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June 10th, 2013

Hi there. From today, anyone who wants to leave a review will have to register with ratemyisp.

You go to http://ratemyisp.ie/ratings/wp-login.php?action=register to create a user name and password. Then you can log in to the site, go to the relevant ISP page, and leave your review.

I realise a huge percentage of people who want to leave a quick review won’t be bothered with this but unfortunately I haven’t time to deal with ISP owners claiming false reviews. And I haven’t time to email every reviewer to see if their email address bounces or not after a ‘false claim’ has been made, which is what I have to do every time, as one step in trying to confirm their legitimacy.

I know this isn’t completely foolproof, but it will sure make it easier. And it may not be a bad thing that all reviews will be written by people who are willing to commit their email address when they write the review.

Please note. Your email address will not appear anywhere on the site and I will NEVER give an ISP owner your email address.  (Yes, some have asked in the past.)

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Site is down

November 17th, 2011

Sorry having a terrible time trying to get http://www.ratemyisp.ie/ratings/ back up and running.

I had some minor issues switching to a new design and then some worse issues upgrading php and wordpress versions.

And now have major issues importing previous ratings from a backed up database, I have all the reviews, just not the ratings from almost a 1000 people!

Hopefully I’ll figure it out soon enough and can put everything back online.

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September 8th, 2011

There’s a total overhaul of this site in the pipeline. Nearly done on the redesign. In the meantime, here’s a small but useful improvement on viewing the ratings that I haven’t yet added to the site apart from the links in this post. You can view various ratings by category, useful for seeing how ISPS cater in your area etc.

Let me know if you’ve any suggestions for categories.

No cheating at the back!

June 15th, 2009

So I added a blog, this is the first post. I’d always intended for rate my ISP to be self maintaining / user generated. And I’m far from an expert on ISP’s, so I didn’t think there’d be much point in adding a blog. But I thought it’d be nice to have somewhere to make the odd announcement about the site. (Incidentally the ratings system is a WordPress blog; each ISP is a blog post / the reviews are just comments with ratings.)

ANYWAY – there are times, like today, when I find myself  wishing there was a blog on the site for the sole purpose of naming and shaming companies who try to cheat. do you know it’s actually illegal for a company to pose as a member of the public on  a site like this? It’s happened a couple of times now.

Today someone left a glowing review of their ISP (one currently at the bottom of our chart ). And they left bad reviews of everyone else. And they were all left a minute after each other, all from the same IP address,  and all with the kind of sloppy punctuation people tend to use when they’ve written several fake reviews in a row. All deleted now.

I will be naming and shaming the company next time.