Monday, April 07, 2008

Rhombus Pizza quotes

I just happened to be checking out the website for Rhombus Pizza and couldn't help but notice a couple of quotes that looked familiar. Check out the bottom of the website. Here we see positive quotes from "Lisa" and "Tom." Actually, the quotes were originally comments from this blog back last April...check out the last comments on this blog post. The funny thing is, both of those comments were by anonymous readers. Where did the Rhombus guys get "Lisa" and "Tom" from?

25 comments:

Nick said...

Brings to mind some advice one of my elders once shared: Self praise is no recommendation.

Uffda.

Matthew said...

Maybe they should have used Ole and Lena?

Anonymous said...

I miss Pizza Patrol...

Barbara said...

Especially funny since they even left the typo in the second quote.

Anonymous said...

So, are you going to copyright the blog??


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Anonymous said...

One also has quotations and the other does not.

That's just sloppy plagiarism...

How is their pizza anyway?

I heard from my friend Lisa that "These guys have the best pizza I've had in grand forks, hands down! I hope they do well!!" , while my friend Tom said They have amazing pizza, and good drink specials... ask the one of the owners about sake bomb.

I guess I should check this place out.

Anonymous said...

GFG, Did you think to contact Rhombus instead of calling them out in public? It's tough enough for a little independent without being ripped by some anonymous dude on the web.

Anonymous said...

The thing is, I agree with Tom and Lisa

Angie said...

I don't think it is a copyright issue, I think it is simply an integrity issue. To avoid being called out, maybe they should have posted a request for those individuals who posted anon to provide a name to go with the quote. I mean for all I know, the original poster could have been affiliated with the place.

Plus, it wouldn't be hard to get a legitimate (name included) quote to testify if their pizza is good. Just do an easy promotion where you have patrons write down why they love the place and for the 3 or 4 quotes you choose, give those individuals a free pizza.

Anonymous said...

Surprising that they didn't use the full length review from Grand Forks Dining blog, which was also favorable.

Anonymous said...

did somebody say free pizza?

Anonymous said...

Would positive quotes actually influence you to buy a pizza from somewhere? No different then hotel owners putting fake comments on the hotel review websites.

CY said...

I noticed their web pages are copyrighted.

GrandForksGuy said...

"GFG, Did you think to contact Rhombus instead of calling them out in public? It's tough enough for a little independent without being ripped by some anonymous dude on the web."

Wait a minute...they take comments from my blog, apply names to them, and then use the quotes on their copyrighted website to promote their restaurant and you blame me for "calling them out?" I really don't have such a problem with them using the quotes, but I see no reason why I shouldn't be able to comment on this. Instead of me contacting Rhombus before I "call them out," how about Rhombus trying to contact me or the "anonymous" reviewers before they use the quotes on their website? I'm thrilled to have an independent restaurant like this downtown, but your line of reasoning is silly.

Drew said...

Whatev...still the best pizza in town

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing... great pizza, though.

Elucidarian said...

I really like Rhombus. This just show poor judgment in marketing. Word of mouth has been their best advertising.

Anonymous said...

What about an Olive Garden reference?

Anonymous said...

Patrons of Olive Garden are of higher caliber; they don't feel the need to brag about themselves.

Anonymous said...

Great pizza indeed, also Maple Lake ! greenglass4

Anonymous said...

You are quite right, grandforksguy (see above quote). I actually posted the first quote after going to Rhombus a little while after it opened. I still think they DO have the best pizza in town, but my name is CERTAINLY NOT Lisa... (I'm a guy).

I don't fault them for using the quotes, but it seems a little odd that they just MADE UP names for the real posters...

Anonymous said...

"I'm not Lisa, my name is..." (old country song from 1975 or so). Could be a new, twisted ad campaign for Rhombus Guys!

Anonymous said...

let's focus on their food, service, and atmosphere. not their attempt at getting a website running in order to take their small business into the age of technology and networking. Actually, this is one of the rhombus guys. we had someone develop a site for us, and they just added those quotes without asking anybody, apparently. We still haven't figured out how to change a lot of the stuff that was put on their originally. Also, feel free to join The 'Rhombus regulars' group on facebook.

p.s. i like this blog site. it's always fun to check out.

Anonymous said...

let's focus on their food, service, and atmosphere. not their attempt at getting a website running in order to take their small business into the age of technology and networking. Actually, this is one of the rhombus guys. we had someone develop a site for us, and they just added those quotes without asking anybody, apparently. We still haven't figured out how to change a lot of the stuff that was put on their originally. Also, feel free to join The 'Rhombus regulars' group on facebook.

p.s. i like this blog site. it's always fun to check out.

Anonymous said...

I want tasty pizzas just like I used Dominos Coupons for buying and bite it.