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On the Member Reviews sub-page, you can see all the reviews entered for this work. If you have cataloged a copy of this work, you will also see a section where you can enter your own review.
- Review: A review represents a member's own opinion of the work. See the Review page for more information about what counts as a review, how to enter a review, and how to avoid violating the LibraryThing Terms of Service. Links to a review that the member wrote on another site are acceptable; copying all or part of a review by someone else is not. (Note that the Member Reviews field is different from Published reviews field).
 Adding or editing your own review
If you have cataloged a copy of the book, then the "Member Reviews" page will contain a review box at the top where you can input your review. The review field available there can be expanded by clicking on 'more space'. Reviews will accept some basic html formatting. You can also write or edit your reviews from other places on LibraryThing; for more detailed instructions, see the Reviews help page.
 Viewing All Reviews
You can sort reviews by language, by date, or by votes (thumbs). Clicking 'date' or 'votes' twice will reverse the order of sort, allowing you to sort by oldest or newest, or by most or fewest votes.
Members who like a review, whether they agree with what it says or simply find it well-written and interesting, can give the review a thumbs up. A number next to the thumbs indicates how many thumbs the review has received. If you want to add a "thumbs up" to a review, simply click on the thumb. If the thumb is fully green, that indicates that you have already "thumbed" that review.
You can see at a glance how many reviews have been written in (and assigned to) a particular language, and then filter by that language. The default language for reviews is the user's default language, as set on the profile page. Users may change the language of their own reviews, but not those of others people's reviews. (See also the blog post announcing this feature.)
 Linking to a Review
You can link to a specific review by clicking on the 'permanent link' icon. This will take you to that review's page, where the review in question will appear at the top of the page and all other reviews will appear below it. Simply copy the URL in your browser's address box to link to the review.
Members can flag reviews in two ways.
- Red flags indicate that a review violates the terms of service, including violations such as spam reviews and posting copyrighted material without permission.
- Blue flags indicate that a review is 'not a review'. "Not a review" is not intended for short reviews, poorly-written reviews or reviews you disagree with.
If a review has been flagged as not a review and you feel the flagging is not appropriate, you can click 'flag this review' and choose 'Not a review? Oh yes it is!' See the Reviews page for more information.