Improving recommendations

Continuing the discussion from Builder required:

Would it be possible to allow members here to anonymously down vote recommendations for specific businesses?

Personally I don’t really want to post negatively about a local business, especially if I could have had an unlucky experience. But at the same time if something is no longer good, it would be nice to set a little caution for others.

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There are a few options available. The forum software allows us to enable anonymous posting for members who have a high enough “trust level” (we can decide the threshold).

Or we could ask members to contact the team privately if they’d like to “downvote” a business and we can post this from the @SE23.life account.

We run the risk of this method being abused by competitors of the business, as we have no way of vetting that reviewers are genuine customers.

It’s a tough one.

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The reverse of this holds for the current system of positive reviews through. I don’t think it’s much different. Perhaps verified users only?

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