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Old 12-01-2007, 01:37 PM
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Default How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

Can someone please direct me to Mason's recent book reviews. I know Mason has a few in this month's magazine but is there another post where he reviews some of other recent books? I've tried the search function but couldn't get any results.

Here is an idea: Why don't we put a sticky post for Mason's reviews - and Mason can just update that post from time to time as he reads more books?
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:53 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

Or perhaps they, meaning Mason or one of the other 2plus2 higher-ups, can create this sticky which would contain links to Mason's reviews in other threads.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

People have asked for this before but Mason has always said he didn't want to do this.

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Old 12-01-2007, 02:11 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

It is not about what Mason wants, but what the people want. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

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People have asked for this before but Mason has always said he didn't want to do this.

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This is pretty much a true statement. Check out this link for more information regarding this topic.

Recently, I've made some comments in a few other random threads about the possibility of a sticky. It's something I'm looking deeper in to. Probably won't have anything new on this for a least a couple weeks.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:24 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

I can see how a sticky would take away one of the positions on the front page, but I think a sticky containing links to Mason's reviews is still a good idea. And not because I came up with it.

If it was done that way as opposed to making a sticky for Mason's actual reviews, we can stay on topic more and discuss the book as opposed to Mason's review of the book.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

To a point, I agree with you. However, Mason is strongly opposed to this. Therefore, it's most likely not going to happen.

I don't wish to speak for Mason, but I will say this...
I believe he understands that having his book reviews readily available could benefit many members and readers of 2+2. However, there are headaches that may come as a result of doing this. These are headaches that you and I won't have to deal with and will probably never hear about. But Mason will have to deal with them and he does not wish to facilitate the means to make these suspicions a reality.
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Old 12-01-2007, 02:46 PM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

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a sticky containing links to Mason's reviews is still a good idea. And not because I came up with it.

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No need to worry about that. It has been brought up before.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:34 AM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

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People have asked for this before but Mason has always said he didn't want to do this.

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This is pretty much a true statement. Check out this link for more information regarding this topic.

Recently, I've made some comments in a few other random threads about the possibility of a sticky. It's something I'm looking deeper in to. Probably won't have anything new on this for a least a couple weeks.

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thanks deacsoft,

Sorry, I didn't realize I was re-opening a can of worms again.
My only point is this: What is the point of writing book reviews if it is not readily accessible to the readers??
Mason obviously writes reviews to help us:
a) make decision on which books are worth buying and
b) help us be aware of how useful/correct/applicable certain books are if we have chosen to study them

I buy a lot of poker books (not just Twoplustwo but a lot of others as well) and I really find Mason's review helpful and I just feel that we defeat the whole point of making them accessible if we can never find them.

There are scores of other authors that rate Two Plus Two books and their reviews are always easily accessible (i.e. Slotboom and Hilger come to mind). I really believe that everyone reviewed each other's books, everyone would be better off for it.
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Old 12-02-2007, 12:42 AM
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Default Re: How about a sticky for Mason\'s reviews?

Hi avatar77:

There are many reasons we don't have a sticky with recommended books. One of them is simply that there are so many books coming out that it is difficult to keep up with them all.

I will consider the idea of posting all my reviews. That's different than the sticky with what is recommended. However, first we must get our software upgrade successfully completed. So it will be a while before we make a decision on this matter.

Best wishes,
Mason
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