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Initial post: Jul 7, 2011 1:52:00 PM PDT
So that we can better communicate upcoming changes and answer customer questions about our forums, we created the Amazon Discussion Feedback Forum:

https://www.amazon.com/forum/amazon%20discussions%20feedback

The forum is designed to give customers a space to leave feedback about what they love and hate about Amazon's discussion boards (neutral comments are also appreciated!). Moving forward, we will also use the forum to announce changes in our guidelines/features so that customers are not caught by surprise.

If you have not already checked it out, be sure to stop by. We would love to hear from you.

-The Amazon Communities Team

Posted on Jul 7, 2011 3:44:30 PM PDT
Scamp says:
What an interesting idea. I hope that you plan on including the link at the bottom of forum pages so that it is easily accessed.

Thanks for the efforts to improve discussion forums. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 10, 2011 9:54:48 PM PDT
In2books says:
I agree a link would be nice. Has anyone checked this out?

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 7:43:57 PM PDT
Jami says:
How can I see "My Communities" I used to be able to easily follow "my forums"...now I can not even find them!

Posted on Jul 11, 2011 7:58:06 PM PDT
For a long time I had a hard time finding the blogs from Amazon's Home page. Also, you might already have this, but an Author Central where it's not forbidden for us to talk about our books would be cool.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2011 8:05:42 PM PDT
Try the Meet the Authors Forum...which has been announced all over creation.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 6:16:22 AM PDT
@Jamie-
It's definitely harder now. I recommend bookmarking the forums you visit most frequently. Another way to get to them is to enter them manually into your browser -- but it's easier than you might think!

http://www.amazon.com/forum/romance

Just replace "romance" with whatever forum subject you're looking for. Example:

http://www.amazon.com/forum/young adult
http://www.amazon.com/forum/thriller
http://www.amazon.com/forum/kindle

Etc. (And the space in "young adult" or "paranormal romance" should automatically convert.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2011 7:06:27 AM PDT
Jami says:
@ Kristan, thank you! It seems like such a "no-brainer" thing to have a page listing forums. How do you know what is available if you can not see a list? I know there were a lot of forums, I had a couple that I went to and some I just browsed every once in a while. It just stinks now. Sometimes you just do not know what you are looking for, right? LOL At least - that is me! Thanks for the help.

That is another problem - when the list disappeared...I went to the help to find anything about My Communities - and how to find them and found NOTHING. At least put something out there saying - "Hey, we made a change..." This is not something I would waste time on calling into Customer Service for, but it would have been nice to find "something" about that change.

Thank you for the tip!

Posted on Jul 12, 2011 8:19:48 AM PDT
Kristan, thank you. I'm going to enter all those in my broswer.

Jamie, I agree. And it's not just for forums you want. Sometimes I would see a forum that looked interested and visit. In this case you wouldn't know what to look for you'd just be visiting around to see what might interest you.

Posted on Jul 13, 2011 7:45:00 AM PDT
meenx says:
It would be great if we could track comments by poster name. Sometimes, I find great suggestions made by a particular forum member. So much so that I would love to be able to read other discussions in which this member has participated, since our thoughts seem to mesh so well.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 13, 2011 7:50:54 AM PDT
I would like this also, meenx. It would also be helpful for when you remember a particular poster mentioned something that you wanted to read again but you can't find it.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 2:58:14 PM PDT
When you search for something, put the searches in date order. It's very difficult to find something that you know the approximate date for when you have to search through a thousands responses and they are all mixed up according to dates.

Posted on Jul 15, 2011 3:35:36 PM PDT
Ridley says:
Guys, wrong forum.

Go post these things in the feedback forum.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 4:50:47 PM PDT
A. Cleveland says:
What happened to the Regency Romance and Historical Romance Communities? I can't seem to get to them anymore?????

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 25, 2011 5:44:01 PM PDT
It's a PIA but just type the name for the forum in the url and then bookmark. Neither get much traffic anymore since they've been effectively hidden by Amazon when they got rid of My Communities.

http://www.amazon.com/forum/regency romance

http://www.amazon.com/forum/historical romance

Posted on Aug 1, 2011 1:11:02 PM PDT
NewDiane says:
Wonder if there's a way to link book/author posts to the genre forum? For example, there's a Tess Gerritsen forum, but her books are marketed as mysteries. If you go to the mystery forum, you don't find Gerritsen. This would require a key word scanning program linked to the Amazon description, so if someone posts something with a Gerritsen title in Romance, the post would be copied to the mystery forum. I think a lot of interesting discussion threads are under-utilized because we go to the genre forum, unaware that there is a separate forum just for the author or title.

Posted on Aug 10, 2011 3:01:46 PM PDT
J. L. Yates says:
What gets me is that this discussion forum doesn't seem to be easily available so we can give our feedback. Makes me wonder if Amazon really does care what we think.

There should be a link at the bottom of the forum pages to this discussion forum, if they really want feedback.

I WANT MY COMMUNITIES back. Plus, the list of forums, that is what made the forums so great. If I wanted to know about a specific book, topic, author, all I had to do was find that fourm on that list and go there.
Now, it seems as if Amazon doesn't want us to find the various forums. Which is sad, as now I won't be able to really check out authors, novels I am curious about.

I am now going to Goodreads to learn the info that I used to get here, and that is sad.

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 2:04:02 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Aug 26, 2011 9:23:04 AM PDT
I just sent a post that must have been lost in the ether. Put sites up that are designated for genres. Science fiction, hist romance etc. The sites would let author tell a little about the book and allow 2-3 pages to be read. No discussions. Just a way for those of us tired of trying to wade thru the muck of constant chatter about nothing. After 6 months delete everything and start over. To give an example...I would look at a book by Susan Mallery and then scroll to bottom to see if new authors in contem romance are on the site. Yes indeedy there will be some and I can read what they say and then make up my mind. If a reader wants to set up another site to discuss the book ok by me but I don't necessarily have to look at a blue zillion things to find the info.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 3:33:28 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2011 5:22:44 AM PDT
Fresco says:
I agree, JennyG. There is a great thread that I follow with a spelling mistake in the title- I cringe every time I look at it. Why can't the author edit the title?

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 3:23:04 AM PDT
Pink tie says:
I would like to add that even though the lending of Kindle books is a great feature it has begun to take over some discussion threads. Perhaps having all those 'lending' discussions should have their own forum, similar to selfpromotors are referred to their own forum!

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 7:43:47 AM PDT
NewDiane says:
Or, since only Kindle books are involved, keep it in the Kindle forum.

Posted on Oct 7, 2011 7:53:00 AM PDT
anyone can start their own forum...i've only seen one lending thread that is prominent and haven't really seen lending posts taking over threads, maybe i'm just not looking in the right ones

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2011 8:30:39 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
I know that was true before they went to the tag-cloud approach. I haven't tried it since then. Don't know if that still works or not.

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