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    Question How many girls read their reviews and why are they not allowed to be members?

    This is a question, not an accusation or bashing in any way. I would like to know if there are SPs that read their reviews? I had asked Lexxy/Lexxi about this and she says she cannot be a member so she does not read them unless I show her on my own account when I am with her. My question is why should they not be allowed to be a member if it is in her best interest to be one.
    Let me explain, let's say an SP is new, the reviews could be a great resource on what she is doing right or doing wrong to improve her services. Even "older" SPs could learn a thing or two about what their clients like or not.
    As I said this is just a question, I am not here to debate how good or bad an idea it is. I understand that shilling could be an issue, but can they not make a new type of account that limits what they can/cannot post in?

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    My question is why should they not be allowed to be a member if it is in her best interest to be one.
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    We do read them...we cannot reply to the reviews but you can be sure that we read them...and can be member...not even need to advertise but it is easier because when a girl is just a member the line is very easy to cross between chatting and promotion.
    That's why you will see more indies active in the forum,the agency girls do not manage the agency handle and I would surmise that the profile of a agency girl does not fit a girl who will be proactive managing her image ,she has the agency doing it for her...

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    Fred Zed summarized it better than me loll

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    Now I'm confused

    Over the years , I have read more than one sp comment on a review about her....

    I remember more than one in the last year ...

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    Not true Mitsou

    I just found it very easily

    And I remember other instances as well

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    Im addik to merb loll

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    I think it is tolerated up to a certain point. (And IMHO it has to be)
    I've seen it many times from SP to defend some important issues or false accusations.
    I've seen it mostly from Indies (Not advertisers on merb) and less frequently from SP working for agencies (Advertisers or not).

    I remember this thread about "TIP or not to TIP a sp" where AriannaBanana or AriannaXXX did participate very much...

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    I am sure that the moderator approved these posts, as they are still there

    They all involved a slightly different view of things once the poster was confronted by the provider


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    Well i can tell you that some SPs i know do read there reviews.

    Even myself sometimes i have a hard time remembering i can't promote with this handle because its all new to me. I try to minimalize talking about the agency i work for because i always fear to slept one without being able. Its sad tough cause i can recomand a girl i saw elsewhere as a client, but i can't recomand one of my girls... but oh well... Bureaucratie... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Laflamme View Post
    They do it, but they're not supposed to. Rule #13 in Merb Rules:

    Providers are not allowed to reply in review threads. If a provider who is a MERB advertiser feels a need to reply in a review thread, it is preferable to first contact a moderator to have the post approved. One reply might be granted, at the moderator's discretion, as long as the reply is polite, direct to the point, precise and contain no publicity. Any post by a provider in a review thread, that was not approved by a moderator, risk getting deleted without further notice.
    This rule goes back to several years ago when an agency SP, no longer working in Montreal, was reviewed badly (I think it was her first bad review), and she responded viciously with an attack on the reviewer's looks, behavior and hygiene which was savage, detailed, and unsparing to his feelings. I somewhat admired the absolutely raw, unedited emotion of these posts, but the Mods deleted them. The rule came shortly after this episode. Not many on the board saw the posts that caused the rule change, but I did. I had a disagreement with the Mods on that, and there was a long debate about it, which I lost.

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    Personally i do agree that the SPs should not be able to reply to reviews like the one you mentioned above. Most of us that see SPs are either old, fat or a combination of both, and its just too easy to down us if they want to. Or they could even make everything up. The fact is, one bad review won't change 5 pages of good reviews. But one SP post about a dude could torn his reputation. The agency can always reply on part of the girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Laflamme View Post
    They do it, but they're not supposed to. Rule #13 in Merb Rules:

    Providers are not allowed to reply in review threads. If a provider who is a MERB advertiser feels a need to reply in a review thread, it is preferable to first contact a moderator to have the post approved. One reply might be granted, at the moderator's discretion, as long as the reply is polite, direct to the point, precise and contain no publicity. Any post by a provider in a review thread, that was not approved by a moderator, risk getting deleted without further notice.
    Providers can respond as long as it's to correct factual errors in the review or other inaccurate information. As long as as the response is not confrontational or promotional the Mod will likely let is stand.
    In the case of agency sps only the agency can post on the sp's behalf.
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    Of course I read my reviews! They are fun, it's like reading Penthouse letters, except I'm in them.

    I've also posted reviews on my website, as I think it helps to promote my services.

    I do think that indys and agencies need to have the opportunity to respond when inaccurate information has been posted, in order to set the record straight. Allowing errors and misconceptions to stand uncorrected could mislead others and potentially damage a provider's reputation. However personal attacks from either side should not be allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vacationer View Post
    That sounds fun. Did you happen to save the review of the reviewer?
    The posts were only up for about an hour or so before the Mod deleted them and I did not save the exchange. As I recall, there was a scathing, sarcastic rebuttal of the original review, a relatively mild response from the reviewer, and then yet another scathing retort by the SP. It was an agency SP, who is no longer around. I think the original review might have been allowed to remain. It was in the SP's review thread and it was the 1st negative review she received after 4 or 5 very good ones. There was nothing really unusual about the review, but the SP seemed to feel that the guy was disgusting hygienically and looks wise, and that impacted her service, and she said so rather harshly and bluntly. I have been on MERB since its inception in 2003 and in all those years I do not remember an SP ever ripping one particular poster who had reviewed her as happened on this particular occasion. There was a highly offended and personal tone to the SP's posts. This was a classic "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" situation.

    There was thereafter a lengthy board debate about the Moderator deletions, which led to the subsequent enactment of the rule Sidney LaFlamme mentioned. It was mainly yours truly who fueled that debate because the posts were deleted before most other MERB members saw them. I just happened to be coincidentally logged in to MERB when all this shit was flying.

    The Moderator position on the deletions was that allowing those kinds of scathing retorts from SPs would chill guys from posting reviews. In other words guys do not need to hear that they are ugly, gross losers who have to pay for sex in any great detail.

    This happened back in 2009 or 2010. I think 2010, if I were to guess. I have seen a lot since I have been on MERB, but I remember this history extremely well. The SP in question worked for Eleganza and is no longer there. The reviewer is not someone who posted very much, and I do not believe he intended to do anything other than describe what he felt was a sub-par session for him. He also admitted in one of his replies that the personal shots the SP had taken at him describing in detail parts of his body were in fact his body parts, thereby confirming that this encounter actually happened.
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