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Subject: Forums to disappear?
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 1:32 PM ET
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I've heard from a former member that all the forums are going to disappear, except the two forums mentioned in the letter for the members. I have told her this is not correct, but I would like to hear confirmation one way or the other. What is going to happen to all of the current forums? Will ala carte members be able to read all of them, except the two new forums?

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Date Posted: 2/3/2015 1:42 PM ET
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I think A La Carte members will not be able to post in the forums.  I heard we can post in the questions forum but not sure. 

Date Posted: 2/3/2015 1:44 PM ET
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There are already "secret" forums. One for Boxers, one for Data editors. I just read it as this would add new restricted forums. 

Date Posted: 2/3/2015 3:30 PM ET
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That's what I thought, too, Emily, but apparently some people have interpreted it as all of the forums will be deleted except the two new ones. I might stay with a limited membership just so I can post when I feel like it, but of course, not if all the forums were to disappear cool I would just like confirmation from a PBS official that the forums are not going to vanish.

Date Posted: 2/3/2015 5:02 PM ET
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All the forums will remain the same.  

Two new forums, one for standard members only and one for both standard and limited members will be added.  A La Carte members will be able to view all forums but the two new ones.  They will not have posting privileges.

The team is still weighing keeping the Questions About Paperbackswap forum open for posting to all members.

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Date Posted: 2/3/2015 5:04 PM ET
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I am not a "PBS official".  The forums aren't going anywhere.  A la carte members will still be able to read the forums.  Standard and Limited members will be able to read and post in the forums.

This is directly from the Help Center:

Can I participate in Discussion Forums without enrolling in annual membership?

  • No. A la Carte members will not be able to Post in Discussion Forums
Date Posted: 2/3/2015 5:08 PM ET
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I think they should  have the Questions about PBS and the Post Office forums open to all members.  There will be new a la carte members joining and these forums are very helpful


Date Posted: 2/3/2015 5:49 PM ET
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Thank you! I will report the official answer to the person who drew the wrong conclusion.

I may pay to stay because I like the forums here, and I like to help others in the ereader forum. Although that forum may dry up....


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