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The last couple of days when I look at the Browse - Recent books I get a message that there are none. Any one know what is going on?

dlerdman
2 days ago
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(2 days ago)It's back! I just got this back from tech support: "We need to clear the cache of the recent book feed about once every 90 days as one aspect of server maintenance. Bookmooch Support" Glad it's back!
Melanie C.
Closed Accounts - why do they still have active wishlists?

I listed a book today and checked to see who had it wishlisted, in case one of the people was a friend or someine I had mooched from/sent to in the past.

One of the accounts was marked as closed. What is the point of keeping wishlists for closed accounts? I think it would be better for closed accounts to have their wishlists wiped

Gill

brownbear
8 days ago
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(7 days ago)The Inactive Cleanup project put several accounts onto vacation. Why Closed accounts are still around is a mystery; they don't make the site look any better.
jacquie
(8 days ago)I agree it doesn't make sense. However, when you click on that member's bio there is no wishlist showing so I'm wondering if it's a technical blip or oversight.
kathers
PBS charging membership fee

(Hope it is okay to discuss other swap sites)

I got an email from PaperbackSwap today that says they are going to start charging a membership fee. $20 for unlimited swaps and a lower $12 option and another option to pay by the swap ($0.49). For me, it will still be worth it, but I imagine some users will close their accounts there and that may mean we get a few new members here. Just an FYI that we may see some new U.S. accounts.

