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Re-reviews?

What's with all the re-reviews these days? I've noticed they all seem to be featured reviews too, so does that mean they're paid reviews? Seems like it's consistently old places being reviewed again and a definite lack of new and varied reviews like what I remember Yamu to be a year or so ago.

Also there's a huge lack of new bar reviews. Plenty of bars in Colombo thay haven't been mentioned…


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indi YAMU STAFF

We try to re-review places at least once a year, think that's fair as places change a lot. Bars we'll try to cover more.

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Anon

Think that's fair enough… Though it's almost a guarantee Cinnamon Grand won't change their places at all in a year. Breeze Bar has been the same for years, other than the occasional price increase.

Also there is some notion of bias when the re-reviews are paid for.

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Bhagya YAMU STAFF

It is important top do re-reviews to keep the information relevant. For instance the last review of Breeze Bar was back in Nov 2012, which means prices have changed quite a bit since then. Also we try cover stuff that we missed on earlier visits (like the food at Breeze this time around).

Finally, we never do paid reviews or accept free food. That's a notion that people have assumed without inquiry.

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Anon

There was a Yamu guide to ads previously that mentioned places that are 'featured' on the front page (with the orange highlighted tag) are paid to be on the front page. Has that changed?

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Bhagya YAMU STAFF

Currently every re-review is featured (with the orange tag) in order to have it show up on the front page (wordpress issues). However, places can pay to have their review featured, but the review is done as any other normal review (no payment). Generally what happens is if they have a high enough rating from us they can pay to have it featured.

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Noonespecial

Thanks, but now I'm confused. Are you saying some reviews ARE paid for after all?

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Shifani

Reviews are never paid for.
If you want our (not-paid-for) review of you to be Featured, you can pay for it to be Featured.

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