Originally Posted by Ripplinger
Amazon really needs to change their system so that only people who purchased the book from Amazon can leave a review or comment and only from that account that made the purchase. I think reviews in general would be a much better quality and I might actually then consider them worthwhile to check. As it is now, the reviews are meaningless since people who haven't even read the book can post, making their entire rating system useless.
Proven buyers only reviews, less chance for someone with an "agenda" to muck things up. Buying does not prove that the book was read, but it is one step closer in proving it may have been read.
Compared to the out of the blue reviews from some that may or not read the book but not proven to possess it.