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This review is from: Bang Iceland: How To Sleep With Icelandic Women In Iceland (Paperback)
I thought this would help me find some more info about a country i have longed to visit, Iceland. It seems mysterious and beautiful. but if you want to know about culture and history and all that, trhis is useless. it is just about how to try and get local women drunk and roofie them. this guy misses the point of travel.
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Initial post: Oct 29, 2011 10:37:21 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 3, 2011 9:14:42 PM PDT
NYCjeff is an example of what goes on with all reviews on Amazon to varying extents. Dishonest reviewers are usually trying to hype a book of competitors or have a vendetta against an author and are attempting to skew a book's ratings. Considering that I am investing money and limited free hours to read a book, I read reviews with an eye out for dishonest reviewers in mind. NYCjeff(one of several alisases used by the same person) is very possibly an author with a book competing with Roosh Vorek or someone with a grudge. Whatever the case, it is instructive to note that NYCjeff has only written six reviews on Amazon, all six being those of books by the written by Roosh Vorek. Three of perhaps five to a dozen aliases created to savage Mr. Vorek's books are Lepen, Querty420, Alpha1pop, NYCjeff. The same four names appear in virtually all of Mr. Vorek's books and EACH of those aliases "coincidently" only had six reviews on Amazon. Furthermore, all those aliases' reviews exclusively attacked Mr. Vorek's book. In other words, the Amazon review system is being used by an individual to attack an author - and the Amazon review system - by creating several false accounts to attack one - or several - author(s) selling books on Amazon. It also appears that this individual was less lazy in creating other aliases or "reviewers" only once to attack a particularly book. These appear to be different female aliases created to review a single book. They all repeat the same indignant refrain, portraying Mr. Vorek as a male chauvinist pig. There is only one of three possibilities behind this phenomenon: 1. The reviewer purchased each of the six books and upon reading each book, went on and bought the next book written by Roosh Vorek. Repeating his purchases five more times and hating each book he read and then awarded each book one star, 2. The reviewer purchased all six books at the same time, read them all and gave them all one stars, 3. The reviewer is not very bright, contemptuous of the Amazon community and either has a vendetta with Roosh Vorek or is a competitive author trying desperately to sell more of his books by downgrading his competitors's books.
Whatever the case may be, he's done reader's a favor by reminding us of the weasel's on Amazon and throughout the world in general. I always start from the viewpoint that dishonest aliases lurk among the many excellent - and awful - book reviewers on Amazon. With that perspective, I have learned to easily spot the various type dishonest reviews typified by NYChjeff. NYCjeff's attempt is particularly instructive because of the transparency of NYCjeff's scam thanks to his stupidity.
Amazon readers should complain to Amazon and request that whoever created the aliases be permanently banned from Amazon. I can't imagine a more appropriate or painful penalty for the damage done to Mr. Vorek's work. In addition to penalizing this individual for such a vile act, I believe it's incumbent upon Amazon to protect the millions of members, authors, and most importantly, the objectivity of the hundreds of millions of reviews on Amazon from such destructive vile activities by making a lesson of this loathsome person. Furthermore, removing the one stars given by, say, only three of this individuals numerous aliases, several of Mr. Vorek's books would have received a five-star average. Therefore, I, personally am purchasing his book Bang and probably several of his other books in an attempt to increase his falsely lowered averages. Only, my reviews will truthful.
Again, the only way that Amazon's customers and Amazon's rating system can be protected from such vile cretins is for many of us to pressure Amazon to act. So many people have contributed a great deal to the value of Amazon by their reviews, the least we can do is PROTECT the value and accuracy of Amazon's rating system and its amazing value by seeing to it that this vile cretin's membership is permanently canceled.
Amazon should also assign a team to regularly scour reviews to remove the most egregious reviews and the persons writing those reviews. The possibility of being barred from Amazon would serve as a highly effective deterrent against dishonest actors devaluing Amazon's greatest asset and draw: Amazon's rating system.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 2, 2011 2:58:37 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Nov 2, 2011 3:00:59 PM PDT
Big John says:
Until Amazon requires the reviewer to buy the book for them to review it, the reveiws will be of little good. I'm sure this one was by a guy doesn't like Roosh and probably never read the book. All the 5 star reviews that follower are just Roosh or his friends compensating for this bad review.
Posted on Jun 9, 2012 7:16:11 AM PDT
Dude you wanted to read a book about the history of Iceland and you bought one with the word "Bang" in the title? I think you need to look in the mirror to see some of the source of your dissatisfaction, that's assuming of course that you actually read it. (Roofies? He really recommends using them?)
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