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Subject: Gold Key Friends
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 1:47 PM ET
Member Since: 12/5/2009
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What is the easiest way to find other Gold key members with similar book interests?

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 2:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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You could "advertise" in one of the genre forums.

What I do, is when I am ordering a book from a Gold Key member, I always look at their bookshelf AND their wish list...if our tastes seem very similar then I will send them a Friend request.

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 3:53 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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Sally has a point! Posting in the specific forums for the types of books you read would be a good way to make some extra friends!

I add anyone to my friends list even if they aren't Gold Key so if anyone wants to add me, go ahead!

Date Posted: 5/2/2012 4:57 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have mine set to autoaccept too and don't really care if people friend  me just because I have a gold key membership.  In just April alone I shipped multiples to people 4 times just from being prompted by the Gold Key thingy when I posted a WL book.  I would not have been able to send out the 17 books I sent out if It weren't for sending in multiples.  I think the postage savings for April alone paid for my membership.  I already have 2 multiple shipments lined up for May due to gold key.

I read a wide range of genres and so I rarely have a high similarity rating to anyone. 

Last Edited on: 5/5/12 9:25 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 5/2/2012 7:43 PM ET
Member Since: 3/28/2009
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I have my account set to auto-accept friends. Even if someone doesn't have a similar reading profile to mine, you just never know......Your tastes could change, you might be given a book from another person to "pass along on the book site thing you like" (actual quote!), or they may add other features to the GK program that no one has even thought of yet.

To the Original Poster, I would suggest checking out the Games forum.  I've found most of my PBS friends through interacting in the swap games. There are a handful of people who I end up swapping with all the time through the games. Everyone I've encountered through the Games forums has been nice, welcoming and willing to help out newbies.

And to Amber - I love the line in your siggy about auto accepting friends.  I'm going to steal borrow that for my own signature!

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 2:55 PM ET
Member Since: 12/5/2009
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thanks for the suggestions!

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 4:48 PM ET
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Thanks Susan!  I actually got the idea from someone else too, haha.

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 5:42 PM ET
Member Since: 7/10/2011
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I'm a Gold Key member too, and have my friends set to auto-accept. 

Date Posted: 5/3/2012 6:01 PM ET
Member Since: 11/11/2011
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I am also a gold key member and have my friends list on auto-accept.  Feel free to add me.

Wendy (Emory) -
Date Posted: 5/4/2012 10:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2006
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I auto-accept everyone also.  I am always finding random books to post even if they are not the type I normally read.  Lots of my IRL friends give me books also so I never know what types of books I may be posting!  I really enjoy sending books to Gold Key members.  Please feel free to add me to your friends list.

Date Posted: 5/8/2012 9:58 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I haven't had the GK member benefit work out for me as most of my friends here aren't GK members. I've gotten a couple books faster due to the GK "close sender" benefit. But as long as they keep the GK dues low, I will continue to pay it each year.