A reader who’ll try anything once, including bad books in search of good ones. Eclectic as her tastes are, she tends to gravitate to historical romances, realistic contemporaries, and some fantasy novels.
rameau's note: Please go comment on Alicia's original post. If you want to comment.
Can we, as a community, agree not to reblog others' reviews?
I don't like this reblogging system at all, really, but unlike everything else that can be reblogged the reviews (and book status updates) are the worst to me. That's someone's personal feelings, opinions, and words on a book and I detest the idea of them being essentially taken and the attribution being lost. It also steals comments and likes that should rightfully go to the reviewer. It seriously bothers me. (I haven't posted a review yet that wasn't initially imported, but I've been seeing it a lot with other people's reviews.)
If not stopping reblogging the review period, can we at least only post a portion of the review and link back to the original review for people to see the rest? Or use the URL post? That way likes and comments are directed where they belong.
I really hope we see a change of this system and when we like someone's post other people who follow us will be able to see it instead of needing to reblog. But until then we should protect each other. Or, tell me straight, am I the only person this bothered by it?