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Google Maps Reviews - Narconon - Call to Action

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by billybob, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. billybob Member

    I was checking out the location of a stealth Narconon center (called Best Drug Rehabilitation Services) on Google Maps.

    I noticed several glowing reviews of the place, and so I dropped this one in:


    It then occurred to me... A lot of people use Google Maps to get directions. I'm thinking that there is a good chance that those Moms and Dads and so on who are going to drive their kids or loved ones to these remote locations will check out Google Maps first, and maybe see the reviews there.

    So I have hit several of the locations that I know of that are stealth Narconons or their detox centers.
    We need to hit the detox houses too because that is often the first location and not necessarily located close to the main center - in the case of Best Rehab, the detox center was 100 miles away in Battle Creek, MI.

    So, here is my proposal for action:
    • On Google Maps, write reviews warning people of the deception of Narconon and associated detox centers.*
    • Give the place a Zero rating.
    • Vote down those glowing reviews that are most likely written by the staff. (under the "was this review useful" click "No.")
    • Vote up the reviews that warn of the dangers of Narconon (click "Yes" this review was useful.)
    Please help! The least you can do is click on the "Yes" for my reviews to drive them to the top.
    Here are the ones I have hit so far:

    Best Drug Rehabilitation, Manistee, MI
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=best drug rehab manistee&ie=UTF-8&ei=0PkSUMi8HoTZqgGJzYC4AQ&ved=0CEYQ_AUoAg

    Tranquility Detox Center, Battle Creek, MI
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=tranquility detox battle creek mi&ie=UTF-8&ei=YRcTUKP3EMTgqgG18YDoCA&sqi=2&ved=0CFsQ_AUoAg

    Narconon Arrowhead (Note there are 2 markers on this map, one for the detox house in the town, and one for the center by the lake- be sure to hit them both!)
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=narconon arrowhead&client=firefox-a&channel=fflb&ie=UTF-8&ei=yRITUNamAoerrQGp24HgAw&sqi=2&ved=0CFYQ_AUoAg

    A Forever Recovery (was Narconon Stonehawk)
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=a forever recover&ie=UTF-8&ei=rRsTUNymPILrqAHFgYGwBg&ved=0CFgQ_AUoAg

    Freedom Center Albion (Same outfit as A Forever Recovery)
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=freedom center albion&fb=1&gl=us&hq=freedom center albion&cid=0,0,1339944452322369802&ei=_RsTUNKSNdH-qAGv9IGQBQ&ved=0CIcBEPwSMAM

    Narconon Vista Bay
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=vista bay drug rehab&fb=1&gl=us&hq=vista bay drug rehab&cid=0,0,2202807377505696002&ei=4SATUMvGB8fLqgHS7oDACg&ved=0CNgBEPwSMAo

    Narconon Placerville
    https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=narconon Placerville&ie=UTF-8&ei=PyoTUP2MI8b3qQHyzIDwDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg

    Narconon Georgia
    https://plus.google.com/111664665697765204544/about?gl=us&hl=en

    * Google+ login is required so wear your socks!
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  2. Brilliant Idea! <3 it! (no pun intended)
  3. Bump for justice.
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  4. Anonymous Member

    Done 'em all! Thanks, billybob!
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  5. billybob Member

    Thanks for the help. There are so many centers!

    I am going to try to add more, but alas, I have to stop for now, will get back at it soon, must stop for some IRL.

    It is my fondest wish that the legion can continue to lay down the copypasta barrage, 'til the words "Google Maps" sends shudders down the spines of Narconon Directors everywhere!

    If you post a review would you please post a link here so we can coordinate voting. Multiple reviews won't hurt!
    Hit Arrowhead first then fan out.

    Thanks again everyone for the support!
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  6. Thanks for leading the strike force! <3
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  9. billybob Member

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  10. Anonymous Member

    Three down The rest will get done tomorrow. I'm writing short, nasty but true, reviews and voting up any good ones.
    Genius idea, billybob.
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  11. billybob Member

    Checked this morning, some of the reviews have apparently been flagged. It was fairly quick.
    They may have an online reputation agency at work.

    I will attempt to refine my reviews to avoid the rabid anti-Scientology rhetoric, and see how that works.
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  12. Pique Member

    Some fuel for your project billybob
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  13. billybob Member

    Hi All,

    Update - Most of my original reviews and some by others are now gone. They are being flagged. I will be looking into the Google+ policies to figure out how to combat this. There are some negative reviews left by others previous that are still up, so there should be a way to keep the reviews around longer.

    Also, bump! More participation welcome! All it takes is a Google+ login.
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  14. Budd Member

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  15. Anonymous Member

    ^^^^ clam link - beware!

    Clicked and liked billy-bob's reviews and voted down the clam lies.

    Good work!
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  16. Anonymous Member

  17. Guise...guise....Do you have any idea how much you are underestimating the power you are wielding?

    Rather than sending in a Google maps review, I sent off my review to the Dutch Health Inspection. As a result, they initiated a formal investigation into Narconon. I'd really wish more anons would the same thing, as they are pretty much guaranteed to achieve the same result...:(

    Thread:
    https://whyweprotest.net/community/...ocal-narconon-chapter-activism-thread.104125/
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  18. Anonymous Member

    No reason Anons can't do BOTH!
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  19. billybob Member

    Have looked into Google's criteria for removing reviews:
    http://support.google.com/places/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=187622

    Here is the most relevant section:
    Copy/pasting same review on different locations will violate the criteria.
    Reviews need to appear sincere, based on personal information, and targeted to the particular location.

    I will craft reviews that meet these criteria - unfortunately it will slow the effort.
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  20. Might try a few with a +3 rating. Someone else did this and their reviews slipped through the filter.

    But please look up "libel" ... maybe CYA by adding "IMHO" to your review.

    (Same goes for the tone of a complaint to the regulatory agency, if its even possible to even figure out who that is, but that's another story.)
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  21. Anonymous Member

  22. Google is catching on. 2ivebo5.png
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  23. billybob Member

    I was a bit concerned when some of my reviews disappeared.

    Well, guess what... They're back! *

    Thanks, Google!

    *(The only one that is still gone is the one for Best Drug Rehabilitation in Manistee, MI - Maybe because they don't have the "Narconon" in their title, and I had claimed that they are using the same program (and it is.))
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  24. This is excellent advice, imho.
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  25. grebe Member

    We should collect first hand accounts of Narconon from people who were there through Colin Henderson, David Love, and others. We don't need a ton. Maybe a half dozen for each Narconon would be good. Just a few sentences from an email might get the point across, but using a pseudonym for the author. Or if there are court documents out there with quotes, we could probably use the person's real name.

    We could post the reviews here before putting them on the Google map just to see how the comments come across.

    I'm not in favor of making any fake reviews because I know Narconon will somehow challenge negative comments, and if any can be proven fake they will make a huge deal out of that.
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  26. DeathHamster Member

    http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12847.msg36841.html#msg36841

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