Pete being flagged...or not? Or sometimes?

Spaceace5150

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Apr 20, 2009
I'm not surprised in the least that any of this is happening. Long done are the days when the team would try and hide their identities to get an impartial review. I remember that Kevin was concerned about this and there were no photos of him online (unless you knew the good Samantha Brown trick) at the time. Ah, memories!
 
  • teruterubouzu

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    Apr 8, 2007
    I'm not surprised in the least that any of this is happening. Long done are the days when the team would try and hide their identities to get an impartial review. I remember that Kevin was concerned about this and there were no photos of him online (unless you knew the good Samantha Brown trick) at the time. Ah, memories!
    What is the Samantha Brown trick?
     

    JARNJ3

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    Jan 9, 2008
    I've never been a cast member and I don't know how much information they have access to, but I swear, the level of service my wife and I receive from front desk staff went up exponentially once we enrolled in the Disney direct purchase stock program.
    Really? LIke what?

    I participate in the Disney direct purchase stock program - but I am also DVC. There is not much freebies\perks they can give you when you're DVC hotel wise....
     

    EastYorkDisneyFan

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    Sep 14, 2006
    I honestly find the explosion of influencers in so many industries both fascinating and a little scary. It’s really hard to trust reviews influencers give online, because even when they aren’t sponsored, that doesn’t mean they weren’t given the product or experience for free to review. It feels more like a friend recommending something, when really it’s basically like watching a long commercial.
    I think there are two types of influencers who review something and get compensated for it later or are invited to review something then there are those that seek out places or products for them to review. A couple of times at the hotel that I work at we have gotten emails from pole with blogs or youtube channels that wan6t to review the hotel in exchange for a free room claiming that their viewers or readers will bring us tons of business. I have looked at a couple of them using my own accounts and found they don't really have much to back them up. For example, one youtube channel had a large number of subs but the views on all of its videos were extremely low and didn't match the number of subs plus the reviews that they did were very generic and didn't really show anything that made me want to watch any of them.
     
  • RamblingMad

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    Mar 29, 2019
    The problem is when your personal experience doesn’t match the influencers. Then you tell all of your friends, so at least your social circle knows about the disconnect.

    I can tell you that my experiences at Jiko have not matched the Dis at all. However, I had a great experience at Hoop De Doo. The Dis review pretty much matched my experience.

    Now, my experience on a Disney Cruise surpassed the Dis reviews. But I think this had to do with everyone knowing this was our first Disney Cruise. The staff clearly knew from their screens. I don’t expect a second Cruise to match. Also, we didn’t have any dietary restrictions, and we ate whatever the waiters recommended. They were spot on.
     

    jerseyduke

    Home is just where you stay when not at WDW
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    I have no doubt he gets flagged and some special treatment, it would be stupid not to. He has influence. They know that.
    Disney does do right by people when there are issues, and I have been the recipient of such things on occasion.

    Restaurants have done it for food critics and known yelpers for years.

    It would be bad business to not do it. And last I checked, Disney isnt big on bad business.
     

    jerseyduke

    Home is just where you stay when not at WDW
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    Really? LIke what?

    I participate in the Disney direct purchase stock program - but I am also DVC. There is not much freebies\perks they can give you when you're DVC hotel wise....
    Disney USED to have great perks for stock holders - back in the 80s - those are long gone
     

    SorcererHeidi

    Sorcerer please cast forever love spell for me
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    Jul 16, 2007
    Disney USED to have great perks for stock holders - back in the 80s - those are long gone
    Yeah - they stopped giving great Stockholder's room discounts around the same time as I got my first share, in like '93 or so. :( Not that I bought for that - I bought because I loved the company, the legacy, what they stood for. And for the beautiful certificates they used to have - I still have that very first one, in a special frame I picked out - have it by the front door. Made m happy to come home and see it.
     
  • jerseyduke

    Home is just where you stay when not at WDW
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    Yeah - they stopped giving great Stockholder's room discounts around the same time as I got my first share, in like '93 or so. :( Not that I bought for that - I bought because I loved the company, the legacy, what they stood for. And for the beautiful certificates they used to have - I still have that very first one, in a special frame I picked out - have it by the front door. Made m happy to come home and see it.
    I think you can still get commemorative stock certificates from Broadridge (at a cost). I think we used to pay 60$ a night for club level rooms at the poly in the 80s (which adjusted for inflation isnt even 150 today)
     



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