Winnie members can write reviews of the places they visit with their children. These reviews may be accompanied by a star rating on a scale from 1 to 5 as well as details of the individual's experience such as tips or photos. They may be posted anonymously or associated with the profile of the user.
When a place has enough reviews with ratings, these reviews will be combined into an aggregate rating for that place.
Like all user-generated content on Winnie, reviews are subject to the Rules and are actively moderated.
What is Winnie's review policy?
All reviews are evaluated on a case-by-case basis, but in general the following reviews are not allowed and will be removed:
- Reviews written by people with a clear conflict of interest. This includes reviews written by any current or former employee of the business, as well as reviews by employees of competitive businesses.
- Reviews that describe criminal activity. Winnie is not a replacement for following the proper reporting channels.
- Reviews that refer to other review sites such as Yelp or TripAdvisor, or which are copied word-for-word from those sites.
- Reviews that are irrelevant to the experience of visiting a particular place with your children.
- Fake reviews or reviews that the author was paid to write.
What should I do if I see a review that looks fake?
We take content integrity very seriously at Winnie. If you see fake reviews or brigading (many users posting similar reviews at the same time), please report them to us immediately at email@example.com. You can also report reviews by accessing the menu in the upper right and choosing "Flag This Post" or "Report This Post".
Can businesses remove bad reviews from their page?
No. There is no way for businesses to do this as it would compromise the integrity of our content. However, businesses may report reviews that they suspect to be fake or abusive by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.