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Miss Lena D Wal...

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Disapearing Reviews
Posted: Feb 8, 2018 8:03 AM
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Last night a reader published a review of my book. This afternoon that review has been deleted . Why? Or have other people had the same problem?
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Re: Disapearing Reviews
Posted: Feb 8, 2018 8:49 AM   in response to: Miss Lena D Wal... in response to: Miss Lena D Wal...
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Everyone has had reviews disappear. The fact that you knew the reader had posted a review suggests you knew the reader. Amazon will take down reviews it suspects of being from friends & family.

Or did you just notice the review, think Oh boy! and then have it disappear again? This happens. Sometimes the reviewer changes his/her mind. Sometimes a reviewer may have taken money for reviews, then have all their reviews taken down by Amazon, including perfectly innocuous ones. Sometimes reviews mysteriously disappear and then return just as mysteriously.

Basically it's not worth worrying about, although I know, it's hard not to. There's really nothing to be done. Good luck!
Cynthia E. Gould

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Re: Disapearing Reviews
Posted: Feb 8, 2018 11:33 AM   in response to: cdalebrittain in response to: cdalebrittain
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I wonder how Amazon makes the assumption that a review is from friends or family?
The first review of my new self help book is a five star rave, but it's from someone I've never met.
He's the brother of an acquaintance, so likely saw a facebook discussion.
I admit, if I didn't know better, I would assume it was from a friend being sweet. Oh well. Whatever.
writerbn

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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 11:55 AM   in response to: Cynthia E. Gould in response to: Cynthia E. Gould
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Cynthia E. Gould wrote:
I wonder how Amazon makes the assumption that a review is from friends or family?
The bots are all-knowing and all-powerful. All hail our mighty bot overlords!
Joseph M Erhardt

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Re: Disapearing Reviews
Posted: Feb 8, 2018 1:43 PM   in response to: writerbn in response to: writerbn
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writerbn wrote:
Cynthia E. Gould wrote:
I wonder how Amazon makes the assumption that a review is from friends or family?
The bots are all-knowing and all-powerful. All hail our mighty bot overlords!

I ran across this quote from Ian McDonald the other day that actually ran a chill up my spine:

"Any A.I. smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it."
writerbn

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Posted: Feb 8, 2018 1:52 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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Joseph M Erhardt wrote:

"Any A.I. smart enough to pass a Turing test is smart enough to know to fail it."

Recently, I read Infinity Born by Douglas E. Richards. Way too much info-dumping and pedantry, but the premise was interesting, so I finished the book. It goes beyond AI, to ASI (artificial superintelligence). The future is now :)
Cynthia E. Gould

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Re: Disapearing Reviews
Posted: Feb 8, 2018 4:13 PM   in response to: Joseph M Erhardt in response to: Joseph M Erhardt
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DUDE. You just made my blood run cold.
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