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Subject: Check the Club Wish List!!!
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 6:23 AM ET
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Just getting tired of people posting in the bazaar that they are looking for certain books/authors which happen to be wishlisted.  It makes me mad that it could, one day, be a book for which I've been #1 on the list for a long time!

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 8:27 AM ET
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When I see that type of posting I tell the poster about it.  If the OP doesn't remove the request then there's little anyone can do except ignore it and by all means never fulfill that type of request..  Maybe a "Mod Squad" could be empowered to remove those posts.

-RD

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 9:46 AM ET
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I have also seen this type of posting with the waiver of "please ignore this request if book is wishlisted" , but I also agree with Rob D. and Lsressler below . . . I think they are hoping someone will post the book directly to their account. 



Last Edited on: 8/3/11 10:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/3/2011 9:50 AM ET
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That "Please Ignore" tag just tells me the poster is too freaking lazy to check if a book is WL'd or not.

-RD

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 10:38 AM ET
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That "Please Ignore" tag just tells me the poster is too freaking lazy to check if a book is WL'd or not. 

or knows it's wishlisted but hopes someone posts it to them anyway.

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 11:50 AM ET
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Asking for WL books is against PBS guidelines -- if someone is doing it repeatedly or intentionally, and since it seems to be upsetting, consider letting the in-house staff know (using the Feedback route), so they can let the member know they need to stop.

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 12:54 PM ET
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I guess I am a tattle tale because I have no problem letting the site know when someone does this.  It irks me to no end when MOST people follow the rules and a few think they are above it.

It also (since I'm already ranting) irks me that in the multiple wishlisted books offered thread that some don't follow the rules.  I will say that Amanda is quick to get on their case when that happens. 

Date Posted: 8/3/2011 2:07 PM ET
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>>>>It also (since I'm already ranting) irks me that in the multiple wishlisted books offered thread that some don't follow the rules<<<

I taught adult education for 10 years, they are much worse than children when it comes to not following instructions.  LOL  People always assumed since I wasn't working with children that my job was somehow easier.  Nope, it was probably about 20 times harder, for a number of other reasons besides the above  LOL

 

As for the Please Ignore if WLed, it is lazy.  However, a book *could* end up being WLed at any given hour here on PBS. 

 



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Date Posted: 8/3/2011 5:59 PM ET
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The end of the school year my daughter brought home her summer reading list for 2 books ,I was going to ask if anyone had them in the bazaar

to see if maybe I could get them fom the same person , but before i did that i checked first. Glad I did. 1 was WL.  Who'd have thought since they were so old.

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 6:40 AM ET
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I had never seen the "please ignore" that folks are referring to, so I did a search in the Bazaar.  The only place I see it is where someone has posted a list of books that they would like a "deal" on (if anyone has multiples on the list) and they have added something like "Please ignore if any of these becomes a WL'd book; none of them are WL'd right now."

Is something like this really against club rules?  Or would they need to constantly check the list of books on their posting, to make sure none of them becaue wl'd since they posted?

Just curious.

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 8:18 AM ET
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Debbie, I would think that situation you describe would be acceptable since the poster is indicating that he/she has checked to make sure none of the books being requested is currently WLd when he/she made the post. 

Date Posted: 8/4/2011 1:48 PM ET
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Debbie, I see no problem with that.

What I've seen (there may be none at the moment) is a long list of books wanted and then they add: "Please ignore if any are wishlisted".   When I check, most of the time, a lot of them a wishlisted.  It's their way of getting around the guidelines saying you can't ask for a wishlisted book.

In the grand scheme of life, it's not a biggie.   I'm just one for following the guidelines, especially when the guidelines work.