Sarah
29 days ago
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(8 days ago)pwalesky, to list audio books use the ISBN. If the ISBN isn't apparent on the packaging, then sometimes I've found an ISBN on Amazon or other sites that has helped. I also recommend you also put a note in the Audio Books forum - Audio Books - to publicise your new listings. Use the "review" section to add a comment such as "audio book on CD/cassette" to help make it more seachable. BM doesn't always add audio books to the "recent" feed, so adding extra information wherever you can will help you and anyone else looking for audio books. The "inventory plug" forum would be another place to shout about your new listings.
jacquie
(8 days ago)pwalesky, I would list them by isbn. I have a lot of audio cassettes in my Inventory and I just list them by isbn using the "add" function at the top of the page. If there is no isbn (some books on tape don't have one), then the recommendation from the wiki, iirc, is to find the closest match using the "browse" function and use the amazon search box looking for author and title. There is almost always a version that does not have an isbn that you can find that way. I also use condition notes to explain any differences. Here is a link to the BookMooch wiki, which is somewhat out-of-date but still has a lot of info. http://wiki.bookmooch.com/index.php/Main_Page And as jacquie mentioned, I would recommend having a huge wishlist!! Any other questions, just ask!
Melanie C.
(9 days ago)New member here coming from PBS. Looking for a new book swapping home... Hopefully this is it:)
Christina
(9 days ago)I'm a member from paperbackswap. I have some audiobooks on CD's that I listen to in my car. I want to swap/mooch/give-for points... or ? Now they are listed here at bookmooch.com under books but they are cd's. 1)How do I list them as audiobooks? 2)How do I order new/reused ones(do I need points,....?) These questions were probable answered when I joined but I still don't understand.
pwalesky
(12 days ago)Michael, the bigger your wishlist, the more chance you have of books on your list turning up here on BM!
jacquie
(12 days ago)Well, like it or not, if you want the site to gain new members (which we desperately need) then maybe it's time to look at the reasons why people chose the other site over this one. As for the last couple of messages, I would think a good compromise would be to require people to at least ANSWER a Mooch request within a few days. Right now, it's on the requester to cancel and mark the sender as vacation if they fail to answer, rather than require to sender to respond to an email in a reasonable amount of time. Baby steps.It's not too unreasonable to assume someone can check their email at least once a week. And if they go on vacation, label their account as such. That said, the day that one of the 244 and counting books in my wishlist are available to me (some have been there for over 6 years), I 'll post more books on my account. But that's going to require new members bringing different inventories with them.
Michael
(13 days ago)I think for many of us who have had issues, it's not the fact that people have lives, need some time to get to post office or struggle with finances. I think it's more the lack of communication. Of course those are all reasonable things most of us deal with. If the sender would just follow up with an email and let someone know it may take some time that would make it easier to understand than just being ignored. I've also noticed some people have waited weeks to months before canceling a request or even waiting months for a book that was approved.
Sara
(13 days ago)Donna, I fully agree about time limits. I used to be able to send mooches the next day, but lots of things have changed: finances and accessibility to a post office being the main ones. I buy my stamps in post offices when I can, but it's hard to explain to those moaning in the queue behind me that I'm buying a couple of months' worth of stamps in one shop! Post office opening hours are an issue for all of us. I weigh and stamp my packages, but it often takes me almost a week to be anywhere near a post office with a letter box into which I can put the packages. A couple of weeks ago a package wouldn't go further into the letterbox nor come out; I left it with my fingers crossed and was pleased when it arrived safely. Today I badgered a postman who was delivering mail to take my packages! Moochers need to understand that all of these things conspire against us, and that bona fide BM members will get their mooches out as quickly as is possible, barring further problems. It's annoying, though to be badgered about sending a book when there's nothing one can do to hurry the process. I'm certainly not doing a 40km round trip especially to post a mooch!
jacquie
(13 days ago)I was an active member of Readitswapit here in the UK but actually hated the time limit for sending a book. Five days as mentioned earlier in this thread as a suggested limit may not seem unreasonable to some but to me at times would be impossible. Not all areas are well served by Post Offices, nevermind ones that are open full time and I work full time. And before someone suggests printing postage online, I will not do it as I prefer my business to go to a much valued village or town P.O!!
donna
(15 days ago)there are quite a few of us willing to angel any book to anyone around the world
Miss Daisy
(15 days ago)For those of us who live outside the US and don't have access to any other sites, this might be a good thing if it brings in members prepared to send overseas.
jacquie
(16 days ago)I was one of the complainers on Goodreads about my experience here. I got rid of quite a few books and have had a hard time finding anything. When I did, I've had an even harder time getting a response. That part drives me nuts. Especially when u see that the person has logged in yet doesn't respond. And then you check their profile and see similar complaints. I paid my membership at PBS and will see how it goes.
Sara
(16 days ago)Roo, valid discussion points. I personally cut back my usage of BM after 1) I got a glut of points and no bites on my wish list, and 2) the lack of quality standards and shipping time requirements at BM. Those are two things which made PBS much better than BM, even though it had other limitations (tiny wish list, fees for everything useful, etc). I only wish the people here would be willing to bend on their opposition to such rules. Requiring someone to ship a book within 5 days of the mooch is not unreasonable, but some users here think it is a federal crime to think that.
Michael
(16 days ago)I wrote a comment on the goodread for pbs ex-pat.https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/156293-pbs-ex-pats Someone had started a discussion about bookmooch. Many were not very positive due to the many inactive accounts here or people promising books and then taking forever to send. I emphasized that I have found many nice books and people here. Though not much activity usually.
Roo
(18 days ago)Miss Daisy (and others), the best workaround for the postage here is to use PayPal's postage printer: https://www.paypal.com/shipnow Media Mail is an option for this service.
Michael
(24 days ago)I am also here from PBS and plan to do both for a while. I have some credits here (8) if anyone here from PBS would like to swap and I will accept PBS credits for Bookmooch. I seem to find more books over there I like, however not sure how long that will last. Message me if interested! Glad to be here! Sara
Sara
(24 days ago)I came over from PBS because of the new fees. I don't have a printer, so the printable postage was never a selling point for me, anyway. With all of the Amazon advertising they do there, I'm surprised that they need to charge fees. For the amount of swapping that I do, this site seems like it will be a good fit. I do hope that it gains more members.
AngelaL
(25 days ago)Hi guys, I am also on PBS. I do plan on staying. If anyone is willing, I will gladly trade my BookMooch points for PBS credits. My PBS username is lebookworm if anyone wants to PM me over there! :)
Sarah
(25 days ago)The other thing to "Like" about PBS is the fact that you could get media mail postage printed which is why we joined in the first place.
Miss Daisy
(25 days ago)I'm a new member here as a result of the introduction of fees on PBS. I used up my points and will close my membership there as soon as everything is received. The only thing I liked about PBS in comparision to other swap sites is the rule about book conditions (not that everyone held to it).
CNY Reader
(26 days ago)I think it is against the rules to include ads in PBS shipments and that would include bookmooch items.
Sarah
(27 days ago)I joined here a couple of weeks ago and am on pbs, and am using my credits and plan on leaving. Sad but am not paying a fee for new stuff I would not be using like e books. Just getting used to this site. Have sent books out but yet to order books. Will be soon though.
leola
(27 days ago)Actually, we believe they are preempting that kind of thing as we sent them feedback to the effect that if they were going to charge membership fees we would stop our membership. We even suggested other ways to raise the monies they apparently need. Their answer to that was to remove our membership from their roles in mid swap as we were supposed to send a book out and now can't get the address to send it to.
Miss Daisy
(27 days ago)I've had my account here on inactive for a while, but I'm coming back because I'm irritated with PBS fees. A lot of people are going to be dumping their points and requesting books before the date for fees, so I suggest anyone who still has an account over there maybe include a BookMooch bookmark or a piece of paper with the site info for any book they send out :D
Sinister Butterfly
(28 days ago)I believe it is not permitted to discuss other swapping sites on their forums.
Bast
(28 days ago)I've been reading in the PBS forums, and it looks like hundreds of folks are leaving PBS. This could be the boon BM has needed, but nobody over there is talking about it. I'm not sure it's allowed...
Robin
(29 days ago)I don't know if it is OK to discuss other sites but we too belong to PBS also and also received the email regarding membership charges. We have already sent them an email to say that we would not be members if they where going to charge fees so we also hope we, BM, get more members. We do very little with PBS as most of our books post and get mooched here but we do like the postage option with PBS which is why we were members there.
Miss Daisy
I want your old books!

