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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 3:05 PM ET
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I got my PBS newsletter today, accidentally deleted it without reading it and my trash emptied so I can't retrieve it.  Did I miss anything important? 

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 3:48 PM ET
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I pasted it below. I receive an HTML to text conversion so it may not be as pretty as you are used to seeing. :)

Subject      PaperBackSwap NewsWire - April 2008     Show full header



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                                         PaperBackSwap NewsWire
                                               April 2008


 [1]Home [2]Search for Books [3]Genie's Account [4]Testimonials
                          [5]Contact Us

                          Dear Members,

We wish this were an April Fool's joke, but it's not: one of the
     co-founders of our sites, Robert Swarthout, is leaving
   PaperBackSwap.   PaperBackSwap was co-created by Robert and
  Richard Pickering back in 2004, when Robert was fresh out of
 college; from there we launched SwapaCD in 2006 and SwapaDVD in
 2007.  Robert did a great job helping us run these clubs and he
  will surely be missed.    We had hoped he would stay with the
 sites as the clubs continue to grow, but he has been offered an
 opportunity that he doesn't want to pass up and has decided to
 take it.   We are very sad to see him go, but we were lucky to
    have him as long as we did.  We wish him well in his new
                           endeavors.

 Spring is a time for new beginnings.  We prefer to think of it
    that way rather than as an ending.  Rest assured that the
remaining programmers on the Team will be there for the club and
carry out that vision of Internet swapping that all started here
  with PaperBackSwap.  As always, we welcome our members' ideas
which have contributed so much to make this the best book club in
America; your continued input will help us grow in the future and
                    is sincerely appreciated.

         We wish all of our members a wonderful Spring!

                             Richard
                   and the PaperBackSwap Team
_________________________________________________________________

                              NEWS:

2,000,000-book Milestone Contest:  So many of you participated in
  the contest to guess the exact minute that the PBS library of
available books would reach 2,000,000.   The time was 8:53 AM ET
   on 3/24/2008, and the 2,000,000th book was [6]Mr. Timothy,
 posted by Vikki C. [7](Vikki). Vikki got an easy 5 free credits
                 for posting the milestone book!

Our grand prize winner (of 100 Book Credits, 1 Year Box-O-Books,
1 Year Book Journal,  $10.00 PBS Money, $10.00 SwapaCD.com Money
 and $10.00 SwapaDVD.com Money) was  Michael T. [8](flopp), who
has been a member since 12/10/2007.    Michael was bowled over by
 the news that he had won!  The second place winner (of  25 Book
   Credits, 1 Year Box-O-Books, 1 Year Book Journal, $5.00 PBS
Money, $5.00 SwapaCD.com Money and $5.00 SwapaDVD.com Money) was
Angela T. [9](rubyred) 1/19/2008.  She plans to share her credits
   with her dad--March 24th was his birthday!  The third place
   winner (of 10 Book Credits, 1 Year Box-O-Books, 1 Year Book
  Journal, $3.00 PBS Money, $3.00 SwapaDVD.com Money and $3.00
SwapaDVD.com Money) was Tiffany M. [10](beangirl), who has been a
      member since 11/5/2007.  Tiffany was totally psyched.
   Congratulations to all the winners!  For quotes from these
  winners, please see the [11]Contest Results page on the site.

We also had 8 members who guessed within half an hour each way of
      the winning time, and got 1 Book Credit each: Shai G.
 [12](LoveBeingMOM), Kimberly T. [13](HeartsongChica), Wendy B.
     [14](wendytomereader), J. H. E. [15](J. H. E.), Kate M.
 [16](kinare), Emily W. [17](Emily W.), Christine L. [18](claro)
                 and Dawn A. [19](eyebright13).

We would like to thank all who participated in the contest.  This
      was really fun, and we look forward to the next one!

