Stop letting abuse continue under the disguise of freedom of speech.

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Anita Kanitz
8 years ago
The law is not the private property of lawyers, nor is justice the exclusive province of judges and juries. In the final analysis, true justice is not a matter of courts and law books, but of a commitment in each of us to liberty and mutual respect.

-- Jimmy Carter

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cheryl seagraves
8 years ago
I am an independent author and I think the people that are attacking the authors and damaging their careers are disgusting and should be stopped!

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Betty Gelean
8 years ago
It's giving good, honest reviewers who may spend hours reading in depth then reviewing authors' books with complete honesty and unbiased, a bad name (and a bad taste). I do not get paid for reviews. What I write is what I believe, what I personally have taken from the book and my perception of it.

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James Bruno
8 years ago
As an author, I am appalled at the lack of control by Goodreads over a website ostensibly dedicated to the enjoyment of literature. Bullies and vandals are free to smear authors. This is simply intolerable.

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Yvonne Sharples
8 years ago
a book review should never be a forum to slander an author or a reviewer for any topic unrelated to the subject matter

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amy hertzog
8 years ago
i am a big fan of goodreads, and i am tired of people bullying me about my reviews that i post

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Anne Allen
8 years ago
I am being targeted with one-star reviews on Amazon for speaking out against pornographic "reviews"

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Kimberly Hicks
8 years ago
Because I have been attacked on Amazon for giving an unfavorable review to an author who didn't agree with my "opinion" of his book. This author had his friends attack me viciously online, and when it was proven I would not change my review, he somehow managed to get my review placed so low under his book so other readers wouldn't find it. But, the review is still there. I was outraged to be attacked for basically stating my opinion on how the book made ME feel! If authors do not want constructive critiques of their work or readers' opinions, then they shouldn't put forth a book--Plain and Simple! I do not believe anyone should be attacked for stating their opinion. I didn't attack the author, but as a consumer I was and I didn't like it! Something has GOT to be done about this!

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Heather Stigge
8 years ago
I have an author friend who has recently been bashed for his new release. People didnt like it and got others to not read it and rate it low on purpose. Even voted NO on his Amazon reviews

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Shannon Foreaker
8 years ago
No one should be allowed to threaten someone with violence, sexual or physical abuse and call that freedom of speech.