nomis5 - 12:48 pm on Sep 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
When you say something negative, about somebody or something, you should start your sentence with "In my humble opinion"
Then it becomes an opinion, and not a statement of fact.
If everbody did this, it would put a bunch of lawyers out of business.
I second that absolutely. I have one review site which expresses my personal opinion after only one visit to the store being reviewed. I've been threatened many times with legal action because various owners didn't like the comments. I point out that every page has a clear section saying it's my opinion only and may be the result of one visit.
No-one has followed up my email / phone call with any further threats of legal action. Just to be sure, to be sure , to sure (I'm half Irish) I always take a photo of the area being criticised.