What does WWMDD mean?

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What does WWMDD mean?

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Dez 14, 2008, 12:18am

I can't seem to find a definition of WWMDD or MULTB. What do they mean?

Dez 14, 2008, 11:41am

I wondered the same, esp for WWMDD, and thought maybe it was something like,
What Would Misericordia Do...Do. Which of course doesn't use all the letters!

Multi-Unique-Library-Thing-Book=MULTB, maybe?? Like for the people who own several copies of a book that no one else has?

Just guesses.

Dez 14, 2008, 12:38pm

Something to do with those Weapons of Mass Destruction???

Dez 14, 2008, 9:01pm

I googled both of them and didn't get anything useful out of the exercise. What would Matt Dillon do? What would Miles Davis do?

MULTB looked vaguely computerish.


Dez 14, 2008, 9:16pm

What Would Melvyl Dewey Do

Dez 15, 2008, 2:21pm

Wow, people actual read the group profile changes I make! Pretty cool. I didn't really hide the meaning of WWMDD. I didn't spell it out though. It is in LT somewhere. It is findable.

However the MULTB, number was an idea to get people to enter review and covers of ULTB. I am embarrassed to say, I can't remember what the "M" was for? Multiple ULTB points. Oh well no one much has want to pursue it. Mostly I would guess because it would be a pain to figure out or confirm. Any one with and idea of a way to encouraging people enter reviews, covers of Common Knowledge is welcome to suggest it.

You know, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession many books will catalog them" or something like that.

Dez 15, 2008, 4:05pm

MODIFIED ULTB That's it! Came to me during a boring power point presentation!!! It's the Modified ULTB.

Dez 15, 2008, 6:17pm

Did a query search for WWMDD in the Talk Search Box and didn't find anything. :(

Editado: Dez 16, 2008, 6:05am

re WWMDD - I'm fairly sure it's a meme for "What would Mxxx Dxxx Do?".

I first heard (read) it a while back and it referred to Matt Dillon. I always thought that any other sites eg (the What Would Mayor Daly do?) were being po-mo and referencing that for any WD name*.

No grounds for believing it, just thought it :-)

(*Kind of like the ".... 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon" that used to be referenced on sites)

edited to add a question mark. Because it needed it )

Dez 16, 2008, 12:50pm

Hmmm, Don't let searching do ALL your work.

An alternative could be WWCFD but he would have to find a dry shirt before returning the library.

Dez 16, 2008, 3:05pm

WWMDD - Found it!

Message #7 here:


"A truth universally acknowledged" to be sure ;-)

Dez 17, 2008, 1:37pm

Many thanks!

Dez 17, 2008, 4:54pm

Hiding in plain sight, as it were...so clueless here, that I Almost wrote that I still couldn't figure it out.

Fev 5, 2009, 12:02pm

WWMDD is my particular guide line for my libraries. Proably not the best to use. I mean WWLOCD Library of Congress or WWTJD Thomas Jefferson would be better. Do you have any suggest? Who is your role model for your library.

Mar 5, 2009, 1:19pm

14: Do you have any suggest? Who is your role model for your library.

I go by WWDSD, as in

You can take it from the box
And house the chickens by the fox
You can put it on the shelf
All alone or beside itself

You can squeeze it if it's wide
Or leave it leaning to the side
You can flat them if they're tall
Put Charlie Brown by Roald Dahl

You can make your own bookends
Crafted from sticks and odds and ends
Like tinker toys or lincoln logs
Just don't forget to catalog!

Maio 6, 2013, 7:05pm

Nice poem, Collectorator! : )

Maio 6, 2013, 9:52pm

Gosh. That was so long ago I had forgotten it. As I read it I kept wondering where I got it. But, as I recall, I wrote it! So thank you, Emrayfo. : )