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Thomas Paul
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I am an addict when it comes to reviewing books on amazon (see my signature). Who else here posts reviews of books on amazon?
 
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I've put up a few, and I might spend a while going through my bookshelves to add a few more.
 
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I've got 29 to date, hoping to submit about 10 in August cause I'm way backlogged.
 
Jason Menard
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Anything I review here I also put on Amazon.
 
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Hmm. I've started getting a few "helpful" counts, as I can see on my Amazon reviews page. What I can't seem to find out is which of my reviews those votes were generated by.
Does anyone know how to find this out? In general, is there any way to find out how my reviews are doing, so I can try and use this feedback to improve my style?
 
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Normally, it shows right next to the reivew but amazon has been having trouble with a software upgrade and that is temporarily broken. They promise that the votes are being properly recorded and that it is simply a display problem.
 
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Well, my review for "Test Driven Development: A Practical Guide" finally posted. At least I assume it did as it shows up in my reviews. Unfortunately they posted many reviews for this book at the same time, which pushed mine immediately to the second page. And to make matters worse, there is currently no link to "see all customer reviews" for that book, so all you can see are the first four that were lucky enough to make it to the front page.
Until they get themselves straightened out, it's probably not worth the effor to post reviews to Amazon.
 
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I have posted 4 book reviews on Amazon overall and 2 of them are for IT books ("Peopleware" and "The Rational Unified Process Made Easy"). Certainly, the number of Java and other technical books I have read dwarfs this mearge number, and I intend to do some massive reviewing in the near future, as soon as I find some time (stretched too thin at the moment).
Here is a list of books I intend to review:
Java Prog. Language (Gosling)
Java in a Nutshell (Flanagan, O' Reilly)
JMS (O' Reilly)
UML Distilled (Fowler)
Applying UML and Patterns (Larman)
Design Patterns (GoF)
The Mythical Man-Month (Brooks)
Dynamics of S/W Development (McCarthy)
to begin with
 
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Woo Hoo! I've finally got enough credibility as a reviewer to get a ranking at Amazon. Reviewer Rank: 223422. Hardly Thomas Paul, but it's a start
 
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Well this thread got me curious. So I checked to see what if my one review, of Sibley's Birding Basics, was enough to get me a ranking. Yes! Number 81000. Hmm, well I guess I still have a ways to go.
I am thinking of reviewing Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules. And maybe eventually some Java-related books.
 
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Originally posted by Ken Januski:
Well this thread got me curious. So I checked to see what if my one review, of Sibley's Birding Basics, was enough to get me a ranking. Yes! Number 81000. Hmm, well I guess I still have a ways to go.
I am thinking of reviewing Learning Perl Objects, References & Modules. And maybe eventually some Java-related books.

How do you guys check that? is there a link or something?
 
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I'm not sure how others did it, and I'd never done it until reading this thread, but what I did was go to the one book I'd reviewed. When I found my entry I then clicked on the "xxx xxx (see more about me)" link. That had my ranking at the top of the page and my one review below it. If you've done more reviews then I think that there all supposed to be there.
But as I said I never knew anything about this until I read this thread this afternoon and started exploring. So I'm certainly not an expert on it.
 
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Originally posted by Andres Gonzalez:

How do you guys check that? is there a link or something?

If you write a review then you get an "about me" page.
 
Andres Gonzalez
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:

If you write a review then you get an "about me" page.

I did that... .. I'll look again
 
Andres Gonzalez
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If you'd like to know when your review will be posted--In general, reviews are posted on our site within five days, but occasionally it takes longer. If your review has not appeared online and you'd like to know why, send an e-mail to community-help@amazon.com.

This is probably the reason... i'll have to wait then..
 
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I've got the same reviewer rank as Frank does: 223422
Seems like loads of people have this same rank. Apparently, a lot of us are tied at a very low score...
[ September 01, 2003: Message edited by: Panagiotis Varlagas ]
 
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