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Subject: Scratching my head on this one....
Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2005
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A member who just today requested two of my books has a profile that is listed as " We are sorry but this member has chosen to not share their profile". What could be the reason for this? Has anyone come across this type of thing before?

Should I be concerned about this?

(I found this out because I generally post books from a specific genre and I have a huge library at home that I tend to weed out on a monthly basis depending on my reading habits. I like to see if I have any other books from their wishlist that I can post for them to save myself shipping charges and just to be nice.)

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:21 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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actually I have seen quite a few folks that don't have profiles....it isn't required...I don't understand it but, some people are that way.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:25 PM ET
Member Since: 1/10/2008
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I pretty much pull up everyone's profile.  I'm just curious.  But if they don't have one, or it's not public, I don't worry about it too much.  Not everyone wants to be "out there." 

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:27 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Maybe they're a newer member and haven't gotten around to it.  I know I didn't update mine for a while after I joined.  I just forgot to do it!

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/2/2005
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Hmmm, I can understand what you are all saying. Considering that I mostly post pagan oriented books, I can see why someone would want to keep their profile private.

I doubt it's a newer member, I know that of the books they requested (or rather I mis-spoke, I should say that they were WL tites) have a rather long wait for them.

Meh, I'm sure I have nothing to worry about. :)

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 5:44 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I've done a lot of transactions with people who have no public profile.  Some people just don't want to be bothered to set up one. 

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 7:28 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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To have a profile or not is simply a matter of choice.   It wouldn't bother me to order from someone without a profile.   Actually,   I'd never know about it as it wouldn't occur to me to check for profiles when ordering books. 

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 7:46 PM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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There is also the possiblity they are simply quite private people.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
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Or it could be like me . When they increased the security you have to go in and change the setting to let the profile show. It was not showing by default.

Date Posted: 3/17/2008 9:12 PM ET
Member Since: 4/6/2007
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