Thanks @paul2009, you're right - more context would probably help - I'm trying to build a site to both (1) search businesses under a certain dropdown criteria - ex. hours open, services provided, neighborhood (would a universal filter be appropriate?) and (2) allow people to post star reviews with comments on each business like a yelp where you have to create an account and then can rate businesses.
The second one is important - allowing reviews of businesses. I would want to be able to (but not required to) check the reviews before posting, but since there is no transaction on the site, there won't be customers who receive a prompt to write a review.
Eventually, it would be great to also have a chat option to connect people to the businesses, or even each other. Is that possible on squarespace?