We’ve just been alerted to this petition that calls on Jeff Bezos to protect all Amazon users and independent authors from the bullying and abuse on his site by removing anonymity and requiring identity verification for reviewing and forum participation. We feel that this is a good solution to the troll problem that plagues Amazon. If implemented, it would be very effective in wiping out the bullying that takes place there.
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Note to Our Visitors
It has come to our attention that several authors have been blamed for our site. We want to let you know that any author who is blamed for the existence of our site is innocent. As we say on our Who We Are page: we are readers, bloggers, and Goodreads members (not authors). The bullies want people to believe that we are "authors seeking revenge". This is simply not true. We are readers who wish to end the hate culture that exists on GR and Amazon.
STGRB Commenting Policy
STGRB does not tolerate discriminatory comments against any individual on the basis of race, religion, country of origin, sexuality, gender, appearance, etc. We also do not tolerate aggressive and/or disrespectful comments directed toward any members or regular readers of our site. Comments of this nature will be removed and repeat offenders will be banned. For more information on our Code of Conduct, please see A Notice From Your STGRB Administrator.
Write Absolute Reviews
Write Absolute Reviews is an anti-bullying site "dedicated to exposing cyber bullies and gathering support for legally curtailing their actions and terminating their influence."
Charlotte’s Law Petition
Because of the tragic death of Charlotte Dawson, a petition for tougher cyber bully legislation was started and over 140K people have signed it already. If you would like join in, sign here.
Todd Barselow’s Petition to Remove Anonymity on Amazon
Sign this petition if you want to petition Jeff Bezos to protect Amazon.com users and indie publishing authors from bullying and harassment by removing anonymity and requiring Identity verification for reviewing and forum participation.
Anti-Abuse PetitionGoodreads policy on abuse to Authors: Not to allow comments to be abusive in nature. Please sign here.
WIN Writer’s Investigative Network
A group of authors who have come together to mutually support one another and to put an end to online abuse.
Want to Join GR?
GR Review Fraud
Please click the following link to learn about Goodreads committing the crime of deception, violating FTC policies, by allowing corrupt data (fake ratings and reviews) to pass through their API to millions of users across the world:
Goodreads Review Fraud
Common Bully Hangouts
Social networking sites that are common bully hangouts:
Blogs to avoid:
Be Still, My Heart
Buried By Books
My Fiction Nook
Pocketful of Books
Pretty Deadly Reviews
The Book Goggles
The Book Owl
The Book Smugglers
The Midnight Garden
The YA Kitten
.38 Caliber Reviews
Laws of the Jungle
Wikipedia Denounces GR Reviews
Read more here.
GR’s Anti-Bullying Policy
To learn more about Goodreads' anti-bullying policy they began to enforce in September of 2013, please read this post.
GR’s Carpet Bombers
Please lodge a complaint against GR's carpet bombers who are in civil protest against GR's new anti-bullying policy:
Visit our Carpet Bombers Page
Otis Chandler Speaks About GR
If the bullies try to argue that Goodreads is a site for readers only, please reference this video and the quote from it below.
“We’re in the media business today. We’re in the business of helping authors and publishers market their books to readers. And that’s where we make our money. We sell book launch packages to authors and publishers and really help accelerate, build that early buzz that a book needs to succeed when it launches and accelerate that growth through ads on the site.”
- Otis Chandler, founder of Goodreads
Guidelines For New Authors
Gangs of New Media
How To Cancel GR Account
GR & Copyright
Want your copyrighted material removed from Goodreads? Then read this post.
Report Abuse to NBC News
To report the abuse on GR and/or Amazon to the NBC news, report it here and they will investigate.
Password Protected Posts
If you'd like to access our password protected posts, please contact us. Please note, each password protected post has a different password.
Protect DV Victims
Sign this petition.
Although they consistently read our site, the GR bullies and the Amazon fora trolls are not allowed here. They are not allowed to comment, participate in discussions, or harass our visitors in any way. This site is not for them. This site is for others. It was made to warn and educate them about the GR bullies and their behavior.
All donations go to the STGRB treasury whose sole purpose is to help struggling authors. Many authors who have been attacked online cannot afford to hire IP attorneys. This fund was created to support them.
Protected by DMCA
Scary. Run. Fast.
Danger, Will Robinson!
STGRB is in no way affiliated with an author known as Rick Carufel. We do not condone his aggressive behavior such as hacking into private accounts to publish people's private information, convenient lying and spreading misinformation, attacking and spreading lies about innocent authors on his blog and contacting their employers to get them fired, harassing charities to pay his rent and cocaine dealing. We recommend our readers be wary of him.
STGRB is not affiliated with an author known as Carroll Bryant, who has been banned from sites like ours for threatening members. We do not condone his tendency to publish private conversations between other people or information given to him in confidence by others without getting permission first. We encourage our readers to exercise caution around him and be careful what information they give him.
Note: Carroll Bryant is a pen name.
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