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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:50 PM
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Amazon.com deleted all but 3 of the "My Pet Goat" reviews
...for those of you who felt that it was too good to last...it was. There were over 50 reviews out there yesterday.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/002686355...

The irony is that all three of the remaining reviews have a Bush reference. Go figure.

Amazon SUCKS. These were funny, creative reviews. There was NO profanity at ALL, no threats, no sex, nothing but the concept of the Idiot Boy King enjoying a children's book while 3,000 people from around the world lost their lives.

Did I mention that Amazon SUCKS?
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mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:51 PM
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1. They Are Spineless
They don't wanna be "Dixie-Chicked!!"
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AP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:51 PM
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2. Think of it from the book publlisher's perspective.
It was fun while it lasted...
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:04 PM
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9. and the book buyer's perspective
I agree it's funny, but you can't really expect Amazon to keep those reviews.

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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:08 PM
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11. You're right, I can't, but on the other hand...
...it was the most entertaining content on the Amazon site EVER.

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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:51 PM
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3. Yet they don't delete the lame Freeper posts
on the Al Franken and Michael Moore review pages. :eyes:
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livinginphotographs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:52 PM
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4. "The tempo, the choice of words, and the layout on each page..."
"...captured my imagination so much that it took me about seven minutes to recover my bearings."


Three words: too.fucking.funny.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:02 PM
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8. written by Lollah Fallujah @ Hanna Storms house!
LOL.

sweet.
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LTR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:55 PM
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5. Here's one that was saved
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:N80cSzRXuJIJ:www.m...

Posted by: katchi at July 16, 2004 10:20 PM

have a little fun

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/002686355...

write a review to "My Pet Goat".
my review:
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
The My Pet Goat Book, July 15, 2004
Reviewer:
Lil George Dubya (Washington, DC)
This book is not the hungry hungry caterpillar, it is called The My Pet Goat Book. It is about a goat. A pet goat. Not a caterpillar. At first I culd not read it but after Mr. Cheney sat me on his knee and read it to me, well I think I understands it. It's about a goat, NOT a hungry hungry caterpillar. I could look at this book for hours and hours. I like books about goats. I hear there is a story about me and goats out on the web and I look forward to reeding that one, too. I would give this book 5 stars. Remember, all you children left behind, Edumacation is Important. Well, bye for now, bye bye, Vote Republican!

*** Why no voting buttons? We don't let customers vote on their own reviews, so the voting buttons appear only when you look at reviews submitted by others.***

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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:56 PM
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6. Amazon does suck
Amazon is rotten to authors, too. They suck in more ways that one. I'll window shop on Amazon and then buy elsewhere.
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m-jean03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 12:58 PM
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7. Well, at least the ones they kept are pretty funny and make the right
anti Bush point still.

Maybe they thought the fun was getting a little out of control and wanted to discourage such insanity from happening in the future?

Not that I agree, but I can understand their feeling.
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Bush_Eats_Beef Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:06 PM
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10. New reviews were being added daily, and 98 people "rated" mine...
...so I think you're right. I think they saw a "trend" and tried to discourage it.

My first indication that this would happen came when people stopped getting "10 out of 10 readers found this review helpful" ratings. I'm guessing someone complained...that's usually how reviews get yanked. I seriously doubt that Amazon invests any time and effort in policing the reviews unless someone taps them on the shoulder first.
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DinahMoeHum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 01:21 PM
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12. Luckily, I printed out the reviews BEFORE the deletions. . .
and showed them to fellow party-goers at our local MoveOn-dot-org party re the showing of "Outfoxed". Gales of laughter all around.


:evilgrin:
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