August 5, 2014

"This is what happens when you think you are more intelligent than the Internet."

The internet talks back.

22 comments:

Richard Fagin said...

KB Homes, among others, seems to get away with "no criticism" clauses in its new home sales contracts. Where's the Internet on this one?

Brando said...

I'm just surprised that anyone would think this wouldn't backfire.

rhhardin said...

Dog toys all over the floor is always a negative.

Virgil Hilts said...

I liked the Yelp review by the person infected with Ebola who needed an isolated place to stay while in quarantine.

Eric the Fruit Bat said...

The remedy for bad fines is more fines.

Fernandinande said...

See you in court, UNION STREET GUEST HOUSE. Got proof now. Proof of bedbugs.

SteveR said...

I distrust many of the rating sites but that's just part of life in 2014. Figure it out.

Oclarki said...

I applaud businesses standing up against the tyranny of review sites. Insufferable assholes posting one-star reviews because their outrageous self-entitled behavior wasn't catered to can ruin a business owner. Especially when people who have positive experiences don't generally go out of their ay to post positive reviews.

~N. said...

Wouldn't it just be easier to provide a good product and good customer service? What are people thinking? And why do people with attitudes like this go into the hospitality industry in the first place?

Anonymous said...

How could a "fine" be collected by a private business?

I'll worry if Dear Leader issues an executive order to impose a fine on people who criticize him in their NSA bugged phone calls, his IRS agents will withhold the fines from their tax refunds, his Homeland Security SWAT teams will enforce payments from those who have no refunds.

Fen said...

A source at the Union Street Guest House insisted that the policy “was meant to be tongue-in-cheek,” but admitted that the attempt at humor had fallen flat.

Yah right...

tim maguire said...



Seriously? You are the internet. Stop letting them get away with it.

Mary Beth said...

1. Don't turn an old building into a B&B when you have no experience in the hospitality industry.

2. Posting on Facebook trying to defend your dumbassery will only make things worse.

It's like Amy's Baking Company moved to New York and opened an Inn.

LordSomber said...

The owner is also a local politician. So not only did he torpedo his own business, the next time he runs for office people are going to think twice.

phantommut said...

Being stupid should hurt. This time it did.

SeanF said...

Richard, when you say they "get away with" the clauses, do you mean to say they've successfully enforced them?

A Google search for "KB Homes criticism" would seem to suggest they have not.

Ambrose said...

I have seen gaming apps offer some benefit (eg., extra points) for a five star rating. Trust no one.

phx said...

It's a joke. It's humor. They didn't reckon on people not getting it and feeling all righteous and offended and angry. These are the times we live in.

Mary Beth said...

The review from Adolf H. was very flattering.

stlcdr said...

"This is what happens when you go up against the stupid peoples"

On one side, yes, who takes 1 star reviews seriously, on the other side, how many offering critique of the situation have received a 1 star review?

I can't defend their position - fighting stupid with stupid just doesn't work - but there's a lot of frustration when you create something of value and an anonymous shyster comes and pisses all over it.

Delayna said...

Stupidity should be painful.

Socialism makes your stupidity painful to me.

Delayna said...

I read the 5-star and 1-star reviews. If the 5-star review is vague and doesn't say anything about why I should use that product/service/hotel room, I don't.

If the 1-star review is vituperative and based on minor nitpicky things, I ignore it.