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Subject: Browsing "Recently Swapped" books
Date Posted: 2/10/2010 12:10 PM ET
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When I first log in to PBS,  I see the page with two sets of books--the top one is from the genre of my choice and I've always had the bottom set to "Recently Swapped" books.  (I hope I'm describing this okay)  I enjoy looking through the recently swapped books to see what everyone seems to be asking for. 

Unfortunately, today I accidently clicked on a different button from the list at the bottom.  So I thought it wouldn't be a problem I'd just set it back to "Recently Swapped Books".  But...it seems that the option to view "Recently Swapped" has been replaced with "New Bargain Books".  While I don't have a problem with "New Bargain Books" being an option, I really want to reset it on my computer to view "Recently Swapped".  Does anyone know of a way to do this?  Am I missing something obvious?

Thanks!

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 12:55 PM ET
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You should see links right below the book pictures, just click back onto "recently Swapped Books" to get back

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 1:14 PM ET
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Sara--That's what I thought too.  Unfortunately I'm no longer seeing an option for "Recently Swapped Books".  On my screen, it's been replaced with "New Bargain Books".  So I can't see any way to get the list of recently swapped books back.

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 1:28 PM ET
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I still see it there. That's weird.

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 1:32 PM ET
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Hmmm...that is strange.  I don't see it--and I've tried in both Internet Explorer and Firefox. 

Sara, do you see an option for "New Bargain Books"? 

The choices I see  (on the left hand side) are:

Recently Posted Books

New Bargain Books

Highly Rated Books

Available Audio Books

(I did submit a feedback question to PBS about this, so hopefully they'll have some informaton for me.)



Last Edited on: 2/10/10 1:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/10/2010 1:44 PM ET
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Here is the answer from the team

Yes, this link has been replaced with the "New Books for Purchase" link. You can still see recently swapped books in the lower sliding display on that page, and tou can get similar information from the Top 50s page under the Community menu and from the Under the Hood page linked at the bottom of every screen.

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We hope this information is helpful. Have a great day!

The PaperBackSwap Team
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Date Posted: 2/10/2010 2:08 PM ET
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Thanks for the reply Mary!

In the reply from the PBS Team--they say "You can still see recently swapped books in the lower sliding display on that page".

Any idea how to do this?  I don't see an option to switch it back to "recently swapped books".

Thanks again!

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 5:31 PM ET
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I just looked because I have mine set to the Recently Swapped books, too.  No button there for it/  I did look at the page to "customize" and it's not there either.  Keep after them to set yours back for you.

Ruth

Date Posted: 2/10/2010 7:15 PM ET
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Just got a disheartening response from the PBS team.  Following is their reply to my query:

"The Recently Swapped was not being viewed very much; we removed it, since many of those books are swapped and not available.  To see recently posted (for swapping) books, you can just click the link to the left, below the display, to change the display to Recently Posted Books.

We hope this information is helpful. Have a great day!"


My response was that "Recently Posted Books" are very different than "Recently Swapped Books".  It seems to me that it would be a simple fix to add back the link to display "Recently Swapped Books"--would just take up a little more room on the screen.

So, Ruth--if you want to keep seeing the "Recently Swapped Books", make sure you don't change your display to anything else!

Don't get me wrong--I love this place and I'll continue to hang out here.  I do appreciate the hard work everyone puts in to make this such an awesome site!  Just wish this one thing hadn't changed!

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 3:25 PM ET
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LOL!  I figured that I shouldn't change anything once I read the first 2 of your posts.  Progress comes with costs I guess!!

Ruth

Date Posted: 2/11/2010 3:39 PM ET
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Well, I spoke too soon - now my page is showing Recently Posted Books.  Darn!  Progress hurts.

Ruth