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Posted on 13 Feb 2013 23:08:54 GMT
TomC says:
Too many horseburgers, I think ....

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 08:29:41 GMT
I Readalot says:
I think you are right Tom, there's always one.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 08:49:50 GMT
I Readalot says:
Colonel - My post wasn't argumentative, I was just stating the situation as it is. And when you have been around these threads for long enough you will discover that no one promotes by accident. Sometimes someone might inadvertently post a promo in the wrong place, the old hands are aware that this post could end up being deleted by Amazon so we may warn them of this fact. Most authors appreciate this and don't take offence.

Posted on 14 Feb 2013 09:48:22 GMT
Not too many horseburgers, just common sense. Don't be someone else's puppet.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 11:57:37 GMT
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TomC says:
"just common sense"

If you had more of it, you wouldn't barge into a forum and start barking without understanding the issues surrounding it. But then, listening and understanding isn't really your strong point, is it? Nobody is being a "puppet"; we're just p.1.s.s.ed off with obnoxious self-obsessed louts who insist on spamming a discussion forum and wrecking it for everyone else. It seems worth repeating what I have already said elsewhere:

These forums are supposed to be a place for readers to discuss books which they have found rewarding to read, and which they want to tell others about. However, anyone looking for genuine recommendations from readers for books which have entertained and inspired them is going to find that these forums offer very little other than frustration. They have been effectively undermined by spammers crawling all over them like maggots, squealing "ME, ME, MEEEE".

It's true that on occasion I express myself rather strongly, but let's be clear: what these people are doing is the equivalent of barging into a meeting room, spitting on the floor, yelling "LISTEN UP, PEOPLE", and hawking garbage for which they hope they can get people to pay good money. It's obnoxious, offensive behaviour. And we're supposed to be polite and welcoming? To quote Margaret Thatcher (may Her Holy Name be praised): "No. No. No."

Now I have absolutely no problem telling those individuals to p.1.s.s off, and when I do, it's on my own behalf and that of the other users here, not amazon's. If you don't like it, I'm more than happy to perform the same service for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 13:07:08 GMT
Get a life, Colonel!

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 15:20:34 GMT
I wonder what the C stands for in Tom C ?

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 15:20:58 GMT
Please don't be rude. I have a life.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Feb 2013 19:02:53 GMT
I Readalot says:
Tom C - As I recall the MOA was brought into existence partly due to customer pressure. I remember a lot of people saying they had contacted Az to complain about all the promo spoiling discussions, mainly after the advent of ebooks when the world and his wife decided to start publishing. It is what 'the people' wanted which puts a dent in the accusation of us being puppets and following the rules of others. Like your analogy by the way.
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