Observations of this board and TA

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 11:59 (382 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

I posted a trip report on this board a couple of days ago and yesterday on TA as I see this as the real Zihuatanejo board. On this board I got a couple of nice responses and nothing more although I know others read it and there is really no need for most to comment. On TA I also got some nice comments and then a couple of members decided that they needed to continue there childish fighting on my post. I also posted a trip report on TA for my 4 day trip to El Cardonal in Baja that included fishing and I ended up getting accused of going over the limit when it was obvious that I did not. If anyone on TA asks about safety the post will end up being removed by TA.

I know many have left this board over the years due to arguing and not agreeing with Rob's opinions on certain matters but show me something that works better. So far the only restriction that I have seen here is posting TA in it's full name T r i p A d v i s o r. Rob and Lupita are actually trying to help the community where TA is just trying to make a profit. It may not be perfect but it appears to be the best
thing out there. :dude:

Craig, that was very kind of you. Thank you!

I try to discourage folks talking about TA here only because I feel TA is exactly what you said: only interested in making a buck and they could care less about our community. When they first started up years ago they copied all my listings and descriptions, so when someone asked about a 5-bedroom house to rent I recommended the only one with a website at that time and found myself banned from their forum because TravelJudy complained to them that I was "self promoting". Apparently even travel agents with a personal agenda have more clout with them than altruistic helpful people including those folks TA copies their own info from.

Looks like nothing has changed over there. It's still all about selling travel packages, not about reliable into.

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