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It's been a nice break...

but it seems that the issue with the automated list is not going to get ironed out anytime soon and I am starting to see a number of members becoming inactive for over 200 days. So... anyone up for another pass?

Kerry
3 years ago

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Hi Kerry, Now that I have finished all my classes and have been at my new job for almost a month I feel I can poke my head out and start taking care of other stuff again. I'm going to start with cleaning up the BM angel list, then take a run through the Canadian members again. I don't know how many inactives I'll find this time. We are down to only 671 members in Canada now (we used to have over a thousand).
Cara
3 years ago
I'm up for it :) ! I can start going thru the "3-digit zip code" list again -- and I agree, I'm sure it's started adding up (days inactive), and people should be back from summer vacations....so I'm up for it! I even have some points :) !
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Last time I didn't bother posting the one book inventories, but maybe this time we should? (Except for the ones with one big old computer or calculus text). 200 days seems reasonable to me. What do others think?
Cara
3 years ago
I tend to agree, we might as well try to mooch from any member inactive over a certain amount of time, and 200 or 250 days seems reasonable to me. I would prefer to post all of them, even the ones with just one book and hopefully we can make the overall inventory on the site a lot cleaner.
Kerry
3 years ago
Requests sent to:
cande 795 Ask
Daniela 327 Ask
Kerry
3 years ago
Request sent to
hajrarara 244 ask
Mooched from
shiftdel 1705 world
Kerry
3 years ago
France

When I cleaned up French inactive accounts a few months ago, I was rather more ruthless than some other people on the project and mooched from every account of 50+ days, so unless I missed something, I don't think you'll find any accounts inactive for 200+ days in France! I wouldn't therefore see French accounts as a priority for the next clean-up session. I'll help again at some point, but have rather too many other things to attend to at present.
jacquie
3 years ago
Melanie, I mooched from landschaft_archt.
Kerry
3 years ago
thanks Kerry! Now I have to remember how to do the strikethrough thing :) .
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Lynne, have done all the UK towns from York through to Taunton. Had to ignore two accounts as one had all texts in Chinese the other German. Used 100 days as the guideline.
donna
3 years ago
Melanie, Mooched from all three. Cheers,
Kerry
3 years ago
ok Kerry, I'll delete the post, thanks!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Lynn, What happens when you click on the "3 years ago" in the inventory. It takes me to a book details page with very few details but since she is an "only" there is no mooch button. If that doesn't work, all you can do is click "abuse" and ask the tech support people to take a look at it.
Cara
3 years ago
Thanks to Robin for donating 10 points to the cause! I will get them back to you when this pass is done :) .

What do you guys think about me just posting 300 days inactive people while going thru the U.S.A. 3-digit-zip? There are a ton of people over 200 right now! I don't know if it's because over the summer people are busier (taking vacations, etc.) and so not so active or just a general slow-down of the site, but there are a lot more people than I thought there would be! Or-- we can just figure it'll take longer to get through, and we might possibly run into more people who aren't really inactive....What do you guys think?

Melanie C.
3 years ago
Hi Melanie,

Freed up some points, so was able to mooch from DMR and vbormann.

Kerry
3 years ago
Done from FL: phishjams42, sunset77. IL: Laura, Becky.
LauraTS
3 years ago
Thanks laura, I have updated!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Your devotion is noted, and admired! I still have more books from the project than I would like, but slowly they seem to be requested. I wish you much luck in a speedy request for Bridget Jones...
Kerry
3 years ago
Hi all. I have some extra points and more books than I could possibly read right now, so nothing to spend them on at the moment. I'd love to help out, but I'm pretty new and I'm not quite sure exactly what you need people to do. Please let me know how I can help out!
Rachel
3 years ago
@ CS from 10 days ago:I mooched from Brad, Johnson and JOSEPH

@ Melanie from 6 days ago: I mooched from LilBsMom, absnead and knguyen08 from your post of 8 days ago.

Kerry
3 years ago
Hi Rachel and welcome! There are a couple of ways to help, you can do some searching and posts books available to mooch, you can mooch books that are posted and/or you can help us organize our searches. Whatever interests you. Please note that if you mooch books, you will likely receive a few, so you will have more books, but it tends to be a small percentage of those we ask for. Here is the FAQ thread, you might also want to read through it to see if it answers some of your questions: FAQ

We'd love to have your help!

Kerry
3 years ago
@Kerry I updated also!

@Rachel Welcome! Any questions, just let us know!

Melanie C.
3 years ago
Had some points free up so finished off the people from my posts of 9 and 7 days ago, so will delete them.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Thanks so much for the Welcome. The FAQ was really helpful. Now, down to business!



