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text 2013-10-11 20:30
Beware the GR Police, they don't like being criticized.

Well I suppose it was only a matter of time before the GR policy on writing about author behavior was taken to new, non-author-related levels. Alright, let me back up. About 3 days after the "announcement" of the new review policy I got an email from GR. They listed about 10 of my reviews and said that they were about the author's behavior and would be deleted if I didn't change them within 24 hours.  So I did. I changed my shelf names, and in place of the rule breaking statement about the author's behavior I put this:


"This review has been censored by GoodAuthors. They think your brains as readers are far too fragile to handle something that isn't about the book...I mean, you're just a precious little flower that needs protecting.

All comments on this review have been deleted because God forbid the GoodAuthors thought police think I'm flouting a rule in the comments and accidentally delete my account."


All of the reviews said the same thing and I did in fact delete the comments. That was about 2 weeks ago, yesterday I got an email that those same reviews had been deleted.  According to the email:


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url 2013-09-26 19:06
GR Review Censorship (reposted from Manny Rayner)
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url 2013-09-26 19:05
GR Review Censorship (reposted from Paul Bryant)
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url 2013-09-26 18:26
New Goodreads Guidelines (reposted from the Armchair Librarian)
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