Goodreads policy on abuse to Authors: Not to allow comments to be abusive in nature.

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Adam B
6 years ago
Goodreads is the most vitriolic website I've been involved with. I will no longer support the harassment and juvenile behavior running rampant there and urge all to leave . . . if for not for the authors being violated, at least do it to save your own integrity.

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brenda cambron
6 years ago
I hate bullying

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Sofia Beans
6 years ago
please no more abuse

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Suzanne Dome
6 years ago
I was abused by GR bullies.

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Cathy Raclowski
7 years ago
I like to read reviews. I do not like to see hate reviews where it is not the book being spoken of but a thought or the author themselves.

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Angie Martin
7 years ago
I am an author. I've never encountered these bullies on GR, but I have seen other authors that have. It crushes their spirit and is truly damaging to not only their writing career, but their psyche. Bullies should be banned. Period.

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Bryan Dull
7 years ago
I am a author as well

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Ginny Ahart
7 years ago
A book review should not be a personal attack or a nit picking rant about errors or misuse of words since everyone has the right to speak and write in a manner that suits their liking.

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Judith-Victoria Douglas
7 years ago
I am presently having librarian reviewers write bad reviews making derogatory remarks and marking up the Yes votes on their bad reviews on Amazon. I in turn can say nothing. They have reposted things GR deleted, and my FB entries. They use them all against me. I see their joy in doing this.

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Riley Hill
7 years ago
As an author, I'm appalled at the lack of responsibility and integrity demonstrated from these so-called "reviewers" and their immature and denigrating responses when you attempt to discuss the topic sanely. "It's my right to give any kind of review any way I want" says one. Many don't even leave text reviews, they just sling stars around and justify it that they're "too busy." But not too busy to attack the author who asks them about the starred and uncommented "review." There is no one to address; the "librarians" respond as if they are little kids in a free-for-all. Some "reviewers" do know know, or care, that they are harming the income potential of authors. My library has picked up GR and now the patrons who know nothing of the idiocy of GR are basing their opinions about my books on these reviews. The lack of responsibility shown by the GR executives (wherever and whoever they may be) toward authors borders on criminal. Isn't it considered libel to comment (including one star reviews) and cause harm to someone's income? The review needs to be truthful and not used to build up the reviewer's immature ego.