reviews that are at inaccessible links


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reviews that are at inaccessible links

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feb 23, 2014, 11:57 pm

Hi all. Just discovered this group while looking for an appropriate place to post my question (looks like I recognize several of your usernames though :-)).

I was interested in reading the second review here: I understand that linking to an outside review is fine. The URL there, however, redirects me to, which has no review in site, and the URL made me think that perhaps it's there but behind a log-in. My question probably also applies to reviews that are links behind paywalls or have gone 404.

Should I blue-flag such reviews as non-reviews? I think in this case the user is still active so I can shoot them a note and ask for a different URL, or to copy and paste. So maybe wait and see instead? Would a blue flag done now go away if they change it?


feb 24, 2014, 12:28 am

I accessed her livejournal (, and it seems she converted it to "friends only". As a result, her reviews can be seen only by her "friends" on LJ.

It might be worth dropping her a comment asking her to copy/paste. She doesn't seem to have a lot of reviews that are just links to her LiveJournal, so it shouldn't be too onerous for her to do that.

feb 24, 2014, 5:04 am

#2 by lilithcat>
Comment dropped, so we'll see. Thanks.