and then find your comments removed? Then to top it off they put you on double secret probation and you find your comments censored. I realize there need to be some controls but the people who run this site have turned it into a joke. You might as well turn this place into fantasy reviews. I'll bet my last dollar this gets deleted and my account terminated.
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