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Subject: Question: Removing Book Reviews
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 9:51 PM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2007
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Ok, so I have one more newbie question about reviews...

I just wrote a review for Caleb Carr's Angel of Darkness.  I did the copy+paste option to include my review on all of the available versions of the book.  The problem is that another book with the same title (but different author) was sandwiched in between Carr's books and I didn't notice it until it was too late.  That means that I wrote a historical fiction murder mystery review on what appears to be a romance novel.

I know that there is an option to edit your own reviews, but I couldn't find out how to completely remove my own review.  I ended up just deleting the whole thing and including a "Please disregard this review" note since it wouldn't let me leave the text box blank.

So, in events such as this where I would really like to remove my review all together, can I?  And if so, how?  In the meantime I plan to look more closely at the books I post reviews on, but it would be nice to know if I have a total delete option to fall back on if needed.

Thanks again for the help!

 ETA because I can't spell.

Last Edited on: 8/21/08 8:21 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:29 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I think if you give a review the thumbs down it flags it to be reviewed and removed.  Maybe do that?  I'll see if I can find it and also give it a thumbs down. I'm not sure how many it takes to have one deleted.

Also there's a Reviews to Cleanup thread.  They are trying to get rid of all the ones w/a books condition or that are really redundant. Like when 5 people just duplicate the blurb on the back of the book instead of offering an opinion.

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/11/2007
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I believe you can delete it by going to "write a review", and then removing every single character so the field is completely empty?

Date Posted: 8/20/2008 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2006
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Yes, John is correct.

Date Posted: 8/21/2008 8:16 AM ET
Member Since: 7/3/2007
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I went to 'write a review' and deleted the content.  That worked...thank you!!!

What didn't work was going to the 'edit / update review' button within my own account and deleting all of the content.  That is where it gave me the 'you can't leave the text box blank' message.  But deleting the text from the 'write a review' option did work.  Review gone. :-)

Last Edited on: 8/21/08 8:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1