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Subject: "suggest a book' function
Date Posted: 5/30/2016 12:26 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I just suggested a book to a couple dozen 'friends' here, but started wondering.......if any of them have dropped down to ala carte membership, they won't be able to see my PM, right?  But not a single one generated a 'not deliverable' message.....maybe PBS just lets us hang out there and I'll never know if they got the msg or not.  I do know 2 of my friends here have been quite inactive for over a year.

Date Posted: 5/30/2016 2:58 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Jeanne, that's a good question! I looked in the Help Center but could not find a definitive answer, but what I found leads me to believe that if a member is ala carte, they would not receive the PM. I use the feature a lot, but checking to see who I've been using the feature with, I see they are all standard members. I guess you would have to look and see if they have the gold or silver icon by their name to determine if they are at a level to receive a Suggest a Book PM. It doesn't show up on the Friends tab so I'd guess you would have to go to members' profile to find out. 

Date Posted: 5/30/2016 7:27 PM ET
Member Since: 1/25/2010
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From what I've read, it sounded like ALC members could receive PMs but no respond to them.

Date Posted: 5/31/2016 8:49 AM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2014
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I wish that would change so we can all pm everyone else and they can pm back.


On another note, I never noticed the suggest a book feature, I need to check that out!

Date Posted: 5/31/2016 9:07 PM ET
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In response, I got a bunch of nice PMs from friends here who I never hear from so it was a good way to reach out to them.

Date Posted: 6/3/2016 9:50 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
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Jeanne, I had to send a PM to team members (image & data editing), some of whom were/are a la carte.  They all rec'd the PMs, but a la carte members could not respond directly to me.