 Correction:  A few copies of the Newsletter for March went out
with an inaccuracy; it was caught and corrected, but we wanted to
 repeat the correction here.  The member who has been determined
 to improve the use of Tags on the site, and who created the Tag
  Missions, is Jane K. ([20]mahbaar).  Again, you can check out
   Jane's Tag Missions by searching the Discussion Forums for
 "Making Tags Useful"  or go to any of the threads directly:[21]
   Mission #1, [22]Mission #2, [23]Mission #3, [24]Mission #4,
 [25]Mission #5, [26]Mission #6, [27]Mission #7, [28]Mission #8,
 [29]Mission #9, [30]Mission #10 .   You can read more about the
  Tag feature in the [31]Help Center (search the Help Docs for
                  "Book Tags" or just "Tags").

 New Feature: Follow-up for Problem Swaps.   This feature allows
   requestors to give follow-up on any problem swaps they have
 had.   Providing follow-up will allow the system to screen more
effectively for those accounts that are sending problem books and
NOT resolving the problems, and also allow us to avoid penalizing
  senders who might have made a mistake, but who do resolve the
problem.  For information about how to use this new feature, see
the Help doc "[32]Follow-up on Problem Swaps" in the Help Center
                under What's New > New Features.

 A heartwarming message:  Stephanie P. ([33]dastephan6) wrote in
to us to say: "I absolutely love the PBS family. Not only is this
   a great site to swap books on, but it's also a way to come
 together in a time of need. back in september of 2007, my house
burned down. i lost everything, including over 400 books. I made
 a post in the forum just letting members know that...if someone
had requested one from me, I might have to refuse... Immediately,
  I was contacted by several members sending their thougths and
  prayers. But the members didn't stop there. A member took my
   address and gave it to other members who were interested in
 helping me and my family out. By the end of september, I [was]
back on my feet. That was i really noticed that this site was for
 more than just trading books, it is a place to become friends."

We are so glad you are doing better, Stephanie!  This is not the
 first time, nor the last, that PaperBackSwap members prove that
 the PBS bond is more than just a shared love of reading.   Our
  members are a caring group, and never cease to humble us with
                 their kindness to one another.

                       Local Chapter News:

                Newest Local Chapter Leaders are
  * Lorie M - .[34]pyromomma - Columbia, SC
  * Monica L. - [35]ReadingMonster - Vermont
  * Alice M. - [36]ajm-wva - Mid-Ohio Valley
  * Dawne C. - [37]screader - Upstate SC
  * Anna G. -[38]AnnaG  - Southern Arizona
  * Sari N. -[39]Sarijj - Western Nevada
  * Debbie G. - [40]DebbyGMomofThree - Central OH
  * Cheryl T. -[41] cheryltroxel - Hamilton County, Indiana
  * Rhonda M. - [42]rhondaleesings - Nashville, TN
  * Cindy C. - [43]threebs1984 - Southeast OH
  * Gray M. - [44]gramurr - Coastal Georgia/ South Carolina
  * Jennifer M. - [45]mccullar - Central CA
  * Atti R. - [46]RoyalScatterbrain - Orange County/South LA, CA

 If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need
to have a PBS NIckname and some organizational skills...check the
Local Chapter Leaders Forum [47]List of Official Chapters to see
 if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want
to do this, just [48]contact us.  There are no formal guidelines
  for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the
        [49]Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.
_________________________________________________________________

                      MEMBER OF THE MONTH:

                     Ani K. ([50]goddessani)

   As many of you know, Ani is the Co-Coordinator of the Games
 Moderators, and keeps Games running smoothly for the club.  She
 is also a Tour Guide, and she has been an active member of PBS
  since 7/25/2005.  Some of the comments we received along with
                    nominations of Ani were:

  "As the hostess for the tea swap, she runs one of the largest
 swaps on the boards, and it's kept up with brilliantly. And for
   me, as a new swap hostess, she has been wonderful both for
 moderating my swaps and just generally showing me the ropes and
 encouraging me. She is a great person on the forums and for the
                         site overall."

   "Ani is always ready to help in any way possible.... She is
               positive, fun and a great person."

Ani, we think you are great, no April-foolin'!  You have swapped
    a lot of books at PBS and you manage the Games Mods with
conscientiousness and kindness.  Tour Guiding on top of that is a
tall order, but there seems no end to your energy.  Thanks, Ani,
  for all you do to make PBS fun for new and old members alike!
           You are our Member of the Month for April.

