Just reviewed Diary of a Runner, but a look at their facebook page has given me second thoughts. Let me open by saying that if any problems arise, please do take down my review.
I'm talking in particular about the following:
Check out this guy slamming my shit and giving me a horrible review. It can be found at webfictionguide.com where apparently anyone can review anyone else's stuff. Good times
2 of 5 stars
Run the other direction
By Gavin Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin
[a transcript of the review follows]
The comments include:
? Perhaps an email blitz to his personal account from the Hoarde??? I wonder who's smart enough to get his address...hmmmm
? (Someone did find & post his email)
Given the timing of the two reviews appearing & the subsequent downvoting of Gavin's review, I suspect the two five star reviews came from people on Steve Kuhn's facebook friends list. The tone of the comments on the page make me worry that they're going to either post a flood of new reviews for his work to bump up the rating or find other ways to retaliate for poor reviews. I'm ok if that retaliation is directed at me, but I don't want (more?) grief for Webfictionguide. So just wanted to give a heads up & let you know I'm ok with whatever you decide to do with my review (including cutting any review-responses short by deleting it).