Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: Is there a way?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Is there a way?
Date Posted: 11/12/2010 10:36 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
Posts: 1,083
Back To Top

Ok, I've looked but I don't see a way to tag a "friend" with a reminder.  I have someone who is interested in the same author as I am who has recently ordered three books from me by that author.  I have several other books by this author on order and would like to offer them to her directly when I'm done with them.  But, to do that I have to remember who wants that author's books.  So, is there some clever way to tag or put a notation on a "friend" so I will know who to contact when I'm done with those particular books?


Date Posted: 11/12/2010 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
Posts: 15,212
Back To Top

Once you have her on your Friends list you can use the Tag function there. Here's the Help Center section on applying Friend Tags:

How to Use the Friends List


Using tags:

    • Making a Tag:
      • Click the Manage Tags link at the top of Friends page (or choose Manage Tags from the menu at the top right of the page--the default view is Tag Actions)
      • Type your tag text into the box for "Add a New Tag"
      • Click
    • Applying or removing a Tag
      • Check the box next to any Friends you want to apply a tag to or remove a tag from
      • Click Tag Actions (default view) in the menu at the top right of Friends page
      • Choose the tag you want to apply from the list under the heading Apply Tag in the dropdown menu, or
      • Choose the tag you want to remove from the list under the heading Remove Tag in the dropdown menu
      • There is no limit to the number of tags you can apply to a Friend.
    • Sorting tags
      • On your Friends, click in the box after View Tag Group at the top of the page

        • Choose the tag group you want to view from the menu that drops down
        • This will show you only those Friends who have that tag applied. The others will be hidden. To switch to another group, choose another one from the View Tag Group box again. To go back to your unsorted Friends, click "View all Friends" at the top of the page.
Date Posted: 11/12/2010 11:13 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
Posts: 1,083
Back To Top

Well, that's pretty cool.  I'm not sure how I missed it, though.

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 1:41 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2009
Posts: 4,412
Back To Top

Kate, you could also put a Private Note on the book(s) with your friend's name...

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 1:46 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

You could also make yourself your own buddy and then PM yourself. 

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 2:38 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
Posts: 14,177
Back To Top

What they said!  I frequently use Mary's method...friend yourself, then pm yourself.  You can even archive your message and keep it around a long time.

Date Posted: 11/12/2010 5:38 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
Posts: 5,009
Back To Top

I have had myself as a friend for a long time and write notes in there, really helps.  i also use the post it notes on my books as reminders to send to friends after.