Arkell's Endings

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by John Upham » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:10 pm

Just had a message from Amazon telling me that they have rejected my review.

They don't give a reason which rather puts me off doing any other reviews on Amazon. This is a little like the mentality of Lichess when banning someone : we're telling you done something wrong but we won't tell you what it is.
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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by David Sedgwick » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:18 pm

John Upham wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Just had a message from Amazon telling me that they have rejected my review.

They don't give a reason which rather puts me off doing any other reviews on Amazon. This is a little like the mentality of Lichess when banning someone : we're telling you done something wrong but we won't tell you what it is.
Why don't you publish your review on here instead? Or on British Chess News, if you prefer.

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Adam Raoof » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:22 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:18 pm
John Upham wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:10 pm
Just had a message from Amazon telling me that they have rejected my review.

They don't give a reason which rather puts me off doing any other reviews on Amazon. This is a little like the mentality of Lichess when banning someone : we're telling you done something wrong but we won't tell you what it is.
Why don't you publish your review on here instead? Or on British Chess News, if you prefer.
interesting... I would publish it here

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by John Upham » Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:30 pm

Due to unpopular demand here is my review from October 9th, 2020 :


Arkell's Endings

I wonder what Amazon objected to?



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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by John Sellen » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:00 pm

"I wonder what Amazon objected to? "
Its a great review but I suspect much too long for Amazon
Amazon reviews tend to be one or two paragraphs maximum

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by Roger de Coverly » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:21 pm

John Sellen wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:00 pm
Amazon reviews tend to be one or two paragraphs maximum
Consider Amazon's view of the potential readership perhaps? Is it the alleged 650 million who "play chess" but who haven't heard of Keith, GMs or ending specialities?

Here's Amazon's take on MSMG

https://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Memorable-G ... ll_reviews

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Re: Arkell's Endings

Post by J T Melsom » Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:25 pm

I suspect the reason may be more to do with the references to non Amazon owned or affiliated sales platforms.

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