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Postby Nekhrun » 21 Sep 2008 20:39

Beautiful. :lol:

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Postby Robspierre » 21 Sep 2008 20:45

What i can't figure oot is why is the top critical review from a gut who gave it three stars? Wouldnae the top one be the one star that is voted the most helpful?

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Postby GamePlayer » 21 Sep 2008 21:06

The lack of grammar is comedy gold, both her and especially you my chigga. :)
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Postby cmsahe » 22 Sep 2008 00:38

Illogical Banana wrote:I voted all the one star reviews as helpful and the opposite for the 5 star ones. I also reported all the one star ones for obvious reasons. Hope this helps a little. And my one star review is still up. 21/35 people found it helpful :D


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Postby SandChigger » 22 Sep 2008 06:41

GamePlayer wrote:The lack of grammar is comedy gold, both her and especially you my chigga. :)

There is grammar, my northern country human, just not the grammar that most of us use when slinging about English words. ;)

I was fairly shocked by how fast she and her English fell apart, though. (I'm still not entirely convinced she wasn't taking the piss.)
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Postby MICAH » 24 Sep 2008 10:41

- i admit i read the susie wong amazon review before seeing it here, & found it to be the funniest shit ever!but...before reading your response chig i was wondering if you were being baited. i mean we all know(at least most of us) how you are about spell checking posts...
-next: does anyone know the ins & outs of just how amazon deletes or keeps review ratings? Like do they only keep the reviews from people who buy the book from them? my ex ops. manager works for them now but i've lost touch.
-anyhow thanks for the best laugh this A.M.!!! but be careful that response could be seen as xenophobic

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Postby SandChigger » 24 Sep 2008 11:51

I'm probably, in reality, the least prejudiced person you'll find when it comes to ethnic or racial biases. I've studied Mandarin off and on since I was in uni and I've been speaking Japanese since about the same time and have lived in Japan for nearly 21 years now.

My only real prejudice is against the willfully stupid and ignorant. (Edit: Among which I include the religious, naturally.)

I suspect that "Susie Wong" is both. ;)
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Postby GamePlayer » 24 Sep 2008 20:58

SandChigger wrote:
GamePlayer wrote:The lack of grammar is comedy gold, both her and especially you my chigga. :)

There is grammar, my northern country human, just not the grammar that most of us use when slinging about English words. ;)

I was fairly shocked by how fast she and her English fell apart, though. (I'm still not entirely convinced she wasn't taking the piss.)


If she was, it wasn't all that funny. Looking at it from that angle, one might even find it insulting.

But anyway, your response was brilliant, Yoda-isms included :)
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Postby Mandy » 25 Sep 2008 19:00

I just went through the reviews again.. I reported the 5 star reviews when the person writing the review hadn't even read the book yet. I wonder if that's how reviews get deleted?

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Postby GamePlayer » 25 Sep 2008 21:31

I'm not sure. I've reported this twat that has been posting religious rhetoric reviews of some music albums on Amazon. I report and mark his reviews as inappropriate, but they haven't been removed.
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Postby Mr. Teg » 27 Sep 2008 14:12

Posted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 6:03 pm Post subject: Re: Amazon Kindle Release


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Hadeswpb wrote:
I wanted to thankyou Byron for getting back to me so quickly. Your note said "Paul of Dune" will be released on the Kindle soon, but you did not say what the hold up was. If you could explain that would be great..

Again thankyou for your quick reply and I cannt wait to read the new book.

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It's in the Amazon.com queue, but they are sometimes slow in getting them done. I'm hoping within the next few weeks we'll see it up. I'll push.


Now, that's interesting...maybe Byron is actually directly responsible for the mass deletions of negative reviews on Amazon!?

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Postby Ampoliros » 27 Sep 2008 15:11

Can we send a message to Amazon saying "I don't want this on Kindle"
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Postby TheDukester » 02 Oct 2008 11:37

It's eerie how similar the situation is on Amazon when comparing Sandworms and PoD. It's basically a repeat:

1. Book is released. A handful of initial 5-star shills are balanced by the first group of 1-star heroes. For its first few days, the book averages exactly 3 stars.

