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SUSPICIOUS REVIEW POLICY

All reviews are moderated. The Dhonisaurus review system also includes an automated analytics whizzgadget that spots and alerts us to unusual patterns of positive or negative reviews of a property.

Each such case is manually investigated and where we have reason to believe a review is not the genuine opinion of a guest, we will stamp it as ‘Authentity unclear’ and remove it from the ratings calculation.

Repeated attempts to positively or negatively manipulate a property's rating will result in the termination of the offending user account.

If we determine to our satisfaction that a property or an agent working on behalf of the property has been attempting to manipulate the property's rating, we will prominently display a large red penalty notice stating such on the property’s main page, which may only be removed on appeal. This will also disqualify the property from all top 5 listings and relevant competitions.

We consider the following behaviour to be fraudulent:

Attempts by a property or agent working on behalf of a property to boost or sink the reputation of a property by:

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Misuse of defamation law and the persistent forwarding of unwarranted legal threats may lead us to stamp a property ‘Legal Beagle’, so guests know to take out extra travel insurance.

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HEADINGS

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