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by Craig AKA the cruise ship guy @, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 11:19 (20 days ago)

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:

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by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa/Silver Strand Beach, California, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 11:27 (20 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Totally agree with you. This board is only censored a little bit-exactly enough in my humble opinion. It's a great source for most things Zihuatanejo, run by a man who, following his lovely wife, does what they can to help the community that they are active members in. It's very unique in that respect, and very special. Thanks Rob!!!

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 11:59 (20 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.

TripAdvisor removed warnings about rapes and injuries at Mexico resorts, tourists say

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 18:14 (20 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

For those of you that are unaware,TA was bought out by Expedia years ago.

The tempo changed rather rapidly.

IMO that is.

Keith

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 18:32 (20 days ago) @ Labrat

For those of you that are unaware,TA was bought out by Expedia years ago.

The tempo changed rather rapidly.

IMO that is.

Keith

Changed in what direction, in your opinion? I am no fan of TA and don’t keep track of it. So it would be interesting to know how you feel it changed.

And I’m enjoying your trip reports. Craig, I also enjoyed yours, too. But I am one of those people who reads more than she posts. You can see how many readers you have. It’s always plenty..

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by Fly on the Wall, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 20:17 (20 days ago) @ Fran

Trip advisor has come under a fair bit of criticism for supposedly allowing a number ( unknown ) of fraudulent posts. It was also spun off from Expedia a few years back and did quite well financially for a couple of years before starting a fairly steady decline in revenue . The share price has dropped considerably. Expedia has gone its own way gobbling up a number of Travel sites such as Hotel. Com, Trivago, orbitz etc. Personally I find when travelling that the hotel reviews provided on Expedia to be fairly accurate, But I still take them with a grain of salt

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 22:53 (20 days ago) @ Fran

Hi Fran!!

Long time no speak!!!

After TA got bought back, I noticed that negative posts on any property listed on TA or Expedia didn't seem to last very long. Also that even though the Guerrero Home site has the Travel Warning banner, that travel warning conversations don't last long either.

So while it is still a good source for lodging and eateries, any substantive threads about safety, rip offs and such seem to be unwelcome now.

Keith

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by Fran @, Evanston, IL, Thursday, November 02, 2017, 12:55 (19 days ago) @ Labrat

I just heard today that there are accusations that certain critical posts are removed. The woman interviewed posted that she was raped during a trip to Mexico. The post was removed. She felt she was providing warning and information. TA apparently took a different view.

I suppose you can argue about whether TA was right or wrong to remove the post. And I guess there will be an argument now.

Yes. Has been awhile. All is well here. We are scheduled for Zihuatanejo after Thanksgiving.

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by Lilyana, Thursday, November 02, 2017, 13:54 (19 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob I think you are giving TravelJudy too much credit by calling her a "travel agent".

She is not a bonafide licensed travel agent as far as I know through my dealings with her years ago.

Enough said!

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by jbmass ⌂ @, Mass,.. N.H...Zih., Thursday, November 02, 2017, 07:29 (20 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

:megusta:

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by Mexalberta @, Thursday, November 02, 2017, 09:04 (19 days ago) @ Craig AKA the cruise ship guy

Saw vendors slipping cash into the hands of police during handshakes on the beach in Bucerias in July. Mentioned it on TA, the post existed for 10 minutes then deleted.