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Subject: Topic closed - thanks for all of your help!
Date Posted: 4/13/2006 3:38 PM ET
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Edited on 10/24/2011

We have decided to close this topic for the following reasons:

  1. We made a change to the database filter, so inappropriate items should not be included in future
  2. We are getting reports of items submitted directly to feedback, as well as here, and it has been difficult (and inefficient) trying to monitor both places. 

So, if you find unpostable items that are listed as "available" (= that have the "Order this Book" button on the listing) please let us know the ISBN by sending a message in (including the ISBN in the message) to feedback. If it's possible to include several (up to 10) ISBNs in one message that would be great!  We batch these and that would really help.

Thanks again to everyone who has been so helpful with this!

Previously this post read:

We receive reports of DVDs, VHS tapes, music CDs, computer CDs, and misc. other items being posted for swap on PaperBackSwap.

If you come across something posted that seems to be outside our posting guidelines, please post the ISBN and your comments in this thread.

As we have time, we will check on those items and remove them if they shouldn't be in our database.

Some items may be "readded" to the database by routine, automatic updates.  If they are valid ISBNs, and the database compiler (which is not just for a book database) approves them, they may keep returning.   That is why if an inappropriate item is listed by ISBN it may return after it is removed.  So:

  • If the inappropriate item listed with an ISBN is posted (currently available), please note it here,
  • If the inappropriate item is listed as a non-ISBN item, please note it here (whether it is posted or unposted at the time).

non-ISBN item removals are permanent.

If you would also please edit any posts you make or have made (you can remove the items or use the strikethrough icon which is fourth from the left above your Reply box) to show that the items have been removed, this will make this process much more efficient.  We will try to update this initial post to reflect where we are in the removal process.

We want to thank our members who help with this, and those of you who have suggested ways in which we can make this process better by clarifying this post.

Thanks for all your help!

Date Posted: 12/2/2006 7:13 PM ET
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*PBS update: inappropriate items removed*



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9780671611323   0671611321    The Hamper Trivet catalog: Offering a complete line of unique, innovative, electronic, digital American products
Date Posted: 12/9/2006 3:19 PM ET
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Several coloring books:

Aesop's Fables Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780486210407
ISBN-10: 0486210405

Create Your Own Pictures Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780486246147
ISBN-10: 0486246140

The Dinosaur Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780486240220
ISBN-10: 0486240223

Fun With Crossword Puzzles Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780486249780
ISBN-10: 0486249786

I Learn About Jesus Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780819836861
ISBN-10: 0819836869

Let's Learn Italian Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780844280608
ISBN-10: 0844280607

Silly Jokes Color Book

ISBN-13: 9780844280608
ISBN-10: 0844280607

Date Posted: 12/12/2006 3:04 AM ET
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Bear Tree-No-Sew Fabric Applique
ISBN: 41367
Just iron with fusible web & finish with slick paint. Brand new and gorgeous

Down the Chimney-No Sew Fabric Applique ISBN: 41368

Leaflets
Ann's Cottage Cross Stitch Pattern ISBN: 41240

Antique Santas with Animals-Cross Stitch Leaflet ISBN: 42773

Appalachian Folks 1-Hanging the Quilts-Cross Stitch Leaflet ISBN: 42776

Australia, The Continents Series-Cross Stitch Pattern ISBN: 41362

Bookmark Collection-Cross Stitch Leaflet ISBN: 42777

The Common Loon: Mother with Chicks-Counted Cross Stitch Leaflet  ISBN: 42651

Coventry Angel-Counted Cross Stitch Leaflet  ISBN: 42650

Freedom Sampler-Counted Cross Stitch pattern ISBN: 42645

Half Dome, Yosesmite National Park, Counted Cross Stitch leaflet ISBN: 42649

Milly Smith's Country Folk Art-Cross Stitch Leaflet ISBN: 42774

Old Faithful, Yellowstone NP, Counted Cross Stitch pattern 

ISBN: 42648

One World, Our World-Cross Stitch Pattern ISBN: 41244

Red Fox In Winter-Counted Cross Stitch leaflet  ISBN: 42647

California Wine Label Album/Ringbound ISBN-13: 9780894800382
ISBN-10: 0894800388

Date Posted: 12/12/2006 1:38 PM ET
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Big Apple Circus Coloring Book

Author: Steven James Petruccio
ISBN-13: 9780486298221
ISBN-10: 0486298221
Publication Date: 1997-10
Book Type: Paperback
Reading Level: Ages 9-12

Color & Play Fairy Tales Coloring Book

Author: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN-13: 9780439693738
ISBN-10: 043969373X
Publication Date: 2004
Book Type: Paperback
Book Description:

