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Postby Mandy » 16 May 2008 12:53

Phaedrus wrote:http://scalzi.com/whatever/?p=685

Evidently, Amazon doesn't delete ALL one-star reviews. That makes me wonder who's in charge of the amazon pages.

It seems like they keep the reviews rated as helpful over the ones rated unhelpful. It would be interesting to experiment and see if a five-star review will get deleted with overwhelming "unhelpful" votes.

Although keeping the review count at 101 is really weird. I don't know why they do that.


I used to go over there and rate all the 5 stars for Sandworms as unhelpful everyday but I got bored with it.

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Postby SandChigger » 16 May 2008 20:02

Oh, Mandy DARLIN', get with it already, girl! The Paul of Dune page is where it's AT now.

My goal is to get Kevin James to complain again "The book wasn't even finished yet and already people were complaining about it on Amazon!"

Freakin' hairless rat. :D


Seriously though, I wonder if part of their plan isn't to discourage people from reviewing it at all. No one bothers posting a one-star review anymore because of the limited life expectancy.

Anyway, Sadworms is old news already. PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL! :D
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Postby Omphalos » 16 May 2008 20:09

It'll be nice to see Quetoic again, anyway.

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Postby SandChigger » 16 May 2008 21:22

Yeah, she's good value.

Where'd she get to, anyway? :shock:
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I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

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Postby Omphalos » 16 May 2008 23:54

SandChigger wrote:Yeah, she's good value.

Where'd she get to, anyway? :shock:


She recently got married. Been busy with that, I imagine.

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Postby Crysknife » 17 May 2008 00:44

I just checked out the Amazon page for Pail of dung and I know Chig over there, but who is everyone else?
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Postby Robspierre » 17 May 2008 02:10

I'm Rob Wright, hte nutter in kilt ;)

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Postby SandChigger » 17 May 2008 02:22

Well, "You Know Who" is someone from these parts, but if You Don't Know Who I can't say right now. ;)

I think "A. Williams" joined here or T(A)U a while back.

Everyone else is unrelated Amazon customers.

Hamilton Carver and I double-teamed a lot of the new crappy 5-star reviews over on the Sadworms page for a while; he's pretty funny at times, as is Art.

"Cousin It" is an expat British mother-of-two living in the States. We got off to a rocky start, but she's actually kinda cool in her way.

Btw, did you notice that they have changed the cover design? It's now black background with white letters at the top and dark green on the bottom. Before the dark green was up top and the bottom was gold.

Oh for the love of Dur...Atreides crest colors. :roll:
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby orald » 17 May 2008 02:46

Rob wrote:hte nutter in kilt

I thought that'd be Rob Roy. :P
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Postby Mandy » 17 May 2008 13:16

SandChigger wrote:Oh, Mandy DARLIN', get with it already, girl! The Paul of Dune page is where it's AT now.

My goal is to get Kevin James to complain again "The book wasn't even finished yet and already people were complaining about it on Amazon!"

Freakin' hairless rat. :D


Seriously though, I wonder if part of their plan isn't to discourage people from reviewing it at all. No one bothers posting a one-star review anymore because of the limited life expectancy.

Anyway, Sadworms is old news already. PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL PAUL! :D


:D Are there reviews to rate as unhelpful yet?

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Postby Spicelon » 17 May 2008 14:13

SandChigger wrote:Well, "You Know Who" is someone from these parts, but if You Don't Know Who I can't say right now. ;)

I think "A. Williams" joined here or T(A)U a while back.

Everyone else is unrelated Amazon customers.

Hamilton Carver and I double-teamed a lot of the new crappy 5-star reviews over on the Sadworms page for a while; he's pretty funny at times, as is Art.

"Cousin It" is an expat British mother-of-two living in the States. We got off to a rocky start, but she's actually kinda cool in her way.

Btw, did you notice that they have changed the cover design? It's now black background with white letters at the top and dark green on the bottom. Before the dark green was up top and the bottom was gold.

Oh for the love of Dur...Atreides crest colors. :roll:


I've looked and looked and can't find what you're talking about. How about a link?
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Postby SandChigger » 17 May 2008 14:33

Amazon doesn't let you review a book before it's on sale. (Evidently that's something that has changed since House Atrocious came out, because Kevin has whined about how people panned that book before it was even out.) So, no, there are only discussion thread at the moment.

Oh, Spicey, you're just an ongoing Internet trainwreck, aren't you? :P

Here you go! :D
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Spicelon » 17 May 2008 14:38

SandChigger wrote:Amazon doesn't let you review a book before it's on sale. (Evidently that's something that has changed since House Atrocious came out, because Kevin has whined about how people panned that book before it was even out.) So, no, there are only discussion thread at the moment.

Oh, Spicey, you're just an ongoing Internet trainwreck, aren't you? :P

Here you go! :D


Internet trainwreck? I think not! I actually pride myself on on the nitty gritty detail of internet browser exploitation - which is why this was so frustrating. And now that I have your link I have confirmed that it was I who was, indeed, blind. All good now!
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Postby HoosierDaddy » 17 May 2008 19:56

SandChigger wrote:Amazon doesn't let you review a book before it's on sale. (Evidently that's something that has changed since House Atrocious came out, because Kevin has whined about how people panned that book before it was even out.) So, no, there are only discussion thread at the moment.

Oh, Spicey, you're just an ongoing Internet trainwreck, aren't you? :P

Here you go! :D


HAHA! I see that somebody started filling in some humorous "tags" to POD already. I'll wait until the book comes out to add my votes.

Who knows, maybe POD will be a Hugo/Nebula winner. I'll know the exact date when it happens, because the FAA will be issuing warnings for these:

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Postby Tyrant » 18 May 2008 12:54

shithole book aside...i think the artist is awesome
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Postby orald » 18 May 2008 14:25

I wanna see Flying Pigs of Dune now, with that image on the cover. Or should those be sligs? :D
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Postby SandChigger » 18 May 2008 19:02

orald wrote:I wanna see Flying Pigs of Dune now, with that image on the cover. Or should those be sligs? :D

I'll get on it tonight. Ooh, sligs, yeah! :D
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA


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