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Subject: Books aren't refreshing the way they used to?
Date Posted: 9/5/2007 10:31 PM ET
Member Since: 9/28/2006
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Hi,

I have been busy and only able to use paperbackswap occasionally. . .previously I checked it often during the day and every time I refreshed new books were added.  Now, the same ones stay for a long time.  Just wondering if I have a browser problem, or if this is the way the site works now?  Someone told me they thought this was a glitch but it has been going on for a long time.  Thanks for your help!

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 8:21 AM ET
Member Since: 4/21/2005
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Since PBS crashed last month, there is now a slight time delay between the books being posted and showing up on the daily postings. So, just wait a few minutes between your refreshes! ;)

Diane

 

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 11:59 AM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2006
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I had asked R&R and they said there is an approximate 15 minute delay when the books show posted.  It sometimes goes longer. I believe it wasn't that way before, but it is now.

Date Posted: 9/6/2007 11:01 PM ET
Member Since: 9/28/2006
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Thanks so much for your responses.  Do you think it is this way for good, or just until it is fixed?  I usually spend work breaks looking at the new postings. . .not so much fun when they stay the same! 

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 12:10 PM ET
Member Since: 5/31/2006
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I thought it was just me. Thanks for posting about this.  I wish they were still "immediate."

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 7:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/3/2007
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Oh yeah I noticed that too. I thought there was some kind of time-delay in the system on purpose - maybe to let paid members get books first. Because by the time new books show up, it's like 20-35 minutes later and anything of interest has already been requested.

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 7:59 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Paid members????           There aren't any paid members on this site!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

Date Posted: 9/7/2007 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2007
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I was wondering about the delay, too...thanks for the explanation...

Linda

Date Posted: 9/8/2007 11:52 AM ET
Member Since: 8/3/2007
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Oh sorry. I thought maybe there were since there's something that said something about becomming a paid member, and you have to pay to get a journal on here and that stuff, so I thought there were paid members.