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lokakuu 23, 2016, 4:44 pm

For those of you who like to flag reviews, looks like there's a bunch of non-reviews here (mixed in with some actual reviews):

Not sure if the price listings actually warrant further action.

joulukuu 19, 2016, 1:36 pm

They did another round of non-reviews throughout the beginning of November...

joulukuu 19, 2016, 1:42 pm

That's systematic spamming. Do we flag the profile?

joulukuu 19, 2016, 1:47 pm

I'm dropping a note for Lorannen since it seems they are an organizational account.

kesäkuu 19, 2017, 5:26 pm

New member posted excerpts of other peoples reviews of his books:

kesäkuu 19, 2017, 7:18 pm

I'm going to put a comment on the account, though it appears to be more promoter/publicist based on the way the account is writtebn.

Muokkaaja: kesäkuu 20, 2017, 1:09 am

Viestin kirjoittaja on poistanut viestin.

heinäkuu 20, 2019, 11:56 pm

>8 karenb: No longer displayed. Member is suspended.

tammikuu 29, 2020, 9:51 pm

tammikuu 29, 2020, 11:33 pm

>10 2wonderY: Her author page is interesting.
note the picture caption and short biography.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 12:41 am

>11 Taphophile13: Because I was feeling extra adventurous, I edited the link section (most of which no longer worked), and then switched primary photos to one without the biography. I almost have pity for her, whoever she is.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 2:56 am

>11 Taphophile13: I took out the 'biography'.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 8:45 am

Last night, I left comments regarding the captions (not just the long promotional one, but the ones with Amazon links). If they're not gone soon, I'll flag the photos.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 30, 2020, 9:47 am

She has made a recommendation on her own book. (Which doesn't show on the other book, so might not quite count as being against the letter of the rules, but shows that she doesn't care about the spirit.)

>12 Lyndatrue: No pity. Red flagged reviews start in 2010. She has had a long time to learn the rules.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 9:48 am

If she continues even after >14 lilithcat: left comments, it would be time to flag the profile, I think.
But until someone tells me she has, I'll hold off.

Muokkaaja: tammikuu 30, 2020, 10:00 am

I messaged Kristie. The recommendation is particularly blatant.

She entered the children's books yesterday.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 10:56 am

Look, I know we hate it when authors review their own books. But it is not only not against the TOS, it is explicitly allowed: While you can review your own book, be aware that the review will be marked as the author's.

Flag as a TOS violation her use of other people's reviews, but it abuse of that flag is itself a TOS violation.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 11:02 am

I have now flagged all the photos containing promotional material and links to her website & Amazon.

Sadly, flagged images are not disappearing these days. (That's been reported in Bug Collectors.)

tammikuu 30, 2020, 2:05 pm

>18 lilithcat: ALL of the reviews posted from her account appear to be author people's reviews. That's why they've been flagged. I'm not seeing that she's ever reviewed her own books where reviews are supposed to be posted.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 2:07 pm

The 2010 review of one of the children's books seems to be her own.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 3:01 pm

>20 aspirit:

No, there is one that is her own, Ginormous Joe's Broken Bark. For all the reviews by others, she has indicated where they're from.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 3:10 pm

>17 MarthaJeanne: Thanks for the note. It looks like her most recent TOS violation was from 2017 (where she posted a reader's review), is that correct? The first direct contact she received about her activity actually being against LibraryThing's TOS was made yesterday. I'll try messaging her privately, as well, with more detail. If she makes any further action against our TOS please let me know, and I can step in.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 3:27 pm

There are messages on her profile about inappropriate author pictures from 2013.

tammikuu 30, 2020, 3:54 pm

"Not a picture of the author." is not a very clear indication to someone that they're actually in violation of Terms, or in need of learning how to use the site. I'm going to give them a little leeway here.

syyskuu 23, 2022, 6:47 pm

Author just doesn’t get it. This is the 30th review she’s copied and needs flagged: