Add a New Recommendation

Getting Started The Add a New Recommendation page is where you can enter your comments or recommendations about a business that already exists on this web page.

This help page has the following sections to help you add your recommendations:

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When to Use the Add A New Recommendation Option Add a New Recommendation can only be used if the business you are commenting upon is already on this web site.  If the business does not exist on this site, you will have to Add a New Business from the Home Page. 
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How to Get to the Add A New Recommendation Page If you know the exact name of the business, then type the name of the business in the search box on the Home Page and click on the Search button. This will bring up the web page for the business.

If you are not sure of the name of the business, then you can find the web page for the business by Browsing or by performing an Advanced Search.

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How to Enter a Recommendation When you get to the web page of the business, click on the "Add a New Comment/Recommendation" link at the top of the page.

This will bring up a Rating box, a Comment box, and two boxes for personal information

Click on the drop-down arrow on the Rating box to select the rating for the business.  This is a required field; if you forget to fill in this field, an error will pop up on the screen and your comment will not be submitted until you fill in the field.

Type your comments about the business in the Comment box.  This is a required field; if you forget to fill in this field, an error will pop up on the screen and your comment will not be submitted until you fill in the field.

If you want, you can enter your name and email address in the boxes below the comment window.

When you are finished, click the "Submit Comment" button at the bottom of the window. This will add your comment to the database. The web page will refresh and your comment will be displayed.

The Add a New Recommendation Page

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Walk Through This section is an example of Adding a New Recommendation.  Note:This is just an example, and the sample results and pictures may not accurately reflect what you will get if you follow the same steps on the actual page.  

You want to add your recommendations about Al's Ferraris.  Type "Al's Ferraris" in the Search box on the site's main page.

Search for "Al's Ferraris"

Click the Search button and the search results will appear. Select the link to "Al's Ferraris."

"Al's Ferraris" Search Results Link

The page displaying the information and comments for "Al's Ferraris" will appear.

"Al's Ferraris" Search Results Page

Click the Add a New Comment/Recommendation link at the top of the page. You will be brought to a window where you may enter your comment.

Select a rating for Al's Ferraris ("1" is poor and "5" is excellent).

Type your comments in the Comment box. If you choose, you may type your name and e-mail address in the boxes below the comment window. Click "Submit Comment".

Entering Your Comment

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Troubleshooting Possible Errors while Adding a New Recommendation:

My search doesn't return anything!

  • There may not be an entry in the database for your business. You will have to add the business to the database before you can add your comment; see the "Add a New Business" section of the User Manual.
  • You could have misspelled the name of the business in the search box.
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