Amazon Glitch Unmasks War of Reviewers

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Grant_Dixon
Feb 14, 2004
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Amazon Glitch Unmasks War of Reviewers

Amazon Canada has had a glitch that has revealed the identity of anonymous posters of book reviews. It seems that some authors are giving themselves 5 star ratings under pseudonyms. It does make one wonder if some of the camera reviews are also self-serving. I guess one should take everything they read on the net with a healthy dose of salts.

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/14/technology/14AMAZ.html?ex= 1077339600&e n=c9e13db55f83c40a&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE


Grant

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Joe_Henry1000
Feb 14, 2004
Doh! That’s pretty funny Grant. I’ve bought electronics from Amazon (like my first digital camera and printer) based partially on reviews. I dismiss the anonymous reviews, though, and only pay attention to "real" reviewers. Of course it probably isn’t too hard to fake a "real" Amazon identity either. Good thing I look at multiple sources before purchasing!

Joe
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Jodi_Frye
Feb 14, 2004
hey, our president says go ahead and dig up the paperwork on my history in the force….duh, do they really think we are that stupid ? …I don’t really care either way what he did or didn’t do while he was in service…makes absolutely no difference to me just like i don’t care that Bill got happy for a while…but, c’mon, how difficult is it to smudge papers when there is so much power involved ? Look at this forum….how do we know that everyone is who they say they are….grain of salt.
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Joe_Henry1000
Feb 14, 2004
how do we know that everyone is who they say they are

Crap! The jig is surely up now…

Joe
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Ray
Feb 14, 2004
That’s why I always discard the too positive or too negative reviews I read for every product.
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Ray
Feb 14, 2004
I’m not a real person. I’m actually a Timex Sinclair 2Kb program running in text mode out of a cassette deck… 😉

Ray
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Grant_Dixon
Feb 14, 2004
Valentine’s day and my heart is all a flutter … I though I was the only Timex Sinclair 2Kb program running in text mode out of a cassette deck

G- rant

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