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Subject: If book reviews are private...
Date Posted: 4/4/2011 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 1/5/2007
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who exactly are they private from?  If I look up a title of a book on the site, I can still see the review, right?  Are reviews marked "private" searchable on Google? 

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 8:10 PM ET
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I don't really get what you mean by book reviews being private.  Did you look at someone's profile and their revies were marked private?  Maybe that's so someone can't stalk them via their reviews.  But the review should still show up on the book's info page.  You just wouldn't be able to bring a list of all that person's reviews. I didn't even know making them private was an option.

Date Posted: 4/4/2011 9:22 PM ET
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Right, I mean the person's profile has the reviews marked private.  Next to book review section, there's a "P".  Making them private is an option in the Privacy Controls.



Last Edited on: 4/4/11 9:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/4/2011 9:39 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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That means that you cannot search for the reviews by the reviewer's name.  The reviews show up under the book.  But not under a member search. 

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 1:31 PM ET
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The "P" also refers to the fact that you cannot see the number of reviews that member has submitted. 

Date Posted: 4/5/2011 2:52 PM ET
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Ok, thanks.