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Safety First - Improve Privacy Settings For Reviewers

This week, author Kathleen Hale wrote an article on the Guardian where she detailed her stalking of a Goodreads reviewer who gave her book a negative review. She wrote about obsessively following her statuses on the site and her stalking culminated in her obtaining the reviewer's address and driving to her home. 

This is inexcusable. It has also highlighted an issue many Goodreads reviewers have asked to be dealt with for a number of years now - the lack of much needed privacy options on the site.

We ask Goodreads to bring in updated and more adequate privacy options, including the ability for reviewers to make their reviews private and/or to only be visible to friends. This is a small but crucial step you can take that would not only improve the safety of the site for users, but improve overall enjoyment for both readers and authors, thus ensuring we never see a repeat of this week.

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