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Subject: Keeping track.....
Date Posted: 7/14/2014 7:10 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I have heard from several members here that they keep track of which states they have sent books to and which they have rec'd books from--- I guess in effort to try to do a swap with someone in every state.  My question is how are you keeping track?  Are you just setting up your own database or did you find a way within PBS to do this?

Date Posted: 7/14/2014 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2009
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One nice way to see it is through the Map at the top of the Transaction Archive.

Date Posted: 7/14/2014 9:00 PM ET
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Maps are under community at the top of every page.  They're not entirely accurate though, because whenever a member moves, so does their dot on your map.

Date Posted: 7/14/2014 10:42 PM ET
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Yes, it's an option in your Transaction Archive. The blue box on the right hand side under the heading, the word map (books I've mailed) and map (books I've received) is a link to your map.

Sasssy, close enough for me lol!

Date Posted: 7/15/2014 1:24 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/15/2014 3:34 AM ET
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If you do a LOT of trading, the gray lines connecting your location with the locations of the sources or destinations of books being traded in the transaction maps (while still useful) may completely obliterate state lines on the maps. Also, the large red dots on the maps may also become dense enough to obliterate state lines, making it very difficult to mouse over or click on individual dots to identify particular cities. However, mousing over the dots should be sufficient to identify States in these cases.

Last Edited on: 7/16/14 3:50 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 9:08 AM ET
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thanks, I never knew that function existed!

Wow, there are only 5 states I haven't mailed to and 7 I have not received a book from.  Much more diverse than I would have guessed!

Last Edited on: 7/15/14 9:12 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/15/2014 1:28 PM ET
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Date Posted: 7/28/2014 11:55 AM ET
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Always fun to look!  I have received from all but 3 and sent to all but 5.  We need more members in  Montana.