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Subject: Can a Book List be Private?
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 12:48 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2008
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I love the Book List feature here at PBS and would like to create one that cannot be seen from my profile.  Is that possible?  I realize there are options of Open, Friends and Closed, but that pertains to who can add books and does not affect who views the list.

Date Posted: 1/18/2013 12:52 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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A private book list isn't an option.  The Help Center says,

What are Book Lists?

  • Book Lists allow members to create themed lists of books.  These can be personal (no one else can add books to them),  or collaborative (others can add books to them).  There is no option to create a "private" Book List.  All lists can be seen, watched, commented and voted on.
Date Posted: 1/18/2013 1:52 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2008
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Wow; thanks for posting this!  I totally didn't realize that.  Now I have to decide what to do (if anything) about my lists.  Hmm...

Date Posted: 1/18/2013 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2008
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Thanks for your response, Patty.  I saw that in the Help docs but was hoping there was some way around it!  wink