Originally Posted by jhartt3
I think thats an issue... How is that any different than bribery. If it takes special events and favors to the person running the show in your town then the logic behind the site is corrupt... similar to the extortion the mob does.
2 seperate solutions.
1) Letting Yelp know about this oversight will help with their filtering
2) No, Yelp Elite members have been nominated by other Yelp members who feel that their reviews have good merit. So therefore if a Yelp Elite reviews the restaurant it is more likely that this review will be read...
Isn't bribery what advertising is? Paying a select group of people to show your product by..Commercials on tv... newspapers...radio ads..Coupons to bring people in for one thing and sell them more than that....?