Last week I saw someone posting about another book review site, Shelfari.com here on My Opera. Forgot who made the post, but that site looked much better and I considered joining it, but somehow their Terms of Service kept rubbing me the wrong way. Like this for example
You may not use a Shelfari logo or other proprietary graphic of Shelfari [...] to link to this Site without the express written permission of Shelfari.
They have the right to request that I suppose, but thanks to that and few other bits I couldn't really agree with their terms. So I decided not to register there after all and started searching for another alternative.
http://www.similarsites.com/site/shelfari.com suggested Goodreads.com, which seems to be better and their Terms were nicer, although not entirely without oddities.
You agree not to post User Content that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal
I wonder what kind of book review might cause any of those, especially what kind of review (or any text) would cause harm to animals reading it
That is especially funny, don't write crazy shit or it might make you go crazy? Quite paradoxical isn't it.
mental illness to you
My writings skills aren't that good, or that bad I hope, so that I could cause sanity loss to anyone, so I guess I can agree with those terms. Not that I plan to write much reviews, I'm more of a lurker type of person.
Here's my my profile on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5749623-leevi