Amazon Says No More To Anonymous Reviews

from the prove-yourself dept

This was mentioned earlier this week in the Wall Street Journal, but without a non-paid source to point to, we skipped over it. However, Amazon has apparently had enough of authors reviewing their own books on the site and has put in a new system that will require a credit card as proof of identification before you can add a new review to the site. Might be interesting to see what kind of impact this has on reviews... and sales.

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 30th, 2004 @ 2:26pm

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    all this is going to do is make it more "accepted" to "identify" by using a CC# which is common among porn sites and widely abused there aswell

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    Chomper, Jul 30th, 2004 @ 8:54pm

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    Maybe they should clean up their marketplaces. I saw one guy boost his trusted rating by writing glowing reviews of himself. I can't believe how dumb some of the safeguards are.

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    rotete, Aug 1st, 2004 @ 10:50am

    do it matter ?

    do it make any difrence ? more money talk? or writers (that are more artists then tom clancy/rhickard dwarkins type) let ther frinds rate them dont it just phush more ppl to other sites ?(will not rss feed make book shoping totaly difrent soon anyway?)

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