Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Trouble with BIR - Got it working!!

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Trouble with BIR - Got it working!!
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 1:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2006
Posts: 111
Back To Top


Thank you all for the suggestions and directions.  I got it working like I thought it should today.


Hi.  I've asked a tour guide and they didn't know.  I've sent a contact to the help center but I never heard back.  (I'm sure they get slammed.)  So now I'm going to try here.

I can't seem to easily add books I've read to my BIR list.  I would think it would be as easy as seaching for the book, rating it (because it has to be rated before it can be added to your BIR list), and then clicking 'Add to BIR'.  But this doesn't work.  Even though I've rated the book, it tells me I must rate the book before it can be added.  The only way I can seem to get it into my BIR list is to go into my BIR list and select 'add books', at which point I have to open a different browser window to find the isbn #'s for said books to be able to add them; a great big pain in the butt. 

Any suggestions?


Last Edited on: 9/5/08 12:18 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 1:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/29/2008
Posts: 182
Back To Top

I think it's a system issue.  It does the same thing to me.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 9/4/2008 1:16 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2007
Posts: 6,630
Back To Top

I sympathize.  I was having this problem too, starting with the update last month, but with the September update it has resolved itself.  I don't know why, but it is working properly for me now.

Maybe check if you have your browser version is current?

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 2:20 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2006
Posts: 111
Back To Top

ah, I haven't tried in a few weeks so I will try again soon.  I'm still without electricity at home and can only get little tastes of my PBS at work.  Sucks!!!


Thanks for your thoughts!!!!!

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 11:11 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
Posts: 6,421
Back To Top

Did you do the rating of your BIR list first? I don't think you can add anything if you didn't do the list first. Other than that, I don't have a clue.

Date Posted: 9/4/2008 11:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
Posts: 15,226
Back To Top

As Sherry says, you need to go back to your BIR and rate all the  books on there first (or delete the unrated ones) before you can use your BIR list. As I was cleaning up my BIR lists, I was getting the same error as you but the books were still getting added. I'd get the error message and then go look at my BIR and it was there so I just ignored it. After I finished getting all of the books on my BIR list rated or removed, I no longer got the message.