I think if it was free they would get a lot more traffic. I am not paying $5 or giving out too much info.
The problem with making it completely free (and probably with allowing payments other than credit card) is that it would be much easier for people to get "shill" ratings on there. Plus, having a fee up front causes people to stop and think about whether they really want to give a rating and to be truthful. As opposed to just snarking on someone because they don't like them personally. Or whatever.
this website requested to be my friend on FB and they give out the most ridiculous information. It isnt about rating pro's. EVERYTHING is negative. EVERYTHING. EVERY post is about this guy is going to jail for theft, this guy is going to jail because he did this to his girls on the team, etc etc, it is ridiculous to read their posts. Has turned me off so much i would NEVER support this website. A website should be about REAL ratings.... like high five joe schmo... bob parker bad bad bad, etc. Not every pro is in jail for this reason or that reason. ugh. vent over.
I'm sure we all have had a time when we wished we had a heads up about a service or trainer. I posted this to see what constructive feedback could be gleaned from the pros and members here. FYI Net Posse is signed on as a partner. There is more collaboration in the works for many disciplines. Rate My Pro is for equine consumers on many levels. It is also just beginning to generate a data base...chose for yourself..reviews are not all negative.
After seeing this thread, I got a little bored and put in a rating of my own. But for some reason when i tried to put ONE dollar sign, all five came up... weird
This could be such a good idea, should people catch on and be willing to put up accurate ratings of the trainers, boarding stables, ect.d. Will everyone be unbiased and post "accurate" ratings? No probably not, but isnt it the same id you asked in the local tack shop? Everyone has their own opinions...