Clearly, you did not read the thread before posting. At least I hope you didn't, otherwise you have the reading comprehension skills of a five year old.
I made no statement regarding the propriety of the reservation snafu.
In response to the OP's statement that he saw many empty tables while eating, I explained that it's common practice to hold reserved tables because you don't know that, if you seat them, they will be available at the reservation time.
I'm sorry I had to re-explain that for you.
This post was edited on 5/12 at 6:55 pm