Looking to get rid of your old books? I'd like to mooch them. They should be hardback with blue, green, or white/tan actual covers (not dustjackets).

Thanks,
Andrea

Andrea
14 days ago
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(13 days ago)Well, just not new, popular literature (not Twilight or 50 Shades or anything that new). I was thinking people would want to get rid of old classics that there are a ton of (For Whom the Bell Tolls, David Copperfield, Sherlock Holmes, etc). Reader's Digest may be okay. I'm using these as centerpieces in my wedding and also favors so hardcover (of the actual book, not dustjacket and don't even care if we get dustjackets) with green, blue, or white/tan covers.
Andrea
(13 days ago)Andrea, how are you defining "old"? And how do you feel about Reader's Digest books?
Britt
(14 days ago)Yes! a good positive outlook :)
gemstone
(14 days ago)Oh, well! I'm sure others will get lots of great books from you.
Andrea
(14 days ago)Bummer! I just donated 18 boxes (over 31 linear feet) of old books, 35% were hardbacks, hauled off last week for the local YMCA book sale. Sorry, seems to be a matter of mis-timing here. :(
gemstone
Zero books in inventory

I noticed that there are a number of accounts on here where people have been on recently but they have no books in their inventory. Do they only exchange by reserving for friends? It's not as though they have lots of points.--but then maybe that's how they control how many points they have.

Roo
16 days ago
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(13 days ago)I'm no longer listing lots as I have built up a large number of points that I don't see myself spending anytime soon. I also don't have space anymore to keep large numbers of unwanted books. I would rather a local charity earns some money tomorrow from them, then me yet another point. Lets not forget we earned the points by paying our hard earned cash to send books to others, in my case I frequently sent overseas.
donna
(14 days ago)I have cut back my inventory - because I, too, found it easier to win points than to spend them. Mine is not zero but I now only list a fresh book each time I spend 10 points (my high point was several hundred).
mfkirke
(16 days ago)This would qualify for me as well, since I have only 5 points, but it's 5 points that I haven't found a book for in nearly a year or two. I've mooched stuff just to use points, and to help trim inactive accounts, but these 5 points are growing dust. So, not listing any books online for a while.
Michael
Technical issues

Is anyone else having issues with Bookmooch? I can navigate fine on my tablet, but on my PC I can't see my inventory or pending page no matter what type of web browser I try. I emailed tech support but did not get an answer.

