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Topic: I want a wish listed book. Is it against the rules to ask?

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Subject: I want a wish listed book. Is it against the rules to ask?
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 5:32 PM ET
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Rule #: (6) No trying to jump the Wish List "line" by offering or asking for postable Wish Listed books.  Postable Wish Listed books should be posted and swapped "officially".  This of course does not apply to posts advertising an alternate ISBN  (or non-ISBN version) of a Wish Listed title; it is fine to advertise that you have those posted to your bookshelf.

 

 

Elona

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Last Edited on: 7/17/09 10:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 7:24 PM ET
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It's really just bad form. You seem to know this, having seen the rules and listed them here. Just be patient and it WILL come. Keep checking the BB, you may find someone posts an unpostable copy or an ARC, which has helped me snag WL books ahead of time (that is, if you're willing to take those, and remember, they cannot be reposted.) Just hold tight and wait for the thrill of seeing that WISH GRANTED in your mailbox. :-)

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:33 PM ET
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I find the silence interesting.

 

Elona

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:38 PM ET
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I would guess that everyone agreed with Heather and didn't feel the need to comment further.

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 10:42 PM ET
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Hmm. I guess,  I'm redundant. Well that's good in a way. Let it die.

Gloria M. (glo) - ,
Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:05 PM ET
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We all want wish listed books which is why they are on our wish list. LOL

Date Posted: 7/17/2009 11:18 PM ET
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If you aren't picky as to format/edition, just click on the authors and you may find some other copies in the system.

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 9:05 AM ET
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Sometimes, I'll just post a reminder that this is a book that several people are on a wishlist for.  If I'm not first in line, I won't benefit immediately, but I can at least move up the list a little while other folks' wishes are fulfilled.  And you can always request an unpostable copy.

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 12:56 PM ET
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I am guessing Elona is being "subtle" in telling everyone to quit asking for wish listed books cuz it's against the rulz?

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 1:03 PM ET
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Wow,

 

You win the $50,000.00 prize, Laura. Your the first!  Congratulations.  I think my humor is a bit too dry. I'll have to tweek it in the future. But the responses have been truely interesting. And informative!

 

Elona



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Date Posted: 7/18/2009 1:08 PM ET
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I won! I won! I won! 

I won first place for all my wish listed books, right?  Bwah, hahahaha.

"I  think my humor is a bit too dry."

No, not at all. It's moist and delicious---like devil's food cake.

 

 

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 1:11 PM ET
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I don't get it....must be slow or missing something.    And what is truly interesting about the responses?  

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 1:40 PM ET
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Count me in for not getting it either. To me, it reads as someone who KNEW the rules, admitted she knew the rules, said "I don't care about the rules, I want XYZ and I'm going to try to get it" and when she was gently pointed in the right direction, tries to cover it up so she stays in good PBS graces. When I first read it, I rushed to help her so she didn't get flamed to PIECES. I think the others here did too. I really don't think this was an attempt to be funny.

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 3:07 PM ET
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Hi,

"Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.

 

Repectfully,

 

Elona

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 3:15 PM ET
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"I don't get it"

"Count me in for not getting it either...I really don't think this was an attempt to be funny"

 

I read the post as 100% pure, unadulterated sarcasm.

 <shrug>

 

 

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 3:22 PM ET
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Elona- thanks for reposting the rules. Maybe also include the one about not trying to jump ahead on the WL line. Oh right! You already did the first time! It is always good to have a refresher. I find that by following the rules, PBS works best for everyone. And it's GREAT to follow the rules! Very good example to be setting. ;-)

Best,

Heather

Date Posted: 7/18/2009 3:31 PM ET
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That's the spirit, Heather, you've got the hang of snarkasm now ; )

Now aim it at the people who actually ignore the rules. For example those who continue to POST IN ALL CAPTIAL LETTERS.