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    Real-life MMD: Should I threaten a bad review to get better service?
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    • 18th Feb 13, 11:01 AM
    Real-life MMD: Should I threaten a bad review to get better service? 18th Feb 13 at 11:01 AM
    Money Moral Dilemma: Should I threaten a bad review to get better service?

    I write a blog about the city I live in, which includes reviews of local eateries, hotels and attractions. I'm pretty certain last time I went to a restaurant, the waitress overheard me talking about my review, because the service picked up after. I don't get paid to write yet lots of places benefit from better custom after I've written about them. Should I start telling places I visit I'll be reviewing them to get better service?

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    In this instance, as has been pointed out in the thread below, there is potential for blackmail (though this would depend entirely on how the situation is handled), which MSE does not endorse.

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    Last edited by Former MSE Dan; 21-02-2013 at 2:36 PM.
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