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This is sad...Author angry over review spams blog

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29 Mar 2011 15:22 #92599 by Xlyce
jay718 wrote:

Xlyce wrote:

There is a positive review of it on Amazon:

When I first approached The Greek Seaman I'll admit I was a bit apprehensive, but soon I was lapping it up! In fact I loved it so much that I polished it off in an evening. Now my mission is to get all my friends to share my taste for The Greek Seaman. I think it's worth paying for!


That's pretty funny. Was this posted after the blog hubbub?


This was posted today

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29 Mar 2011 17:38 #92619 by Mr Skeletor
Christ almighty what a pack of wankers, the lot of them. Is the whole 'book world' like that?
Never seen people get so uptight about being told to "fuck off" before.
One would also think would be authors (which most seemed to be) would be a bit more original in their postings, then just repeat the exact same point the last 100 posters did.
"That's not very professional..." no shit sherlock!

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29 Mar 2011 17:52 #92622 by Black Barney
I like how we (gamers) handled the MayDay thread on BGG MUCH better. Less repetition, more making fun of the guy, etc.

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29 Mar 2011 18:15 #92626 by Notahandle
Construction of sentences could be massifly better and causing not difficulty of reading. Seamen good enough to if Greek lap it up. Thread gets itself predicable and pole up ass turns into fuckcluster it does. Fuck off!!!

(Thanks for posting, it was hilarious at the start.)

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29 Mar 2011 20:11 - 30 Mar 2011 01:35 #92635 by Ryan B.
Wow. Not a lot of courage showed by the "mob" who are more than willing to pile on. Here you have an author who probably poured months of time and hundreds of hours into her writing passion. She is probably looking to break into the industry and wants everything to be perfect.

It doesn't get managed right and she gets a lukewarm review. Then she has a very "human", although not well thought out reaction. Smart? No. And the first group of 15 or so people who constructively pointed that out to her, l would have to say were helping her out.

But then the pile on and destructiveness of all these other people investing all of 20 seconds apiece to make her "pay" for a lifetime and shipwreck her dream as punishment? Wow.

It was a mistake on her part to react emotionally... but how many of us haven't made a similar mistake at some point? Applause to the people who stood against the grain and took a reasoned viewpoint... even though they themselves knew they would become open to getting pummeled by the mob as well.

That's courage.

Folks, this is what the "mob mentality" is like. And where is the courage in the "mob mentality"? First the author wasn't thinking.... but then add in about 600 people more.

Sheesh.
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29 Mar 2011 22:26 #92638 by Pat II
Ok we should offer this broad a full F:AT membership and a weekly column to boot...maybe even a podcast with the reviewer where they banter back and forth, throw in Weekes and we've got a hit.

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30 Mar 2011 03:13 #92651 by daveroswell
This is very bizarre; the strangest thing is that except for her error ridden posts, all of the other posts sound to me as if they are written by the same person. Maybe the style is a "critique" style. The page I read was entertaining nonetheless.

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30 Mar 2011 03:18 - 30 Mar 2011 05:17 #92652 by daveroswell
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30 Mar 2011 05:41 #92657 by Bullwinkle
Ryan B. wrote:

hugs and flowers and cute little puppy dogs

What, assholes can't get a well-deserved shellacking anymore? What brave new world is this?

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30 Mar 2011 05:50 #92658 by Matt Thrower
daveroswell wrote:


Hmm. Insightful.

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30 Mar 2011 05:51 #92659 by Bullwinkle
MattDP wrote:

daveroswell wrote:

Hmm. Insightful.

I thought he was doing a Ken B. impression.

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30 Mar 2011 08:55 #92667 by Ryan B.
Bullwinkle wrote:

Ryan B. wrote:

meaningful prattle

What, jerks can't get a well-deserved shellacking anymore? What brave new world is this?


Yes, they can Bullwinkle... and she more then got that her comeuppance. But once it gets to be extreme "piling on" that's where good men/women with good sense should have a problem.

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30 Mar 2011 11:43 #92683 by TheDukester
Ryan B. wrote:

That's courage.

Horseshit.

That's a petulant child throwing a tantrum.

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30 Mar 2011 12:37 #92689 by Rliyen
TheDukester wrote:

Ryan B. wrote:

That's courage.

Horseshit.

That's a petulant child throwing a tantrum.


Agreed. If she didn't go all Anne Rice, she could have salvaged this. But no, she had to throw around the f-bomb twice,and be generally passive aggressive, thereby erasing any chance of sympathy or credibility she had.

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30 Mar 2011 16:49 #92720 by faceknives
Nah, she's awesome. She's a book writer who responds to bad reviews like she was a rock star. How can you not love that? She should have got drunk, challenged the reviewer to a fight, then sent a turd in the mail.

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