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Bauer on Yelp

MB throws his hat into the Yelp mess, discussing how some Yelpers demand freebies from restaurants: "This really does put restaurants in a tough position. No legitimate reviewer asks for free food or special treatment. To me, this is extortion." And he notes the shortcomings of the company's "rules" on the matter: "...these rules have no teeth and are based on the honor system. The reviewers aren't paid by Yelp, and they don't have to use their real names, so the website's ability to control the situation is limited." Slightly related: Eater's policy was discussed here. [BauerBlog]