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I'm sure plenty of you remember that crazy website most likely ran by a guy who was accusing people of fake reviews because of an inside report on Fiverr? Big kerfuffle for a bit, grumblings of lawsuits, etc? Well, he put out an update today, calling out three people specifically (I don't want to link to it, since you know, troll feeding, but google for "Thumbs Down Author List" if you reeeeeally want to). But at the top, of the big three, right up there with HH...there's this:

David Dalglish - David Dalglish has the dubious distinction of quite possibly being the most hateful author alive as he regularly purchases reviews to trash other authors.
I want this as a button. Or maybe in my signature. Ooh, ooh, how about instead of "I tell stories" beneath my pic on kboards, it says "The Most Hateful Author Alive"? Maybe I should put it on my covers...

Oh, and like, half of the indie world also buys fake reviews, too, but that's totally irrelevant to the actual fun part of the post.
 
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robertduperre said:
You my friend, are the very definition of a man born out of wedlock. *sigh* So disappointed. How dare you?!?!?!
It was only supposed to be your books they tagged. I mean, how else could I get your self-esteem low enough to accept enslavement in my writing dungeon co-author several novels with me?
 

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David 'Half-Orc' Dalglish said:
I'm more like the emperor in his chair at the end of Return of the Jedi.

"Goood. Gooooood. Embrace your anger, boy!" - Dubious Emperor David.
I was picturing more of Brain from Pinky and the Brain. "The same thing I do every night. Try to take over the world...one review at a time."
 

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I don't know. It could be so much better written hatred. It's like he wasn't even trying.  

"David Dalglish's seething hatred rolls off him in waves of loathing and disgust, paralyzing all that cross his path with disdainful glances and a well-timed cutting word. The man's utter rottenness has earned him the distinction of being the most hateful of all hateful authors that have ever been hateful."

 
 

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Aw...it's so nice to see that the GR bullies have found a new hobby. I was so worried what would happen to them after Amazon cleaned up the site. Speaking of which, I wonder how Amazon would feel about a blog being named after them?

I'm so sorry David. It ain't easy being half-green.  :'(

Hopefully someone will put a stop to this soon. And for the record, I doubt whether anyone believes it. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together, anyway. 
 

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I did actually see that.

Ironically, I did a Google search on my name today to see if there were any new reviews posted recently on anyone's blog site, and came across said site (page 8 of the the search results on my name). Somehow I managed to get on the list as well. I also found myself mentioned on a blog post from August because I reviewed another indie author's book on Goodreads and the fellow called it out as a fake review.

ETA- I don't want to feed the trolls either, but I'm a bit upset by it. I'm like tiny potatoes in the grand scheme of indie things, and I don't like being associated with this kind of vitriol in any way, shape, or form because I do feel like it could affect my reputation and sales if someone did take it worth a grain of salt. If he's freely naming names like the ones he is, and these are the BIG names, and they can't stop him, how could someone like me do anything?
 

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Wait ... shouldn't this go in the anti-self-promotion thread?! Also, *jealous* - you're always hanging with the hateful, cool kids. 8)
 

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cegesmith said:
I did actually see that.

Ironically, I did a Google search on my name today to see if there were any new reviews posted recently on anyone's blog site, and came across said site (page 8 of the the search results on my name). Somehow I managed to get on the list as well. I also found myself mentioned on a blog post from August because I reviewed another indie author's book on Goodreads and the fellow called it out as a fake review.

ETA- I don't want to feed the trolls either, but I'm a bit upset by it. I'm like tiny potatoes in the grand scheme of indie things, and I don't like being associated with this kind of vitriol in any way, shape, or form because I do feel like it could affect my reputation and sales if someone did take it worth a grain of salt. If he's freely naming names like the ones he is, and these are the BIG names, and they can't stop him, how could someone like me do anything?
It's got to be zero fun being accused of something like that. Especially when it's difficult if not impossible to prove otherwise. But the very fact so many big authors have been accused, and so clearly haven't done anything wrong, should make it clear to all right-thinking people how ridiculous these claims are.
 
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