If anyone has experienced this and found a solution I'd appreciate hearing what it is.

Thanks.

Kerry
15 days ago
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(15 days ago)Kerry, I have had issues off and on today with accessing the site. I use downforeveryoneorjustme.com to see if... it's just me :) . But once I access the site it's all there....
Melanie C.
mooched books

I have mooched several books but not heard back to from any of them. How can I check on these mooched books and see if memebers have been on and accepting the mooch.

leola
22 days ago
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(20 days ago)she accepted my mooch so all is good. Thanks
leola
(20 days ago)When you ask first it just reserves it for you a week to give the other member time to say whether they will send it or not. While it is reserved for you, you can mooch it but no one else can. Then you have to mooch it as normal if they say they will send it to you. Did you actually click the mooch button or did you just think you couldn't mooch it because it was reserved for you?
kathers
(21 days ago)it was a member that I had to ask first. She replied and said ok. I went back on the book and got to her profile and tried to mooch again but said it was on hold for me. She had not been on for 11 days so I just have to wait for her to accept the mooch I am thinking. Thank you for the help with this. I am new here and learning my way around. Thanks again
leola
(22 days ago)I've looked at your profile and can only see two books you've requested, one of which you have since cancelled. If you click on the pending tab at the top of the page that will show any ongoing mooches and will have a link to the bio of the members concerned so that you can check when they last logged in. Have you put in any ask me first requests, because they don't show on the pending page although you should receive an email as to whether you can mooch the book or not. I hope that helps.
kathers
Is there a way to automate the wishlist acceptance

I get an email that a book on my wishlist is available. But when I click on the link, it says the book isn't available.

I am guessing someone else beat me to it? Is there a way to auto accept any book on my wishlist? Or does BM offer the book in order of when you added it to your wishlist?

Thanks!

dmdeitz
22 days ago
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(22 days ago)The wishlist notifications are randomly sent out one at a time, at intervals (I think it's 4 hours)to members who have that book on their wishlist and then it's just a case of the first member who requests it gets it, there is no way to automatically request wishlist books. You're better off checking your wishlist rather than waiting for emails.
kathers
Shipping international

I shipped a book to the United Kingdom from the United States. The customs form has a tracking number, but I think that it's only for within the US. Is it only trackable within the US and do you think I should give the member the number?

Schuylar
2 months, 1 days ago
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(1 month ago)Was it expensive? I send a bunch of magazines to the UK and the actual price astonished me. I can not believe it costs so much to ship books internationally.
Hercules40 (a.k.a. PapaG)
(2 months ago)I do know that if you sent it First Class Package International Rate, that to certain countries, it also includes "Delivery Confirmation" including within the other country, at least that's how it works when I've used the usps.com "Click 'N Ship" way of paying for postage and paid online. I'm pretty sure the UK is included on this list. Other ways of sending I'm not sure. If that's the way you did it (and it's not hard, they even take PayPal) I would give the moocher the number and they can track at usps.com.
Melanie C.
Lack of acceptable INTERESTING books listed on BOOKMOOCH

Dear Fellow Members - I realize BOOKMOOCH is both smaller, in membership, and newer, than that other big, but still less than perfect, book trading site, but I am amazed at the lack of book-diversity that is obviously hurting all of us who enjoy this website. While I try my best to help everyone looking for older (but not too old) books by going to almost every monthly public library sale where donated books are sold, I wait, breathlessly, it seems, for someone to list books in which I have an interest, even though I know tons of them have been sold and are out there waiting to be traded. Since joining BM about 3 months ago I have sent out about 25 books (almost all in very good condition) but only selected about 8 or so from the meager offerings I see listed - I can only say "Common people, list those odd ball books you never thought anyone might want, drop by your library see what they might be trying to get rid of, visit a local thrift store or two and pick up a low-priced book or two" - let's get John's dream moving !! Email me, please, with thoughts, offers, wants (I have more books than those I have listed) and, sadly, complaints about these thoughts. PDSSTEVE