 If you have any nominations for Member of the Month, [51]submit
 them to us here.  Your nomination will not "expire"--anyone you
  nominate will have a chance at getting Member of the Month if
 enough nominations accumulate over time. Each month the person
who has the most votes accumulated gets to be Member of the Month
  and gets a newsletter mention and a nifty MoM icon to wear on
profile and forum posts with pride.  So go for it! Tell us who's
helped you in the Forums, who's been a great swapper, who in your
  opinion is a credit to PBS.  We are keeping a list of all the
    nominated members.  Who knows--one of them might be YOU!
_________________________________________________________________

                         DEAR LIBRARIAN:

 Dear Librarian--I ordered books from a member in a 2 for 1 deal
   advertised in the Book Bazaar: I ordered one book from her
bookshelf, and she was supposed to include a freebie.  But then I
got only one book, no freebie, and when I sent a Personal Message
to the member she said she was never running a deal at all!  What
       the heck happened?  --Feeling Bamboozled in Boston

                           Dear Bossy,

 One of two things could have happened here.  (1) You could have
requested the book from the wrong person; or (2) your request was
     passed along from the original person to a new sender.

 (1) means that you were not on the specific member's page when
you submitted the request.  You have to click Order This Book on
  the specific member's bookshelf (nowhere else) in order to be
    sure that request is submitted to her.  You can read more
instructions in the Help doc [52]How do I direct my request for a
         book to a specific member? in the Help Center.

 (2) means that you submitted the request to the correct person,
but if you had Requestor Conditions the book didn't meet, she may
 have declined your request.  Or she didn't mark the book mailed
 in time, and the request canceled.  In both cases, your request
 would have passed to a new sender, who could not know that you
   had arranged to get a "freebie" book from the other member.

To prevent (1) from happening, be sure to follow the instructions
in the Help doc linked above.  To prevent (2) from happening, you
  can make your Requestor Conditions clear when you discuss the
 "deal" in PMs before submitting your request, or simply toggle
  your Requestor Conditions to "off" (and click Update) in your
Account Settings before submitting that request.  It is harder to
make sure the sender marks the book mailed in time (that is up to
her), but you can remind her by PM if you are concerned, and also
keep an eye on your "deal" requests on your My Account page.  The
 deadline to mark a book mailed is 2 days after the mailby date
 that shows in the Request Details (or 5 days after the accepted
date, if that is what shows in the details).  If a "deal" book is
  not marked mailed by the deadline (if you do not get an email
  telling you it was mailed before then), you should be sure to
 cancel the new request that takes its place on your My Account
    page, because that new request will be with a new sender.

  The system wasn't designed for "unofficial" deals like this;
deals were something that the members created themselves.  We are
considering making some changes to the request process purely for
 those who make "deals" on the site, because they have become so
                      popular! Stay tuned.

 Dear Librarian--I got a book and read it, but it didn't survive
  the read.  The book looked okay when it arrived, and it was a
   great read, but now that I am done with it there are pages
falling out. I can't repost this book--should I ask for my credit
        back from the sender?  --Surprised in Santa Rosa

                           Dear Rosa,

  Sounds like this book was on its "last read" when you got it.
Books do have a lifespan, and eventually if read enough will wear
out.  I don't think you should ask for your credit back--you say
the book looked fine to post, and the sending member was able to
 read it without it falling apart.   And you did get to read it
  before the book gave up the ghost.  Books do need to meet the
[53]Book Posting Guidelines as described in the Help Center, and
  the vast majority of books will stand up to many, many reads.
If the book meets the guidelines (and any requestor conditions on
the request) the sender can't be faulted for posting and sending
                               it.

 So now it is time to retire it from PBS bookshelves: you can't
repost it (not even if you are good at repairing books--there are
 members who offer simple repair tips in the Discussion Forums,
and you can consult them if a book is not too far gone), but (if
all the pages are there) you can offer it as a freebie incentive
   with an order from your bookshelf in a post in the [54]Book
  Bazaar Discussion Forums.  If it is just done, you can simply
                           recycle it.

