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#1 Mar 06 2013 at 9:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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I haven't bothered to review books on Amazon in the past. One of the biggest reasons is that in reading other people's reviews I often get cross when I think they've been totally whooshed by the author, and I'm afraid my review will be awful to read because it will just be a rant about other people's reviews. However now the kindle ap on my phone makes uninfected reviews quick and easy to do, since if you go right to the last page, you are invited to rate/review the book right there on your phone.

NOW however, I am sucked in, because other readers sometimes tick a box saying "was this review helpful to you? Yes/No". If you opt in, you get an automatic notice when other readers tell "you" that your review was "Helpful to them". Oh boy. Zam's karma system has my body totally primed for this kind of social feedback addiction. Smiley: drool2

In learning to manage and ameliorate my mental illness, I've been told a lot about current scientific theories about not only how huge a component the "Humans are Social Animals" is to ourselves, but even how Social Interactions (of a bazillion kinds) shape our personal brains every step of the way, and even how Evolution burned social interactions into the human, hominid and pre-hominid brains as part of our Survival mechanisms. Just like there is an Evolutionary explanation as to why an several inbred Survival mechanisms can be hi-jacked into a gambling addiction, I'm certain that there is a doctorate out there for someone who properly links Evolutionary mechanisms in with social media addictions.
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#2 Mar 06 2013 at 11:23 PM Rating: Excellent
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So you never said which book you were reading.
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#3 Mar 07 2013 at 4:25 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just stay away from Reddit, mmk?
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#4 Mar 07 2013 at 4:49 AM Rating: Good
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Tyrrant wrote:
So you never said which book you were reading.

Uh.

No I didn't, did I?



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http://war.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=5&mid=136247994544856054 *cough*
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#5 Mar 07 2013 at 7:30 AM Rating: Good
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Aripyanfar wrote:

NOW however, I am sucked in, because other readers sometimes tick a box saying "was this review helpful to you? Yes/No".

What's the consensus. Was your review helpful or not?
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#6 Mar 07 2013 at 7:53 AM Rating: Excellent
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8/8 people found [my] review helpful, garnered over 2 days, and spread across 3 different books. Smiley: grin

8. Eight! I'm a helper.
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#7 Mar 07 2013 at 8:51 AM Rating: Excellent
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Just stay away from Reddit, mmk?

I'm surprised anyone goes on Reddit. That place is actively ugly in its layout.
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#8 Mar 07 2013 at 10:54 AM Rating: Good
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Just stay away from Reddit, mmk?

I'm surprised anyone goes on Reddit. That place is actively ugly in its layout.


I use the GW2 and Tera sub reddits, that is all. I swear!!






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#9 Mar 07 2013 at 2:59 PM Rating: Good
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Jophiel wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Just stay away from Reddit, mmk?

I'm surprised anyone goes on Reddit. That place is actively ugly in its layout.
Because ZAM is a shining example of top notch design?
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YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
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Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
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One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#10 Mar 07 2013 at 8:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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I've complained about the homestead here often enough but that doesn't make Reddit look less like a crap heap.
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#11 Mar 07 2013 at 8:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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I take it the book isn't in coloring book form so I shall skip it.
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#12 Mar 08 2013 at 2:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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Aripyanfar wrote:
8/8 people found [my] review helpful, garnered over 2 days, and spread across 3 different books. Smiley: grin

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#13 Mar 08 2013 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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I use Reddit Enhancement Suite. It looks alright enough for what I use it for (mostly looking at silly pictures). Their search function is awful, though.
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#14 Mar 08 2013 at 3:12 PM Rating: Excellent
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Reddit doesn't have a search function.
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YOU'RE AN ELITIST @#%^ AETHIEN, NO WONDER YOU HAVE NO FRIENDS AND PEOPLE HATE YOU.
someproteinguy wrote:
Aethien you take more terrible pictures than a Japanese tourist.
Astarin wrote:
One day, Maz, you'll learn not to click on anything Aeth links.
#15 Mar 08 2013 at 7:14 PM Rating: Excellent
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His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Jophiel wrote:
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
Just stay away from Reddit, mmk?

I'm surprised anyone goes on Reddit. That place is actively ugly in its layout.
Because ZAM is a shining example of top notch design?


Compared to Reddit? Yeah, it kinda is.
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