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Subject: Has the "New Improved PBS " discontinued the feature showing a requested bo
Date Posted: 3/10/2015 7:43 PM ET
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Lately, when I click the green arrow I get nothing, and when I ask for details, all I see is something telling the date it was shipped. Was gibt?

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Date Posted: 3/10/2015 8:59 PM ET
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Not sure if you're asking about the green check on the En Route to Me tab or something else? I don't see any green arrows on Books I've Requested.

The green check only appears on books sent with printable postage (or with DC prior to its discontinuance). It's working the same as always for me. The Details button gives more/better info.

Date Posted: 3/10/2015 9:03 PM ET
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On the one book I have mailed with tracking before today, I can see scans on it.  You can copy a tracking number and paste it to the USPS site to see if there are scans there that are not showing up on PBS.  If something seems to be missing, send in Feedback.  The site has had some glitches lately.

Date Posted: 3/11/2015 12:38 AM ET
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What is "gibt" ? Typo or acronym?

Date Posted: 3/11/2015 8:40 AM ET
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Was gibt's is german phrase for 'What's up?'.

Am I right, John?

Date Posted: 3/12/2015 1:27 AM ET
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Ah, thank you! The German was all I was coming up with when I looked for the term, thinking that it might be an acronym. :-)

I didn't understand when posting my comment that "was" was the German word for "what" rather then the English word "was".  Now it makes sense!

So "Was gibt?" is "What's up?" or "What gives?" in English.



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Date Posted: 3/12/2015 4:26 PM ET
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ha, ha didn't even learn that one when I lived in Germany!

Date Posted: 3/12/2015 4:48 PM ET
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Seems like something might have been stuck in the uploads to PBS from USPS John. I now have scan history on some books coming to be that are time-stamped before you posted this. Seems like the history all showed up today or last night on them.

Date Posted: 3/13/2015 3:04 AM ET
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USPS tracking has definitely been wonky lately, and the bad weather the past few weeks got the system really backed up.