2. The first group of 1-star reviews are deleted; the book goes to 3.5 stars.

3. In response, a new batch of 1-star reviews is posted. Back to 3.

4. In response to the response, more shills arrive. Back to 3.5

5. The book settles into a pattern: any time the average hits 3, 1-star reviews are deleted to bring it to 3.5. If it's at 3.5 already, fewer deletions occur. This will continue — until the end of time, conceivably — to ensure that the book maintains its 3.5 average. Apparently, that's what is acceptable to whomever at the HLP or TOR (or both) is organizing the shilling and deletions campaign.
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Postby GamePlayer » 02 Oct 2008 12:44

That explains a lot about Amazon's amazing merchandise. It's all so highly rated! :) :P
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Postby Nekhrun » 02 Oct 2008 14:15

GamePlayer wrote:That explains a lot about Amazon's amazing merchandise. It's all so highly rated! :) :P

Books are so awesome!

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Postby Ampoliros » 03 Oct 2008 16:49

Just noticed my review was deleted. I'm sure it was a 'server error'

on another note, there is a hot debate with Amazon's #8 reviewer going down. We might have even convinced her to lower her 3-star rating. If SC could just stop flirting...
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Postby SandChigger » 03 Oct 2008 21:38

Be sure to repost it as well as contact customer service. Don't go down without a fight! :twisted:

(Sorry about the flirting, but I can't help myself...she's just THAT HOT.)

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Postby SandChigger » 06 Oct 2008 04:21

Evidently my hot Mandarin Poo-poo is "wong" gone. Anyway, I just edit-added a bit to a comment on her "review" I originally posted on 9/27:

Where Susie Wong gone?
Why she know come back make witty comeback?
Wang-Xiaojie, ni zai nar a?!
Qing huilai, gei women xiao-yi-xiao wa! :D

Edit Oct 6:

Oh my ga, it now over won weak Susie no comeback. I worry her, you two? She go where I d'oh no. She maybe in trouble. I think I contack police tell em Susie "Missey In Action". Goo idea? Hao ba!

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Postby TheDukester » 08 Oct 2008 17:13

A couple of thoughts:

1. Someone brought this up earlier, but I'm beginning to see that the review from that Joanna woman is one of the best things to ever happen to the general OH movement. She's a respected reviewer who gave the book a sad 3 stars (at a site where practically anything can achieve 4 stars) and she does mention some negative points. Also important: her review will not be deleted; not even Amazon is stupid enough to piss off its own top-10 reviewers. It will be the first thing that newcomers to the page see.

Plus, she's hot.

2. I think we're doing most of our damage in the discussion threads. Let's face it: the HLP has hired shills to not only write fake 5-star reviews but to file complaints about 1-star reviews (my guess is with the promise of free product). It's even worse than it was for Sandworms; practically no 1-star reviews are surviving this time around. But they seem to have no influence over potentially silencing any discussion threads.
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Postby Freakzilla » 08 Oct 2008 17:23

TheDukester wrote:Plus, she's hot.


AND she reads? The hell you say! I don't believe it.
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Postby TheDukester » 08 Oct 2008 17:33

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1 ... aya_bb_pdp

But, back way off, my brother. I got there first.

(Actually, Chigger did, but I think she's frightened of insects)
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Postby Freakzilla » 08 Oct 2008 17:36

TheDukester wrote:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1IU7S4HCK1XK0/ref=cm_aya_bb_pdp

But, back way off, my brother. I got there first.

(Actually, Chigger did, but I think she's frightened of insects)


Interesting, I wonder what's wrong with her? She must be clinically insane.
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Postby SimonH » 08 Oct 2008 17:48

TheDukester wrote:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1IU7S4HCK1XK0/ref=cm_aya_bb_pdp

But, back way off, my brother. I got there first.

(Actually, Chigger did, but I think she's frightened of insects)


dude are you wearing beergoggles? :shock:

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 08 Oct 2008 17:51

SimonH wrote:
TheDukester wrote:http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A1IU7S4HCK1XK0/ref=cm_aya_bb_pdp

But, back way off, my brother. I got there first.

(Actually, Chigger did, but I think she's frightened of insects)


dude are you wearing beergoggles? :shock:


I wasn't going to say anything...
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Postby TheDukester » 08 Oct 2008 17:58

Yawn.

I knew I should have deleted that line. I was playing a bit to a stereotype (smart chicks can't also be pretty), but I really only expected Orald to have anything to say about it.

Far more important, guys: a top-10 reviewer at Amazon has posted a deletion-proof review. Let's try to focus.
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