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Subject: Question about posting a credit swap
Date Posted: 5/22/2008 5:31 PM ET
Member Since: 2/22/2008
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What a mess!!!  I searched the forums on how to do a credit swap/deal and worded my post like several others I found on the search.   I was informed I did this wrong the first time I did it, so I did it again using the exact words Lori G. told me to use.  Now I've gotten a bunch of posts saying 1. I did it right but in the wrong forum. 2. I did it wrong completely.  3.  I didn't make it clear enough.  4.  I should be very vague and not say I want to swap credits.  There are several other comments, but we won't go into them.  If someone could tell me how the owner/moderator/etc wants this done, I would be very thankful.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 6:51 PM ET
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sent you a pm

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 6:55 PM ET
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So that everyone who was wondering knows, here is the post in which the big boys spelled it out:

Robert S.)
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Date Posted: 10/12/2007 8:40 AM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2004
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All right, here is the PBS Team word on this.

You can sell your PBS Credits here.  (And this should be done in the Book Bazaar, not this Forum.)

You cannot sell anything else.

That means that G[ ], you could have posted "Anyone want to sell me some credits?  Contact me by PM if so," and then in Personal Messages explained what you are willing to pay.  But you should not post a topic selling anything for credits.  If in PM negotiations anyone was willing to accept the currency of another site for PBS credits, then you could make the exchange.  

It is a small point, but there you have it.  Don't hawk your wares (whatever they are) for credits.   But you can ask if anyone is looking to sell credits, and negotiate payment with them privately.

We are sure someone else will find a way to do the above inappropriately somehow, and we will hear from members again asking us to clarify, but for now this is the ruling.