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Can a "Fan" voter undo their votes and cease being a fan?


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Initial post: Mar 11, 2012 9:55:29 PM PDT
D Taylor says:
I'm curious if Fan voters are able to "unvote" on some of their "like" votes to change their fan status and no longer be Fans?

Thanks

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 10:02:12 PM PDT
Ursiform says:
You can change a helpful to a not helpful. You can't make a "vote" go away.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 10:40:57 PM PDT
D Taylor says:
So you can either be Pro or Con something, but no longer Neutral once you have dared place a vote. Interesting. That is what it appears but I thought there might be some way through one's profile to undo votes?

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 7:32:58 AM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
Amazon removes all positive or negative Fan votes (over the allowable base number 3-5) from the account once the Fan has been identified. A Fan status cannot be undone.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 10:02:09 AM PDT
check again WW
check it out . . .

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 10:28:18 AM PDT
D Taylor says:
Scanlon, how about a link to where you feel we should be looking? No reason to make a game of it.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 10:46:45 AM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
What Charles? Am I wrong?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 11:09:35 AM PDT
Dale, I am sorry, but I do not understand the question. Must be this cold.

WW is never wrong.
"Trust and verify"

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 11:26:24 AM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
Charles, I am often wrong. Explain how in this instance....if that is what you mean.

As I understand it, once someone gains Fan status, they can no longer vote on the reviews of a particular reviewer. If you can no longer vote, how can you toggle back and forth between positive and negative votes? Nothing registers. Eventually, a Fan can cast an occasional vote and perhaps that vote can be toggled.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 11:55:23 AM PDT
there are secrets within this dark amazon which the cognoscenti cannot share.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 12:22:33 PM PDT
Serene Night says:
I was thinking about fan voters recently. It seems when Amazon used to allow people to be 'friends/fans' with a reviewer that a lot of old-timers around at that time acquired fanvoters. Perhaps having a friend you follow encourages that activity.

I think now that amazon has removed the friends option, they should reset the clock for fanvoters... I bet it is less of a problem now.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 1:32:18 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2012 1:33:43 PM PDT
D Taylor says:
If I understand the Fan category correctly, its not really for "Fans" in the traditional sense of the word but more precisely it's used as a way to eliminate votes that may have been acquired from social media, friends, family or possibly even stalkers or Grudge holders who would cast negative votes for someone they have an issue with.

It's a way to count the majority but eliminate the outliers in the voting tally.

It appears that once you are a Fan, you are so for life.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 2:28:56 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2012 3:25:55 PM PDT
Serene Night says:
The fan threshold in my opinion is quite low, especially if you are a niche reviewer with a large body of work. I also think fans should be released over time. It doesn't make sense that a voter who mighted voted for you years ago, is still a fan if they've done no voting since.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 3:16:58 PM PDT
certainly Serene, this does not make sense, nor for amazon to expend such great a database for all of the permutations.

who was really hit were niche reviewers like Mr. James D., scholar of the American Civil War, to whom several other such scholars turned to learn reliably about new materials. Having a whole army of scholars eliminated as fans was a real hit for him.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 3:21:20 PM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
there are secrets within this dark amazon which the cognoscenti cannot share

Uh Oh. Charles Scanlon, the Oracle of Amazon.
(Just whisper your secret, Charles. I promise I won't tell anyone how you do it!)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 3:25:54 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 12, 2012 3:26:30 PM PDT
actually, I am merely a messenger. I am certain PD and the rest have kept a greater and far more reliable statistical research data base record of this phenomenon.

go ahead.
visit someone for whom you are a fan.
but have not visited in a long while.
dare.
vote.

see what happens . . .

RUN AWAY RUN AWAY RUN AWAY!!

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 3:28:04 PM PDT
AndreaF says:
Every time a 'fan' is mentioned, I cringe; when I first started reading/writing reviews, I no-voted a review that I found unhelpful, refreshed the page to see what happened, but... nothing. So I tried again with the same result. I must have no-voted 89 times, thinking there was a glitch with the voting system. Later, I started reading the forums and found out not only about the voting limit, but that I was now a FAN of that reviewer! Gah!

This was a lesson in reading the guidelines before making a leap into something as complicated as Amazon's unhelpful votes! lol! I now practice more restraint in my clicking of buttons.

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 3:31:31 PM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
I have done that and I can vote once or so.....then...back to not registering. Are you experiencing something different?

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 3:32:55 PM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
LOL AndreaF. That was my experience too. Probably all of ours, in fact.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 3:51:43 PM PDT
AndreaF says:
That's a relief, WW! I was sure I had some kind of "fan" voting record for that day! When seeing this thread, I was hopeful that someone had a magic vote-eraser, but will apparently have to accept my fate gracefully. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 4:34:25 PM PDT
there are secrets within this dark amazon which the cognoscenti cannot share

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 9:10:30 AM PDT
Wandrwoman says:
Not to worry AndreaF. You are someone's Fan. Except for the first few votes, the rest are off in the ether. Your secret is safe.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 9:38:04 AM PDT
into your hypothetical equation include the parameter of time

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 10:36:02 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 13, 2012 10:36:51 AM PDT
Charles is right. I believe that I became Chandler's first fan quite by accident. As she was moving up in rank I followed her (just her reviews, not her person) and voted "Helpful" on several. All of a sudden my votes didn't take and she had a fan. However, now, years later, I can vote and it counts. I just try not to get carried away anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 13, 2012 11:48:56 AM PDT
there are secrets within this dark amazon which the cognoscenti cannot share

you did NOT hear this from me, ok?

and our gracious host TBR too generously grants this: "Charles is right."

Perhaps merely by accident?
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