I promised myself I wouldn't do this, but...

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.