In addition to what KarLynP said, I like to add, that while you have the right/privilege to read and post as you like, you only do so until Amazon says otherwise. Amazon, in response to many complains from its customers, said self promotion is now only allowed in the MOA. You have an issue with that. Please take it up with Amazon, not with posters on the regular fora.
Also, and I believe this is the silent majority, just click "report abuse" and not "ignore" when self promos appears, I do. Strangely enough, the poster you accuse of being the lead bully (and I mean ginmar) is one of the few who when reading a self promo, advises the poster about Amazon's rules, directs them to the MOA and asks them to delete their post before Amazon does. Any writer, who then say "oops, I didn't know, thank you" and then participates as a reader in any of the threads is more than welcome.
As many other posters do, I check profiles of regular posters (yes, nosy) and if it is a writer whose posts interested me and shown me that his/her style and reading preference is close to mine, I will buy their book.
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