Sunday, April 23, 2006

Amazon Attacks

I managed to get several troll reviews removed from my sites at Amazon. It wasn't that they weren't obvious ad hominem oblivious to the books' content, [they called them novels] but deliberate political slams from conservatives and frequently cited as examples of my personal ineptitude on all matters scientific or journalistic. Pointing out that amateur these fake reviews carried no weight never stopped it. The appeal to inappropriate authority fallacy in full play was nonetheless annoying. It will be no longer. This is SOP in ideological attack politics. The attempt to discredit the messenger has been once again foiled.

5 Comments:

Blogger Woody said...

I would never do that--no more than you would. Where have you been?

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Well you used them yourself, just like Roper did repeatedly so caveat lector. I'm banned by Cooper.

1:01 PM  
Blogger GM Roper said...

Yorkie, you are a fool and a knave, but neither the Woodster nor I would stoop so low as to put up fake reviews. Maybe it is your sterling personality that attracts these folk?

I've "used" your writings as a tool, and used the commenters on your writings as obvious foils aginst your narcicissim. However, the two bad reviews were up long before I knew anything about you.

2:58 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

Roper you have a reading comprehension problem. Both of you cited these reviews as testimony of my bad writing. At least that's the accusation, yet no evidence in the form of a quote or example from the books has ever been produced that support this.

You reposted them. Woody more than once. Anyone who produces memoirs can be accused of narcissim. It's an easy tag. And quite untrue.

8:02 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

To clarify they aren't valid examples of anything except trollery and how to violate Amazon's review policy for amateurs. Amatuer reviews are not an appeal to appropriate authority. Apparently that has escaped your educational background since counseling really isn't "critical."

9:42 AM  

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