Cowgirls (A Coloring Book)

Author: Nancy Conkle (illustrator)
ISBN-13: 9780883881187
ISBN-10: 0883881187
Publication Date: 1996-01
Book Type: Paperback
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Book Description:

Easter Bunny (Coloring Book)

Author: Golden Books
ISBN-13: 9780307085955
ISBN-10: 0307085953
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
Pages: 56
Book Type: Paperback
Reading Level: Ages 4-8

Fun at our house coloring book

Author: Teddy Slater
ISBN-13: 9780866112604
ISBN-10: 086611260X
Pages: 25
Book Type: Paperback
Book Description:

Date Posted: 12/12/2006 5:32 PM ET
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Amy Brown 2005 Calendar

ISBN-13: 9780972545167
ISBN-10: 0972545166
Publication Date: 2005
Book Type: Calendar

(Side note, it is unposted but should it even be available to be searched at all?)

Date Posted: 12/12/2006 11:23 PM ET
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France the Beautiful: Cookbook 1992 Engagement Calendar
Author:
Gilles Pudlowski, E. Scotto, Scotto Sisters
Book Type: Hardcover
Rating:
Subject: Cooking, Food & Wine
Publish Date: 1991-08

Little Boys Bible Activity 2001 Calendar
Book Type:
Calendar
Rating:
Publish Date: 2000-09

Mom's Birthday Calendar 2007
Book Type:
Calendar
Rating:
Subject: Parenting & Families, Calendars,
Publish Date: 2006-06-01

Anasazi Coloring Book : The Story of the Ancient Ones
Author:
Sandra Stemmler, Sandra Stemmler
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books,
Publish Date: 1997-06

Big Apple Circus Coloring Book
Author:
Steven James Petruccio
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1997-10

Color & Play Fairy Tales Coloring Book
Author:
Scholastic Inc.
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 2004

Easter Bunny (Coloring Book)
Author:
Golden Books
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1995-01-01

Fun at our house coloring book
Author:
Teddy Slater
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books

Cowgirls (A Coloring Book)
Author:
Nancy Conkle (illustrator)
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction,
Publish Date: 1996-01

Fun at our house coloring book
Author:
Teddy Slater
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books

Heidi/Classic Library (Coloring Book)
Author:
Johanna Spyri, Helen B. Dole
Book Type:
Rating:
Publish Date: 1986

How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Coloring Book: Special 40th Anniversary Edition (Super Coloring Book)
Author:
Dr. Seuss
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1997-08-12

I Love Easter Super Chunky Coloring Book
Author:
Creative Child Press
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books

Punky Brewster Color/Activity (Coloring Book)
Author:
Publishing Company Western, Golden Books
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1986-02-01

The magic school bus adventures in the food chain: Coloring and activity book
Author:
Patricia Relf
Book Type: Unknown Binding
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1995

Robots Coloring & Activity Book
Author:
Kappa Books
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books

Sagwa Coloring Book (Sagwa)
Author:
Sonia Sander
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 2003-02-01

Sagwa Coloring Book (Sagwa)
Author:
Cynthia Benjamin
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 2003-02-01

Santa's Tons of Fun Coloring Book
Book Type:
Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1993

Seashore Life Coloring Book
Author:
A. D'Attilio
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1974-09-01

Spider Man Coloring And Activity Book
Author:
Williams
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Publish Date: 2002

Super Jumbo We're All Winners Coloring & Activity Book
Book Type:
Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 2004

Velveteen Rabbit (Coloring Book)
Author:
Golden Books
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 2000-12-15

A Visit to the Country Coloring Book
Book Type:
Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1996

Whales: An Educational Coloring Book
Book Type:
Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1982

Wind in the Willows Coloring Book
Author:
Kenneth Grahame
Book Type: Paperback
Rating:
Subject: Children's Books
Publish Date: 1978-06-01

Date Posted: 12/13/2006 1:31 PM ET
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There are several issues of Elfquest comic books listed in the comics and graphic novel section:

 

Elfquest No. 9
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 7
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 5
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 4
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 16
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 28
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 22
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 14
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 25
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 19
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 30
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 23
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 15
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 26
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 21
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 13
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 24
Author: Wendy& Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 12
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 11
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest No. 10
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest No. 1
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest: New Blood No. 5
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest: New Blood No. 4
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
ElfQuest: New Blood - Summer Special
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest: New Blood No. 3
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
ElfQuest: Kings of the Broken Wheel No. 3
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest: Kings of the Broken Wheel No. 2
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest: WaveDancers No. 1
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest: WaveDancers No. 2
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest: WaveDancers No. 5
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest: WaveDancers No. 3
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
 
