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Subject: I've learned some really good things
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 9:26 PM ET
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here recently.  but the one thing I learned that is my favorite is the tip to add myself to my Buddy List so I can PM myself things I want to save.  Like that URL that  Karen just posted about the resorting by availability on the RL.  I'd read that several times before, but had never had any place to keep it within PBS.  So now I just send myself a PM with whatever I want to save - like great people to trade with - and not so great people.  I just archive them and I can access them easily.

Thanks everybody!

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 9:34 PM ET
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I guess I should have asked if anyone else had learned anything really useful (beyond the usual what to do about senders/recipients).  I'd like to know because maybe I haven't learned what you have yet!

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 10:09 PM ET
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If you click on an author's name for a book on your WL, you'll see all books by that author listed at PBS.  Green links are books posted as available and sometimes you find a different ISBN of the book you're wishing for available to order.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 10:33 PM ET
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I went through my reminder list and put notes on every book (just a simple one-RL for reminder list). That way when I order a book either through FIFO or make a BoB offer (or get one), I can scan through another bookshelf and just look for my little yellow notes--they stand out pretty well--and then decide if I want to order some other books off my reminder list.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 11:01 PM ET
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That's a fantastic tip, Ruth!  I almost died of happiness when I realized I could dump my WL/RL into an excel chart.

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 10:08 AM ET
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Can one of you please direct me to that post about dumping the WL/RL to excel?  I was just wondering about that last night.

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 11:11 AM ET
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Some things I do :

I put every book in my house on the "books I Read " BIR list--

I may think I want to keep all  the books on BIR list ,

but if a red or green W shows up-

I may be willing to let go of the book since someone has it on their wishlist-

So, I post it to my Bookshelf knowing that it will soon be requested

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 12:59 PM ET
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I almost died of happiness when I realized I could dump my WL/RL into an excel chart.

Ugh! I wish I'd known that! I just did this manually (my TBR, BIR).

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 1:53 PM ET
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Can one of you please direct me to that post about dumping the WL/RL to excel?  I was just wondering about that last night.

There is a download button on the lists. Just hit that.

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 2:17 PM ET
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Yes, just hit download and save the file to someplace you can find it again.  Then open it in Excel (or whatever program you use).  I tried manually cutting and pasting my WL before I noticed the download button.  It was really, really frustrating.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/18/2009 3:01 PM ET
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Well, shucks, thankfully my WL isn't a long one and I did cut and paste!  I never, never noticed the download button!

Thanks caviglia!

Ruth what a great idea about making yourself a buddy.  I just found something about creating a label to send a non credit book to a friend and buddied the information to me!

ETA Spell check please!



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Date Posted: 6/18/2009 3:27 PM ET
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For keeping track of good info found in threads, you can also use Watch This Topic. I use that to keep track of links like the one for using PayPal postage and for keeping track of threads where Robert and Richard have posted good information or members have posted feedback that I thought was important to remember.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 12:39 AM ET
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Melanie, that's what I do also:  it saves all the information right there.  And I really like Ruth's idea, too.  There is always so much to learn here, and PBS members who are willing to share.  But I tried that link Karen suggested and only got my own RL list...is that what is supposed to happen?  I don't know what to do with it after that!

One tip that I would offer is to keep reading the forums, especially this one.  When someone asks a question and gets all the feedback, it is easy to learn something you might not have thought of asking.   Only trouble with that is it takes a whole LOT of time!   :)    D.

Date Posted: 6/20/2009 1:02 PM ET
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Geri, are you referring to the 'Custom DC' option under 'My Account?' I've found that to be a handy feature, because it makes DC labels and tracks shipping without leaving PBS.