Amazon Deletes Super-Positive Reviews Given by a Public Relations Professional

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I generally ignore most star ratings and look for insightful reviewer comments on possible design flaws or unexpected limitations. And sometimes from more than one place.
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I agree. Good call on Amazon's part.
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The reviewer who posted the 72 reviews is Rachel Friedman of EMSI Inc in Clearwater, FL. EMSI's boss (and Rachel's mother-in-law) is Marsha Friedman, a prominent Scientologist who used to be a Scientology executive.

"Rachel Friedman; sneeky Scientologist?": http://tinyurl.com/22s94e9
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The should at least have programmatic checks for accounts that have only or mostly 5 star ratings, or whose pattern of ratings fall outside of a normal range.
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Dino Rossi believes homosexual acts should be a capital crime in the United States.
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I'm thankful that I double-checked the statement that the Friedmans are Scientologists. Apparently Marsha Friedman WAS a Scientologist for years, and has now left Scientology; she wrote quite an interesting post about it here: http://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2012/03…