Comments: 16
Bark's Book Nonsense 4 years ago
Previously the only way a review would show up in my update feed is if I went in and manually added or changed it. Call me paranoid but I don't believe this is a bug. I believe this is GR inserting themselves into our content and I feel very violated.
Bark's Book Nonsense 4 years ago
FWIW, the review they "added" to my feed is, I guess somewhat popular, but it sure isn't a positive one ;)
Debbie's Spurts 4 years ago
Staff response just came, because now some big time authors are seeing old blog posts reposting. Response from Meghan at https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1597753-update-feed-issues?page=3#comment_88013360 says "Regarding the original issue, yes, there is a known bug with some comments not being posted to the update feed and we are still working on that issue. I'm really sorry about that.

Regarding the issue that came up in this thread regarding old reviews/items being posted to updates, thanks for reporting this! We've let our engineers know this is happening (though I think they might have noticed when Patrick Rothfuss's old blog posts started surfacing this morning...) and they'll get to work on it shortly. "
Bark's Book Nonsense 4 years ago
"shortly" hahaha! I guess I can expect my profile page and my reviews to be screwed from here on out.
Book Cupidity 4 years ago
I have had to monitor my own energy I put into this because my knee jerk reaction to everything from the actual bug to their actual jackass way of (not) handling it is to be effing angry. But is it worth my anger? Nope, that's why I'm over here. And to think that earlier this week I was thinking of cleaning up my account over there and using it occasionally again...I'm sorta glad this happened to remind me why GoodReads is not worth my time or energy. It's interesting to note that staffer Meghan seemingly ONLY responded to that bug thread due to being pushed over there from a very inocuous thread about 'font' (of all things).
Steve McKinney 4 years ago
Interesting; it's been looking to me like each time a review from a friend or someone I follow has a new comment added, the review pops up in my feed again. What a pain, my feed is swamped!
So annoying! If you like or comment on any old review, it gets reposted.
Weird that they keep changing things without announcements. Why do they do this?
SilverThistle 4 years ago
The cynic in me is thinking it's been engineered on purpose so it looks like lots of happy GR'ers are posting reviews like maniacs.
Man, am I glad (yet again) that I deleted all my reviews on GR ...
SilverThistle 4 years ago
I might go and edit all mine to make it say 'read my review on BL @ www.yaddayadda'
1st Avenue 4 years ago
Ah, so it's a "bug" (yet another one). I just thought all my friends were frantically editing their reviews from years past for some reason.
Steve McKinney 4 years ago
I think it must be a bug. Otherwise it's a *very* ill-considered feature, and goodreads would *never* do anything ill-considered, would they (wink, wink)?
Debbie's Spurts 4 years ago
The date on the review is apparently being changed as well--in case anyone cares about their goodreads reviews anymore (date read so far seems to be intact).
Debbie's Spurts 4 years ago
*snark* so much for how amazon hiring all those new data mining scientists for goodreads are going to improve the reviews so the ones most "useful" to us show first instead of goodreads antiquated method of showing reviews from friends and followed reviewers first.