Hi. Looking for some help here. I used to rate each book that I read. You could just click on the number of stars. That would help to determine my recommended books. Now recently I have not been able to do this anymore. I don't really write reviews as everything has already been said and I hate when people write a synopsis of the book. I just want to look up the book and give it the number of stars that I felt it deserved. Any help is appreciated.
Whew, found it! Sign in. Go to my recommendations. Look in the middle under the box for "rate these items". You can choose books, then rate them. It used to be on the page with the book. Now it's harder to do.
"Emma Peale says: Whew, found it! Sign in. Go to my recommendations. Look in the middle under the box for "rate these items". You can choose books, then rate them. It used to be on the page with the book. Now it's harder to do."
This is the absolutely right. I would say shame on Amazon for switching it but I suppose it deters bully internet campaigns from tilting ratings; Internet bullies are a lazy sort indeed.
From the Amazon website: "How do I rate an item that I haven't purchased, that I purchased elsewhere, or that isn't recommended to me? You cannot rate an item that you haven't purchased on Amazon. However, you are welcome to like any item in our store by using our "Like" button on the product detail pages."
This is a really stupid move Amazon. I've always shopped first at amazon, but I'm going to reconsider that now. I don't like being treated like a child and restricted from using options that would obviously benefit me because a stupid executive wanted to encourage more review-writing. No doubt, this will reduce the quality of the reviews that do get written.
This is why I rarely ever come to Amazon anymore. I used to rate books without reviewing all the time. There used to be a check box on the book page where you could indicate you owned the book. I've moved my entire operations to Goodreads. No point in staying with a retailer who makes everything so damn difficult.
Not only are they missing ratings, but their recommendation flow is painful also. Really surprising for a company that blazed the trail for recommendation engines. I'll add they could let us keep the ratings private for only our own recommendations.
One of the things i loved about Amazon was that it recommended me things based on my ratings. Now I can "like" something? Is that the same thing?
What happened to "I already own it and I give it 5 stars"?
Dumb Amazon. Really dumb.
I do not want to write reviews but instead I will. I'll fill them all with complaints about the system as well so hopefully you'll get the point and let me use Amazon like I want to and not as some social media experiment some ding-dong wants it to be. Amazon is a store not a social network.
God I'll be glad when the next big thing comes around so every business can slaver over it instead of social networking.
"What happened to "I already own it and I give it 5 stars"?
Dumb Amazon. Really dumb."
Exactly! I don't always have time to write a long review but I liked rating things because it would adjust my recommendations and lists it prompted me to view. Also it was a sort of way to remind myself to take an item off my wish list here that i had purchased elsewhere.
Jeez. I used to purchase what Amazon recommended to me from my ratings, thereby increasing their sales. Now they have to make things ridiculously difficult. Thanks for the suggestions with the Wish List. Before that, I would click on a different book from the same series. Then at the bottom, under "Continue Shopping: Customers Who Bought Items in Your Recent History Also Bought" would be a list of similar books that you can rate. However, this system was hit-or-miss. You could click on two books of a trilogy, and the third wouldn't pop up! How incomprehensible! Why go through all those hoops just to rate a freaking book? Their recommendations have also taken a decline. I've spent years building my recommendations by rating my library. How sad. I rarely shop at Amazon anymore.
-I used to easily be able to rate items, and did so for everything. Now I never do, even when I want to... I can't even find a simple way to assign 1-5 stars. -And likewise, I used to get good recommendations, now they are a nuisance.