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Initial post: Jun 2, 2012 12:53:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 12:59:43 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
I am guessing in 2002 they didn't have the 25-word minimum?

http://www.amazon.com/review/R32IJPRU5KSN5C/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 12:59:32 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
Even more wondrous reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/review/RLKKXLORJOCRM/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

http://www.amazon.com/review/RQ70ME1M4XDDF/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

http://www.amazon.com/review/R2A2WSR0LU1QR5/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

http://www.amazon.com/review/R1NCTTO27KMOKA/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

Too bad we already sent out those gift cards...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 1:04:39 PM PDT
Ursiform says:
You are guessing correctly. I wrote a 13 word review back in 2003 for a product no longer available. It just noted that what you got wasn't what the picture showed.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 1:07:23 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
That's reasonable enough, but: "Text book Egyption history is what you like get this book."

LOL.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 1:19:51 PM PDT
At least he spelled "history" right there, unlike the first one in the OP.

Horrible reviews. Can't believe he's in the top six million.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 1:21:11 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 1:21:24 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
And yet, two people found it helpful?

(ETA: They must like histoy)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 1:52:51 PM PDT
Ursiform says:
Quite agree. although long reviews sometimes contain no useful information, as well. At least the short ones are easy to quickly dismiss.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 2:23:05 PM PDT
Hal Jordan says:
I love this one:

"This book was just ok. I didn't diskike the book, it's just out dated info." And this outdated info is about ... The Lost Continent of Mu

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 2:29:11 PM PDT
Hal Jordan says:
I often wonder what happens to avid reviewers who suddenly just stop. This guy had 114 reviews in about 18 months, then nothing since August 2003. There are other people who wrote more substantive reviews and earned higher favorable percentages than this guy and who must at one time been highly ranked, who also suddenly stopped reviewing. Many possible reasons, of course, but out of sheer nosiness it would be interesting to know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 2:31:51 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
I've wondered the same...there was someone who popped up recently who was Hall of Fame but hadn't been around for a year or three (if memory serves). There have been weeks that I haven't reviewed...but years?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 3:33:00 PM PDT
Hal,

A lot of people who review could be obsessive compulsive or simply could be addicted to reviewing for a period of time. I am amazed that I have not stopped reviewing yet. I seem to endlessly find amusement in the process. But that reviewer may have run out of steam or simply lost interest or ended his obsession. You can of course just get bored with things after a while. Maybe they've gone on to review for another site. But my best guess is that an obsession ended.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 3:49:35 PM PDT
There's HOF Reviewers who were rated high on the Classic system but down at the bottom of the other system. If you recall, the HOF badge was awarded to anyone in the Top 100 as of that day (Dec 8, 2011), regardless of their true worth. These were quantity-over-quality reviewers like mistermaxxx.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/A9Q28YTLYREO7

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 2, 2012 3:58:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 2, 2012 4:00:39 PM PDT
Ciaran says:
It's nice to know that writing a trillion reviews a day doesn't get you rank anymore.

ETA: a trillion short, non-informative reviews

ETA: For example, notice how this could be applied to any book if you change the author's name and the second to last word:

"loved this book from the time i opened it to the time i fnished it. very detail and the kind of book that takes you back, in between and forward and doesn't miss a beat. Marty Appel knocks it out of the park with one story behind another in this book, fantastic and in depth. a must have for any yankee fan."

Posted on Jun 2, 2012 10:41:49 PM PDT
Quinton Blue says:
Diskike it or not, histoy shows short reviews are titans. Just ask any Egyption.
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