after having looked up the word on urban dictionary, snarky was exactly what i intended to be ;) since you possibly misinterpreted the cynic remarks, i'll spell it out for you:
it looks like people don't care what format the ASINs entered by people are, as long as they work on the server. we both want the data to be nicely formatted, which is due to our personal tastes, and possibly a bit anal-rententive'ness.
Since the GreatDebate, which devastated me more than i first admitted, i can't scrape together any motivation to start working on the server again, which is due to personal differnces with rob, and this won't change in the forseable future. The last 4 months, there was little to no progress on the mb_server, and this is what i'm curious about, it that'll change, or if that will be the way things are.