Elfquest: WaveDancers No. 6
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback
Elfquest: WaveDancers No. 4
Author: Wendy & Richard Pini
Rating:
Subject: Comics & Graphic Novels
Binding: Paperback

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Santa's Tons of Fun Coloring Book ISBN-13: 9780866114639 ISBN-10: 0866114637 Wind in the Willows Coloring Book Kenneth Grahame ISBN-13: 9780486232928 ISBN-10: 0486232921 Spider Man Coloring And Activity Book Williams ISBN-13: 9781576577851 ISBN-10: 1576577856 Hidden Picture Big To (Hidden Pictures Coloring Book) Kaye Quinn ISBN-13: 9780843127294 ISBN-10: 0843127295 Velveteen Rabbit (Coloring Book) Golden Books ISBN-13: 9780307282071 ISBN-10: 0307282074 Seashore Life Coloring Book A. D'Attilio ISBN-13: 9780486229300 ISBN-10: 0486229300
Date Posted: 12/18/2006 2:35 AM ET
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State Birds and Flowers Coloring Book

ISBN-13: 9780486264561
ISBN-10: 0486264564

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Date Posted: 12/19/2006 10:58 AM ET
Member Since: 10/4/2006
Posts: 317
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Not sure about this one:

Help Save Them! Endangered Species in Iron-on Transfer
Author: Doub DuBosque


Author: Doub DuBosque
ISBN-13: 9781562310356
ISBN-10: 1562310356
Publisher: Hot of the Press
Pages: 12
Book Type: Paperback

 

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Date Posted: 12/25/2006 10:28 AM ET
Member Since: 12/12/2005
Posts: 524
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These seem to be craft pamphlets:

#96 A Vest 4 All Seasons
Author: Kathi Campbell

luscious lemons
Author: simply delicious

Perfect Pomegranate
Author: Simply Delicious

Date Posted: 12/27/2006 5:04 PM ET
Member Since: 9/24/2005
Posts: 151
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Coloring books here: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/browse_advanced.php?ti=coloring+book&a=&i=&searcher=Search+Posted+Books



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Member Since: 3/13/2006
Posts: 1,039
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http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details.php?isbn=9781419826726

This seems to be a DVD 

Date Posted: 1/2/2007 12:41 PM ET
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Author: Bob Fenster
ISBN-13: 9780740759628
ISBN-10: 0740759620
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: 2006-07-01
Pages: 640
Edition: Page/Day
Book Type: Calendar


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I think part of why people feel they can post non-book items is due to the wording in the TOS:

Exchanged Material

By using this Site, you agree to participate in the free exchange of personal property, including but not limited to books, audio books, videotapes, DVDs, video games, CDs, and other items as may be deemed appropriate for inclusion by the Site.

If the TOS were reworded non-book items probably would not appear. Just my thought. 

 

Date Posted: 1/7/2007 5:48 PM ET
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Wow! I didn't catch that when I signed up. The way it's worded it's explictly saying that all those non-book items are okay. You can't blame people for doing something that the TOS says they can do.
L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 1/10/2007 3:07 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
Posts: 12,412
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The Help Center is explicit in stating that only books can be swapped at PaperbackSwap.com. 

The TOS is for the parent company, National Book Swap, which also owns SwapaCD.com - and they are obviously keeping "video games, DVDS and other items"  open for future endeavors.

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Date Posted: 1/10/2007 11:54 AM ET
Member Since: 12/13/2005
Posts: 682
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Craft booklets are a no-no, right?

Charted Alphabets And Borders Volume 2

Author: Leisure Arts

ISBN: 43538
Pages: 11
Book Type: Paperback

 

Date Posted: 1/10/2007 6:00 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2005
Posts: 90
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The Pampered Chef "Season's Best" Cookbooks are in fact only thin, little booklets.

One ISBN is: 42912 & another that is a booklet is: 25635



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http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details.php?isbn=9780486417714  paper cut out dolls

Last Edited on: 3/9/07 4:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/13/2007 11:03 AM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
Posts: 598
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Under Audio CDs is one listed as Jesus. But the under the review it says "This is a VHS tape...."
Date Posted: 1/15/2007 9:39 PM ET
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Under Audio Cd, is Comptons 3-D Atlas

It says:

COMPTON'S 3D WORLD ATLAS
NO AUDIO.
CD-ROM

Date Posted: 1/15/2007 9:42 PM ET
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This is a computer program.

Test Preparation for the Graduate Management Admission Test
Author:
Educational Testing Service
Book Type: Audio CD
Rating:
Subject: Reference

Page: