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Subject: What are considered "Text Pages?"
Date Posted: 9/19/2008 11:09 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2008
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I recently ordered and received a book that was a freebie because the sender was concerned about writing in the book. Turns out the only writing is a few instances in which the numbers for questions in the Reader's Guide section are circled, Do those pages "count" as text pages. If someone more experienced tells me the pen marks really do make the book unpostable, I'll just donate it or strike a deal of my own once I'm done. If the book actually could be posted, I'll probably want to buddy a credit to the sender and then post the book myself. (I'll note that it took me a while to even see the writing.)

Could someone help me on this?


Edited to add my messaege. Hit ENTER too soon and sent a blank one the first go-round.

Last Edited on: 9/19/08 11:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 4:12 AM ET
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I would say they do count as text pages as they are an intregal part of the book that someone may want to use.  So technically it should probably NOT be posted.

BUT, because the writing is only circling around the numbers of the questions, I would post the book if it isn't a wishlisted** book, and PM the requestor before sending it for credit. 

(**I sort of hold wishlisted books to a higher standard)


Date Posted: 9/20/2008 6:49 AM ET
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I think, if you want to get technical, the sender was right to offer you this book as a freebie.  Text pages are any page that has writing.  So, even circles around numbers count if you are going to follow the strict letter of the law here. 

I remember we once had a debate here a few months back where someone had a book that had like two or three drops of coffee on one page and the general consensus was that a stain is a stain is a stain, meaning, don't post the book as it would violate the posting guidelines.  So to me, writing is writing is writing, meaning, don't post this one either.

Date Posted: 9/20/2008 7:48 AM ET
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That's fine. I probably won't post it because I am a real "rules" person. It's just that I almost felt guilty for getting the book as a freebie when it was in such good condition except for the little circles around the numbers.And if she was just being careful, I wanted to give her a credit after all if I could post it myself. I guess I'll just add it to a deal when I'm done reading it.

Thanks, all, for your input!

ETA: I may have been that coffee person. I was a real newbie. I ended up sending the book to my cousin because she wanted to read it and I still was learning about the whole "free with any order from my shelf" thing.


Last Edited on: 9/20/08 7:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 10:54 AM ET
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I hate to break up the nice uniform opinion here, but to me, "text" pages are only those that contain storyline and those Reader Survey questions are supplemental and NOT a part of the story/book, and thus not an integral part of the book.  So, to me, that makes the book postable.  (Although, I also would PM requester before I sent it out.)