Done. I may not be on that list, but this really bugs me. I'm not particularly successful, but even I was recently the victim of a nasty troll blog post. Yes, we should ignore these kinds of folks, but my first reaction was a stomach ache that wouldn't go away for several hours. It's amazing to me that some folks are cruel just for the fun of it.cherylktardif said:
Right now there are 19 bloggers who liked this article. I generally don't read this negative stuff. I hope someone notifies the bloggers who "liked" it, that this anonymous person is full of it.Melissa Foster said:Karma is a b*tch, and the owner of that website is about to find that out.
A concerned citizen contacted Fiverr's legal department and received the following verification of the false accusations. Please share this publicly and stop the hatred! I've removed her name to protect her from being attacked as we were.
See, most people ARE good xox
From: Fiverr Legal <[email protected]>
To: K (Name removed to protect from future attacks)
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2013 6:56 AM
Subject: Re: Sharing Private Fiverr Correspondence Online
Thank you for reporting this. This blog is a complete fake, including the "employee" who was never employed at Fiverr and the information provided in the blog, thus there is no breach of privacy since it is not real information. We do not promote reviews and never had employees promote reviews for us, and the users mentioned on the blog are not known to us. We do appreciate the fact that you took the time to alert us to this slanderous content.
Fiverr Legal Department
On Mon, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:25 PM, K wrote:
(FULL ACTIVE LINK REMOVED TO KEEP FROM DRIVING TRAFFIC TO THEIR SITE) Zon Alert Wordpress
We don't know how many of those "bloggers" are his sock puppets eitherLisaGraceBooks said:Right now there are 19 bloggers who liked this article. I generally don't read this negative stuff. I hope someone notifies the bloggers who "liked" it, that this anonymous person is full of it.
Yes, I had him banned from Goodreads (well, his sock puppet accounts anyway)DarkScribe said:It apparently is not one person, there are several claiming credit. Although the stated purpose behind their actions seem valid and above board, the reality is that they are making accusations founded on little more than guesswork. There is definitely some undisclosed angst involved regarding Melissa and one or two others.
I was thinking this as well... someone pushed this out there and is on a vendetta. For what? I'm guessing for not being a popular author.vrabinec said:Follow the trail of who alerted who to the site and soon you'll have the culprit. The site is so obscure, there's no chance someone tripped over it accidentally. Someone had to push this, knowing it would get linked in places like KB.
It's being posted more widely now. It's on Dear Author, which has a huge reader base.Shane Ward said:The only place this will be alive is here, and we all know how fast a topic vanishes from the screen into the pit of thousands of topics... It will blow over, then everyone will forget....
I'm sitting at my desk and laughing. Out of curiosity, I checked out fiverr.com, and apparently you can buy reviews for five bucks each. Then I looked at how many reviewers list their services on fiverr.and found less than thirty.Courtney Milan said:If you want to demonstrate that Konrath bought a 10,000 pack of reviews, take a screenshot showing where J.A. Konrath purchased them. Don't make insinuations about some vague guilt just because someone has a review done by someone who was done something shady.
I'm going to pay someone on fiver.com $5.00 to find out who it is, give you the info. and pocket the $995.Jack Kilborn said:I'm tempted, just for kicks, to take an idea a friend of mine had and offer $1000 to whoever can give me the name and address of the person who wrote that fiverr post. I bet someone knows who it is, or some hacker can figure it out.
Problem with this is, it's like playing a game of Whack-a-Mole. Your grand would be better spent treating yourself to a nice dinner and a show. In Paris. Where you can laugh at the pathetic mor0n as s/he slips ever further into obscurity.Jack Kilborn said:I'm tempted, just for kicks, to take an idea a friend of mine had and offer $1000 to whoever can give me the name and address of the person who wrote that fiverr post. I bet someone knows who it is, or some hacker can figure it out.
I don't buy reviews. But I do buy legal muscle, and have three really scary lawyers on retainer. It might be fun to terrify the holy hell out of that pinhead.
If someone wants to attack me, attack the things I've actually done. And support it with evidence. And sign your name to it.