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I can't stop laughing. Goodreads deleted my harry potter books..... they were all five stars ratings.
Sep 22, 2013 03:53PM

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message 1: by Danielle. (new)

Danielle. I know, they've been deleting a lot of my positive reviews (3, 4, and 5 stars) gushing about the book. GoodReads isn't making any sense: they say they're going to delete shelves/reviews writing negatively about the author; yet they're deleting positive reviews? I'm really confused.

I'm leaving GR in a bit. I can't take this bullshit anymore. I'm getting more and more pissed off as I'm finding my reviews (positive ones) that were deleted.


message 2: by Danielle. (new)

Danielle. No, you won't lose the GIFs if you go to your review, copy everything and paste it on the Tumblr text post (not in the HTML section, though). And yes, you can only have followers.

Okay, I'm going to add you in my contacts. :)


message 3: by oceana (new)

oceana Goodreads is a mess.


message 4: by Danielle. (new)

Danielle. A hot mess.


message 5: by Navessa (new)

Navessa ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME? RAAAAAAGE!


message 6: by Danielle. (last edited Sep 22, 2013 05:23PM) (new)

Danielle. @Shoujo ROFL!


message 7: by Danielle. (new)

Danielle. Litchick wrote: "ARE YOU FRIGGING KIDDING ME? RAAAAAAGE!"

I wish I were kidding, Litchick.
I wish I were kidding....


message 8: by Navessa (new)

Navessa I can't even.


message 9: by Nenia (new)

Nenia Campbell What the actual fuck.


message 10: by Rose (new)

Rose O.O Did they even give you a reason why they were deleted?


message 11: by Libbie Hawker (new)

Libbie Hawker (L.M. Ironside) UUUUGH. Ridiculous. As soon as the mass migration slows down a little, I'm also going to export all my stuff over to BookLikes. It seems pretty cool over there.


Karma♥Bites ^.~ Lady Danielle wrote: "I know, they've been deleting a lot of my positive reviews (3, 4, and 5 stars) gushing about the book. GoodReads isn't making any sense: they say they're going to delete shelves/reviews writing negatively about the author; yet they're deleting positive reviews? I'm really confused.

I'm leaving GR in a bit. I can't take this bullshit anymore. I'm getting more and more pissed off as I'm finding my reviews (positive ones) that were deleted."



O...M...G. I'm so sorry but at this point, I can't do anything but laugh like a lunatic.

Damn, Lady D, I hope that you at least had taken step to export your GR stuff to a .csv file. :(


message 13: by Danielle. (new)

Danielle. @Nenia My words exactly.

@Rose Nope. Zero. They've been deleting a lot of my positive reviews without giving me a reason, too.

@L.M. I'm posting my reviews one by one at BookLikes, it does seem pretty cool. I like it. :P

@KarmaBites It is kind of funny. I saved a .csv file, but I became too impatient to wait 2099 hours for all of my books to be exported -- I'm posting my reviews one by one from my Tumblr book blog.


Aure   `Reading With The Dark` Yeah, that's GR for you these days...


message 16: by Karli (new)

Karli That is so shitty. I've got a 5 star review of Days of Blood and Starlight that literally only says "Laini Taylor is a cruel and wonderful person." with a whole lotta gushing in the updates. Right now I'm just sitting on my hands waiting for them to delete it. If they do, I'm outa here.


Khanh (Clowns, Nightmares, and Bunnies) Karli the Little wrote: "That is so shitty. I've got a 5 star review of Days of Blood and Starlight that literally only says "Laini Taylor is a cruel and wonderful person." with a whole lotta gushing in the updates. Right ..."

T_T


message 18: by The Holy Terror (new)

The Holy Terror I wonder if they've got a less-than-intelligent script running in the background looking for specific words? I really can't think of any other reason why reviews like that would be deleted.

I normally don't "like" updates with gifs in them, but I will this time so my friends/followers see this ridiculousness.


message 19: by La-Lionne (new)

La-Lionne That just doesn't make any sense :-S.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Did you have anything that was saying how fantastic JK Rowling was? ie author behavior? Because maybe they are deleting EVERYTHING that has to do with author behavior. Good and bad.


message 21: by [Name Redacted] (new)

[Name Redacted] Sounds like Goodreads is deliberately outliving its usefulness...


message 22: by ♡Karlyn P♡ (new)

♡Karlyn P♡ Holy fuck!!! Harry potter 5-stars by YOU deleted??!!! It's beyond words, but tells me so much. Goodreads is now a Zombie land, No other explanation.


message 23: by Hanne (new)

Hanne WTF? so how did you find out? do they send you a message, I wouldn't even notice if they deleted a review of mine i think.


message 24: by Josephine (new)

Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Hanne wrote: "WTF? so how did you find out? do they send you a message, I wouldn't even notice if they deleted a review of mine i think."

I would also like to know.


message 25: by The Holy Terror (last edited Sep 23, 2013 12:52AM) (new)

The Holy Terror Just a quick reminder for anyone worried about losing anything here, go to the import page and look on the right-hand side for Export Your Books and (depending on how many books you have shelved) you'll have one or two CSV files to download. Just make sure you don't click Remove All Books!!! The link for that is scarily close.

Once you have the CSV file(s) you can then import your stuff onto various sites, or just peruse it on your computer. It'll export everything - ratings, reviews, shelves, ISBNs, etc.

Also good to note, perhaps in a notepad file or something, the amount of books, reviews, and shelves (a full page of shelves is 100) that you have, just in case you're wondering if something's gone missing.


message 26: by [deleted user] (new)

Hanne wrote: "WTF? so how did you find out? do they send you a message, I wouldn't even notice if they deleted a review of mine i think."

