I confess - I checked out Emily's comments on the new, newer , newest GR policy on shelves and reviews. See Deleted Reviews thread, Feedback group, goodreads.com
This constant revisionist history is simply unacceptable. Write a new policy, establish clear and consistent guidelines, and then enforce them fairly and respectfully. Organizations do this every day. Even small local non-profits have by-laws. Why can't Goodreads figure this out? Or rather, why WON'T they?
I post my reviews on BookLikes, and only on BookLikes. That will continue. I am also in the process of dismantling my GR shelves and manually transferring data over to BL. That's a lot of work, but I do it because I believe in what Dawid is trying to accomplish. Apart from groups, I see no reason to invest time and energy in a Goodreads that has chosen to side with stalkers, identity thieves and plagiarizers.