We  know it is disappointing not to be able to repost this book.
But remember, this won't happen very often to any one member.  It
will probably happen once or twice to some; and some members will
 never encounter this. If it happens to you, enjoy the read and
know that it won't happen again for a long time (if ever).  Yes,
the book cost you a credit, but that's a lot less than buying it
 from most used bookstores, and the book served a lot of readers
well.  We are glad you enjoyed the read.  Tell that book to rest
                            in peace.

                          COMING SOON:
  * PaperBackSwap will be adding some links to the site soon.
    Yep, they're ads, but they'll be unobtrusive and in keeping
    with the PaperBackSwap ideology: they'll be ads for things
    you want to know about.  We think you will love this...
_________________________________________________________________

You are receiving this email because you have an account at PBS,
and have opted to receive the monthly newsletter. To unsubscribe
    from this email, click [55]here to adjust your Newsletter
 settings in your account; to unsubscribe from PBS (= close your
   account), click [56]here and send us a message asking us to
                      cancel your account.



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References

1. http://www.paperbackswap.com/
2. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/search.php
3. http://www.paperbackswap.com/members/
4. http://www.paperbackswap.com/testimonials/
5. http://www.paperbackswap.com/contact_us/
6. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780060534226-Mr+Timothy
7. http://vikki.paperbackswap.com/profile/
8. http://flopp.paperbackswap.com/profile/
9. http://rubyred.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  10. http://beangirl.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  11. http://www.paperbackswap.com/misc/2000000/results.php
  12. http://lovebeingmom.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  13. http://heartsongchica.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  14. http://wendytomereader.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  15. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_books.php?m=TEVGVzRIZVdvY1k9
  16. http://kinare.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  17. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/members_books.php?m=MTJvTWJlcm1hWnM9
  18. http://claro.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  19. http://eyebright13.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  20. http://mahbaar.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  21. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=98108
  22. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=98985
  23. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=102699
  24. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=103557
  25. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=104391
  26. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=105122&ls=
  27. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=105868&ls=
  28. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=106238
  29. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=106801
  30. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=107252
  31. http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/index.php
  32. http://www.paperbackswap.com/help/help_item.php?id=590
  33. http://dastephan6.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  34. http://pyromomma.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  35. http://readingmonster.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  36. http://ajm-wva.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  37. http://screader.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  38. http://annag.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  39. http://sarijj.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  40. http://debbygmomofthree.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  41. http://cheryltroxel.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  42. http://rhondaleesings.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  43. http://threebs1984.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  44. http://gramurr.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  45. http://mccullar.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  46. http://royalscatterbrain.paperbackswap.com/profile/
  47. http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=53665
  48. http://www.paperbackswap.com/feedback/index.php
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  62. http://www.paperbackswap.com/

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Subject        PaperBackSwap NewsWire - April 2008         Show full header

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                                         PaperBackSwap NewsWire

                                               April 2008

 

 [1]Home [2]Search for Books [3]Genie's Account [4]Testimonials

                          [5]Contact Us

 

                          Dear Members,

 

We wish this were an April Fool's joke, but it's not: one of the

     co-founders of our sites, Robert Swarthout, is leaving

   PaperBackSwap.   PaperBackSwap was co-created by Robert and

  Richard Pickering back in 2004, when Robert was fresh out of

 college; from there we launched SwapaCD in 2006 and SwapaDVD in

 2007.  Robert did a great job helping us run these clubs and he

  will surely be missed.    We had hoped he would stay with the

 sites as the clubs continue to grow, but he has been offered an

 opportunity that he doesn't want to pass up and has decided to

 take it.   We are very sad to see him go, but we were lucky to

    have him as long as we did.  We wish him well in his new

                           endeavors.

