I just discovered your blog and am reading through the archieves. [...]Someone had already proposed this, I think. So, OK, perhaps (though who knows). So? Besides, I have a hard time believing in Amazon's intolerance toward cheating: just look at what Our Friends Top Reviewers do -- like, for example, 'reviewing' piles of books daily, all rated five stars. Robert Morris seems especially active lately, check him out -- this man reads (and highlights!) way too many books too quickly it seems to me. Likes them all! Of course.
On your post talking about the delete/repost feature wiping out all comments [probably this?] [...]:
The delete/repost issue you are discussing was instigated when a top 100 reviewer was found to be deleting and reposting the same 5 or 6 reviews over and over again to gain more votes and climb the ladder.
So, while it now helps people bury comments, it was started to keep people from cheating.
Actually, W.Boudville picked up some speed too. Soon he'll be at his previous level, reading a dozen books a day.