This is the weirdest day in Amazon’s history. Tens of thousands of reviews on books and other products alike by multiple top ranking reviewers got deleted this afternoon in a single sweep. Top ranking, hall of fame reviewers such as Grady Harp and J. Chambers, along with many others, all fell victims to this inexplicable, unannounced move.
If you have a book that had a review from one of those victimized top reviewers, well, tough luck! If you browse to your bookmarked review page, you are likely to see Amazon’s not-so-pretty 404 page:
What happened? Is this an intentional purge? If so, why did Amazon bite on the the very hand that feeds it? Or is it a algorithms jam that caused a internal server crash?
The jury’s still out. In the meantime, Amazon is still Amazon, just a few hundred thousands of reviews less!