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writeranne

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A Refresher Course for "tag me", "review me", "buy me" posts
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 11:40 AM
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There seems to be a lot of confusion about these things lately. A simple click on the community forum rules quotes what is allowed and what is not allowed on the forum.
Hope this helps clear some things up.

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saxon21

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Re: A Refresher Course for "tag me", "review me", "buy me" posts
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 11:52 AM   in response to: writeranne in response to: writeranne
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Well that just about covers it all. Nothing else could be added to this list. It is totally comprehensive.

Wrong oh south bound camel.

What else could possibly be added.

Do not promote- I translate you book to swahili.

Oh yeah, I missed that one.
ablake29

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Re: A Refresher Course for "tag me", "review me", "buy me" posts
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 12:55 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Hi Vigallas,

Word has it that they'll soon be enforcing these rules.<

Since Amazon seems to operated from on-high, only coming down when bloodshed seems likely, where did you get the "word" from?
You have the secret phone number, don't you? LOL
Alison

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inyun

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 12:58 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Hi Vicky,

What do you refer to as "over at the .com thread"?

I an a little dense or maybe this all happen before October 2011.

Thom
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 12:58 PM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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@Alison

Oh no... not me - no phone number here. I read on a thread in General Questions (I think) that notjohn received an email to this effect. lol ;)

I'll go look for it...
inyun

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:01 PM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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Alison,

Check the Feedback Forum. I threw it in their face, so now they need to do something to save Face.

Thom
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:01 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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@inyun

When I say over on .com, I'm referring to the Amazon.com Kindle forum.

No silly you are not dense - and yes, it all started way before October 2011. I think MOA was born in April 2011. By June the real fights began over there though.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:09 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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@inyun & Alison

My mistake - it is in the Feedback forum and it is inyun's thread and he is the one that received the email:

http://forums.kindledirectpublishing.com/kdpforums/thread.jspa?threadID=39441&tstart=0
inyun

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:15 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Yeah but how far will it go? Denisscar is still around on every forum and even at B & N.
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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:19 PM   in response to: writeranne in response to: writeranne
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@writeranne

Not for nothing (not sure what that actually means, but it comes to mind), but you and I have similar views on self-promotion and spamming.

Our initial encounter was a mistake, in a way. I just viewed the self-promo, tagging, review exchange etc... threads as contained over here in the "Voice..." forum. I rarely came here - only when I wanted to discuss a particular book or find the author. So, I hardly noticed the self-promo here and it didn't bother me at all. I'd just stop by when I wanted to. It's like another world or a bazaar at times, sort of like MOA over on .com.

Not many authors intruded on other forums here in KDP with self-promotion threads; not really. Our resident spammer almost always chose General Questions for her threads and rarely ventured over here. She didn't want to be one table at a huge bazaar. She refused to be stopped or contained. Now, as a result of her actions and reactions, self-promo will be extremely limited in ALL KDP forums.

Anyway, just my thoughts...
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Re: A Refresher Course for "tag me", "review me", "buy me" posts
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:28 PM   in response to: inyun in response to: inyun
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Well Thom, if we are to go by the wording of that email response, a big shake-up is in our future.

One thing about Denisscar... he/she doesn't include outside links or self-promo book links or say anything except for that one badly formed sentence. I have easily just passed the Denisscar threads by. Not the same as the other one... She lured unsuspecting authors and the new authors around here were really beginning to believe, respect, and love her just because she'd say something about their book on that new website. The constant stressing of "FREE slot..." stated to me that she absolutely intended to charge $s in the near future. This is not the place to promote that crap and she should have just found new and unsuspecting authors elsewhere. She has a little group formed, but that group does indeed include a couple of oldies too.
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Re: A Refresher Course for "tag me", "review me", "buy me" posts
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 1:46 PM   in response to: writeranne in response to: writeranne
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Are you really a writer? I doubt it. I think you are just here to cause trouble.

You sound a lot like a member of that crowd on the main Kindle forum, who insists everyone follow the exact letter of the law. Do this, don't do this, and if you don't do what I want, I will REPORT you.

Good grief, don't you have anything to do?
writeranne

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 2:28 PM   in response to: martitalbott in response to: martitalbott
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Are you really a writer? I doubt it. I think you are
just here to cause trouble.

You sound a lot like a member of that crowd on the
main Kindle forum, who insists everyone follow the
exact letter of the law. Do this, don't do this, and
if you don't do what I want, I will REPORT you.

Good grief, don't you have anything to do?


WHAT? Did you even read my post? All I did was copy and paste KDP rules for the community. There were several threads the past couple of days by newbies who did ask could they post about tagging or reviews, etc. So I just posted the KDP rules for them to see.

Yesterday you slammed me for not helping newbies and today I get clobbered for trying to help them. Seems I can't win with you...Who's the trouble-maker? Your post was the only threatening one in this entire thread.

And yes, I AM an author and a syndicated columnist, if you must know. Would you like my editor's phone number over at Huffington Post for verification? GEEESH!
inyun

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Posted: Jun 15, 2012 2:30 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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Jeeeezzz,

I remember when someone else wanted to be in charge.

Sad to see what this forum has become.
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I want the old forum back where people were helpful and nice to each other. I don't know what happened here, but a lot of the most helpful people are gone and I miss them.

We talked about books, sales, publishing, editing and formatting, not all that other useless junk you can find on a thousand generic forums. I suppose complaining won't put it back the way it was, but it sure was nice while it lasted.

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Re: A Refresher Course for "tag me", "review me", "buy me" posts
Posted: Jun 15, 2012 2:32 PM   in response to: vlgallas in response to: vlgallas
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This post is not directed at anyone particular on this thread. I simply replied to the last post on the thread.

IMO, each of you are valued members of this forum, and I've learned from most of you.

I may not always agree with what you have to say - but that is okay. I don't expect us all to agree.

It does make me sad when the threads get a little nasty in tone.

:(
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