If it's anything like the others, then no. No warning. Goodreads just do it. It's part of what some of us are extremely angry about.


message 27: by Yona (new)

Yona That's just...... I don't even have words....


message 28: by Josephine (new)

Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sandy wrote: "If it's anything like the others, then no. No warning. G..."

Well, I mean, people were getting emails saying 'we deleted 3 shelves and 90 reviews' I think I saw lobstergirl mention that...


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

Josephine wrote: "Sandy wrote: "If it's anything like the others, then no. No warning. G..."

Well, I mean, people were getting emails saying 'we deleted 3 shelves and 90 reviews' I think I saw lobstergirl mention..."


Yep that was after the fact. Not before. They got the email telling them that it had already been done.


message 30: by Josephine (new)

Josephine Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Sandy wrote: "Yep that was after the fact. Not before. They got the email telling them that it had already been done."

Yeesh. Bleh. *wanders off to do a .csv, just in case* I'm probably one of the most careful reviewers out there, but who knows, now.


message 31: by [deleted user] (last edited Sep 23, 2013 02:15AM) (new)

Josephine wrote: "Sandy wrote: "Yep that was after the fact. Not before. They got the email telling them that it had already been done."

Yeesh. Bleh. *wanders off to do a .csv, just in case* I'm probably one of the..."


I know :( I've already saved mine and exporting to Booklikes as we speak. My faith's been shaken in Goodreads. I don't think I trust anything they say anymore, because all I'm thinking is what's next? Because you just know something else will happen.


message 32: by Ziv (new)

Ziv Wities Lady Danielle, do you happen to have copies of any of the deleted reviews?


message 33: by AH (new)

AH ARGHHH!!!


message 34: by Brian (new)

Brian Deleting 5-star HP reviews without warning or notification.

Stick a fork in it, it's over.


GR has officially jumped the shark....


message 35: by Катя (new)

Катя Czaja Wilson Tango Foxtrot!
*going off to download all of my shelves and reviews*


message 36: by Sharon (new)

Sharon Oh my, oh my. did you at least recieve an explanation mail?


message 37: by Alfaniel (new)

Alfaniel Aldavan What was the content of the reviews?

Were they "hidden" from the book page, before?


Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥ They are encouraging u to read them again. Lol


message 39: by Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading* (last edited Sep 23, 2013 06:02AM) (new)

Erin (Paperback stash) *is juggle-reading* What was the shelf name? If they remove the shelf, then the reviews under it can be removed. Not that that's right or anything, but wondering if that is the reason.


message 40: by Jane (new)

Jane I haven't been affected by deletions (as far as I know) but thanks for the warning, I downloaded a csv just in case.

And now I know about BookLikes... I am not leaving GR until I have to because I've made so many friends here, but who knows what might happen under the new management? And I would love a really active booksite with a decent iOS app. I'm sick of the clunky GR one.


message 41: by Moloch (new)

Moloch But this sounds like a bug: if you haven't received any mail, this isn't following the same path of the other deletions.

Surely your reviews weren't just "J.K. Rowling is awesome!", right?


message 42: by D.G. (new)

D.G. Holy crap! Anyways, I'm following you in BookLikes...LOL at you importing your books one by one...I'll do the same.

BTW...BookLikes has half stars!


message 43: by Anthi (new)

Anthi Why on earth would they delete any review negative or positive? I thought the reason GR was created was to give readers a medium to discuss books and express their honest opinions...silly me I guess :S


message 44: by Samantha (new)

Samantha How is this legal? What about freedom of speech? I didn't even know that this censorship was going on! Thanks for shedding light on this issue. I am horrified. How can you not have the right to write negative reviews on a website DEDICATED TO EXPLORING BOOKS?!


message 45: by Karen (new)

Karen Ok this is very sad, funny in a pathetic sort of way as well. They deleted your 5 star Harry Potter reviews, however, my 1 star ratings (and I realize I risk the wrath of many here) for the Twilight series are still there no probs, I never reviewed these books because I figured that if I gave then a 1 star rating that pretty much said it all. I guess this is what happens when censorship takes over, it's kind of like a feeding frenzy the sharks start eating and don't really pay attention to what they're attacking next thing you know they'll be going for their own throats because right now it looks like they've cut off their noses to spite their faces. I believe the appropriate phrasing here everyone is "WELCOME TO THE CLUSTERFUCK!"


message 46: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Don't you know it's because a pack of chimpanzees is in charge now? That's the only logical reason.


message 47: by Petra X (new)

Petra X How could this happen? Why would anyone want to delete positive Harry Potter reviews? This is ridiculous and weird.


message 48: by Sketchbook (new)

Sketchbook Email GR and ask abt the delete. It may have been an accident or "bug."


message 49: by Caroline (last edited Sep 23, 2013 07:05AM) (new)

Caroline Sketchbook wrote: "Email GR and ask abt the delete. It may have been an accident or "bug.""

I'm not following the mammoth announcement thread anymore, but was this status mentioned? I JUST checked back in on that thread a minute ago to see whether a staff member had responded, and I thought I saw some reference to "Lady Danielle's deletions," or something like that.

I agree with you, Sketchbook; I can't imagine it's anything but a bug/mistake. I wonder whether GR is using some kind of program that automatically deletes things based on a formula (number of flags, for instance--although I don't know how 5-stars of HP books would get flags, but whatever) rather than having someone with an actual brain in their head judge these things on a case-by-case basis.


message 50: by Caroline (last edited Sep 23, 2013 07:18AM) (new)

Caroline Thanks, Alethea. Well, at least they saw the light on that one. It's small comfort, but it's something.

Nevermind. I saw they aren't going to return the deleted reviews. WTF. I can't be on this computer anymore. Need to just log off for my sanity.


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