@Helena: There are a few posts on this forum from other customers like yourself who have had their review privileges revoked. You can probably search for them easily using the SEARCH box at the top of this page.
- It's Amazon's playground and they can do whatever they like;
- You can send an email requesting a review of the situation - but it's Amazon's playground and they can whatever they like;
(There is a specific email to send to - it's given in one of the other threads)
- Naturally you have been enjoying posting reviews. It's also totally understandable that it seems unfair that you can no longer do so - but look on the bright side, you now have more time to read your books :)
I do hope that you find a harmonious solution to this issue, but I fear that it may not happen :( CW.
(The usual reason the computer has flagged your account for review is a huge number of reviews / a huge number of always positive reviews / a high volume per day of reviews. If reviews look like they are given in exchange for free books then the "ban" seems to be more or less automatic nowerdays.)
I received an email from Amazon to say that I had broken the guidence rules for reviewing books.
They say that I have a relationship with the authors of the books that I have reviewed.
The only relationship I have with them is one of a fan who loves their books .
Can someone help me with this.
This is so unfare.
Hi Helena. You are not the only one who has experienced this meddling with peoples reviews by Amazon recently. No warning, no reason. It’s a disgraceful way for Amazon to treat their loyal and regular customers. I can only assume that they feel Amazon has now grown so big, that good treatment their loyal customers doesn’t matter anymore unfortunately. 😔
@Helena: To be 100% fair, Amazon have, in the past been accused of not monitoring accounts and postings enough and not controlling "pay per review" accounts / puppet accounts / fake reviews / fake sellers.
I am sure you and your account is none of these.
But perhaps in monitoring the millions of accounts, reviews, products and sellers sometimes some "innocent" accounts will get caught up. It is regrettable, but I am sure you would agree that it's better that one or two "real" accounts suffer to ensure that 1 or 2 million accounts get purged and their "fake news" is removed?