Steve Prekker
5 months, 6 days ago
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(2 months, 12 days ago)The post office has removed the cheap book rate here in France. There will be a big price hike in postage in January 2015. I can no longer afford to send single books outside Europe. It costs almost as much to send a book within France as within Europe.
jacquie
(2 months, 12 days ago)I will list books that I own and want to give away when I can afford to post them, but I'm not going to go out and buy books to then pay to send them on. I'm sorry but I don't agree that the site will pick up, to use a British saying, it's on it's arse. I really do hope I'm proved wrong, and will continue to be a member but I'm starting to use my points where I can and don't particularly want to build them up again to a high level.
donna
(2 months, 12 days ago)I would like to see Bookmooch have a point system where more points would be given to the listing of a rarer book (in terms of there being none available or only one).
Gray
(3 months, 23 days ago)Appreciate both your response and your faith - I hope so - thanx
Steve Prekker
(3 months, 25 days ago)I have been on here for years, and though the offerings might seem meager now, I believe the site will pick back up. Why? Am I an optimist? I think, its recent troubles come from the fact that the Economy has suffered and is still suffering. For example, I have over a dozen good books I could be offering, but can't list, due to bad economics. So, don't despair. Things will pick-up!
Hercules40 (a.k.a. PapaG)
(3 months, 26 days ago)Just joined last week and was quite amused that my moochers have / need all the same books as me. I was a little disheartened when I saw that I was going to send out 2 dozen books and not a single book out there waiting for me. Except when I looked at NON-fiction part of the wishlists, which is where you really see that BookMooch is a bunch of strangers who share a love of books. Who knows, you might find a like-minded soul who'll be able to fulfill your wishlist and vice versa. I invite you to mooch my copy of String Figures and How to Make Them or Warfare in the Classical World. Both really good reading while it's rainy and you can't get out on the links!!
brody
(5 months, 4 days ago)Thanks for looking anyway - it's appreciated - and thanks for the sound advice - I am going to keep carrying on and see what turns up that might be of interest ! pdssteve
Steve Prekker
(5 months, 5 days ago)Steve, I looked through your wishlist to see whether I have anything lurking around that might help, but I'm afraid I have no books on golf! The best way to get the best out of BM is to have an enormous wishlist. Another way of identifying a book that you might not otherwise have thought about is to check the "recent" listing, updated most days; I've found many books I might not otherwise have thought of through this feed. Be patient is the only other advice.
jacquie
Inactives

I love BM but it seems so many times when I list a book, there are lots of people listed as having it on their wishlists. When I look at that list, the majority of people are "inactive". In my most recent addition the book was on 13 wishlists and only 1 of them had been on BM in less than 400+ days. Isn't there a filter that could be enabled to render people truly "inactive" after a year of no usage? Just wondering....

Lani
3 months, 23 days ago
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(2 months, 16 days ago)mfkirke - I don't think it's so much that the 'activists' ran out of energy, more like they did what they could at the expense of their time and hard earned points. I 'vacationed' many, many UK accounts but will not do so again until my efforts are reciprocated by the site admin. I personally think it's ridiculous to keep these long neglected accounts in the database and agree with Steve that it makes the site look unloved and not current.
donna
(2 months, 16 days ago)This was a policy put in place that many of us disagree with. I understand it would make sense to keep a wishlist active for a few months, but years? I don't get it. Anyway, as someone who works with databases, I can tell you it is possible to just vacation everyone who has been inactive over a year or some specific amount of time all at once without a need for any marking by users. To not do it is a choice the admin has made. As Cara said, vacationing doesn't help the wishlist side, just the inventory side. It would be very interesting to me to see what the longest amount of time it was where someone was inactive and then came back and mooched a book the day they came back. That would be a good indication that an email brought them back and that timeframe could be used as a maximum.
Sarah
(2 months, 17 days ago)Nice thoughts...
Lani
(2 months, 17 days ago)That seems like a great idea! I have the same experience frequently! I love Bookmooch but there might be ways to make it even better! Thanks for writing!
Lani
(2 months, 19 days ago)We revisit it every few months, but vacationing people does nothing about the inactive wish list problem.
Cara
(2 months, 19 days ago)There was a campaign to remove such people - it worked well but I think the activists ran out of energy!
mfkirke
Save for later

