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General AT&T Reviews ... really?

Discussion in 'AT&T' started by lunatic59, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum
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    Or, as they say in the interbebz, RUKM?

    I've had my Nexus 6 and my Moto 360 for about a month now. I couldn't be happier with them. So, this morning I get an email from AT&T asking me to review my device. Normally I would decline the request, but i thought this phone in particular was worth rating. Naturally, I gave it 5 stars and posted in the comments area
    After filling out a lot more personal information than necessary which they require to post :cool:, I hit submit. A minute or two later I get an email asking me to confirm the review was from me. Okay, they want to curtail spammers, i get that. But, shortly after that I get this email ...

    Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

    Hmmm, being that I am called upon to enforce our own rules and policies from time to time, I thought it might be possible that I have overstepped some obscure boundary, so I decided to review the guidelines.

    Section one. I wrote it, I have voluntarily waived my "moral rights" (whatever that means). I am over 4 times 13 years old and I recognize invalid circular logic when I see it, so I will gladly agree not to violate anything that is a violation. :rolleyes:

    Section two. I thought I wrote something that was truthful, accurate and clear. Other than using Motorola's name without a "®" I don't see any copyrighted material here. No laws were broken, unless there is an ordinance against using the word "Big" twice on the same line in December. :thinking: Hmmm, maybe "fingerprint" or "flagship" are defamatory expressions. And no links were posted, spammy, virus-laden or otherwise. The only thing I did submit was my email address which they now have used to notify me three times for marketing purposes.

    This on the other hand is an actual review that was permitted.
    I reiterate ... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
     

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    The bureaucracy that pours so freely from the big blue death star never ceases to amaze me. (Which is saying something - I been around ya know.) And this is another case of WHAT IN THE FUDGE are these people thinking, doing, trying to get away with? My only assumption on your review would be A. the use of the company name Motorola or B. they did not want a ringing endorsement of something not made by Samsung or Apple. or sadly C. they only wanted your personal information to market to you. o_O (Pessimistic much?)

    If I get an opportunity similar to what you have shared I too will update with my outcome here.
     
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    I'm puzzled as well. o_O

    Both your review and the allowed one don't appear to be against any of their rules and are very similar - mostly positive with a minor complaint.
     
  4. lunatic59

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    Exactly. I am tempted to try and repost a different review to see if it flies, but their website is torturously slow.
     
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    Apparently your grammar, spelling and diction were too correct to make the cut.
     
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    I think we have a winner.
     
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    Riddle me this Batman ...

    I reposted a review that was almost identical and it was approved.

    Here's the one that made it:
    The only significant difference that I can see is that I didn't mention Motorola specifically. Now, if I could only find an emoji with the eyes rolling out the back of its head ....
     
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    ATT is awful. In every way. They are a massive, sluggish, greedy bureaucracy.
    I've hated them ever since they got away with raking in $760 million with their baloney "Administrative Fee" price jack.
    I filed an FCC report, got out of my contract and switched to Ting. Never looked back.
     
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    wow...

    I cant believe it would be the "Motorola" that caused the rejection.
    because if I am reviewing a product.. I am going mention the name, model, and maker of product.
     
  10. lunatic59

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    I don't know ... maybe not. There are other N6 reviews on the site that mention Motorola by name. So I am at a loss as to what was said in the original review that got it kicked to the curb.
     
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    You simply forgot to mention the unicorns or rainbows.
     
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