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Friday, June 24, 2011

What Price Food Blogging? Jail?

A Taiwanese food blogger was ordered to 30 days in the ole pokey, fined $6,900 to compensate the restaurant, and two years of probation.  All for saying a restaurants noodles were too salty and complaining about the presence of cockroaches and how overbearing ("bully") the owner was.  A court said she exceeded reasonable bounds? 

Let's remember kids, our reviews should be fair and balanced (okay, honest) and we should post pictures.  I normally don't, but, that's mainly so I am not picked out as one of those "crazy foodies".  I'd prefer to dine anonymously, on my own dime (you can assist with that, it won't hurt my feelings), and post a write up that should mirror the service and quality of  product that "everyman" can expect.  Please do not put me in the clink, if your food sucks, I am going to let you know.  Crappy service, yes, I'll say something for the world to read (or about 11 readers). I'll find something nice to say to offset my not nice thing(s) to say....."sweet glass tiles", or "nice paper lamp thingies". Or, killer crudite.....(how do you eff that up? srsly?).

7 comments:

  1. To harangue a restaurant to give you better service when they actually did only a few mistakes is unethical for foodie reviewers.

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  2. I agree with you. As a guest reviewer, you need not act as a critique who refuses to give credit to anything the restaurant does right.

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  3. This is why it's important to be careful on the reviews you're making. You need to be fair to both the restaurant owner and the possible customers reading your blog.

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  4. I think putting her in jail was a bit too much considering that she would have not done the bad review if they hadn't had bad service.

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  5. A very good and informative article indeed . It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge, I really like the way the writer presented his views. I hope to see more informative and useful articles in future.

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  6. A very good and informative article indeed . It helps me a lot to enhance my knowledge, I really like the way the writer presented his views. I hope to see more informative and useful articles in future.

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