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Subject: -2 CREDITS ?????
Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:43 PM ET
Member Since: 5/17/2009
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My amount of credits is -2.

What happens if I buy credits?

What if I mail a book?

Has this happened to you?

My account was suspended now it showes I only have -2 credits. (Before my account was suspended I had 0)

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:48 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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I'd assume it means you owe PBS 2 credits. So if you buy 2 or mail 2 books, you will go back to 0. You need to buy 3 or mail 3 to get 1 credit. Again, I'm only assuming, but that seems logical to me.

I'm not sure why your account was suspended (not my business) but in some cases, they take away the 2 free initial credits. Perhaps that is what happened.

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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 7:56 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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The website you link to from your profile shows you to be 16 which means you are not eligible for PBS membership.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 8:14 PM ET
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Also, glancing at your profile, I don't know anyone 55 who likes Abercrombie and Hollister, much less can fit into it.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 8:32 PM ET
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Also, glancing at your profile, I don't know anyone 55 who likes Abercrombie and Hollister, much less can fit into it.

Or has a stardoll account!

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 8:55 PM ET
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Ditto. And the choice of books on the wishlist  and bookshelf and in profile AND the reviews? Some women of 55 (older than me) might read the ocassional YA but not as an only choice. And not with regularity. And that's what you show with all those things.

So, I'm going out on a limb her and saying that you're not old enough to be here so they took your credits away and suspended your account. The question is why are you back and HOW did you get back?



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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:10 PM ET
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The stardoll account got edited pretty quickly and the age I saw (16) was removed!  I got a PM from the OP saying she was 55 and that she had her age on stardoll as 16 because she didn't want to be embarassed being there at her age, or something to that effect. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 9:26 PM ET
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That would mean she was lying about her age (here OR there) what kind of "commited christian" is that?? LOL



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Date Posted: 6/21/2009 10:55 PM ET
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as 16 because she didn't want to be embarassed being there at her age, or something to that effect. 

That's just creepy. On many levels.

Her account has been suspended thankfully.



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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 12:20 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2009
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Also, glancing at your profile, I don't know anyone 55 who likes Abercrombie and Hollister, much less can fit into it.

 

BWAHAHAHAHA  that was funny!

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 6:47 AM ET
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If you check out the reveiws she's done - they're all for books of someone 16, not 55.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 7:51 AM ET
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I don't know anyone 55 who likes Abercrombie and Hollister, much less can fit into it.

Yep, that is pretty damn funny, and so very true!

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 10:01 AM ET
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She probably was underage (based on other circumstances / evidence), but I hate to see people judged on the books they read. I'm 26 and my WL is 99% YA. I'm thinking of making my WL private for fear that someone will think it's their business to judge my reading habits and decide that I'm too old to read YA and report me for being underage.

I get that it wasn't just the books that gave the underage impression, but I still think we should try not to assume things based on reading habits / tastes.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 11:50 AM ET
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Janelle: You can not equate your tastes with her tastes. For starters, she was 16 not 55. There was other proof.

There is also a VAST age difference between 26 and 55. You just can NOT equate the two - your situation and the situation this thread is about are not even similar so I wouldn't worry.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 11:54 AM ET
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My mom is in her 50s and reads mainly only YA. So, I still don't think it's a good thing to say that someone 55 would not read teen books. That's all. That's mainly what I take issue with- putting age restrictions on a genre. It's a faulty assumption to make.

I agree she was most likely underage based on other proof, as I have already stated. In the past (at least one) member has been reported for being underage based on their reading tastes. The member was NOT underage, though. I would just hate for that to happen again.

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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:17 PM ET
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Ditto what janelle said, re: her mom and not judging others solely by their wl/shelf. Mine is very very very uncomfortable with the amount of s-x in today's romance novels, 'that's not my Harlequin" (i.e., the 70s/80s Harlequins) and prefers to read YA romance to avoid all that 's-x nonsense.'  She doesn't care that her favorite Mystery novels can get raunchy, so her feelings on the romance genre make me giggle.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:22 PM ET
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My wish list is mostly YA too and I'm 34.  I just like them.  {shrug}  It makes me feel young again to recapture that "first love" feeling. lol

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:32 PM ET
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I'm 51 and also love the YA novels :-)

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 2:44 PM ET
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I agree you cannot tell someone's age by what they read. or even what websites they enjoy.

But I am sure the way the reviews were written would give a better understanding of the age.

As for women lying about their ages on websites..ROLF! Like that is something new.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 3:08 PM ET
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Never judge a person by their wishlist.

The other evidence obviously pointed to underage, but you can't say that because there is YA on her shelf that she obviously can't be 55.



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Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:53 PM ET
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Anyone else get a nasty PM from her b/c you posted in this forum? I am definitely thinking her to be underage and I hope PBS suspends her.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:55 PM ET
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Speaking for myself, because I get the impression some of the judging comments were directed at my post ~ I was just making an observation. In no way did I say anything to imply I was judging her. Did I do as someone else did and says she was either lying on this site or another? NO, I didn't. I just commented on what I saw.  No more, no less.

If anyone was to look at my stats, they might think that I'm a new member since my sent/receive are hidden and I have no books on my shelf. But should I purge a few - someone may judge my shelf and assume I was a new member when in fact I've been here over 3 years and have sent out over 1000 books.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 5:05 PM ET
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Michelle M...I also am amused by those who object to sex in their romance books, but find it totally acceptable in other genre :-)

The PBS games forums frequently feature swaps of YA books...all full of adult readers :-)

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 5:42 PM ET
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Rachel: No nasty PM for me. Very mature! lol Her acount was suspended yesterday though.

And for those getting into a royal tizzy about being "judged" as older people reading YA exclusively ... Those that inhabit this forum are a VERY small portion of the readers in this world or even the readers on this site. Those that play the YA swaps are also a VERY small portion of those that even play the swaps - and go look at their lists, they are not ALL YA books.  I volunteer at a large FOL and I'm surrounded by readers and writers at work .....

I don't care what you read personally (I don't care what your mother reads either) and I was talking about THIS poster who already had her account suspended

.... my comment is that it's not the norm for an older person to read EXCLUSIVELY YA. I will stand by that comment. If you all want to get into a sweat over that ONE little comment, have at it. But it's a little silly. I saw the original posters stats, reviews, bookshelf, wishlist etc .... it is unusual for it ALL to be geared towards young teens if you're truly 55.

Now, unclench and stop taking everything so personally. Sheesh.



Last Edited on: 6/22/09 5:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 5:48 PM ET
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It's not up to me or you (general) to decide or judge what is "normal" for an age group to read. That was my point from the beginning. That's all. I know there was other "evidence" used and I agree that the member was underage. My issue was with making generalizations on what people should and should not read based on their age.

Edited because will take the high road and not resort to telling other members to "unclench".

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