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Subject: Why can't PBS be like the DVD site
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:27 AM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2008
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Hi all. I was just wondering if PBS could have a home page like swapadvd where you see what the latest postings are and what titles were already swapped.  Is it in the works?  I like seeing what's been posted right away.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 8:07 AM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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Anne, click the "home" link at the top left of the navigation bar right by the PBS logo

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 8:14 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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Well, the "Home" page doesn't show books posted today.

But if you go to the "search" menu at the top of the page, there is a "books listed today" item, and it gives you the option of showing all books listed today or only the ones that are still available ("posted only").

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 8:29 AM ET
Member Since: 10/29/2005
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It use to have that like the sister sites.  They changed the front page a few months ago.  I'm not sure why.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 4/2/2008 11:34 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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I believe the reason given was because books get posted too fast here and there are too many people logged in all the time. The servers can't handle the load of constantly retrieving the most recent postings. So now there's a delay and they get batched in every 15 minutes or so.

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 1:02 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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There's also that cool Under the Hood link at the bottom of every page.  It's not exactly what you're looking for it, but it's fun to watch.