Sunday, August 12, 2012

"Unhelpful Posts" on Amazon

I was going to update the post I wrote about a ridiculous comment someone left on Amazon with regard to a review someone else left. But decided to just do another quick post here.

You can read the first post here.

As I said, this comment was ridiculous, it added nothing to the discussion of the book and had nothing to do with the contents of the actual review.

And Amazon did this, which I'd never seen before:

[Customers don't think this post adds to the discussion. Show post anyway. Show all unhelpful posts.]

There was nothing helpful about this comment.

Maybe I'm out of the loop with these things and Amazon has been doing this all along, but I just hope it continues. Leaving a comment about a review to discuss a book in an intelligent way is one thing, but leaving a personal attack about the reviewer makes me cringe.


Shelagh said...

This happens a lot on Amazon. I don't know if it's something they actively do, or whether it happens automatically when a comment/review gets a certain number of negative votes. It's been around for some time :)

ryan field said...

Thanks...I honestly never saw it before. It's a good policy, too. Makes me think there's hope after all for people who want to leave good honest reviews and comments :)