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Watch what reviews you post about Thailand...

Discussion in 'Thailand' started by tridacna, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. martincohn

    martincohn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: USA
    Then there's the whole vote with your wallet thing.Thais don't like divers comments, maybe they don't like divers $$$ either.
  2. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Largo, FL USA
    Shocking given how tame that review looks.

    A country famous for backwards laws probably does see a couple years in prison as a reasonable punishment for a disagreement between a restaurant and their guest.

    Seems like a bad idea to write a review of a place if you're currently staying there or planning to eat their food again. Good way to get spit or worse into your diet. Bringing a bottle of booze to a restaurant also seems pretty bizarre. Maybe that's common in some places? I've never seen someone do that. Probably why I've never heard of a "cork fee". Now, bringing booze to your hotel when on vacation is pretty common. I do it most of the time when I travel domestically for vacation. It's a non-issue for me traveling internationally as I always go AI. I don't bring it to the table with me if I'm eating at a restaurant. That's just weird.

    Lessons learned. Don't go to Thailand. If you have to go to Thailand, don't go to sea view resort. Don't bring booze to a restaurant. Don't post reviews of a place while you're still there.
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  3. chillyinCanada

    chillyinCanada ScubaBoard Supporter Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    It looks more benign now because of him being pursued about it for 2 years. If I recall correctly he started out saying ever so much worse things about them. I can't seem to find the article that I originally read.

    The man must have a mental disorder of some kind.
  4. Barnaby'sDad

    Barnaby'sDad ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Virginia
    He accused them of human trafficking in a previous review.

    Mental disorder and/or he’s an a*****e.
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  5. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    There are some US businesses that apparently threaten legal action for anyone who leaves a bad review. I know a number of folks who refuse to leave any negative online comments about a business at all as a result of legal action being threatened.
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  6. Barmaglot

    Barmaglot Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Israel
    Leaving a bad review is one thing - even if the guest was totally in the wrong here, it's just another review; making up accusations of highly illegal activity is taking it to a whole different level though.
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  7. Centrals

    Centrals Barangay Pasaway

    # of Dives:
    Location: Hong Kong
    I thought only Singapore doing that!
  8. wetb4igetinthewater

    wetb4igetinthewater Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Seattle
    Did anyone notice this at the end?

    In December 2019, a Thai journalist was sentenced to two years in prison for criticizing a chicken farm on Twitter.

    Curious what he wrote to wind up in prison.
  9. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    Check out “Amy’s Baking Company” in Phoenix for example of a company threatening guests who leave bad reviews.
    But honestly this guy sounded prettty impossible.
  10. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    Right China does worse.

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