Barbara <3~Andrew Loves Me~<3, also known as Barbara ~Lindt Ninja~, is number two in our Carpet Bombers Series. This DEFCON 1 troll we found self-righteously spewing her verbal nonsense about authors and reviewers on Mercy Pilkington’s article, Goodreads Modifies User Terms. Her arguments seemed to be rather convincing, that is, until someone called her out:
Oh yeah, you really love authors, Barbara. You love authors SO much, you carpet-bombed over 100 of their books for no other reason than you were upset with GR’s new anti-bullying policy. Sorry, but at this point, you have lost all credibility.
Anyhow, Christine contacted us and told us that after she called Barbara out on the discussion thread and linked to her bookshelves, Barbara privatized her account. Then later on, Barbara was reported to GR/Amazon and apparently, her account was deleted from GR:
GR also just kicked “Barbara Lindt Ninja” off after multiple complaints were lodged. Her ratings and bookshelves likewise were deleted. GR is indeed cleaning house.
I encourage all Goodreads members to lodge a formal complaint against Miranda Koryluk for malicious behavior. You can do this via the “Contact” icon at the bottom of the GR page. GR is now taking action against these trolls by kicking them off the site and vacating their ratings and bookshelves.
You can click the link below to see for yourself:
Fortunately, we were able to get a screenshot of her GR profile before she was deleted (she was a Goodreads librarian):
And the people she was following on GR, again of which there were several well-known trolls:
Also, a blog reader and helper sent us screenshots of her carpet bombs before she privatized her account:
Since she’s been gone from GR, Barbara has migrated over to Booklikes. For those BL members wishing to avoid the trolls, we created a list for you. Just click the links and block. It’s that easy.