I started going through the 3 zip from USA from the end of the list (since I wasn't sure which areas where already done). It looks like the zips I've looked at are Washington and a start into Oregon.



I focused on the people who were 300 days or more innactive. There were a lot more people over 200 days, but there were already more than I could mooch myself going down to 300. Let me know if you want me to post the over 200 accounts I found also.



I'm not sure how to do the strike through text, so I just put (mooched) next to the ones I tried to mooch from.



Washington:
Complete!



Oregon:
Complete!
Rachel
3 years ago
thanks a lot Rachel! Just a couple of hints also:

1) make sure you check someone's pending before you mooch, if they have a fairly recent (few months?) pending I was passing them by because I wasn't sure if they'd been in contact with the person and didn't want to possibly interfere and to "vacation" them if an active mooch was taking place. (Is this what other people did, btw?)

2) Also I always checked their feedback, because, it's rare, but a few people don't necessarily log in, but will check their pending page or just respond to mooches but still be active, and they will have successful mooches within the time period, they just haven't logged in. I've seen this happen.

3) We've also had a request from the person that is heavily involved with tracking BookMooch Journals to please not vacation anyone who has a BookMooch Journal in their inventory, he is trying hard to track these down, and to please let him know and he will contact them. To be honest I never found one, but he was worried, so we always look. I think his name is Gil Tennant, I would have to do a search of this forum to make sure. (Did anyone else find a Journal? Just curious :) )

4) When you go to "vacation" someone if they've not gotten back to you, you have to wait the full 7 days and the time posted is Pacific time, and you have to say the reason is "no response" to get the "vacation" to work. All they have to do to go off the vacation is to log back in (I'll bet this was in the FAQ, now that I think about it. Oh well :) )

5) I've been doing the 3-digit zip code list too, and I've done these states so far (down to 300 days, anyway): All the territories and Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, Hawaii, Florida. Just going randomly! When I finish a state I've been posting that.

Can't think of anything else right now. Oh wait-- one of our Italian members came up with this thing to say in the comments of our mooches and I borrowed it immediately! Others use their own versions, but there are really no rules, you can do whatever you want!

"Hi, I'm working at a project aimed to review BookMooch inactive accounts. If you're no longer interested in being a member of this website, you don't have to do anything. Otherwise, can you please get in touch with me? thanks in advance!"

Any other questions, just let us know! And thanks!

Melanie C.

Melanie C.
3 years ago
Thanks Melanie & CS. I figured out the the line break, but I didn't know the command for strikethrough.



I'll make sure to check 1-3 before I post any more names. Luckily, I none of the ones I mooched from have any of those special cases!



Thanks for the list of States you've finished. Glad I didn't duplicate your hard work. Are you considering a state finished when you post all the names, when someone has mooched something from each person over 300 from the state, or when all the accounts have either logged in and sent the book or been vacationed?



Filling in the comment field would probably be a good idea, huh. If you don't mind me getting my grubby paws dirty, I'll "borrow" this one too. It sounds pretty good to me!
Rachel
3 years ago
Lynne, I've been through the UK S and R listings. The two accounts with foreign language books were

neil_m
Dave23a

The second one does have a Dan Brown but I'm not prepared to do it this time round!

donna
3 years ago
Hi Rachel!

What I have been doing, when I say "I've finished such and such a state" I am saying that I have posted in this thread, or mooched from, all those over 300 days inactive in that state. I've been using brainyzip.com to see which zip codes go to which states, but there's no real requirement on how to do it :) . We could decide to go down to 200 days, too, I'm just doing 300 because it seems there were so many between 200 and 300 when I looked, I don't know if it's because people were less active over the summer?, but when I asked in a previous post if that was ok (that I only go to 300), no one said anything, so I stuck with that! I think some people haven't logged in in a while not because they are really inactive, but because no one has mooched from them in that time, and they don't "haunt" their wishlist, they just wait for an email....You can see from their feedback if they've been ignoring requests, or just haven't been mooched from in awhile. Sometimes you'll come across people who've forgotten they have an account, or they left the country even, it can get interesting :) ! But like I said before, checking the feedback is good to see if they are active recently (within 300 days), even tho they haven't logged in--I've even had people whose email bounced, but I still ended up getting the book!

Anyway, any more questions, let us know!

Melanie C.
3 years ago
I don't really have an opinion regarding the length of inactivity which is why I haven't commented on these questions. I am a bit concerned that we do not have as many moochers active this time, so maybe older is better? I'm just pleased we are making progress.
It seems to me that the difference is whether one thinks that those between 200-300 days inactive are more likely to reactivate when contacted. If so, then it would be a benefit to mooching from the 200-300 days inactives. If not, then we will get to them in the next pass, or they will come back on their own I guess. So, I think each searcher should go with their instinct.
Kerry
3 years ago
@Lynne, I've now started on the P's but will have to wait to finish them as I've now got very few available points. I'm finding the going much, much easier than last time!
donna
3 years ago
@Melanie, mooched from in IL: Lori Phillips, Leona, bwbrooklyn.

