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Petition to ban the posting of products with sponsored reviews from Amazon

CptSavAHo 461 104 August 17, 2016 at 08:38 AM
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This post is to start a SD users petition to ban the posting of products that have sponsored reviews on websites whwre the person posting got the product for frree or severely discounted. These types of reviews skew a ton of garbage items to look like deals when they are really cheap junk. Several examples from Amazon include the silicone grill gloves, headband flashlights etc that routinely make the postings here.

Amazon has made the problem even worse by allowing badged users to post incintivized reviews without having to state that they received the product for free.

"This customer is a member of Amazon Vine™ Voice (Amazon.com Full Site), an invitation only program that gives Amazon reviewers advance access to not-yet-released products for the purpose of writing reviews. A review written as part of the Vine™ Voice (Amazon.com Full Site) program always includes this label: "Amazon Vine™ Review" on the initial product detail page and "Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program" when viewing the entire review. This is a permanent badge."

Time fot SD to step up and ban these types of postings just the same as referral links.
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Quote from CptSavAHo View Post :

Time fot SD to step up and ban these types of postings just the same as referral links.

Decent idea..but won't see the light of day...given them going backwards on prohibiting new Amazon seller threads.


Not surprisingly...the number of new threads of:

"80+% off !!! The same silicone pot holder/LED light string/generic iPhone case...........just use coupon code: "ILoveShills"

has greatly increased since then.
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So you want to ban Amazon then? Not going to happen. SD makes too much money from Amazon. I think you are under the misconception that SD is here to service you. It's not. You are the product that SD sells to vendors like Amazon.
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Decent idea..but won't see the light of day...given them going backwards on prohibiting new Amazon seller threads.


Not surprisingly...the number of new threads of:

"80+% off !!! The same silicone pot holder/LED light string/generic iPhone case...........just use coupon code: "ILoveShills"

has greatly increased since then.
I certainly enjoyed the brief period where most of the new seller shill crap was banned. Now there is so much chaff to hunt through...might as well be on FW. I find myself looking at the hot deals forum less and less.
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stupidest idea I ever heard, you dont like it move on.
And btw, if you ever think SD cares about you, you are mistaken. They will put all kind of $hit on FP as long as they are getting paid, they only get pissed when they dont get their cut.
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