Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I did what? You want me to do what?

Every time I mention a restaurant in my blog I link to it in Yelp and post a Yelp review that is short and links back to my blog.

So they send me this email mail.  I wish they would tell me which reviews because I honestly can not remember.

Yelp HQ 
to"**********" <***********>
dateTue, Nov 23, 2010 at 8:28 PM
subjectMessage from Yelp HQ [ ref:00D3vCN.5004DFktA:ref ]

hide details 8:28 PM (10 hours ago)

I'm writing because many of your reviews have been flagged by the community, and after evaluation, our Support team has determined that these reviews violate our Terms of Service (  Personal accounts cannot be used in any promotional manner and the links to your blog that you've included in your reviews are problematic and will need to be removed.

We'd appreciate it if you could remove the promotional links by Monday 29th November '10. If they are not removed by this date, we'll unfortunately have to remove the reviews.

Please note that you are welcome to post a link in your profile under "My Blog or Website", but links placed within reviews or outside of that space appear as promotional content and are in violation of Yelp's TOS (

Yelp User Support
San Francisco, California

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  1. So someone reported you for this? Bunch of whiners!

  2. Oh, yeah, I agree with Dorn. Petty or what? Good grief.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  3. Yelp replies

    On Sun, Nov 28, 2010 at 7:28 PM, Pam at Yelp HQ wrote:
    > Hi there,
    > Thanks for writing. Your account is currently in violation of our Terms of Service because you are including links to a blog ( in your reviews. As mentioned in the email below, you'll have to remove these links, or the reviews will be removed.
    > To edit your reviews, log into your Yelp account and click on the About Me tab. You'll see an Edit link in the bottom right corner of each review.

  4. I replied to Yelp

    my blog also links to yelp. I figure you would like that.

    Go ahead and delete them I really don't give a shit.


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