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Subject: Books sent/recieved ?
Date Posted: 2/26/2008 1:06 PM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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Is there a reason to hide Books Sent or Recieved in your profile ? I notice ppl do this, and I'm not sure why, or if I should be hiding mine too.

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Sara M

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 1:16 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Sara, I belileve hiding this info is the default setting, so maybe people just aren't going in and changing the defaults?

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 1:20 PM ET
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I see. Thanks

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 1:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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And, some folks found if they bought credits (so their requests were higher then sends) they were accused of not participating. 

And if the requested # was way lower than the shipped out they got PMs accusing them of being horders.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 4:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2005
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Date Posted: 2/26/2008 4:38 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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I miss them.  I think they're fun.  I like to pull up the maps and see all the lines and dots!  But then, I also like to play with the horn on the little truck. 

 

You have to get your jollies where you can find them. 

 

(I don't know if my sent/received stats are visible or not!)



Last Edited on: 2/26/08 5:42 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/26/2008 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/19/2005
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Some people do it for privacy reasons, as well.  It shows what part of the country the book came from and they don't want that information readily available.

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 5:51 PM ET
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Some people do it for privacy reasons, as well.  It shows what part of the country the book came from and they don't want that information readily available.

 

Being a privacy freak, I considered this myself, but . . .

 

If someone orders a book from you, they have not only your general location in the state, but your complete name and address as well.  And aren't these stats available only to members?  I guess someone might join just to locate a particular person, but they would have to be very dedicated and lucky for that to work! 

 

Is there an aspect to this that I'm missing? 

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 6:49 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 11/4/09 5:45 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/26/2008 6:59 PM ET
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Thanks, Cindy -- I had completely forgotten about the option to use PBS as a return address.  But you're still "exposed" if you request books -- yes? 

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 7:02 PM ET
Member Since: 9/23/2006
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I think many people don't realize it's the default now.  Some may be choosing it; however, when I send a book I always look at the profile and before the change, the stats were almost always visible.  Now they are almost always hidden.

When I asked about it in the other forum, some people didn't know about and others had found the wording misleading (it sounded like it would show a list of all the books that were mailed).

Date Posted: 2/26/2008 8:15 PM ET
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