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Subject: Are Journals postable?
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 12:40 PM ET
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I have seen them posted, but is the kind of Journal you right in really postable here?

Specifically this one: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780446521062-Simple+Abundance+Journal+of+Gratitude , but I have other just plain journals I am wondering about.

Thanks.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 12:50 PM ET
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There is absolutely nothing in the help files about this. I can't believe it's never come up.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:16 PM ET
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Since it's not mentioned in Is my book okay to post here? I'd venture to say that so long as the journal isn't missing any pages and hasn't been written in you can go ahead and post it.  I had been under the general impression that journals were not allowed, but since there's no mention in the Help Center pages about what can and can't be posted I can't see why you couldn't post it.  There are a lot of journals in the system, so I'd say there's enough reason to think it's ok. 

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:24 PM ET
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If you go to the HC and check out what can be swapped here, go to not allowed and hold your cursor over anything that is not a book, it will incude items not allowed to be swapped.

Sorry, I can't copy and past it here.

 

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:26 PM ET
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I think blank journals fall into the same category as blank diaries. The Help Center does state those are not allowed when you hold your mouse over the words:

  • Not allowed:

    • Anything that is not a book

You get the following text:

  • This includes magazines, calendars, notepads, blank diaries, single-issue comic books, .....

Some call them diaries, some call them journals, but a rose by any other name, is still a rose. If it is full of blank pages to be written on, then it is not allowed.

 

Sandra (dru) -
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:29 PM ET
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Thank you Sherry!

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:32 PM ET
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Thank you Sherry! Perhaps that should be more prevalent?

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:53 PM ET
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This is kind of a theoretical question, I guess...but since the journal the OP is asking about has more to it than blank pages shouldn't that be considered separate from "blank diaries"?  I mean, like devotionals...they're more like workbooks (which are allowed), aren't they?

eta:  guess it has less than I thought lol.  diary/journal it is!



Last Edited on: 9/6/08 2:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 2:18 PM ET
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Yes. Thanks, Sherry.

The book I linked to has approximately 3 pages (maybe 4?) consisting of a list of "often overlooked things to be thankful for". To my mind, it is a journal/diary.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 2:50 PM ET
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Gosh, I hope this type of book IS postable. I love these blank journals and seem to go through them very fast. Sure beats writing in a steno pad!

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 4:02 PM ET
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It's a shame if journals/blank books can't be posted. I have ordered a whole bunch here and have been very happy to have them. Lisa
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 4:31 PM ET
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[burying head under blanket for having called attention to it!] .....

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 6:41 PM ET
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Sorry, gals, but I'm pretty sure the reasoning comes all the way from the USPS. See "book", is interpretted to mean something to read. If the pages are blank, what is there to read? It does not fall in the category of media, because there is no media on the pages.

You also cannot mail blank CDs using media mail. Record on them, then they are mailable because they have media on them.

Hope that makes sense why PBS doesn't allow them.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 11:56 PM ET
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Ditto on Calendars, coloring books, note pads. No media, no Media Mail, no Media Mail, no PBS. And at the very top of the Questions forum, Report Suspicious Items Here, you can post a link to items that should not be posted and PBS will remove them.