There are a significant number of SFers who seem to get off on gathering information, often useless information, without ever buying anything. Sole measurements, for example. After measuring shoe soles for the last year I have observed that the sequence goes like this: 1. Prospective buyer asks for sole measurement. 2. I retrieve shoes and measure. 3. I PM measurements to prospective buyer. 4. Prospective buyer either doesn't respond or responds that the shoe will not fit. 5. No sale. Now I devote a paragraph in my shoes thread explaining why I don't measure soles, so I am skipping steps 2 through 4 in the sequence.