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This CreateSpace author has made over 100 spam Listmania lists!!! Why doesn't Amazon delete him???


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Initial post: Jan 8, 2012 3:29:12 AM PST
[Deleted by the author on Jan 20, 2012 6:00:42 PM PST]

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 8, 2012 4:36:36 AM PST
Colin Spence says:
Have you told amazon about this ?

Posted on Jan 8, 2012 7:42:28 AM PST
Jetpack says:
Considering how expensive those books are, I doubt he's going to get much out if it.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 4:10:35 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 9, 2012 4:58:46 AM PST
Colin Spence says:
Amazon give clear guidelines about the inadmissibility of promotional content in reviews - whether this extends to Listmania Lists, I wouldn't know. Also, the manner in which the author has referenced his own books in the lists (the few that I've read), doesn't strike me as blatant self-promotion.

However, regardless of what I think, it would be better if you contacted amazon directly with your concerns - only they can decide whether their guidelines have been contravened and, if necessary, do something about it.

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 2:08:07 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2012 2:08:50 AM PST
Hi SG,

We investigated and removed all of the content that violated our guidelines. We do not allow authors to use Community features to abusively promote their content. If you ever find examples of this type of behavior in the future, we would greatly appreciate you reporting it here:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/contact-us/features-and-services.html

Thanks for bringing this to our attention,
Amazon Community Team

Posted on Jan 19, 2012 5:01:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 19, 2012 5:02:30 AM PST
SG, to be frank,and having looked at your website, I have to question your motives.

1. You have set up at least two websites exposing GW's antics on Amazon.
2. You accuse GW of manipulating search algorithms, yet on your websites you do exactly the same thing. You blogroll, which should like to blog articles on your site, instead links to GW's products on Amazon. However, because of the anchor text you used, the link will be associated with gems such as 'Graham's gay book "Zorn"'
3. You accuse him of plagiarism, yet admit you haven't actually read any of his books.
4. You claim he works under an alias. However, you are also using an alias.

I have to ask, is he your ex-partner or something?

I am not for one moment saying that GW is anything other than claimed here. However, I can't help feeling that your motives are questionable.
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