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message 1: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
I'm starting this thread, as a place where members can feel free to post about anything where they need to get my attention. Our group is big enough I can't follow every new post in every thread we have going. If anyone feels someone is violating our group rules, please post about it here (thread name and post number please) so I can check it out.

Thank you for your help in keeping our group fun, friendly and cozy.

Group Owner


message 2: by Tricia (new)

Tricia Douglas (teachgiftedkids) | 199 comments Thanks for all you do for GR. Wouldn't know what to do without a book in my hands.


message 3: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Thanks Tricia


message 4: by ❂ Murder by Death (last edited Dec 09, 2013 08:08PM) (new)

❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) Another author joining to promote her book in the Introduce Yourself thread. Message #621.

ETA: Also, can we please get a statement on the use of promotional signatures in posts? The same author is using them in posts throughout...


message 5: by Heather L , Cozy Mysteries Moderator (new)

Heather L  (wordtrix) | 17748 comments Mod
Jennifer, I'm glad I'm not the only one annoyed by the "billboard" type signatures!


message 6: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Thank you Jennifer. I've removed the authors four posts that violated our group rules and notified the author. I'm now going to edit the self-promotion rules for signatures.


message 7: by Elizabeth (last edited Dec 10, 2013 09:02AM) (new)

Elizabeth (elizabeth8921) | 5308 comments Can I bring up a new subject. I befriended at his request and he is sending book referrals of some porn books. How do I unfriend him?


message 8: by Shirley (last edited Dec 10, 2013 09:44AM) (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) Elizabeth wrote: "Can I bring up a new subject. I befriended at his request and he is sending book referrals of some porn books. How do I unfriend him?"

go to friends select edit friends and find the name delete and you are done.


message 9: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Weber (tracywe) | 345 comments When you change/clarify the rules are we authors notified somehow? I do review the rules when I'm trying to promote my book or giveaway, to make sure I don't mess up. But something like an autosig I might not even think about checking. I don't think I've had any autosigs haunt me on Goodreads, but occasionally I forget to delete one on Yahoogroups.


message 10: by ❂ Murder by Death (last edited Dec 10, 2013 02:35PM) (new)

❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) Heather L wrote: "Jennifer, I'm glad I'm not the only one annoyed by the "billboard" type signatures!"

they drive me bonkers! :)

Also - thanks Briansgirl! :)


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) This thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

is a good topic, but I think qualifies as "Authors needing help" (I think) and maybe should be moved.

BUT, he too is using a promotional signature.


message 12: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Tracy wrote: "When you change/clarify the rules are we authors notified somehow? I do review the rules when I'm trying to promote my book or giveaway, to make sure I don't mess up. But something like an autosi..."

I don't send out group messages. I only added it because some authors are putting a signature on the bottom of every post that is a paragraph long promoting their books. It's like they're only commenting on threads so they can leave their signature promotions around. Most aren't too bad, but when the signatures are bigger than the responses, it gets a bit ridiculous.


message 13: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes) wrote: "This thread: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

is a good topic, but I think qualifies as "Authors needing help" (I think) and mayb..."


Moved it. Thank you


message 14: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (last edited Dec 12, 2013 03:09PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Okay, I've added this to the group's self promotion rules regarding signatures:

Clarification: I will allow a single line or bookcover. I'm not going to police everything. But when the signature lines are full paragraphs, often times larger and longer than the thread comment, then it becomes too much.

I can't police everything and as long as it stays small and tasteful, I won't say anything. But if it gets out of hand, which some lately have been doing, that's when it's gone too far. Hope that helps.


message 15: by Tracy (new)

Tracy Weber (tracywe) | 345 comments ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ wrote: "Tracy wrote: "When you change/clarify the rules are we authors notified somehow? I do review the rules when I'm trying to promote my book or giveaway, to make sure I don't mess up. But something ..."

Yes, the promo signatures can definitely get problematic. Where I screw up is when I'm replying from outlook to groups. My outlook signature has information about my writing and my yoga studio. So forgive me in advance if I screw up here. I don't have an autosig set up on Goodreads, so hopefully it won't be an issue.


message 16: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Usually it's not too bad Tracy. The worst offenders are authors who join just to push their books. They don't really participate and are usually easy to spot.


message 17: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments Check out under "Find a book or series": Goodreads Giveaway Success. Needs to go, I think.


message 18: by Barb (last edited Dec 13, 2013 08:03PM) (new)

Barb | 953 comments LOL Melodie I was just coming here to post the same thing! Here's the link, to make it a bit easier for you: Giveaway Success


message 19: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Thank you ladies. It is now gone.


message 20: by Susan (new)

Susan (mysterywriter) | 201 comments Where do you suggest I put a discussion in which I invite authors to share their silly mistakes made in manuscript drafts? It doesn't seem to fit under 'Authors needing help' or 'What do you think?' sections. 'Cozy authors' do you think?