Where did the button go for the save for later list??? It isnt on the wishlist anymore and I cant find it anywhere unless I add a book to it and then undo it......

laura
4 years ago
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(2 months, 23 days ago)Save for later is not for books you are giving away, It is for books you have on your wishlist that you don't want to order yet. If you want to take anything out of your inventory, you have to remove it.
Sarah
(2 months, 23 days ago)ok I am new.. I would lik eto move some of my inventory to save for later. How do I do that? I can only see a remove button
Robin
(2 years ago)Hello! Thanks you two for trying to help. Appreciated! :) I managed to solve the problem by changing my settings, so that the text is smaller, there are no details/images & less items are viewed per page. Not my ideal settings, but at least it works now. yay! You're right, my SFL list is very long, so maybe that combined with the site being slow was the problem. I'd never had a problem before. Everything else works fine. Thanks again, Cara & Gill! :)
cassandra
(2 years ago)@Cassandra I haven't noticed my SFL being hard to load, although I have noticed Bookmooch running a bit slow. If your SFL list is very long it will take a long time to load and if the site is running slow, or if you connection isn't great you will get a message that the site is taking too long to respond or something like that. Can you access other pages fine?
Cara
(2 years ago)Is anyone else having problems viewing there Save-For-Later list? I use my SFL list everytime I log into BM (& much more often than I use my wishlist), so it's getting quite frustrating that I've not been able to access it for a couple of weeks. I click on the SFL tab, then after a few minutes the Bookmooch site closes on me. Does anyone know what the problen might be? Any help appreciated! Thank You! xxx
cassandra
(2 years ago)Thanks, this was driving me nuts.
Shanna
(2 years ago)actually, the Save For Later button moves around. It depends upon what page you are on. Sometimes, it's in the text of the book you're looking at. Sometimes, it's right underneath the WishList button. And, if you're looking at a book that is already on your save for later page, it might not show up at all. Hope this helps.
Robin
(2 years ago)it's on the drop-down menu at the top of the wishlist -- keep scrolling all the way....
Melanie C.
(2 years ago)Note that the wiki still says the button is there!
M. M. Brown
(2 years ago)Then how do I get to my list? I've been looking for two days and found this post through googling.
M. M. Brown
(4 years ago)Thanks!
laura
Help needed

I put this message on another forum but have had only one response so I've copied it to this forum. Any help or suggestions appreciated.

KS3 suitable books needed
Hi all, not looking for a specific book but want to use some of my points to collect together books suitable for my Year 7 class to read (Y7 is 11-12 years old with reading ability varying a lot). I've been given a box of books to use for quiet reading as and when the opportunity arises but they seem to be library rejects and some are quite old. I'm in need of any suitable books, or suggestions of authors to look for - not having kids of my own I'm out of touch with childrens and young adult authors. Hoping there will be some members out there who can help.

donna
3 months, 10 days ago
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(3 months, 10 days ago)Hi, you might try "Goosebumps" series by R.L. Stine or "Junie B. Jones" series by Barbara Park.
Dragana
(3 months, 10 days ago)I saw a question like this on another site and they came up with these books: Island of the Blue Dolphin, Watership Down, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Redwall series by Brian Jacques, The Hobbit, Lost Horizon, Little Women, authors like Agatha Christie, Andre Norton (science fiction), Ellen Raskin.
Melanie C.
Browse BookMooch by Topic

Clicked on Short Stories and found lots of books that just _aren't_ collections of Short Stories. Is there a way to clean up the inaccurate listings? Library Catalogue number 808.n is a sure-fire part of the stacks, but these digital stacks are full of mis-shelved books. Help me. BookMooch, you're my only hope!

brody
3 months, 26 days ago
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(3 months, 22 days ago)Another issue is language. I am looking for books written in English. Most of the books shown as recently added are in Italian. Can anyone tell me how to change this?
Cynthia
(3 months, 24 days ago)There have been a couple of other discussions on this subject: browsing books by topic I hope this helps
Ruth
Missing zip code

What kind of book swap site is this? The last "label" I printed didn't even have the addressee's zip code. Mail can't be sent without a zip code. If someone won't provide a zip code, they shouldn't be allowed to join.

