Yes, I Thought you were the one Johnny was talking about. I did not see any of Skip Magic’s posts until after reading further comments.
Yeah it was stupid.
Once again I apologize.
The novel thing is that with CPL you can see how many copies 10, 20, 40 are in each branch and that they have a way of checking how many are out in each branch. Further there was some I thought long-winded advice about how to check with the branch to see if the totals were correct, none of which would be of any interest to someone outside of Chicago, so I chose to minimize the length of the post figuring that anyone no from Chicago would skip the thread as meaningless to them.
Instead I’ve been getting all this nonsense about self-promotion.
Well which would you rather have? Long tedious messages that you have to wade to to determine their relevancy to you, or a short one that makes it clear that it is only relevant to people from Chicago leading to an offsite explanation for the much smaller share that are interested.
From what I have seen SDMB people are from all over the planet. Why should I make them all read a long thread about something that only Chicago people would be interested in? That was a big part of my reasoning any way. The fact that it had to do with Harry Potter might have led to more general interest, but again, who is really going to read past “in Chicago” except someone who wants to grouse about my posting style.
But, I respect the rules. Even though I would not mind a link to everyone’s website in their posts. Some of you are pretty darn interesting. I would like it to be less cumbersome to find out more about you, visit your blog whatever.
So that’s it from me.