Industrial Deals Beauty Save up to 90% on textbooks STEM nav_sap_plcc_ascpsc PCB for Musical Instruments Starting at $39.99 Grocery Handmade Wedding Rustic Decor Home Gift Guide Off to College Home Gift Guide Book House Cleaning gotpremiere gotpremiere gotpremiere  Amazon Echo now $99.99 Limited-time offer: All-New Fire HD 8, starting at $59.99 Kindle Paperwhite GNO Tailgating STEMClubToys17_gno
Customer Discussions > Top Reviewers forum

Author adding own review under his own name.


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 676-700 of 717 posts in this discussion
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 3, 2012, 11:37:12 PM PDT
It's a mystery, isn't it? One minute I'm in a maze and the next I'm in a turret. What's a girl to do?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 12:26:49 AM PDT
cathyr says:
Strangely, I did get the... Um... "joke".

I simply decided to pretend it didn't happen. Trying to stay on topic you know. *grin*

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 6:51:59 AM PDT
Ciaran says:
"Could you please provide me (and others) with detail."

Troll came to forum
Jason do good job with troll
Jason number one.

(in Haiku no less.)

Posted on Jun 4, 2012, 6:56:29 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012, 6:57:23 AM PDT
Ciaran says:
In all seriousness, Jason may be a little...strong...with all of the trolls, self-promoters and sock-puppets that come through here, but somebody has to do it, and more often than not a kind "Would you mind not [enter lack of etiquette here]" doesn't actually work. Since many of us don't feel like dealing with these characters, Jason does (whether he enjoys it or not, I don't know), and while I am sure he would admit to not being perfect, more often than not he does a decent job of it.

And no, I am not the organizer of the Jason Fan Club - but credit where credit is due.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012, 7:58:06 AM PDT
"And no, I am not the organizer of the Jason Fan Club"

No, but I am. By the way, dues need to be in my account by the end of the week. ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 8:09:56 AM PDT
[Deleted by Amazon on Jun 4, 2012, 2:12:29 PM PDT]

Posted on Jun 4, 2012, 8:52:59 AM PDT
"TRB is the organizer ..."

TRB? Top Reviewers Board?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 9:05:53 AM PDT
Ciaran says:
I hope you have a coinstar at home...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 10:05:54 AM PDT
Hahahahaha!!!! I love it. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 10:08:25 AM PDT
*I hope he accepts rubles. 19th century rubles.*

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 1:55:43 PM PDT
Terry says:
Ooops. I messed up. I will correct it now.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 3:13:02 PM PDT
Anna - In a magazine I read quite often they have "15-second Reviews" - Do you think this has anything to do with the current problem of people having short attention spans?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 3:19:41 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 4, 2012, 3:20:31 PM PDT
CK - Authors haven't gotten the memo that says they should not promote their books in all the forums besides one. This is a serious problem which amazon should address. Have they sent out an email to all authors stating this fact? It would seem they have not or authors are just not paying attention. Poor Jason is going to wear himself to a frazzle with this problem. There seems to be an endless stream of book promotion. This is after all a site that sells books and authors are desperate to sell a few copies. However I think they see forums as some easy ticket to success. The facts are that few people probably buy the books promoted here. I have on occassion out of the goodness of my heart but even that is rare.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 3:25:45 PM PDT
Dingfelder says:
I think part of the problem is that they buy guides that suggest opportunistic things like spamming. The guides often being written, of course, by opportunists to take advantage of the booming e-book market means that suggesting the most opportunistic marketing tactics possible is a guaranteed part of the package. So readers may think they're latching onto winning tactics "by good authority," when really all they're doing is reading about how great the worst tactics are by those most likely to embrace them.

Posted on Jun 4, 2012, 3:29:37 PM PDT
Peter Faden says:
Also, they see a forum titled "top reviewers" and think it is where you contact people to review.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 3:31:55 PM PDT
I posed that question once and fwiw the few that responded said they weren't told anything.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 4:09:20 PM PDT
I don't know about that. I do know when I see a review that is more than three paragraphs I won't read it. I want to spend time reading the book, not a review that is as long as the book.

I don't know if people have any shorter attention spans than they used to. If I'm listening to a political speech, my attention span is about 2 seconds into the speech.

If I'm reading a book I really like, my attention span can be a long as it takes me to finish the book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 4:10:47 PM PDT
That doesn't explain the authors who argue about the rule, even when they are shown it in print.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 4:13:47 PM PDT
No, it doesn't. Just saying, is all.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 7:07:58 PM PDT
I know that if I see a review that has less than three paragraphs I won't read it. Usually there isn't enough information in it to help me make a buying decision. With millions of books on Amazon, I don't have time to waste going through reviews that say little other than "This book is a must read" or "This book is only good for toilet paper". I like readers who know how to lay out the book's good and bad points in a clear and concise manner, explaining why they enjoyed it or didn't. This is rarely done in a short review (there is the occasional person who pulls it off, but most don't). Of course, if you have time and money to blow, it may not matter.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 7:12:35 PM PDT
Iola says:
She enigmatically transforms all the time. Must be some paranormal thing going on.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 7:13:34 PM PDT
Iola says:
Anna's not going to like this...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 7:18:59 PM PDT
So I think we have defined the perfect review:

Three paragraphs.

No "must read."

No "toilet paper" references. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 7:19:42 PM PDT
I second that!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2012, 7:35:05 PM PDT
Funny Anna - You always do amuse. :) I get irritated with politics too. My mother loves to talk about
politics and I just feel myself shutting down. I do however like debates now and then.
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the Top Reviewers forum

 

This discussion

Discussion in:  Top Reviewers forum
Participants:  52
Total posts:  717
Initial post:  May 2, 2012
Latest post:  Aug 23, 2013

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 15 customers