(I'd actually been poking fun at myself for doing something silly when I suggested that discussion, but at least one other writer thinks it would be a fun discussion and give readers a chance to see some of our "quirkier" sides...)


message 21: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Go ahead and put it under Cozy Authors.
Sounds interesting. :)


message 22: by Susan (new)

Susan (mysterywriter) | 201 comments Done!


message 23: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Link for me to the exact thread and let me know which message numbers you'd like removed and I'll get to it for you later.


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) We've got a give away going on in the "Where are you from" thread....


Sandi - Protester of Goofreads (sfussner) | 44 comments ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ wrote: "Link for me to the exact thread and let me know which message numbers you'd like removed and I'll get to it for you later."

Thanks for the group, love it!


message 26: by Lesley (new)

Lesley | 124 comments Carol wrote: "I don't think there is any way to do this, but just in case I am missing something, I'll ask! Is there any way, in the Member Challenges folder that we can delete a message that someone else posts ..."

With your old posts Carol, if you don't want to delete tjem, tuck them away in a spoiler then you can refer back to them if needed.


message 27: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes) wrote: "We've got a give away going on in the "Where are you from" thread...."

Thank you. I think I finally found it. I got rid of one anyway that was in the wrong place. Thanks for letting me know.


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ wrote: "❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes) wrote: "We've got a give away going on in the "Where are you from" thread...."

Thank you. I think I finally found it. I got rid of one anyway that was in the wron..."


Sorry, I should have linked directly to it. My bad.


message 29: by Leslie (new)

Leslie If we see something like that, should we post here for you to delete instead of flagging the comment? I had flagged the one Jennifer mentioned as self-promotional in an inappropriate thread for the GR staff.


message 30: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
You can flag them if you want. If you post it here, then I will go and delete it from our group. By flagging it for GRs, if they find the person abusing GRs terms of service rules, they can take other actions against them. However, sometimes they are just abusing our group rules. Once I remove a comment though, GRs no longer has access to it if it's flagged.


message 32: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments ❂ Jennifer (reviews on BookLikes) wrote: "https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

Arg..."


May I please second the removal of this one, Briansgirl?? Pardon me while I go barf............


message 33: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Thank you ladies. It's now been removed. Happy Easter.


❂ Murder by Death  (murderbydeath) Happy Easter to you too! And to everyone in the group enjoying this lovely holiday. :)

Also, thanks!


message 35: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Injoy (carolyninjoy) | 384 comments I had seen a discussion for FREE cozy mysteries but couldn't find it again. Here's a link for one: http://www.amazon.com/Hardboiled-Murd...


message 36: by Carolyn (last edited Jun 29, 2014 05:19AM) (new)

Carolyn Injoy (carolyninjoy) | 384 comments Thank you. No longer free.


message 37: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Carolyn, the books on Amazon listed for free are usually only free for 24 to 48 hours. You have to grab 'em quick.


message 38: by Dotty (new)

Dotty (dotkel50) | 120 comments Aaron{{REBLAST}} is making inappropriate comments in several sections of this site.


message 39: by Sherry (new)

Sherry | 600 comments I agree with Dotty. Comments from Aaron have been inappropriate.


message 40: by Betty (new)

Betty (bettylouise54) | 579 comments I agree with Dotty and Sherry have been inappropriate.


message 41: by Lesley (new)

Lesley | 124 comments He's done this before in other groups and has been removed.


message 42: by Melodie (new)

Melodie (melodieco) | 5280 comments People like this person need to be ignored. He gets his jollies this way because he obviously has no other way to get them. Do your magic, Briansgirl.


message 43: by Pat (new)

Pat | 35 comments Aaron is extremely offensive. He obviously joins blogs to see how many buttons he can push. I hope he is blocked soon.


message 44: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Injoy (carolyninjoy) | 384 comments Pat wrote: "Aaron is extremely offensive. He obviously joins blogs to see how many buttons he can push. I hope he is blocked soon."

I hope so as well. His comments are unnecessary & inappropriate.


message 45: by ☯Emily (new)

☯Emily  Ginder | 56951 comments He is messing up the games as well as uses words that are inappropriate for this site.


message 46: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (last edited Jul 20, 2014 08:17PM) (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
Aaron{{REBLAST}} wrote: "Ah, go fuck yourselves, bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Based on this comment alone, not to mention the complaints of valued members of our group, you are hereby banned.

Group Owner

Sorry ladies I didn't catch him sooner. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
I have flagged the above comment. Please do so as well, to bring it to GRs attention. I am though, going to work on removing his inappropriate comments in our other threads.


message 47: by Marisa, Cozy Mysteries Assistant Moderator (new)

Marisa (moretta) | 3831 comments Mod
Flagged, as it should be


message 48: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn Injoy (carolyninjoy) | 384 comments ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ wrote: "Aaron{{REBLAST}} wrote: "Ah, go fuck yourselves, bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Based on this comment alone, not to mention the complaints of valued members of our group, you are hereby banned.

Group Owne..."


Thank you. :)


message 49: by Janice (new)

Janice | 13 comments Thank you also:)


message 50: by ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ, Cozy Mysteries Group Owner (new)

ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ (briansgirlkate) | 1576 comments Mod
You're welcome ladies. Just sorry I didn't catch it sooner. Being busy, I can't always check in daily.


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