I did not mean to publish my review and want to delete it asap, iv'e tried but it keeps saying the same error message. Just please delete it for me..
How can you publish a review without meaning to?
Having read it, I can perfectly understand why.
It expends more characters ( mis) naming the manager than it does explaining anything useful...
It was only published 3 days ago, and the OP only joined TA this week, so it’s perhaps understandable, but I am concerned at the number of requests to delete reviews which have been posted in the last couple of days, and whilst perhaps not applicable to the OP, I can’t help wondering why there are so many such requests and, more worryingly, how many reviews get deleted ( for a number of reasons) when the “delete my review” function is actually working.
Seems to me there is something very, very strange going on in the background, like perhaps a SEO company contacting members to induce them to delete negative reviews?
MonEdited: 11:25 am, December 15, 2017
I have been trying for 3 days to delete my review that a friend feels is damaging to his relationship with the business reviewed by me. I understand his concern, and I have agreed to delete the review. I click on the correct delete review chain in the support center, but each time I receive a message that says: "We're sorry, but there was a problem with your request. Please try submitting it again later.
Click here to go back > ".
Any help to allow me to delete the review will be appreciated.
Denverite300 in post #4
Why should your review damage your friend’s relationship with a business? It doesn’t make sense at all...
Vested interest, or inducement from a third party to remove it, perhaps ?
Please read Reply #1, and then Angie’s linked thread.
Best of luck,
HuntEdited: 12:12 pm, December 15, 2017
I do not believe something fishy is going on. Not at all.
I'm another one having made a similar error.
I happened to click publish instead of preview.
I'm not wanting to delete it. A correction would be enough.
My review has an irritating error, due to me mixing up two different restaurants I'd visited a few weeks ago.
I was about to correct the error (both in the headline and in the text) in my not yet published review, when I stupidly clicked publish.
There are, without a shadow of a doubt, genuine reason for wanting to take your own review down. These include making a mistake as above, and having a change of mind about the review after a period of reflection.
But there are also less genuine reasons for delting a review, and these are what will concern many here, because taking a review down following a bribe to do so, simply masks poor businesses to the detriment of other travellers.
A business would be better advised to improve their products and services rather than try to manipulate the system to their own advantage, but if they are poor in the first place, it is probably not surprising that the bribery strategy is appealing to them.