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Old January 15 2012, 03:04 PM   #13
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Re: Tabulated review threads sorted by average score

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Wow, this just became my favorite thread ever!

Not only do we get Sho's cool collection of all the recent book polls, but we get another peek at Mollmann's site (and, to a Wayback Machine novice, it seems extremely reluctant to divulge more than a peek).
To be honest, I'd very nearly forgotten I'd ever ran before this thread appeared. It looks like some of the series will display, and some will not. Who knows. The domain was not mine, but a friend's-- and I lost touch with him many years ago now.

Mollmann's site was the greatest thing in the history of mankind while it was around. As one who paid for many a good - as well as many a bad - Trek book, it was fun to see the consensus on the comparative level of talent possesed by the authors (which - in the case of the ones who proclaimed themselves experts of their craft - was doubly amusing). The site didn't get updated that often, though (was it updated shortly before its demise, Steve, or did it die off with a ton of votes never getting entered)?
Well, thanks. If only more people had been so enthusiastic, eh? I don't think it ever got the critical mass of votes it needed to be really useful, but I suspect had I stuck with it, that may have come someday. Oh well.

I updated it monthly for a while, if I remember right, but then began to lose interest. I don't know if there were tons of unentered votes, but I doubt it.

Kind of ironic now to see Steve himself now getting smacked around in Sho's ratings (actually, he comes out in the middle of the pack, but somewhere Pamela Sargent must be taking perverse pleasure, nonetheless)
The irony did not go unnoticed!
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