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Topic: Asking for Credits, per PBS rules - Please Read!

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Subject: Asking for Credits, per PBS rules - Please Read!
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 9:21 PM ET
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For those of you who did not notice that the Book Bazaar rules have been updated, let me point it out.  I think that it is a great rule! There are some folks who seem to be abusing the kindess of our members. So the PBS Powers That Be updated the rule.

Rules regarding posts asking for "credit loans"

  • The original post in the topic should specify clearly (1) how many credits are needed (maximum 6) and  (2) a timeframe to repay them. 
  • Any members who lend credits in response to these threads must post in the topic that they have given credits, and how many.  
  • When the member who asked for a loan has gotten the credits she needs, she must edit the topic title and the original post to say "Thank you--no more replies needed!" .
  • No member should post a topic asking to borrow credits more than once per month, and can do this a maximum of 2 months in a row. So it is okay to ask in January and again in February, but that same member cannot ask again until April.
  • Anyone giving credits to a member in response to this kind of topic who expects repayment should send a PM saying "I have lent you [x number of] credits - pay me back when you can". 
  • Anyone giving credits to a member in response to this kind of topic who does NOT expect repayment should include in her PM "I have sent you [x number of credits] - no need to repay".
  • These credit loan topics may not appear anywhere but Book Bazaar. The original poster may bump the topic if she needs to only once.
Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:06 PM ET
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Bumping to the top, glad this was brought up

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 10:53 PM ET
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Thanks for posting this Bernie! :)

Date Posted: 9/11/2008 11:54 PM ET
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Thanks for posting the update, Bernie!  I think it's helpful to us all! :)



Last Edited on: 9/11/08 11:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 11:16 AM ET
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Missed it yesterday, so bumping today. Sounds like a well-thought out policy to me!

Date Posted: 9/12/2008 11:17 AM ET
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Last Edited on: 2/3/15 10:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/12/2008 8:33 PM ET
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Oh thank goodness, a step in the right direction regarding this!  Thanks.  Perhaps the thread title could read "new" or "updated" rules, just to garner extra attention.  just a thought.........



Last Edited on: 9/12/08 8:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/13/2008 3:59 AM ET
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The updated rule put up by the PBS team has this headline: Book Bazaar Tour--How to use this forum -updated 9/11 (item 7 in Rules)

So that should cause folks to peek at that as well.