Martin Pierce
3 months, 27 days ago
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A Rant about an abuser

One of the books on my wishlist became available early July, so I requested it. And hear nothing, even though the owner of the book occasionally came to the site. So I sent two reminders in the past few months-- nothing, zippo, nada. Finally, yesterday, in frustration I cancelled the request (since while you have a request pending, if another copy of the book becomes available, you won't hear about it). Today-- voila, the book appears on my wishlist. I check it out-- and it is from the same owner I cancelled from yesterday. Except now I take a good look at things and I see that three people are listed as having given the book-- all the same owner who I cancelled from. And three people are listed as receiving it (including me) and one of those other people is still on the list of people wanting this book. In other words, this #$%^&* never sends the book. Two other people besides me have requested it, and the *&^%$$ has never sent it or bothered to remove it from his list. How do I report this kind of crap?!? This guy has such a large number of positives that my negative won't ever show on his rankings. What is wrong with this person!?!? What kind of moron does this?!? Arghhhhhh!

Warned you that this was a rant.

Gretchen Ann
4 months, 7 days ago
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(4 months, 6 days ago)You can also click on the link below the profile immage of the user in question, where it sais "REPORT ABUSE".
Dragana
(4 months, 7 days ago)One thing you can do is to mooch it and then put it on your wishlist again. That will let you get it from someone else, if they post it, and you won't miss out. As for feedback, they have pretty spotty feedback recently. The last three transactions are for this same book. Before that, they have many cancellations due to not being able to find the books. If anyone reads it instead of looking at the score, they'll see the problem.
Sarah
Anyone in Osaka who may want some romance/cozy crime books?

I'll be in Osaka for the next 2 weeks and am not planning to bring home the books I'm planning to read while I'm there

If anyone wants them and can collect from Intercontinental hotel, please let me know. I'd rather donate to a Bookmoocher than abandon them at the hotel

Haven't packed them yet, so it will be pot luck as to what I take

Gill

brownbear
4 months, 9 days ago
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ISBN not correct binding

So, I've been trying to add a book to my inventory, by it's ISBN, and it keeps coming up as the Kindle Edition (which obviously can't be mooched, as it's digital). But my book is not a Kindle binding, it's a real book with actual pages! Does anyone know how I could solve this problem so I can list the book properly? Thanks :)

Hayley
4 months, 13 days ago
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(4 months, 11 days ago)Will it still let you post the book? I would post it and add a condition note that it is a different binding. If anyone has it on their wishlist, they will be notified.
Sarah
I recieved a book I didn't request

The person who sent it is not in my history and I have not requested anything from her. How do I find out how to contact her?

Kim W.
4 months, 21 days ago
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(4 months, 19 days ago)You might look in your pending and compare that with the list of people on the book details page who has sent this book. It could be that they accidently sent a book meant for you to someone else and vice versa.
Cara
(4 months, 20 days ago)Is there a ZIP code on the sender's address? If yes, you can search users through their ZIP code. That will noticeably shrink the search. Try looking for similarities in the nick name and the sender's name.
Dragana
related editions?

is anyone else not seeing related editions in their wishlist? (or did that feature get removed?)

Britt
5 months, 18 days ago
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(5 months, 14 days ago)You probably changed it accidentally. Once you've selected it again it should stay like that. If you look at another member's wishlist and change the settings so that related editions don't show then when you go back to your own wishlist it won't show related editions, so it's possible you did that. On the other hand it could have been a small blip with the site.
kathers
(5 months, 14 days ago)thank you! it used to show them as a default- i wonder why/when that changed.
Britt
(5 months, 15 days ago)When you are looking at your wishlist there is a drop down box which will be showing the number of books on your wishlist. If you open that up you will see "show related editions", click on that and related editions should show. I hope that helps.
kathers
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