After approx. 7 years of having my Amazon account and profile attached to my blog, and 8 or 9 years of just being Shadow Girl and reviewing books, NOW my profile doesn’t meet Community Guidelines?!
They didn’t remove “possible offensive content” from my profile, they didn’t make my profile ‘private’ so the only person who could see it was me, nope. No – they fucking deleted it all!!
After YEARS of having to learn how to speak Amazonian, of finally knowing what you’re allowed to say, and what can get your posts removed, just to have the rules changed… ‘ABC is ok now, but JKL is what got your last post removed…’. It took years, but I finally had my profile perfected.
AFTER ALL THE YEARS OF THAT BULLSHIT… around late 2019 I think is when I noticed that none of my reviews were showing on Amazon. I hadn’t received a notice that I was once again offensive and something was removed… No, just NOT THERE. When contacted, Amazon replied that I don’t spend enough money on their site yearly, THAT in and of itself is against community guidelines, so I don’t qualify to leave reviews for products. Reviews for books that I’ve downloaded with my neverending monthly subscription to Kindle Unlimited don’t meet Community Guidelines because I guess even $120 a year in KU fees isn’t enough to allow me to review a fucking book.
Every once in a while, if I said a few words about a book, while still in the book – opened on my Kindle, once in a while those words got through. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED TODAY.
Amazon deleted my profile because in the back of THE LOCKDOWN TRADE-OFF by Sam West I said “If you can see this, full review posted on my page – link available in my profile.” Links are not allowed to be included in reviews anymore. I get it, you should see the spam I get here. Links on profiles was encouraged though.
Guys, I’m so mad I’m shaking…
Not an hour after that, my profile is deleted. How the fuck does anyone survive daily life without Amazon? I can’t boycott. I can’t even bitch or the Almighty might take away my Prime status. I have to just bend over and take it, I guess. Lube-less. Then shoot off an unedited rage post before thinking about any consequences…
Am I the asshole? Have I done wrong?
Please comment… All thoughts, I promise not to get pissy if you say I’m wrong. Talk to me…
You think they’ll overnight me some lube with free Prime shipping?