I was banned by Amazon for ever leaving ANY review FOREVER. And that's Ok since I only left reviews to help other customers evaluate products. It was probably very clear from some of my book reviews that my middle of the road political leanings do not coincide with Amazon management's left wing leanings. I've left reviews on batteries, ink, paper, cell phone accessories, you name it, etc. Of course the form letter could never admit my political views were the reason I was censored. Here the form letter they sent to me:
"We have determined that you have violated our Community Guidelines. As a result, we have suppressed all of your reviews, and you will no longer be able to post community content on Amazon. This includes Customer Reviews.
Customer Reviews are meant to give customers unbiased product feedback from fellow shoppers. Because our goal is to provide Customer Reviews that help customers make informed purchase decisions, any accounts and reviews that could be viewed as advertising, promotional, or biased will be removed.
Your community privileges may have been revoked for one or more of the following reasons:
-- Elements of your account indicate a relationship to sellers, publishers, or other reviewers of the products you review.
-- Your reviews were posted in exchange for compensation, such as gift cards to purchase the product, product refunds, review swaps, or free or discounted products.
-- You requested free or discounted products in exchange for reviews.
We made this decision after carefully considering your account. This decision is final, and your community privileges will not be reinstated.
To learn more about our policies, please review the following on Amazon.com:
-- Community Guidelines (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201929730)
-- Anti-Manipulation Policy for Customer Reviews (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201749630)
-- About Promotional Content (https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202094170)
We cannot share any further information about this decision, and we may not reply to further emails about this issue.
I loved the "We cannot share any further information about this decision, and we may not reply to further emails about this issue."
Most people will understand why Amazon would not want to "share ANY further information". They would have to reveal their bias and the reasons for the censorship.
Product or Service Mentioned: Amazon Review Listing.
Reason of review: Censorship.
Monetary Loss: $9999.
Preferred solution: End the ban, stop the censorship. Reveal the real reason for the ban and censorship. Have a more transparent process when imposing censorship. .
Amazon Cons: Censorship banning veviewers, Banning reviewers without a specific reason, Censorship.