As it stands today, not only here but on other major sites as well. I have never been made any kind of offer to write a review and I have written over 100 in total, however I have been asked on more than one occassion Not to write a review.IMO in most cases I could understand why, at other times, it is not always apparent at first why she may not want a review, however it usually becomes very clear!!
In most cases I enjoy writting reviews and have always did my best to be honest to myself as well as the provider.
Posted By: j.marie i'm looking for input from both the ladies and the gents on this one. ladies, have you done it? (c'mon, be HONEST!) and gentlemen, have you accepted such an offer? if not, why not? i know it's not an uncommon practice, especially when business is slow...but i can't help but wonder whether such an offer can ever result in a completely unbiased review - or is it merely another form of "paid advertising"? what do YOU think?
personally, i don't see how a gentleman can write a totally honest review if the lady has given him an incentive for writing it. i think the practice cheapens the review process overall. on the other hand, there's no way to "really" know when such a quid pro quo arrangement has been struck - it's not as if the review carries the disclaimer, "the following is a paid commercial announcement", right?
i won't lie, it bugs me. but then, the kids who cheated in school bugged me, too.