Comments: 7
Litchick's Hit List 8 years ago
I have a "not for me" shelf on GR that is all the BBAs. I plan on leaving it over there and using it as a reference since I can't make it an exclusive shelf here. I'm keeping it for another reason too, I really just don't want to contribute money to those types of people but with so many of them, if I don't mark them, I might forget and buy one of their books. You could always name it something vague like "green beans" ^_^
Candlefox 8 years ago
Have the GR police silenced any of your shelves?
It does seem like these BBA's multiply like rabbits so our shelves have a purpose. Green beans...love it! I think I'll use Lunchables.
Litchick's Hit List 8 years ago
Ha! Lunchables is a great one! Actually, no, none of my shelves or reviews have been deleted. I think that's weird because I'm in the top ten in the country and I have about fifteen reviews with links or screenshots concerning bad behavior by authors. Also, I seem to be a new favorite stalkee of STGRB. It really makes me think that they (GR) specifically targeted people ahead of time.
Debbie's Spurts 8 years ago
Of course they targeted specific people ahead of time. Want troublemakers to leave so more review space left to author circles and amazon's data scientists. Want to mollify the currently most vocal set of buttheart authors. Want members to self-edit in an attempt to keep content safe. Want some actions to point to as " see yes we do too" when they get complaints/flags from new authors, from people drinking the koolaid that goodreads reviewers are stalker jealous hater troll bullies, and head off anticipated content complaints from kindle users until they can replace all the older members with newer ones who won't think it weird when amazon review and content restrictions come to goodreads and only shelf names from an approved list pf amazon tags are allowed.
Debbie's Spurts 8 years ago
An option on booklikes is to just mark that shelf of books as "private"; you'll still see assuming you look up the exact same edition you shelved (booklikes really needs to get editions of a work consolidated). No help in warning off friends who won't see. Does help a separate issue of recently shelved bookcovers showing on your blog as if something you read.

Back on goodreads, you're just screwed. Because even innocuously named shelves can be deleted if considered in context to contain bba authors. If you give a ★☆☆☆☆ rating you help the book get discovered by being featured farther up features like search results, exploring by genres, popular releases, etc. which all go by the number of ratings but not what those ratings are. If shelved, you can lump in with other books and just put a private note viewable to yourself but the note is deleted if you unshelve book (I got that confirmed in feedback group).
Candlefox 8 years ago
Thanks Debbie for the techie explanation that I so badly needed. I'm good in the kitchen, not so much on the tech side. I kind of like my GR shelves only having our favorite Off Topic, and Mein Kampf along with my lunchables shelf for those snowflakes.

I totally think they keep a list of all the troublemaker members and probably add to it every day. And that list helps determine what order they answer support messages.

I think I’m having more fun now keeping up with our fellow disgruntled members than previously on the site. I’m finding new people who I wish I had found earlier. Then our favorite Alaskan cheerleader butts her self into every goddamn thread and ruins the fun. I wish I had that kind of time on my hands to surf the feedback forum all day long and post the most ridiculous comments that add nothing to the discussion. And the ego to think that any of us gave even the tiniest shit about what she thinks of Nicolas Cage or living authors. I sent a support message asking GR to beef up the blocking feature more along the lines of FB where when you block someone, they totally disappear. I think it might be time for another message citing examples from our bestie from up north. Either that or I tell her to just fuck off already because nobody besides her cares.

I almost forgot the butthurt authors who don’t know the difference between that and who, yet have no problem unloading on one little 1 star review.

Debbie's Spurts 8 years ago
I think the butthearts unloading on the one stars mostly really are speshul snowflakes throwing temper tantrums. But some circles of them are being taught to deliberately seek out 1-star on goodreads to get sympathetic 5-starrers, make book more discoverable and to get the publicity from the ensuing drama--or else they are completely insane when they keep deliberately fanning the flames.

*sigh* unfortunately the very authors goodreads banned for being extreme enough they violated actual TOS prohibiting harassing members have now smoked amazon into supporting them mostly by dint of being so vocal and going viral on the blogosphere.

*pats self on back* a feedback thread incensed me today on goodreads and I did not respond.