Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Shelfari Army--veinglory

If people want to join Shelfari, that's fine. Apparently a new wave of people are currently discovering this Amazon-listed book based networking site.


Do not press the invite button and spam everyione you ever gmailed. Twice. (They send two emails for each member, they don't bother to track whether than person has already been emailed the same spam eleventy-million times.)

Now it was a minot concession that they finally made a fairly-hard-to-find opt out form.


It's stopped working for me and I am getting the emails. Again.

Seriously do they not understand how irritating it is to get this flood of email when Shelfari themselves don't have any easily found customer support or complaints email address (anyone know of one?). As a small press author I already favor other services not locked into Amazon (e.g. Librarything) but from now on I think I will take any chance offered to suggest people not use Shelfari. I just need a cute slogan/logo to sum up why they suck. Any suggestions?

(I guess some of you probably like them, feel free to tell me about that too).


Kayleigh Jamison said...

I actually prefer goodreads.com to Shelfari, but both of them have that contact list spam crap which drives me nuts.

Diana Castilleja said...

I use GoodReads too. I hated Shelfari the instant they started those stupid spam mailouts.

I have used LibraryThing, but I can upload my own lists to GoodReads. Two back ups. I know, overkill.

Elisa said...

Some day ago I joined Shelfari (hope you didn't receive an email from me cause I took great attention to not flag the "invite" friends option...). I browsed a bit on the site and then went out... not for me. I like LibraryThing, it allows me a lot more freedom and now I know how it works. Elisa

kirsten saell said...


Spam, bam, thank you ma'am. Don't be a whore for shelfari.

Jules Jones said...

You know me and my "nuke 'em from orbit, it's the only way to be sure" attitude to spammers. Shelfari is on my kill-on-sight list. If I start seeing their friending spam again, I'm going to start taking the time to run it through spamcop.net as well as marking it as spam on gmail.

Teddy Pig said...

Shillfari! When you just have to announce that you are not only annoying but also stupid.