109 Followers
59 Following
thesocialpotato

The Social Potato Reviews

Reviews, news, and giveaways. Blog is http://thesocialpotato.maryfaye.net

Currently reading

Infinite
Jodi Meadows
Progress: 14/418 pages
Pawn
Aimee Carter
Pathfinder
Orson Scott Card
Splintered
A.G. Howard
Antigoddess
Kendare Blake
The Colossus Rises
Mike Reagan, Peter Lerangis
Earth Star
Janet Edwards
As She Left It
Catriona McPherson
Believe
Sarah Aronson
Countdown
Michelle Rowen

[REBLOG] Some Advice From IT Professionals on How to Handle the Latest Goodreads Shenanigans

Reblogged from Litchick's Hit List:

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my husband is a programmer. He works for an international company with a high bar for its IT staff. 

 

I ran GR's latest nonsense--their claim that Booklikes is causing Goodreads content to be deleted--past him, and the verdict is that this is actually probably GR's fault. More than likely is has to do with flaws in their API code that are more like security holes than features. Other sites should never be able to delete GR user content. The fact that it may have somehow happened indicates that the blame lies with Goodreads, and they're trying to use Booklikes as a scapegoat.

 

My husband also ran this past his colleagues, who agreed that there's only one way to handle this:

 

Run. Pack up your shit and get the hell out of dodge, because Goodreads is not a site you can trust. Their API code is a mess and they're trying to blame it on someone else so they don't have to take responsibility for exposing their user base to potential security breaches. The best thing you can do for yourself is jump ship.

 

I'm appalled at Goodreads' behavior. Their lack of professionalism and unwillingness to take responsibility for their mistakes is horrifying. They're a shit snowball rolling down a hill and with each new fuck up, the mess gets uglier and uglier. Find a place that respects you as a user, a place that doesn't try to censor you and doesn't think you're an idiot who can't see through their bullshit. That place is not Goodreads.