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Subject: Are books still being posted?
Date Posted: 2/7/2015 9:15 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2009
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Nightly I check my saved search of Nature/Science books, date posted/descending, to see what's been listed.  The past couple or more days I'm seeing either nothing or VERY few books listed.  It may be I'm seeing NO new books.  Is the sight being worked on and no books are being listed?  Frustrating..

Date Posted: 2/7/2015 9:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/10/2009
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I have posted books and I will be mailing them out this week as well. I too have been looking at the book count on the page ; but I anticipated that many members will try to spend their points before leaving PBS.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 2/7/2015 10:45 PM ET
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It seems to be taking a long time for books that are posted to be added to the index right now. I suspect that the high forum traffic is bringing everything else to a halt. When the indexing gets more than 24 hours behind, you'll stop seeing results in a "last 24 hours" search. You can expand your search to "last 7 days" and sort by Date Posted Descending to see the most recent books that have been indexed and newer ones will appear in to the list as site traffic dies down and the index jobs catch up.

People are still posting books though and the new ones are visible on bookshelves and available for request. If they are WL books, then they are being offered to wishers (I got a WL offer a few minutes ago.)

Date Posted: 2/7/2015 10:51 PM ET
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5,962 books posted today as of 10:50 PM EST.

But, fiction does tend to trade at much heavier volumes here than non-fiction.

Date Posted: 2/8/2015 12:47 AM ET
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Some people are waiting until the 15th to post.  They want their PBS postage to count toward a free swap-fee.

Date Posted: 2/8/2015 4:35 PM ET
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And WL offers are still pretty busy so those are being posted.

Date Posted: 2/8/2015 5:46 PM ET
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Seems to be nothing new today, either.  I've checked this saved search every night (with a few exceptions) for quite a while and can tell that there is some sort of issue happening.  I'll check it again in a few days and hope for the best.  Thanks for the replies.

Date Posted: 2/8/2015 7:55 PM ET
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Book postings may have slowed but I think they are still being posted. I just had a WL book come up today.

Date Posted: 2/8/2015 10:51 PM ET
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Roger, there's currently a problem with the search feature when you're asking for books posted during a certain period.  The administrative team knows about it, I'm sure they have other priorities right now but hopefully they'll be able to fix it soon.



Date Posted: 2/9/2015 12:10 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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If you look up in the righthand corner, you'll see "Books Available" with a number by it. Due to the changes that number has tanked by the thousands upon thousands upon thousands so any new postings are being drastically offset by those who are leaving and removing their books. Keep a watch on it, it's rather interesting. 

Last Edited on: 2/9/15 12:11 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 6:05 AM ET
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I posted 3 books yesterday. 2 were wish list so they are on hold now so I only have 1 book listed right now.

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 1:21 PM ET
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Thanks everybody.  Zero books in the genre for days now, so I know the problem isn't on my end.  I'll remain patient...

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 3:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I've had 2 WL offers in the last few days. They are being posted.

I also just checked the Pulse of PBS:

Books Posted in last 60 minutes: 248

Last Edited on: 2/9/15 3:34 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 3:38 PM ET
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As it's a category that doesn't seem to get much action (or much of what is posted might be WL) you might be better off doing a 7 day search instead of just the last 24 hours.

19 titles posted and available for the last 7 days: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browser.php?s_type=a&k=&ti=&a=&g1=75&g2=14452&g3=&g4=&g5=&b%5B%5D=Paperback&b%5B%5D=Hardcover&b%5B%5D=Audio+CD&b%5B%5D=Audio+Cassette&friends_tag_id=&pd_type=e&pd=&r=y7&sby=&oby=ASC&ts=&saved_name=

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 3:49 PM ET
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yep! :)

I have 5 books on their way to me, I mailed out 5 on Friday and I have 10 on their way out today!


Date Posted: 2/9/2015 6:14 PM ET
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Hi Roger, Keep trying.  I have not been able to get results with this feature for several days either.  I just tried again and it seems to be working.  I also checked 7 days to see some I missed.

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 8:26 PM ET
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Hey, success tonight!  Seeing a lot not seen this afternoon or the previous days (Date Posted/Descending not limiting it to any date).  Thanks everybody.  


P.S. That is seeing a WHOLE LOT not previously seen.  :)

Last Edited on: 2/9/15 8:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/9/2015 8:35 PM ET
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YAY! Glad some are showing up for you! I'm thinking the servers might be a bit wonky through the 14th because of all the increased traffic. Thanks for your patience & happy hunting!