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Subject: Your bulletin board
Date Posted: 11/28/2011 4:25 PM ET
Member Since: 11/12/2011
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I'm at a loss on how to use the PBS bulletin board feature. I'd like to use it to list different book lists, but there's no easy way to browse a title, and then quickly link it to my bulletin board as there is for other lists like Book list, Reminder, TBR pile. . So... show me the way already! How do your use your bulletin board? Go on, brag just a bit...



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Date Posted: 11/28/2011 4:31 PM ET
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I don't have  a Bulletin Board because I set up a profile and whenever I see a profile on a member I perceive them as being an involved, active member. Go ahead, set up a profile!

Date Posted: 11/28/2011 6:43 PM ET
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I use my bulletin board mostly just for me, with a list of what I've read for the month and what I'm currently reading. That's about it! I don't care if other people look at it, but it's pretty dang boring. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 11/28/2011 7:23 PM ET
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I don't personally use it. I have mostly seen it used as a way to communicate to a specific group that person is participating in. Stuff like book clubs, wishes for the RAOK forum, games, etc.

Date Posted: 11/28/2011 9:39 PM ET
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I also look at profiles, not bulletin boards.  So I put a bunch of tour guide/newbie stuff on mine. 

Date Posted: 11/29/2011 7:45 AM ET
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Dw, there is a feature on PBS, just for making book lists.  Are you aware of it?

Go to the top of this page, find "My Account" and use the drop down menu to "My Lists",  "Book Lists", then "Create a List".   Once there, you can read the description and directions and create a list.

ETA:  If you search the Help Center with the term "book lists" it will also bring up a FAQ's page for creating book lists.



Last Edited on: 11/29/11 7:49 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/29/2011 8:42 AM ET
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Emily - Nice use. I'd never thought of that.

Hunter - Yep, I got Book Lists covered. Created two already.

What really leaves me stumped is that I cannot find a help document about Bulletin Boards. It's strange that they put effort into building the bulletin board feature, but don't explain it. Unless, I missed it somewhere in the help documents?



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Date Posted: 11/29/2011 10:06 AM ET
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I put the Reader's Bill of Rights on mine.

Date Posted: 11/29/2011 12:24 PM ET
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I used it for awhile for keeping track of books I had read, listed by month.  I don't use it anymore, since I have found that it's easier to do on Goodreads, but I still have my lists there and refer to them every once in awhile to remind myself what I thought about a particular book or author.

Date Posted: 11/29/2011 8:51 PM ET
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Oh, Whitney, love that! I need to put Daniel Pennac's book on my TBR pile.

Date Posted: 11/29/2011 10:01 PM ET
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I love my Bulletin Board!

I have things like a list of Most Wanted books (sorted by genre) on my Profile page, and a list of all the swaps I am in at any particular time.  That is what I tend to look at when I go to someone else's page.  

The Bulletin Board I use for me.  I have all the swaps and VB's I am in listed seperately.  I then list the books I am offering underneath the swap.  Once I know what book I am receiving, I add that book in green.  The Mail by date is in Red.  I also have an entry listed by date of all the books I need to read.  Once they have been read, I line thru them until all the books for that date have been read and mailed.  I have a second post where I list all the books I've read by month with the date finished next to the name of the book.

It took a while to set up - and it's been tweaked a couple of times.  But, before I started using my Bulletin Board there were a couple of times that I used the same book in more than 1 swap and ended up having to purchase another copy!  Since I've been doing this, I haven't had that problem.

Date Posted: 11/29/2011 10:53 PM ET
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I have a list of my freebie unpostables on mine.

Date Posted: 11/30/2011 11:19 AM ET
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As much time as I spend on PBS-I never do anything with my profile or bulletin board and I rarely look at anyone elses either.

Len S. (lens) - , - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 12/1/2011 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2006
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DW - thanks for pointing out the lack of a Help Center topic about using the Bulletin Board. We've added it.

To see it, go to the page linked below, then click "How do I use the Bulletin Board feature?".

http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/search.php?terms=bulletin+board

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:51 PM ET
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Living proof that PBS listens to us and is responsive to our needs! I love this place!

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 5:56 PM ET
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I liked your response to Joshua's question, Len. cheeky

Thanks for taking care of this!

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 6:24 PM ET
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I have a bulletin board??? lol

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 7:20 PM ET
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Denni - you have a virgin bulletin board.  Mine is well loved......

Date Posted: 12/1/2011 7:43 PM ET
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To quote the Matrix, "Whoa!"

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 12:30 AM ET
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I thought I set my bulletin board to private so that I am the only one who can see it.  Did I??

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 12:32 AM ET
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Adrienne, when I click on your bulletin board, it says it's private.

Date Posted: 12/2/2011 12:42 AM ET
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yay!!  thanks Hunter

Date Posted: 12/3/2011 3:19 PM ET
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Thanks for ideas, everyone. I've  started sprucing mine up after finding taking a look around. Super thanks to the PBS staff. You were all over that! Where can I send your snacks? mail