 

 Spring is a time for new beginnings.  We prefer to think of it

    that way rather than as an ending.  Rest assured that the

remaining programmers on the Team will be there for the club and

carry out that vision of Internet swapping that all started here

  with PaperBackSwap.  As always, we welcome our members' ideas

which have contributed so much to make this the best book club in

America; your continued input will help us grow in the future and

                    is sincerely appreciated.

 

         We wish all of our members a wonderful Spring!

 

                             Richard

                   and the PaperBackSwap Team

_________________________________________________________________

 

                              NEWS:

 

2,000,000-book Milestone Contest:  So many of you participated in

  the contest to guess the exact minute that the PBS library of

available books would reach 2,000,000.   The time was 8:53 AM ET

   on 3/24/2008, and the 2,000,000th book was [6]Mr. Timothy,

 posted by Vikki C. [7](Vikki). Vikki got an easy 5 free credits

                 for posting the milestone book!

 

Our grand prize winner (of 100 Book Credits, 1 Year Box-O-Books,

1 Year Book Journal,  $10.00 PBS Money, $10.00 SwapaCD.com Money

 and $10.00 SwapaDVD.com Money) was  Michael T. [8](flopp), who

has been a member since 12/10/2007.    Michael was bowled over by

 the news that he had won!  The second place winner (of  25 Book

   Credits, 1 Year Box-O-Books, 1 Year Book Journal, $5.00 PBS

Money, $5.00 SwapaCD.com Money and $5.00 SwapaDVD.com Money) was

Angela T. [9](rubyred) 1/19/2008.  She plans to share her credits

   with her dad--March 24th was his birthday!  The third place

   winner (of 10 Book Credits, 1 Year Box-O-Books, 1 Year Book

  Journal, $3.00 PBS Money, $3.00 SwapaDVD.com Money and $3.00

SwapaDVD.com Money) was Tiffany M. [10](beangirl), who has been a

      member since 11/5/2007.  Tiffany was totally psyched.

   Congratulations to all the winners!  For quotes from these

  winners, please see the [11]Contest Results page on the site.

 

We also had 8 members who guessed within half an hour each way of

      the winning time, and got 1 Book Credit each: Shai G.

 [12](LoveBeingMOM), Kimberly T. [13](HeartsongChica), Wendy B.

     [14](wendytomereader), J. H. E. [15](J. H. E.), Kate M.

 [16](kinare), Emily W. [17](Emily W.), Christine L. [18](claro)

                 and Dawn A. [19](eyebright13).

 

We would like to thank all who participated in the contest.  This

      was really fun, and we look forward to the next one!

 

 Correction:  A few copies of the Newsletter for March went out

with an inaccuracy; it was caught and corrected, but we wanted to

 repeat the correction here.  The member who has been determined

 to improve the use of Tags on the site, and who created the Tag

  Missions, is Jane K. ([20]mahbaar).  Again, you can check out

   Jane's Tag Missions by searching the Discussion Forums for

 "Making Tags Useful"  or go to any of the threads directly:[21]

   Mission #1, [22]Mission #2, [23]Mission #3, [24]Mission #4,

 [25]Mission #5, [26]Mission #6, [27]Mission #7, [28]Mission #8,

 [29]Mission #9, [30]Mission #10 .   You can read more about the

  Tag feature in the [31]Help Center (search the Help Docs for

                  "Book Tags" or just "Tags").

 

 New Feature: Follow-up for Problem Swaps.   This feature allows

   requestors to give follow-up on any problem swaps they have

 had.   Providing follow-up will allow the system to screen more

effectively for those accounts that are sending problem books and

NOT resolving the problems, and also allow us to avoid penalizing

  senders who might have made a mistake, but who do resolve the

problem.  For information about how to use this new feature, see

the Help doc "[32]Follow-up on Problem Swaps" in the Help Center

                under What's New > New Features.

 

 A heartwarming message:  Stephanie P. ([33]dastephan6) wrote in

to us to say: "I absolutely love the PBS family. Not only is this

   a great site to swap books on, but it's also a way to come

 together in a time of need. back in september of 2007, my house

burned down. i lost everything, including over 400 books. I made

 a post in the forum just letting members know that...if someone

had requested one from me, I might have to refuse... Immediately,

  I was contacted by several members sending their thougths and

  prayers. But the members didn't stop there. A member took my

   address and gave it to other members who were interested in

 helping me and my family out. By the end of september, I [was]

back on my feet. That was i really noticed that this site was for

 more than just trading books, it is a place to become friends."

