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Subject: Rules for this forum
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 3:10 PM ET
Member Since: 7/17/2005
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This is the only place on PBS where you can post about giveaways*, or "vote for my nephew to win this contest" or "visit my blog/website" etc.

Anyone submitting those types of posts anywhere else on PBS (including in PMs or forum sigs or profiles) will first get a warning, and repeat offenders may have their accounts terminated and be expelled from the club.

We think that some of our members might enjoy browsing giveaways, etc., but in general those posts seem like spam and interrupt discussions, so they will not be permitted in any other Discussion Forum (or anywhere else) here at PaperBackSwap.

*this term refers to giveaways OUTSIDE of the PaperBackSwap site; it does NOT include Book Bazaar-type deals/freebies.

So, here are the rules:

  • Do not post your blog giveaway or "visit my site" or "vote for..." message anywhere but in this forum
  • No one may start more than one topic here per day
  • You may not "bump" a topic more than once per day (bump = posting in the topic to bring it back to the top of the forum topics list)
  • You may not start a thread solely for advertising your business. This forum is only to announce contests and giveaways.
  • Any site to which you link in your topic here may NOT require any purchase, or the provision of any financial information, as part of the promotion
  • Your links must not contain "referral code" - such links are considered commercial in nature and violate our Terms of Use. That means that if the link allows you to get a benefit from referring people, you should not post that link here.

Again, anyone who in our sole judgment breaks the above rules will get a warning - repeat or egregious offenders may have their accounts terminated and be expelled from the club.

Briana -
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 8:23 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2009
Posts: 2,780
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Thanks PBS!

I think this is a great idea. I hope fellow swappers will use this forum.

Subject: Thanks!
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 10:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2006
Posts: 5,751
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Thanks for letting us do that here!




Edited because I posted my contest here by mistake!

Last Edited on: 12/13/10 10:43 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 11:48 PM ET
Member Since: 3/22/2009
Posts: 2,898
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Thank you!!!!

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 2:55 AM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2006
Posts: 88
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Thanks!   I know I had asked before about sharing my book giveaways and told I couldn't, so I'm glad to see you've reconsidered.    It will be great to share with the members. 

Date Posted: 1/11/2011 2:10 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2005
Posts: 4,040
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Please check out my daughters Jump Rope for Heart website. :0)


Jump Rope for Heart


Thank you.

Last Edited on: 1/11/11 2:11 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Subject: it is a shame
Date Posted: 4/8/2011 11:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2010
Posts: 84
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I can't believe at least one of these post blog will send you to ponography pics... I really can't believe that is allowed on this site.....

Date Posted: 5/30/2011 6:58 AM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2010
Posts: 12
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Did I post my giveaway in the wrong place?

Is this a warning to me?

I am  sorry if I did, I just followed what the Forum Discussion said it was.

Please let me know what I did wrong?

Thank you,

Laurie Carlson


Subject: Links to free audiobooks
Date Posted: 6/6/2011 12:00 PM ET
Member Since: 5/24/2011
Posts: 12
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Hello, and I hope this is the correct place to post these...

Free audiobooks from the public domain!  Legally downloadable even! cheeky




Last Edited on: 6/6/11 12:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Subject: Test
Date Posted: 9/3/2012 1:30 PM ET
Member Since: 4/9/2007
Posts: 1
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Test...and excuse me.