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Subject: What is a "bookshelf header"???
Date Posted: 12/16/2010 7:04 PM ET
Member Since: 6/13/2009
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I got this message in an email this evening from PBS....but it looks different than any other message I have ever recieved from them.

#1 what is a bookshelf header??

#2 NO....I am only trading/getting books for my own reading...I swap most of them back right here for other readers. And that can be tracked in my transaction archieve.


Dear Tammie,

We have had to edit your Bookshelf Header to remove the advertisement of your 
bookselling.  Advertisement is not permitted on the site.

Are you using PBS to obtain books for re-sale?  Please let us know.

The PaperBackSwap Team 

Email ID: TjlxcjdhOVBEK29LYi85QkR3Y2Ywdz09



Date Posted: 12/16/2010 7:12 PM ET
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Is this my "bookshelf header"????  If so ....what about that would imply I am "re-selling" books???????


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Date Posted: 12/16/2010 7:25 PM ET
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Yes, that is your bookshelf header. They've removed the part that was advertising already, that is what is left after they edited it.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 7:28 PM ET
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but but...there wasn't any advertising that I know of.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 7:31 PM ET
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Reply to the e-mail and tell them you aren't selling books and ask what they removed that made them think that.

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 7:34 PM ET
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I did....and I am waiting for an answer.    I feel so insulted...I love it here!

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 8:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2009
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That's very odd. Did you have a longer bookshelf header, or has it always been what it is now?  

And...although your response was a resounding "NO," if you responded "Yes," to the question - it's evidently in the rules that you can't and they can close your account.

Hope you get it straighted out soon - that would be upsetting!


Date Posted: 12/17/2010 3:14 PM ET
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I noticed that on the message boards people refer to their use of PBS as "selling" their books-they "sell" the book for the credit receive. Did you by chance have something like "if you are buying a book from ...," or something like that?  Someone may have seen then and reported it thinking you were using PBS to sell books. When you probably really just meant for someone order a book from you and paying with their credit.