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post Apr 9 2010, 07:19 PM
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Desperate plea for help and attention begins... NOW!

I've decided, after a few years of toying with the idea, to make a proper shot for the upper echelons of the reviewers on Amazon.co.uk. I've knocked a scant ten reviews out over the last three years, but now I'm aiming for at least one a week from now until I get bored (probably some time in May, knowing me).

This is where YOU come in. If you have an Amazon.co.uk account, you can mark my reviews as useful or not. Each positive mark boosts my reviewer score, and each negative one reduces it. It's entirely anonymous, so if you don't like what I've written you're free to kick my review sore and bloody across the car park, and I'll never know. However, if you say that you like it, angels will rock you to sleep and glory will be brought to your household. Possibly.

My last one up was 'No. 3' by JJ (don't worry if you haven't heard of it - I got a pre-release copy through Rough Trade, and it's gorgeous), but you can access all my reviews by clicking on the handy link next to my name. I review under the name Crawton Leek - readers of my NaNoWriMo will understand. Possibly.

Right now I'm ranked 32,608th. If I can break the top 1000, I'll be a happy chappy.

It's all down to you.

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post Apr 10 2010, 07:24 AM
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I've clicked 'yes' for all of the reviews you've done so far smile.gif


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post Apr 10 2010, 08:51 AM
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Whee! Fanx. happy.gif

[EDIT] New Reviewer Rank: 27,095. That's quite a leap. o_O


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post Apr 10 2010, 09:16 AM
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RAWR! Fear my voting power! Mata giveth, and Mata can taketh away! MWAHAHAHAHA!


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post Apr 10 2010, 09:35 AM
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Oh Lordy. What have I started...


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post Apr 30 2010, 01:49 PM
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I've chucked a load more up since. Always nice to have new readers and voters. wink.gif

I've broken the 10k barrier, but only just. If you're feeling charitable/bored, your votes would be much appreciated. Just don't vote on too many - block voting is frowned upon, apparently. Just a couple of 'useful' votes would boost my rating and make my day.

The link, if yer interested, is --> here <--

Thanks all!


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post Apr 30 2010, 03:59 PM
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That's three more plus votes smile.gif


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post May 19 2010, 02:10 PM
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A plus vote that is actually a valid plus vote!

*currently listening to Fast Forward*
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post May 20 2010, 12:57 PM
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New Reviewer Rank: 5,983 - Total Helpful Votes: 58 of 59

It's going well smile.gif Any idea how many votes you'd need to hit the top 1000?


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post Jun 4 2010, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE (EvilSpoon @ May 19 2010, 03:10 PM) *
A plus vote that is actually a valid plus vote!

*currently listening to Fast Forward*


All the sweeter! It's a nifty little compilation, isn't it?

Mata - I haven't the faintest, sadly. The higher I get, the slower my progress is. When I was back in the 30ks, one vote would shoot me up a couple of thousand places. Now, a positive might get me a hundred or so higher. Still, it's very gratifying, and enjoyable in and of itself. happy.gif

Speaking of which, I need to write a new one soon. Business at work and general birthday tomfoolery has slowed me down a little, but there are still plenty of obscure nuggets on my 'pod that could do with a review...


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post Jun 7 2010, 11:04 AM
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Chucked in a couple or three positives for you. Not that it's done your level any good, I've obviously triggered some anti-nemesis device which means I can't affect your score in any way. Either that or it takes an eternity to calculate. Or possibly the next person up has a few more votes.

Yeah, anyway, nice work 'bosh.


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post Jun 7 2010, 12:27 PM
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Thanks bud! They recalculate the rankings every 24 hours, so I'll probably have moved up a couple of hundred places by tomorrow morn.

I intend to get another review up there before the week is out. It's just a question of what, though. I've still got two Erase Erratas and a clutch of Counter Cultures to shoot for, but I've just noticed that 'Forever' by Freezepop only has one review to its name. What's more summery than lo-fi synthpop, after all?


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post Jun 8 2010, 07:32 AM
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5,524. You're getting there slowly.


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post Jun 9 2010, 08:16 AM
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5,174 now. Pold's votes and yours for my new Trost review have pushed me up a little. Lovely! Seeing as work is getting back to being absurdly quiet, I might be able to get a couple more up before the end of the week...

...such as that Freezepop one I mentioned, which has just now gone up. Triffic.


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post Jun 16 2010, 01:10 PM
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And now there's one up for that Boredoms EP I was banging on about earlier today. It's a winner, I tell you...


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post Jun 17 2010, 07:11 AM
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I've voted for that to be useful to me. Which I'm sure it would have been if I'd had time to read it.


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post Jun 17 2010, 10:08 AM
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You took the time to vote, and that's what matters to me. A few others did, too, as my overall helpful votes has now jumped from the high 60s to the low 70s. Anyone wish to own up in exchange for thanks and/or hugs?


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post Oct 18 2010, 12:16 PM
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So I'm not doing one a week. Sue me. I have, however, chucked up a couple since I last posted here. There's some good readin' on that there profile, I assure you.


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post Oct 20 2010, 05:58 PM
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I have now informed Amazon of how useful those reviews are smile.gif


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post Jun 25 2011, 06:57 PM
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Since I made this thread, I've moved up over 30,000 places in the rankings. 'Kin awesome.

Many more reviews have gone up since I was last here. Your attentions would be very well received. There may even be hugs.


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post Jul 4 2011, 09:58 AM
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And a week later I look for a new review and there is nothing more for me to click uopn. Verily, this doth make my day unkind!


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