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Subject: Never mind
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 12:02 AM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2007
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**Edited by PBS Team**   We remind our members that asking for credit loans is permitted only in the Book Bazaar forum - please read the "stickied" red "rules" topic there (excerpted by Debbie in her post, below). Asking for credit GIFTS is not permitted.

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 12:25 AM ET
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Hi Adrienne, requests for credits must be posted over in the Book Bazaar per PBS rules...

  • Requests to "lend a credit". Members sometimes ask for credits to be lent to them.   This is okay as long as members follow these rules:
  • The topic needs to be in the Book Bazaar Discussion Forum and no other forum
  • The original post in the topic should specify clearly (1) how many credits are needed (maximum 6) and  (2) a timeframe to repay them. 
  • Any members who lend credits in response to these threads must post in the topic that they have given credits, and how many.  
  • When the member who asked for a loan has gotten the credits she needs, she must edit the topic title and the original post to say "Thank you--no more replies needed!" .
  • No member should post a topic asking to borrow credits more than once per month, and can do this a maximum of 2 months in a row.  So it is okay to ask in January and again in February, but that same member cannot ask again after that until April.
  • Anyone giving credits to a member in response to this kind of topic who expects repayment should send a PM saying "I have lent you [x number of] credits - pay me back when you can". 
  • Anyone giving credits to a member in response to this kind of topic who does NOT expect repayment should include in her PM "I have sent you [x number of credits] - no need to repay".
  • These credit loan topics may not appear anywhere but Book Bazaar. The original poster may bump the topic if she needs to only once.

ETA: You can also purchase credits over in the Book Bazaar. They often sell for under $3

Last Edited on: 6/27/10 12:27 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: Debbie
Date Posted: 6/27/2010 10:14 AM ET
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Debbie, I've read many people asking for credits on this board and not one time have I seen you post to them what you just posted to me. Why is that?

Date Posted: 6/27/2010 12:28 PM ET
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Debbie is correct.  The place to request a credit loan is in the Book Bazaar, and there is a procedure established by PBS that needs to be followed. 


Last Edited on: 6/27/10 12:28 PM ET - Total times edited: 1