Got up this morning to an email from GR. Seems like someone flagged one of my reviews for linking to my BL blog here. Have people nothing better to do with their time?
Whatever, I don't review there any more anyway so this is the push I needed to take down the ones that are left. Booklikes and Leafmarks can have them.
Thing is, the reason I started putting just my BL review link in there in the first place was because GR wouldn't stop sharing my reviews with GoogleBooks even though I asked them not to by opting out of agreeing to allow GR to share with third parties. So, if they can't play nice they get no more free content from me. I'll take them all down today and then my GR account is just a placeholder.
This is the email I got -
Please don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions.
Whatever. I'm done with them. They can steal someone else's reviews, they're having no more of mine.
I'm not alone either, lots are having theirs used without permission too. In fact, most of the time they're used strictly AGAINST the GR reiewers wishes.
Here Petra talks about it - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/26494079?comment=94994590#comment_94994590
and with actual GR staff input - https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/26494079?comment=94994590#comment_94994590
It's all hot air though, nothing changes.
I'm done. I haven't the time or the patience for it.