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Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship: Goodreads Trolls Try to Export Their Filth to Other Book Sites.

Saturday, September 21, 2013 10:30
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 Rats Leaving a Sinking Ship: Goodreads Trolls Try to Export Their Filth to Other Book Sites.

 
 
 
With the big apparent shakeup at Goodreads the trolls are attempting to export their filth en masse to other book sites. They are saving all their attacks on authors, all their attack reviews, all their disgusting shelves and all their 1-star rating to other sites such as Librarything.com and Booklikes.com. They are saving their filth as .cvs files and attempting to load it into new sites verbatim. They have created such of backlog of filth migration that the wait time on these websites is as much as a 380 hour wait to upload their filth.
 
Unfortunately for them an ex-member of goodreads, who was banned yesterday for a negative post on stopthegrbullies.com, Mary Shelly, has emailed the owners of these sites and warned them of the coming shit storm.
 
Hi,
I thought it only fair that you be warned that due to policy changes on goodreads, specifically stopping the stalker trolls from attacking authors and intentionally trying to destroy book sales and writing careers, they are migrating to your site to set up shop and continue personal attacks on authors with the intent of destroying reputation, careers, livelihood and dreams of author by stalking, bullying, harassing, defaming, libel and generally terrorizing authors. You will notice a big rise in new memberships today and for the next few days. Note well who these new accounts are, they will be nothing but trouble for you since they are leaving goodreads because they will no longer be allowed to attack and destroy authors there. They intend to do that from your site now. Forewarned is forearmed.
 
Thanks, best of luck with your impending problems.
 
Already they are testing the waters with the intent of making Library Thing their new platform from which to continue their campaign of destroying reputations, careers, livelihood and dreams of writers.
 

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Yesterday, 10:40pm Top

I’m a fairly recent refugee from GoodReads (I moved here in March after GR sold out to Amazon), and I LOVE being here. In almost every way, LT is far superior in functionality. So far I have kept a bare-bones profile on GR, which is how I know that, today, they rolled out some new restrictions on shelving/reviewing (here). The response from users indicates this could be the cause of another mass exodus from GR. 

In light of this, I wanted some clarification on the policy here at LibraryThing before I advise other GoodReaders to jump ship for LT. I looked for it on the site but couldn’t find anything conclusive. Another user on GR told me, “Just FYI: LibraryThing doesn’t let you have black lists either. When I brought all my data over there in late March, I had to hide all my “won’t-read-due-to-author” (or what have you) shelves under code names. An LT member who kept her black list shelves as is had hers deleted.” I wasn’t aware of this. 

So my questions are these:

1) What are the restrictions on naming tags? Could a user have a tag labeled “author is a jerk” or “blacklist because of author”? 

2) Same question about naming collections. Could a user have a collection labeled “author behaves badly” or something along those lines? 

3) Will reviews here be deleted if they discuss the author instead of (or more than) the book? 

I have never used shelving or tags this way, here or at GR, and I don’t read the genres that tend to be plagued by these issues. But I know that for a lot of users at GR the conduct of authors is important, and they want to be able to alert other readers to “badly behaving” authors. I don’t want to introduce drama here (because so far, in my experience, LT seems pretty drama-free compared to GR), but I did want to check my facts before passing on information to other people. 

Sorry this is so long! Thanks for reading!

 
 

These stalker trolls have no interest in books or reviews, their only interest is to attack and destroy authors. These websites have been made aware of this before the situation gets completely out of control as it has on goodreads and Amazon.

 

Meanwhile goodreads, under cover of the troll uproar has effectively silenced the voice of the authors of the books on their site. So not only do they steal content from authors they would now presume to silence the same authors and give them no voice on the goodreads website at all. This is just more proof that goodreads is a corrupt corporation out to garner as many fake reviews as possible to sell as their API to bookseller. This is deliberate fraud and copyright infringement.

Here’s the unbelievable trash they’ve posted as author guidelines:

 
 
 

This makes it clear that any contact with anyone on goodreads by an author, even a thank you, is now considered spam and again the threat to authors that goodreads will be forced to take action against any author who dares say, “Thanks”. Also notice the clever entrapping wording, “Do not send unwanted messages or friend requests.” How pray tell does one determine if a message or friends request is unwanted until someone says it’s unwanted? The only safe way is to never send any messages or friend requests, exactly what goodreads wants.

 

This new policy in effect makes any remark or comment by an author against the guidelines and grounds to ban the author, but of course their content will remain on the site. How can this be legal?

How can this be viewed as anything but a scam to steal intellectual property and denying the copyright holders a voice?

 

So while Goodreads appears to be cleaning house they are in fact completely censoring out the voice of the authors, something for which the trolls have campaigned many months. This is proof of the criminal mindset at goodreads from the top down.

 

All the posturing and policy changes at Goodreads is nothing more than damage control with the goal of a cosmetic house cleaning up front, but behind the scenes the persecution of authors by the webiste and its members continues unabated and intensifies.

 

The stalker trolls must go. Goodreads must go.

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