The FAQS, Ma’am, Just the FAQs…

You Talkin’ to Me?

Okay, I’ve been pushing the boulder of WordPressing up the hill for awhile now, and I think I’ve reached critical mass, at least traffic-wise. It’s now about evenly divided between the old site and the new site.

So we’re caught in a sort of cyber no-man’s land. Some links will lead to the old site; some to the new, and we’re still a good ways from a total merge, and apparently it’s caused a little confusion.

But chill. Nothing important will disappear — it will just move to a different place and in the process be updated, cleaned up and otherwise fumigated. A few of my opinions may have changed over the years, and links that no longer exist will be deleted, and twenty-three year old typos will finally be replaced by brand new ones.

There are going to be a lot of growing pains, as I slowly revamp and transfer a cranky, temperamental old web site over here, but ultimately we’ll have a site that’s an even better and more useful resource for fans of fictional “private eyes and other tough guys and gals who make trouble their business — and not their hobby.”

I wasn’t kidding, by the way, about it being a long, hard slog — I’m over half way through — but I’ve been encouraged by some of your comments and feedback. Some of you have even sent me some beer money to keep me going… always appreciated.

Right now, there’s no real rhyme or reason as to what gets moved here, and when — it’s all pretty stream-of-consciousness, as I try to figure it all out.

So here’s a few questions I’ve been asked lately…

Why is your site so confusing?

  • Because it’s so big? I dunno, it seems pretty simple to me.
    There is a series of links and sub-menus at the TOP of each page. For those who miss the old site’s long lists, they’re being recreated under “Browse This Site.” And each page should have a search box down at the bottom left.

How come some images are outlined in red and some are in black?

  • Any images you see outlined in red should be clickable.

What’s the deal with the comments section?

  • One of the most exciting new features to the site will be the comments section — I’m hoping to hear from even more of you. There’s a comment area at the bottom of each page. If you have a comment, feel free to do so there. I hope you’ll take advantage, let me know how I’m doing, what I’m doing right, what I’m doing wrong, and what you would like to see here. All comments will be moderated, though.

I don’t want to have my comments made public!

  • So don’t use the comment section. If you have something more personal or private to say, or spot an error, please feel free to email me.

How can I promote my mystery convention?

  • That’s easy. Just contact me with the details and a relevant link, and I’ll add it to our P.I. Calendar.

You’re a wonderful human being and I want to help out. What can I do?

  • There are several ways you can keep us going. You can Fly With Us as an advertiser, you can just slip us a few bucks via PayPal, or you can use our Buy Links to purchase stuff from Amazon or other vendors.

Why aren’t your book prices listed? Isn’t that a bit dishonest?

  • That one’s simple. I DON’T SELL BOOKS. The most I do is include a link to somewhere, usually Amazon, where you can buy books or videos or whatever. If you buy from them, I may get a few pennies. It’s not much, but it helps.

2 thoughts on “The FAQS, Ma’am, Just the FAQs…

  1. What kind of ratings did Johnny Dollar get? I’m especially interested in the later years when television was firmly established in the country.

    1. I’m surprised you didn’t ask this on the JOHNNY DOLLAR page. But gee, his ratings? I’m not sure. Still, considering all the hoopla about television in the fifties, the show must have had a substantial following, or CBS would have bailed on it. I do know they tried to save money in the last few years by moving production to New York City, which was supposedly the reason Bob Bailey quite, but even then, the show ran for a couple of more years, the final episode, “The Tip-Off Matter,” airing on September 30, 1962. The day the music died, at least for the so-called “Golden Age of Radio.”

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