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Initial post: 21 Nov 2013 10:21:31 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 10:48:57 GMT
Damaskcat says:
I've just voted on your latest review. It registered. Not sure what you're talking about.

Posted on 21 Nov 2013 13:05:27 GMT
Maybe they were joking? Or there is the thing where you have to have bought something from Amazon to be able to vote?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 17:50:54 GMT
Damaskcat says:
I think you do have to have bought something from Amazon to vote.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013 01:01:11 GMT
digsblues says:
timelord - The reason some reviewers can't vote Yes to your reviews is probably that they have inadvertently become fans. After 5 positive votes, a person becomes a fan. Then there is a period where they can't vote at all for your reviews, followed by a time when they can vote, but only on reviews that have no votes.

That has happened to me with quite a few reviewers. I see the same reviewers over and over on books and games, and I follow my favorites. When I become a fan, I later can vote again, but only on reviews that have no votes.

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 10:02:07 GMT
gille liath says:
Sounds very fishy to me...

Posted on 22 Nov 2013 11:48:10 GMT
That does sounds strange and unfair. If what people have said here is right, then not only are Amazon giving undue weight to negative votes, but they are also stopping reviewers getting what could well be, legitimate positive votes. It's like they are encouraging trolls and discouraging people who just want to register their approval for a reviewer.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013 14:05:12 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 22 Nov 2013 15:17:40 GMT
Quiverbow says:
Do you have evidence of this?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Nov 2013 11:42:26 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2013 15:45:48 GMT
Burrobaggy says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2013 16:33:04 GMT
Sara Ludlow says:
timelord
lf Am put limits on the number of times someone can vote pos for a particular reviewer well, I rather think it is because of the attitude and behaviour of reviewers like yourself. The purpose of a pos vote is for helpfulness of reviews not for friends to go on pos voting sprees on each other's reviews. From what you are saying it sounds like you have a quid pro quo arrangement going on with your friends which is not what Am intends with the reviewing system.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2013 16:41:09 GMT
Sara Ludlow says:
Burrobaggy
I think if there are limits on the number of pos votes that can be given to a reviewer by one person then limits must also be in place for the number of neg votes that can be given too.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Dec 2013 17:04:46 GMT
Quiverbow says:
Amazon UK doesn't have 'fans' now.

Posted on 17 Dec 2013 08:06:45 GMT
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Posted on 29 Dec 2013 04:34:24 GMT
Well this is bizarre.
On most pages you will find struggling authors hawking their wares and moaning about a lack of reviews.
At least no one here is offering a 'You tick yes on mine and I will tick yes on yours' deal and arguing that it is legitimate.

Posted on 10 Jan 2014 01:43:00 GMT
Cat Meister says:
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In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2014 08:54:37 GMT
Amazon do this to stop fraudulent voting patterns. So it was quite clear that some publishers or authors were putting in favourable reviews of their own books and then employing several accounts to give positive votes and highlight those good reviews, while at the same time voting down any bad reviews. They have developed software that uses algorithms to spot suspicious patterns like this; but they also catch fan voting in their net.

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 20:09:46 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2014 06:21:18 GMT
The Leveller says:
Damn those Cybermen!

Always deleting stuff :-(

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jan 2014 07:40:40 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Jan 2014 08:13:12 GMT
Crookedmouth says:
Cat Meister - try skimming this thread again and you'll see why. Virtually every comment has picked up between 5 and 10 negative votes. Your own has been negged into invisibility.

How many forum users do you really think have read the comments and thought "Hmm. I can't say I agree with THAT comment. Or that one, Or that one."? Click click click

My guess is probably none (maybe one/two at the most). The negs are more likely to have been placed by someone with sock puppet accounts so they can vote multiple times and too much time on their hands (and probably wearing PSYF as well)

THAT is why some think that restricting voting is a good idea.

Posted on 29 Jan 2014 11:08:25 GMT
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Posted on 29 Jan 2014 12:15:34 GMT
Last edited by the author on 29 Jan 2014 12:15:49 GMT
Quiverbow says:
Yes. Amazon occasionally run their 'anti vote' software that removes both suspicious positive and negative votes.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Jan 2014 14:05:55 GMT
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Posted on 29 Jan 2014 16:44:59 GMT
tone1428 says:
I may be a bit thick but how can you check up on loss of votes? Or is it just that you keep a check on positives and then note when it drops?
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