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Lyn's ideas for Angeling

 what I would like to do is archive MY requests, or 'hold' my requests somewhere, because I need to keep a record like Cindy mentioned.

I've been thinking of an all-purpose "notes" field on each mooch so that you could indicate that a particular mooch is an angel mooch, and who it is going to.

 What I'd REALLY like, and then I wouldn't have to worry about an archive, is a way to signify on the angel-mooch request that it is an angel request and who it is I have requested it when I have mooch the book. For example, I have 10 angel requests in various stages of pending as I write this - and the only way I can keep track is to put the member's BM ID in the comment section of the mooch plus making sure, beforehand,I have the correct ID for the member - as it may be different from their user name. And all this while trying ot sang the book ASAP in case it goes - as we do. :)

Perhaps your mooch notes could have a feature where various indicative words serve as tags. For example, putting the word *ANGEL* in your notes could put an angel icon on the notes, making it stand out. Mooch notes would be editable by you at any time, not just at mooch time, so you could put any tracking information for the state of that mooch.

 If I could add a hyper-link to the mooch requester's BM id (any sort of link I can use once I receive the book that will take me to who requested me to angel it), maybe with a little 'angel' icon - like the smiley face - WHEN I mooch the book, and I don't know how difficult that is - but you asked for suggestions, *smiles sweetly at John* - that is what I'd like to help me with angel requests.

Yeah, I'm thinking along the same lines.

Also, I've been meaning to break the "pending" page up into separate pages for each state of your mooches (books you've sent, books you're waiting for, etc...) as that pending page gets darned long sometimes. A section for "Angel mooches" would be useful in that case, and would keep them separate from your regular mooching.

 So:
perhaps a tick box with each mooch:yes this is an angel request
then, if ticked a dialogue box (similar to the recommend pathway) in which to write the user's BM id or e3ven a link to their BM name
this is then placed into the mooch details, with or without icon.

I like this idea. Perhaps after you click the "this is an angel mooch" and do the mooch, the next page asks you a few questions, such as "who is this angel mooch for?".

Ideally, the system could send you an angel mooch request from the original requester, and pre-fill this stuff out, so you need only click the "do this angel mooch" link in an email and bang! it goes out.

-john

John Buckman
4 years ago

Comments



I like that separate Angel pending tab. At the moment, I keep emails pertaining to books I'm being an Angel for until the transaction is complete. Having the information with the mooch info would be great.
Nicholas
4 years ago
These are wonderful ideas. I love the idea of an Angel pending tab, and that it could be filled out after the mooch request has been sent. As Lyn mentioned, time is of the essence on highly wishlisted books and I am always reluctant to spend too long filling in notes for myself in the comment section. In addition, that section is primarily used to communicate with the book owner and it seems best to separate those comments from notes to self.
Cindy
4 years ago
It would also be helpful if the angel pending page could include a way for the requestor to keep track of requests to angels. I know I have a few requests to angels "out there" at the moment, and it is almost harder to keep track of those than on the ones where I am the angel. At least when I am the angel there is often an email request or a request on the LT angel thread to which I can refer. When I obtain an angel through emailing someone on the list there is no record for myself since BM emails are not copied to the sender.
Cindy
4 years ago
Thank you Lyn and John for the wonderful ideas. Even just having a "notes" field would be helpful in the short term. I appreciate the thought that has gone into making these FANTASTIC suggestions :)
michelle
4 years ago
I love the idea of having a separate pending tab for Angel Mooches. Even just a notes field would be super helpful. I currently keep a separate file with a listing of my Angel Mooches, but sometimes I don't get around to updating it, and then I have to go back through all the e-mails I have to find out who a particular book was for. Having the information appear on Bookmooch itself would be tremendously helpful, especially when you have multiple mooches for different people.

Thanks for all the hard work John, it is appreciated.

Donna
4 years ago
Oooh - just found this!
I love the idea of breaking up the pending pages into relevant sections and adding one for 'angel' mooches. Which means we will be able to 'mark' as such I am guessing here?

Perhaps after you click the "this is an angel mooch" and do the mooch, the next page asks you a few questions, such as "who is this angel mooch for?".
This would be fantastic and if it is editable - allow time to sort the necessary links after snagging the book; or fix any mistakes I frequently make when typing. :)

And mooch notes for all books (so I could add when I had sent an email to the member about it after receiving no reply, for example) would be most useful.

Thanks for listening John!
~ Lyn

Lman
4 years ago
Ideally, the system could send you an angel mooch request from the original requester, and pre-fill this stuff out, so you need only click the "do this angel mooch" link in an email and bang! it goes out.

I don't know how hard this would be - but this option would be perfect! :)
~ L.

Lman
4 years ago

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