 

We are so glad you are doing better, Stephanie!  This is not the

 first time, nor the last, that PaperBackSwap members prove that

 the PBS bond is more than just a shared love of reading.   Our

  members are a caring group, and never cease to humble us with

                 their kindness to one another.

 

                       Local Chapter News:

 

                Newest Local Chapter Leaders are

  * Lorie M - .[34]pyromomma - Columbia, SC

  * Monica L. - [35]ReadingMonster - Vermont

  * Alice M. - [36]ajm-wva - Mid-Ohio Valley

  * Dawne C. - [37]screader - Upstate SC

  * Anna G. -[38]AnnaG  - Southern Arizona

  * Sari N. -[39]Sarijj - Western Nevada

  * Debbie G. - [40]DebbyGMomofThree - Central OH

  * Cheryl T. -[41] cheryltroxel - Hamilton County, Indiana

  * Rhonda M. - [42]rhondaleesings - Nashville, TN

  * Cindy C. - [43]threebs1984 - Southeast OH

  * Gray M. - [44]gramurr - Coastal Georgia/ South Carolina

  * Jennifer M. - [45]mccullar - Central CA

  * Atti R. - [46]RoyalScatterbrain - Orange County/South LA, CA

 

 If you want to be a Local Chapter Leader for PBS, you just need

to have a PBS NIckname and some organizational skills...check the

Local Chapter Leaders Forum [47]List of Official Chapters to see

 if your area already has a local Chapter.  If not, and you want

to do this, just [48]contact us.  There are no formal guidelines

  for being a Chapter Leader.  All of the information is in the

        [49]Local Chapter Leader Discussion Forum topic.

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                      MEMBER OF THE MONTH:

 

                     Ani K. ([50]goddessani)

 

   As many of you know, Ani is the Co-Coordinator of the Games

 Moderators, and keeps Games running smoothly for the club.  She

 is also a Tour Guide, and she has been an active member of PBS

  since 7/25/2005.  Some of the comments we received along with

                    nominations of Ani were:

 

  "As the hostess for the tea swap, she runs one of the largest

 swaps on the boards, and it's kept up with brilliantly. And for

   me, as a new swap hostess, she has been wonderful both for

 moderating my swaps and just generally showing me the ropes and

 encouraging me. She is a great person on the forums and for the

                         site overall."

 

   "Ani is always ready to help in any way possible.... She is

               positive, fun and a great person."

 

Ani, we think you are great, no April-foolin'!  You have swapped

    a lot of books at PBS and you manage the Games Mods with

conscientiousness and kindness.  Tour Guiding on top of that is a

tall order, but there seems no end to your energy.  Thanks, Ani,

  for all you do to make PBS fun for new and old members alike!

           You are our Member of the Month for April.

 

 If you have any nominations for Member of the Month, [51]submit

 them to us here.  Your nomination will not "expire"--anyone you

  nominate will have a chance at getting Member of the Month if

 enough nominations accumulate over time. Each month the person

who has the most votes accumulated gets to be Member of the Month

  and gets a newsletter mention and a nifty MoM icon to wear on

profile and forum posts with pride.  So go for it! Tell us who's

helped you in the Forums, who's been a great swapper, who in your

  opinion is a credit to PBS.  We are keeping a list of all the

    nominated members.  Who knows--one of them might be YOU!

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                         DEAR LIBRARIAN:

 

 Dear Librarian--I ordered books from a member in a 2 for 1 deal

   advertised in the Book Bazaar: I ordered one book from her

bookshelf, and she was supposed to include a freebie.  But then I

got only one book, no freebie, and when I sent a Personal Message

to the member she said she was never running a deal at all!  What

       the heck happened?  --Feeling Bamboozled in Boston

 

                           Dear Bossy,

 

 One of two things could have happened here.  (1) You could have

requested the book from the wrong person; or (2) your request was

     passed along from the original person to a new sender.

