The only reviews I've posted online are for AirBnB places I've stayed (3 so far). I haven't noticed any increase in spam.pinecrest wrote:ejvyas wrote: Some sellers will bug me for a month if I dont rate them or rate them -ve.
I'm curious if you note any correlation between writing reviews and getting spammed by telemarketers. My mother buys a lot of stuff on Amazon (and is starting on Ebay) and feels compelled to write reviews. I have mixed feelings on this since I know the sellers have a legitimate need for feedback, but it seems increasingly that anytime feedback is provided to anyone in the commercial world, we end up having our personal information sold (since we are obviously active consumers) and end up on telemarketing and junk mail lists.
Barefootgirl wrote:I've long used the reviews on Amazon and seller feedback on eBay to assist with buying decisions.
I've been informed this morning by others that Amazon is increasingly deleting negative reviews, particularly those where the buyer claims the items are counterfeit...apparently, this happens in the higher end health and beauty item categories.
I've never had an issue with receiving counterfeit items, but I would hate to think that Amazon would not allow people to post such information for the benefit of others, particularly since i think the review section of that site indirectly generates quite a bit of business for them.
Do you have any concerns about websites blocking, editing, deleting positive or negative feedback? experienced this yourself?
Anon1234 wrote:Amazon deleted my negative review. I was the only one who reviewed it. Here is link to the product. No reviews as of today.
http://www.amazon.com/Brainymats-Counti ... y+placemat
Here is a picture of the review confirmation email from amazon.
Update: I resubmitted a version of my old review at 11:40AM eastern time, let's see if they approve it.
Did you close your account in the interval? That deletes all your reviews.
I love the 1-star reviews.Barefootgirl wrote:Amazon is increasingly deleting negative reviews
EternalOptimist wrote:This type of feedback tends to attract those who love or hate products. I would take the reviews with a grain of salt and not necessarily representative of all buyers.
PS - protagonist - THANK YOU! for the VERY interesting links... I say Duck Duck Go! The idea of filtering takes me back to old Cold War movies in my grade school classroom about the dangers of capitalism, oops I meant communism, LOL
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