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Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

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Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

Last week there were four pages of restaurants, now there are 16 pages including "256 additional restaurants with no user reviews". I do not know where TripAdvisor downloaded these from, but there are incorrect addresses, closed restaurants, duplications, and businesses that are not restaurants.

I reported five incorrect addresses twelve days ago, only two were corrected and now there are too many errors for me to get involved in. I'm not going to do it. Where did TA get this garbage information?

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1. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

it sounds like one of those "quantity" things, Hoogo. :(

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2. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

Does Sheridan's Hospitality Management sound like a restaurant? St Ambrose University On Campus Offices? Lots of bars are listed and a soup kitchen for the needy.

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3. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

OMG. TA must kill it before it spreads!

This really seems like an automated process gone horribly wrong. Heaven knows what the source of the data is - perhaps an aggregator website like uptake.com? I've noticed that that type of website is very prone to being out of date and just plain inaccurate.

BTW, bars are considered restaurants by TripAdvisor, so that isn't an error in itself.

Edited: 06 May 2012, 04:55
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4. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

What garbage!

There is a McDonald's that the McDonald's website doesn't know about.

Wonder Hostes Bakery Outlet is misspelled and might qualify as a grocery store, but not as a restaurant.

Incredible Pizza Company is listed a second time, same address but with an extraneous comma.

Another McDonald's that the McDonald's website doesn't know about.

Does M & S Foods of Iowa Inc sound like a restaurant?

There is another unlisted McDonald's. That makes three.

There is a members only fraternal organization.

Does Interstate Brands Corporation sound like a restaurant?

Does Kim Cang Temple Association sound like a restaurant?

There is a restaurant listed that is 140 miles away in McGregor, Iowa.

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5. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

These new restaurants do not show up with a TripAdvisor search.

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g37816-d27… "Sorry, but nothing matches your search for Circle Tap, davenport, ia"

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g37816-d30… "Sorry, but nothing matches your search for Shogun Ping Restaurant, davenport, ia"

tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g37816-d30… "Sorry, but nothing matches your search for Capriottis Sandwich Shop, davenport, ia"

etc, etc

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8. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

Since so many users seem to find the the 'add an unlisted restaurant' process hard to use the TA solution is not to make the process easier to use but to trawl through Yellow pages (or similar) and add every place known en-mass.

This is not a new phenomenon - most places I look at on TA have a number of place holder entries for restaurants, hotels and attractions with no reviews but they seem to have gone OTT this time with no quality control, as usual.

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10. Re: Who added 200 restaurants to Davenport, Iowa?

Its not just Davenport!

Des Moines IA, Poughkeepsie NY and others have had similar treatment with hundreds of unreviewed restaurants including 7-Elevens and liquor stores.