What about the TA forums? Are the area experts also suspect?

Suspect? They’re not experts as far as I’m concerned. I can’t find one single post from the Paris “expert” that isn’t full of bad advice. For example: the heavily promoted travel guide at the very top of their Paris page — “commissioned” by TripAdvisor — recommends visiting the Bataclan…it’s been over three months since over 100 people were massacred there, you think maybe someone could update that, seeing as how it’s on the home page? I assume the content for every other city is just as bad.

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