This, dear reader, is exactly why I’ve given up on Goodreads. I joined the site about two years ago, eager and excited to discover new books and authors. Since then I’ve watched the site devolve into a mob mentality. It is no longer a site where readers can find honest reviews from other readers and has instead walked over to the dark side (and it didn’t even need to be tempted with cookies).
The article linked is just the latest instance of some of the nastiness that happens on Goodreads. Here is one “member” who created hundreds of accounts in order to spam books with 1 star reviews.
But for a real taste of what is going on, here is a post from the GoodEReader about what goes on at this site. I would pay particular attention to the comment section. Utterly distasteful.
My question for you to ponder: “Are you fed up with Goodreads yet?”