I recently posted a review describing a fairly negative experience I had at a Boston restaurant that I had previously loved. I can't even tell you how many people I had previously recommended the place to.
I was not even going to post, but another friend, also had a nearly identical experience.
I proceeded to get pounded on chowhound by friends of the owner of said restaurant, or perhaps even the owner himself posting but not fessing up to who he was.
Thankfully the moderators deleted all the vitriol.
Kind of a cruel irony considering how much praise Boston hounds have heaped on the place that the owner goes serious TROLL after one bad review.
I felt like I owed the chow universe a heads up that this previously sacred placed could be really bad and had been so at least twice recently.
After all is said and done, I'm not sure it was worth the angst. My initial reaction, do nothing, just don't hit the place ever again might have been the better route.
Is it really worth it posting a negative review on Chowhound?