Because she just can’t stop digging a bigger hole.
“Since this morning, I now have 6 retaliation ratings on one book, just for having an opinion. No readers. Just ratings that don’t actually matter, with no names attached. I know exactly whose doing it. Karma is a bigger bitch than me. If you can’t handle the truth that pre-rating is corrupt, then get over it.” May 7, Suzanne Dome
Oh, honey, almost everybody is a bigger bitch than you are and smarter, too.
I can’t imagine that little, old educated you has no clue what has happened. Could it be that you aren’t quite as smart as you want us to think you are? Suzie sounds a tad upset.
Suzie, if the ratings don’t actually matter why are you mentioning them? Pre-rating is corrupt? Why, because it’s allowed? Because those ratings are one star? Bet you wouldn’t be having this cow over five star pre-ratings. And speaking of cows, this is what a lot of people took away from your “slightly snarky” vid.
That’s right, Suzie, a big, steaming pile of BS.
Protest all you want but there was no “slightly snarky” vibe about your vid. I don’t think you meant to be snarky and if you did, by some slight chance, you failed miserably.
“Authors are not the intellectual property of the readers. We are independent of each other and choose to interact.” May 7, S. Dome. This is good because if you were my property I would have just donated you to the city for landfill. You got some interaction you don’t like, boo-freaking-hoo. You talk one game, you play a different one entirely.
You took some of your stuff down, why? Because there were good reasons for doing it? Could you be specific, give it in one of those critiques you find necessary before you pay attention to what someone is telling you. You weren’t at all specific so I have no idea whether you were right or wrong and so I’ll ignore it except to say that if you feel you were right you need to own your words, your opinion. Isn’t that the battle cry right now?
Stand tall behind your words. Unless you’re a writer, then use a pseudonym or socks or better yet, both. Funny, I thought writers were the ones who stood behind their words. Not us, the unprofessional reviewers/bloggers. No, we are not worthy of attention, our opinions should be ignored. So why aren’t you ignoring?
What did you think was going to happen when you made that video? In the hostile climate between authors and readers/reviewers today, what did you think was going to happen? Be specific. Give me examples, don’t focus on just one thing. If you keep harping on one thing then I know you didn’t understand the reaction, you weren’t smart enough. And, honey, you weren’t smart enough.
You think it is funny that people took it seriously? You still giggling? You aren’t at all smart.
So you called out someone for a one star rating and because they didn’t use their real name. You aren’t anywhere near smart. Smart is one town over and you can’t find your way off your front lawn.
There are many, many reasons people do not use their real names, some of them have absolutely nothing to do with you hard as that is for you to believe. Some have professional reasons- now are you sure you just didn’t call Stephen King a coward? Some have security reasons, read this and this or any number of other online articles or maybe even a book or several. If you can’t think of any reason anyone would prefer not to put their real name on the net besides being a “cowardly troll” after reading up a little then you are not worth our time.
“This morning, some kind person told me that they’ve been witnessing this black-labeling for some time, and built a “recovery” level to put books in that have been troll-marked, and give them high marks to even-out the average again. I’m not sure this will help, but it was interesting to see someone doing something about it.” May7, Suzanne Dome.
That’s called gaming the system. Good move. You don’t like those ratings because you shit on readers/reviewers and they expressed their displeasure by saying they aren’t going to ever read your books. Hey, that’s an informed opinion. I won’t read Vox Day or Orson Scott Card because I don’t like their opinions either. You are in such good company.
“If you have an opinion, be attached to it.” May 7, Suzanne Dome. Yes, I (we) do, so why are you complaining? You are the one taking down your opinions just because your opinions made some of us decide not to read your books. How chicken-shit is that? Guess that book rating is far more important than your opinion?
And then you whiiiiine some more. Damn.
This guy is more attractive than you are.
You are amazed that people use the rating system to leave themselves notes on what they want or don’t want to read. You are amazed that they and their friends look at covers and read the excerpts and decide yes or no. You never read the blurb and the first couple of pages and put the book back on the shelf? Never? Ever? You never told your BFF that the new book you both were looking forward to started out sucking Nile water and you had better things to read? Now that’s amazing.
I don’t believe you.
Then you go and say a one star rating meant the reader read your book and it sucked. No, SuzieQ, it meant whatever they wanted it to. It’s a rating, not a review. A rating. There is a big difference. I know you find that hard to understand so maybe you can find a friend who can use pictures and small words to help you.
Then you say you checked out a bunch of the reviewers who were unhappy with you and they weren’t writers and didn’t read the right books. Isn’t this part of what got you into trouble in the first place? And if they/we don’t matter then why are you still whiiining? You just have . Absolutely. No. Fucking. Clue.
And I don’t think you ever will.
” One person was so personally offended by me calling out low-raters who hide, you could feel the drenching sarcasm on their vicious comments. Of course, no one could admit that they missed the point. It’s my right as an author to write. You don’t have to read it. You also have to consider that I knew what the potential consequences would be of posting something opinionated. People are so easily inflamed right now, and a problem in the book world is this “pre-rating” and “author black-listing” because one or two people are offended by that author’s opinion.” May 7, Suzanne Dome.
There was a point? Oh, wait, it was that if the review, excuse me, critique wasn’t in the accepted (by you) format, didn’t include notes to help the writer, didn’t come from someone in a writing or writing-related profession then just ignore them. No, we didn’t miss any of your points, SuzieQ.
Yes, you haz the right to write-anything. We haz the right to ignore it and give it a one star rating. Now you are saying that your vid wasn’t “slightly snarky”, it was an opinion piece. Make up your mind. Are people easily inflamed right now? Of course, I see it so clearly, what else could you do but make this particular video right now. Timing is everything. Good judgment, good timing, you don’t have either.
“Pre-rating is just a way of being a vindictive asshole. Pre-rating doesn’t help anyone.” May 7, Suzanne Dome. You know, I still think you wouldn’t say that if the rating was five stars. Everywhere I post there is a list of what the stars mean and what the ratings can be used for, just because you don’t agree with them or have fallen afoul of reviewers who do know the rules and use them, is your little problem and no one else’s.
“Whether you like my book or not, you are still people that I know.” May 7, Suzanne Dome. No, Suzie, you don’t know us at all and we don’t want to know you. So to make sure we don’t accidentally end up with one of your books we’ll just add a one star and shelve on our “never-ever” shelves because that’s what the rules allow us to do.
One last thing, stop calling yourself a bitch, you are giving us a bad name.
*snort* because she is personally convinced none of those ★☆☆☆☆ ratings could possibly be just a misclick on a cellphone screen, the quickest way on the goodreads cell phone app to add a book to your “to read” shelf and certainly none of the 20+ million goodreads members could possibly use the star ratings to organize which books to buy next since that’s not how she feels star ratings have to be used.
It’s a big world, ma’am. Not everyone does things your way and not every site does things your way, not even star ratings.
What sort of an ego makes her feel so persecuted? Good grief, I know more professional authors who are just happy to have books — particularly pre-release — getting some buzz.
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