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Subject: Suggested Terminology Change re: "Accepted"
Date Posted: 11/30/2008 11:38 AM ET
Member Since: 8/29/2007
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When you order a book, you get an email entitled:

"Request Accepted: Book Name." 

"Accepted" in this case means "Accepted into system."

At that point, the status of the book is "Waiting for Member."

Once the member agrees to mail the book, the status is changed to


At this point, "Accepted" means "The member has accepted your request."

No big deal, but it's a little confusing.  Since I don't use PBS often, I have to check to remind my self what the terms mean.

Perhaps this would be better:

1. Request Received

2. Waiting for Member

3. Accepted by Member

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 12:06 PM ET
Member Since: 9/25/2007
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This is something I have been complaining to myself about for a long time....... I totally and completely agree with your interpretation.  The "accepted" email is very ambiguous.


Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 11/30/2008 12:45 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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That sounds like a great idea - "Request Received" is much clearer.

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 12:47 PM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2008
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I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who gets confused by this! Whenever I see a "request accepted" email, at first I think it means the sender accepted the request.

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 1:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2005
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Al, send in your suggestion via feedback (using the CONTACT US) link.  I agree with you!

Date Posted: 11/30/2008 3:17 PM ET
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Last Edited on: 1/31/09 11:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/30/2008 10:34 PM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2008
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That used to bug me too, but then I realized you can turn off the email for "request accepted."  Go to My Account-->Settings-->Email Settings, and select the ones you don't need email notification on.  It always got my hopes up only to dash them when I remembered what it really meant.  :)

Date Posted: 12/1/2008 7:43 AM ET
Member Since: 3/10/2006
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The language is very confusing.  It's also confusing on the DVD site as well.