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Subject: Is this acceptable at PBS?
Date Posted: 5/1/2013 11:36 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2008
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I was just browsing through the Book Bazaar.  I noticed a post titled:  Used Books from Booke.

It was posted by a brand new member (today).  There are no books listed on her shelf.  It seems to be an advertisement.

I don't want to be the posting police, I'm just curious if this post is acceptable. 

I tried to find the rule that covers that and I can't find it.  I'm probably looking in the wrong place.



Date Posted: 5/2/2013 12:07 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2011
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Can I use the club for advertising or to sell anything?

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Date Posted: 5/2/2013 12:31 AM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2008
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Thank you

Date Posted: 5/2/2013 12:48 AM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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Found it.  Reported to PBS admin, in case it has not already been done.

ETA - apparently the member did not edit her post/thread, and PBS admin has suspended the account.

Last Edited on: 5/3/13 12:17 AM ET - Total times edited: 1