 

 (1) means that you were not on the specific member's page when

you submitted the request.  You have to click Order This Book on

  the specific member's bookshelf (nowhere else) in order to be

    sure that request is submitted to her.  You can read more

instructions in the Help doc [52]How do I direct my request for a

         book to a specific member? in the Help Center.

 

 (2) means that you submitted the request to the correct person,

but if you had Requestor Conditions the book didn't meet, she may

 have declined your request.  Or she didn't mark the book mailed

 in time, and the request canceled.  In both cases, your request

 would have passed to a new sender, who could not know that you

   had arranged to get a "freebie" book from the other member.

 

To prevent (1) from happening, be sure to follow the instructions

in the Help doc linked above.  To prevent (2) from happening, you

  can make your Requestor Conditions clear when you discuss the

 "deal" in PMs before submitting your request, or simply toggle

  your Requestor Conditions to "off" (and click Update) in your

Account Settings before submitting that request.  It is harder to

make sure the sender marks the book mailed in time (that is up to

her), but you can remind her by PM if you are concerned, and also

keep an eye on your "deal" requests on your My Account page.  The

 deadline to mark a book mailed is 2 days after the mailby date

 that shows in the Request Details (or 5 days after the accepted

date, if that is what shows in the details).  If a "deal" book is

  not marked mailed by the deadline (if you do not get an email

  telling you it was mailed before then), you should be sure to

 cancel the new request that takes its place on your My Account

    page, because that new request will be with a new sender.

 

  The system wasn't designed for "unofficial" deals like this;

deals were something that the members created themselves.  We are

considering making some changes to the request process purely for

 those who make "deals" on the site, because they have become so

                      popular! Stay tuned.

 

 Dear Librarian--I got a book and read it, but it didn't survive

  the read.  The book looked okay when it arrived, and it was a

   great read, but now that I am done with it there are pages

falling out. I can't repost this book--should I ask for my credit

        back from the sender?  --Surprised in Santa Rosa

 

                           Dear Rosa,

 

  Sounds like this book was on its "last read" when you got it.

Books do have a lifespan, and eventually if read enough will wear

out.  I don't think you should ask for your credit back--you say

the book looked fine to post, and the sending member was able to

 read it without it falling apart.   And you did get to read it

  before the book gave up the ghost.  Books do need to meet the

[53]Book Posting Guidelines as described in the Help Center, and

  the vast majority of books will stand up to many, many reads.

If the book meets the guidelines (and any requestor conditions on

the request) the sender can't be faulted for posting and sending

                               it.

 

 So now it is time to retire it from PBS bookshelves: you can't

repost it (not even if you are good at repairing books--there are

 members who offer simple repair tips in the Discussion Forums,

and you can consult them if a book is not too far gone), but (if

all the pages are there) you can offer it as a freebie incentive

   with an order from your bookshelf in a post in the [54]Book

  Bazaar Discussion Forums.  If it is just done, you can simply

                           recycle it.

 

We  know it is disappointing not to be able to repost this book.

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will probably happen once or twice to some; and some members will

 never encounter this. If it happens to you, enjoy the read and

know that it won't happen again for a long time (if ever).  Yes,

the book cost you a credit, but that's a lot less than buying it

 from most used bookstores, and the book served a lot of readers

well.  We are glad you enjoyed the read.  Tell that book to rest

                            in peace.

 

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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 3:57 PM ET
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Bronwyn, it should be under your Club Communications tab on your account page.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 5:43 PM ET
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Wow, thanks for all the help!  Ya'll are just a great bunch of people.

Bronwyn

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 11:43 PM ET
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I found it interesting that Robert is leaving. Does it say much more about that in the other forums?  That is a bummer.

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 10:25 AM ET
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How do you sign up for the newsletter?

Date Posted: 4/4/2008 2:19 PM ET
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Go to my account/settings and scroll down almost to the bottom.  Click Y for newsletter and save.