Re: One last message. This party is now over.
"Either Amazon did it or the users themselves did it...in uncanny coordination. Or, Gary Weiss did it. "
Good lord man. Weiss has admin privs at Amazon now??????
It's pretty clear our buddy evren's review was looked at by an Amazon person. I clicked on the "Report Review" button last night myself.
They obviously saw your web site in his post (which evren admitted he added) and deleted the posts of the authors you extracted the carefully selected text from. YOU (and evren) caused the removal of the reviews.
A no brainer from Amazon's side. Their problem is now gone.