Would it be evil?

@dawnald (84146)
Shingle Springs, California
August 7, 2013 10:51am CST
So I posted a negative review here: You can see it only if you click "filtered". I think it got filtered because a bunch of my friends clicked "useful" and their filterbot must've thought it was suspicious. Anyway, the two positive reviews that you see there popped up after I posted my review. Both those people added an account on Yelp, posted the one review, and that's it. One is on the friend list of the person who she was reviewing. Sending your pals to review you is against the rules, so I reported it. So would it be evil to ask people to go and click "useful" on those two reviews in the hope that they get filtered out too?
http://www.yelp.com/biz/renee-and-maic-friedrich-keller-williams-realty-folsom
2 responses
@FrugalMommy (1447)
• United States
7 Aug 13
Their criteria for filtering "unreliable" reviews is so weird. I wrote one about a dentist I saw two years ago... it was totally honest and completely negative (among other things, the guy refused to let me see my x-rays before doing fillings and wanted to talk to my mom about everything, despite the fact that I wasn't a minor and hadn't signed a release giving him permission to talk to her about anything). It ended up getting filtered. I don't put a whole lot of faith in their system anymore. If it's evil to ask that, then it must be equally evil to go ahead and do it just to see what happens...
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Aug 13
Well, if you and about 10 other people do it to see what happens, it will be interesting to watch. :)
• United States
7 Aug 13
@dawnald More fun than watching paint dry, that's for sure!
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Aug 13
• Evansville, Indiana
7 Aug 13
Last I checked, there was this thing called, "Freedom of speech..."??
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
7 Aug 13
Are you talking about their posts or mine?
• United States
9 Aug 13
Freedom of speech doesn't apply to privately owned websites.