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Subject: A quick way to thumbs-down inappropriate reviews...
Date Posted: 8/16/2007 3:47 PM ET
Member Since: 1/15/2007
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I found one or two where the person wrote "I have not read this book." Finding this interesting, I clicked on their profile and discovered that about half the books they had on their shelf had this same "review". I clicked the thumbs down for them all. I won't give the person's name here, of course. :) Why would anyone think this is a review? I did the same thing recently where someone had put in all their reviews "This book has a dustjacket," or "This book does not have a dustjacket."

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 4:07 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2007
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maybe they were given the books?  I received 4 boxes of books from my parents and that makes up 75% of my bookshelf.  while I have read some, I haven't read most of them.  although I wouldn't put a review saying I hadn't read it because that isn't a review!



Last Edited on: 8/16/07 4:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/16/2007 4:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/13/2007
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Perhaps when they are entering their data they are under the impression that they have to answer every question/enter something in every field rather than just passing that section.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 4:16 PM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2006
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Reviews aren't required when one posts a book - it's completely optional. Reviews should refer only to the poster's impression of the written content, and not the physical condition of the book.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 4:29 PM ET
Member Since: 6/16/2005
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Keep in mind when the site first started,  there was not all this reviewing and thumbs stuff. When we were NOT a million books, my copy might be the only one. I thought I had to put something in so I put in "I have not read this" So that is why I have a few of those floating around. I'll bet some other oldsters have those as well.

This review and thumbs thing is kinda new.

Date Posted: 8/16/2007 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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I think Anne and Bernie hit the nail on the head with this one.