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TripAdvisor error lists woman as 87th best attraction in Glasgow

- February 28th, 2014
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A woman from Glasgow, Scotland has been listed as the 87th best attraction in the city on travel review site TripAdvisor due to an error.

Mary Johnston, 60, signed up for a TripAdvisor account to post a review, but wound up listed as Glasgow’s 87th most popular attraction, beating “the best view in Glasgow” at Ruchill Park and music venue The Hydro.

“I didn’t set it up. It must be a bug in the system or it is malicious,” Johnston told The Scotsman. “I’m already a user and I went on recently to review somewhere in Amsterdam so it may have happened then.”

Some users had already begun to post reviews and five-star ratings on Johnston’s listing, with TripAdvisor urging travellers to “share their experiences” if they had “been to Mary Johnston,” before the site became aware of the listing and removed it.

“This attraction wasn’t in the guidebooks but is fun for all the family if you’re a fan of people called Mary or rotationally-challenged photos,” wrote TripAdvisor user Perrierdoumbe.

“I’ve met other Mary Johnstons around the world but never a sideways one. Mary, put the kettle on, I’m on my way round after work the night. Top banana,” wrote user Jon Pavelin.

Johnston, meanwhile, seems to be looking on the bright side, telling The Scotsman “At least it is a good picture of me.”

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