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Subject: Sharing Your Wishlist
Date Posted: 5/31/2008 5:46 PM ET
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Why wouldn't a person want to share their wishlist??  Just curious.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 5:48 PM ET
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Family members or co-workers on PBS might see their naughty wishes ;)

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 6:31 PM ET
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Privacy.  Just like libraries don't give out lists of books patrons have checked out unless they are given a subpoenia.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 6:43 PM ET
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Some folks like to keep their WL private because PBS will ultimately move to a ranked system (like the sister sites) and they want to maintain their place as much as possible.



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Date Posted: 5/31/2008 6:47 PM ET
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I agree with Melanie, I think some dont want others knowing about certain books. I myself just wish that eventually I get one of my WL books lol. Have a great weekend,Crystal

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:10 PM ET
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Crystal, I looked, but I can't help you, lol.  I've been posting some WL books lately, but don't have any of those. ;-)

Shannon, do you really know people who keep it private for that reason?  It took me a minute to even figure out what difference it makes....  Of course, everyone should do what they feel comfortable with, but to me that seems like sort of a sad reason to hide your wl. 

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:18 PM ET
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since the system changes some folks aren't aware that you have to go in to your settings and set it so it is visible.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 9:54 PM ET
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Shannon, do you really know people who keep it private for that reason?  It took me a minute to even figure out what difference it makes....  Of course, everyone should do what they feel comfortable with, but to me that seems like sort of a sad reason to hide your wl. 

Yes, I do know of folks who keep it private for that reason.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 10:42 PM ET
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I've considered keeping it private for that reason.  I work in a school. I have nude photography books on my WL.  Parents can throw fits about all sorts of things, and the school districts around here are a bit gun shy.  I decided it was a low risk and a higher chance of my getting my WL books if I leave it available.

Date Posted: 5/31/2008 10:56 PM ET
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Not publishing your wishlist because you don't want other people to know about the cool books you have on it is sort of a double-edged sword.  If others don't know about this cool book, we won't someday end up ahead of you on a hypothetical future wishlist, but we also aren't as likely to buy it when we see it out somewhere at a thrift store or UBS and post it when we're done, because we don't know that it's a cool book that others are interested in reading.  I check out other people's wishlists sometimes, particularly if they make (IMO) intelligent and interesting comments on the forum, because I think we share interests and I want to see what cool and interesting things they want to read.  Occasionally I'll add myself to the wishlist after them, but I'm also more likely to buy the book if I see it in a UBS or thrift store, and post it when I've read it. 

So, if you keep your list private for that reason your fellow PBS'ers are less likely to inadvertently poach from you when and if the wishlist changes go through, but in the meantime, we don't know you're looking for it, and so its less likely to be posted at all ... .

As for the folks who have other privacy concerns, I understand and sympathize.  I wish we could make individual books on the list private, rather than have it be an all or nothing affair.

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 6:16 PM ET
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I talked to one person here who was so glad she could now hide her wishlist.  She's invited her mother-in-law to join, but doesn't want her to see that she has a bunch of erotic on her wl! lol!

Date Posted: 6/1/2008 9:53 PM ET
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LOL, Patty. That's too funny, althouigh understandable. ;-)  I do like what Ann suggested about being able to hide books individually instead of your whole list. 

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 10:51 AM ET
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