Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Total Wipeout (Ave Atque Vale, FTF)

Apparently within the last half hour FTF got wiped out by Amazon: everywhere, massively, with no exceptions. Now, that's the case where I can't but welcome the action. Will you, friends, forgive me if I admit to feeling a bit schadenfroh? :-)

23 comments:

Stephanie said...

Now this I have to see. He was on a war path. Rude and in some cases abusive to others. Of course, he called it fun. I was surprised his 'supporters' couldn't see that. All I know, he took all the fun out of it. Be back in a moment!

Stephanie said...

schadenfroh - But I have the feeling the enemy will be back!

Moderator said...

That's all right. I'm simply glad to see an appropriate Amazon reaction (for once).

Stephanie said...

So am I. Should we make guesses on what his new name will be should he return?!

Moderator said...

I don't know that he's banished altogether: only his comments have been deleted, so why change names? I changed names because I've closed the account, but that I did because someone had broken into it -- and after discussing the matter with Amazon (where they suggested this as a safest action to take). 'course one can always set up another nickname there, so who knows... Our friend FTF went into serious hysterics the last week or so, so all bets are off as far as what he'll do next -- if anything -- which I hope will be nothing. Maybe he IS Harp, who knows? He seems to be very protective of GH, how strange.

Misfit said...

Those deletions are well deserved. While FTF always had a nasty bent, the comments in the last couple of days directed towards Barbara on the GH reviews was way over the top. I don't care how full of hot air you are about yourself, you don't call people names like that.

Misfit said...

Malleus,

"amfibsy must be a dangerous maniac! Just look at who his friends are! :-))))"

LOL. I see S.A.M. is not happy at not being included.

Malleus said...

Of course, it's a select company. I'd feel slighted too! :-)

Misfit said...

Malleus, what is schadenfroh? I took german in HS but that was SO MANY years ago.

So far, KrossD get my vote for best comment on the day's events. ROFL.

Interesting to note, 2-3 people in the last two months had negged all of my reviews. Magically, today one set of those two has disappeared, and my total vote count has gone down appropriately. Same thing happened when Gunny was removed, a ton of negative votes disappeared like they never happened. Hmmm.

Malleus said...

Something like rejoicing in misfortunes of an enemy. As far as votes disappearance, well, hmmm... I guess we have to assume that Amazon sometimes does do the right thing.

Cathy said...

Did anyone ever look at his reviews of the Paris Hilton Products?

Malleus said...

Seems like a bunch of negs disappeared from my reviews too. A quiet revolution under way? :-)

Misfit said...

Malleus, the timing is most curious, isn't it? Anyone else notice some negs disappearing?

Susiq2 said...

Hi, Guys. I also have lost some neg. votes. As I have been sort of busy with my sick, but now much better, cadet, and have spent some time this past week in Texas for a small family reunion I am exhausted, but very thankful for family, and the love we all have for one another. I guess that FTF got banned? His comments are deleted, and I do not see any more from him so I guess that he irritated someone who had the ability to take action against him. But I see MM is still around, and why is she/he/it not gone also? How is everybody, and is anything else going on? I am thinking about starting to write some reviews again. I had stopped because of all of the negative business we were dealing with, but did jot off a short one for a new book, and I did receive several positive votes( Thank you all who voted). I hope that all is well with you........

Stephanie said...

Welcome back Susiq2,

FTF is posting under amfibsy now. But, shhh, we are not supposed to know it is him! LOL

Susiq2 said...

Okay, so now FTF is Am Fib Sy? He is fibbing, isn't he? Is he doing better, or is he as angry as he has been? I wish that we had a web site with a cover sheet where we could all talk without "wondering eyes" watching everything that we post. Is something like that possible? It would be a group of "like minded" people, and I think that it would be a real pleasure to be part of a group like that. Moderator, Is this possible? Could we as a group consider this? Thanks..

Cathy said...

Hi Susieq2, welcome back hope all is well. It's quite interesting about the disappearing negatives, I've heard from one more who's noticed the same thing.

I am reserving my judgment on the identity of amfibsy. There is more there than meets the eye, I always enjoy a good mystery.

Misfit said...

Susieq2, regarding FTF. As bad as some of his comments were, there were some on the GH review comments that went beyond the pale. Calling another commenter idiot, moron, imbecile and I can't remember what else is not acceptable in this day and age, no matter what the circumstance. I can't believe the sainted and snotty Eileen is defending him.

Susiq2 said...

I do not know who the "snotty" Eileen is, but I do agree that FTF was way over the line many times when he would attack Barbara, and his talk about our website was horrible. Is Eileen a friend of his? FTF could go from supportive to terrible within three or four postings. He was a real turn off. I had stopped posting because of him and MM( who is still around, and as mean-spirited as ever). Thank you for filling me in on current events. May the Amazon powers that be stop Eileen and MM from their assaults against us, and to start supporting our efforts to correct the wrong that is HK and GH. Has either HK or GH acknowledged us in any way?

Stanley H Nemeth said...

Adding to Misfit's comment about the removal of negative votes, I, too, discovered that an entire set of negs dropped off from my own reviews as soon as First Things First was justly disappeared by the ruling junta at Amazon.

Malleus said...

I begin to really believe it's Harp himself, or an incredibly dedicatef flunkey. He's deleted/reposted a bunch of his recent reviews again -- I mean, this guy really uhm... 'fights back' sorta thing. Amazing idiot.

Malleus said...

About votes: I gained positives, believe it or not. The removal of FTF seems to produce all sorts of miraculous things ! :-)

PS. Amphibsi crawls around and posts "schadenfroh" in every single thread! This guy is something else, I'll tell you :-)

KG said...

As for me, I am getting more negs than ever and one review I keep talking to amazon about trying to fix it. As I edit it, the same one keeps popping up :(. grrr.
I was so close to being reviewer 9,000 and now I am back up to 9200. Oh woes me when will I be in the top 10? LOL
I hate technical problems!