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Subject: Can the Book Bazaar be cleaned up?
Date Posted: 4/6/2019 4:08 AM ET
Member Since: 8/6/2006
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Is there any reason people who are selling credits can't post under one topic similar to Multiple Wishlist posts ot trading credits for membership? It's next to impossible to find specials on people's bookshelf  (what few there are nowadays) wilh so many people posting individually, selling credits.

Date Posted: 4/6/2019 9:39 AM ET
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no problem for me.



Last Edited on: 4/6/19 3:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/6/2019 9:57 AM ET
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Other members have requested this too.



Last Edited on: 4/6/19 10:08 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/6/2019 2:26 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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Marie, the PBS Team does not monitor these topics, unless a problem is brought to their attention.  You should make your suggestion directly to them via the Contact Us link, and/or to the Bazaar forum moderators via PM.

Date Posted: 4/7/2019 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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Oh yes, Marie, I agree.  I rarely even look in the Book Bazaar cause it's so 'messy'.

Date Posted: 4/7/2019 3:36 PM ET
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the posts of people selling credits are clearly defined. the posts of people selling books are clearly defined. I don't see the problem.

Date Posted: 4/8/2019 8:45 PM ET
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Charles, It's sort of like the members who hate scanning through 50 pages of another member's bookshelf...  Can be tedious, I guess.  cheeky

Date Posted: 4/15/2019 5:00 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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The BB has ceased to be a place to advertise bookshelves and has simplly become for selling credits as best I can tell.

I see I'm not the only one who has quit bothering with it.

Date Posted: 4/17/2019 12:49 PM ET
Member Since: 9/1/2016
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"The BB has ceased to be a place to advertise bookshelves and has simplly become for selling credits as best I can tell."

Currently there are 30 threads on the first page related to deals (including my own) or drawing attention to multiple books by author, etc. plus the WL multiples thread and the stickied damage thread.  Having said that, I also wish there was a credit forum.  I've mentioned that in the CMT suggestion thread along with others.

Date Posted: 5/20/2019 9:41 PM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2010
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There are two camps on this topic. I belong to the camp that is tired of scrolling thru more posts selling credits than offers for books. A dedicated credits for sale forum should simplify things for sellers/buyers, and significantly declutter the Bazaar. I know I would return to the Bazaar should the two interests be separated.



Last Edited on: 5/20/19 9:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 5/21/2019 4:46 PM ET
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right on, Teri.

Date Posted: 5/21/2019 6:00 PM ET
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It's sort of like the members who hate scanning through 50 pages of another member's bookshelf...  Can be tedious, I guess.

So if all the credit sellers are removed we then have a page of 50   deals to look through with no credit sales to get in the way. Isn't that just as tedious as looking at fifty listings. I think you will have to come up with a new reason to discriminate against credit sellers.

Lori M. (ripley) - ,
Date Posted: 5/22/2019 1:06 AM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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Seems to me that it would also be much more convenient for those purchasing credits to have them all in one place.

Date Posted: 5/22/2019 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2010
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If PBS is just concerned with adding another forum, let them delete one of the existing ones. Several forums haven't had comments added to them since 2016, and there is even one where the last comment was in 2015. I know I'd spend more time in BB if I didn't need  to sort through all the buy-credits posts.

Date Posted: 5/23/2019 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2014
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I agree with Thomas..it's a good idea.

Date Posted: 5/25/2019 10:46 AM ET
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Many of the genre discussion threads are very rarely used.