@Rachel, mooched from in WA: melanee, Tom G, Sarah, Ginny, Trish Coleman, bigmama, Stephen X Coyne. Also from that list, Linda no longer has any books available for mooching.

LauraTS
3 years ago
@ Laura Thanks! Post updated. And it looks like 1 of Linda's books is available, so I'll grab that one!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
I just found this forum and I'm sure I have lots more points than I really need. I'd like to help out in the UK so could someone let me know where I can help. I think I saw that someone had done A and B and someone else had done T to Z.

Yvonne

Yvonne D
3 years ago
Thanks for your reply, Lynn. I'll start with L in the UK and mooch from people who have been inactive for more than 100 days.

Yvonne

Yvonne D
3 years ago
Hi everybody! Just finished up mooching from my posts of 5 and 7 days ago, so deleted those. So that's 2 more states done (Hawaii and Florida)! Now low on points, so will be "resting" :) .
Actually, in the time since I had posted those names, 1 of them had a mooch, which is now pending, so I didn't have to mooch from them :) .
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Thanks Laura, I updated my previous post with the accounts you mooched from.



I ended up with a few more points this weekend, so I mooched a few more from the Washington list, but I'm all out again, so I'll be compiling a list for California until more points free up.
Rachel
3 years ago
Hi Rachel! I just thought of another tip when doing this project (actually it works with BookMooch in general but you might run into it more with all the requests) -- make sure to check your spam folder for possible responses to your mooch requests, it's not unusual to find things caught there -- emails, mooches received, mooches accepted, etc. Something to do with BookMooch sending the emails, but with a different return address (the individual's), so it looks suspicious....

I am low on points, too, but will be mooching more later in the week!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Kerry Thanks! That left only 1 person on that post so I mooched from him (her?) so have now deleted that post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Kerry thanks! I have updated. Wll start compiling a list of New York now.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Yvonne - I've already gone through the UK's S and R and am halfway through P. Thought I'd let you know to avoid wasting your time.
donna
3 years ago
@donna. Thanks for letting me know. I'm still on the UK's L at present.
Yvonne D
3 years ago
@ Melanie from 6 days ago: mooched from TeeJay121 and Neen.
@ Rachel 5 days ago, I tried mooching from bio:revolutionsheep and Alyssa, but the books shown in inventory say no copies available.
Mooched from CelieB and dodochop
Kerry
3 years ago
I've seen a couple other accounts that have books in their inventory that have no moochable copies. How should we handle those accounts?
Rachel
3 years ago
Yes, that's another thing that happens....Or someone's account will say they're "on vacation" but their books won't be "hidden", it will still have them having books in inventory. When I emailed admin about what to do about these accounts, they requested that rather than sending them in individually to tech support that we put them into groups and send them in a couple times a week....Maybe I can start a thread of "glitches in the system" and when people come across these accounts (or books within accounts) we can post them in this thread and periodically I (or someone) can send them into admin? What do you guys think?
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Kerry Thanks! I've updated post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Melanie, I think a new thread for glitch accounts would be great. If someone would commit to the periodic sending of a list to tech support, even better.
Kerry
3 years ago
ok, Kerry, will do! And I can send them in to admin periodically too!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Rachel. Mooched from Oregon: Euphony, Nan Artman, blaine hoy and Karen

@ Melanie from 3 days ago: mooched from Sheila, Marina, Lucy and ereene.

Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry, thanks, have updated!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Ok, had a bunch of points free up so finished off Illinois from my post of 7 days ago, so deleted that post and

@ Rachel finished mooching the rest of Washington and Oregon from your post of 7 days ago, and will report Alyssa(OR) and Kate(WA) to tech support as their books are not showing as available.

So that finishes off Illinois, Washington, and Oregon, I'm pretty sure!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Hi Valerie! Have just mooched from Tess and Paige, will have more points free up soon.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
UK Helpers

I've completed the UK P's, O's and N's.

Can't mooch from Detig as they have foreign language books.

Also I won't mooch from Neil Tracey as I tried last time around and even though he accepted (without a delay) he never sent the book so I cancelled after one month.

donna
3 years ago
@ Melanie mooched from your New York post: Wyzerd, KBridges (rejected, no longer has book), yanibeans (rejected w/out reason and closed acct), suzy and lottie948
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry thanks! Post is updated.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Donna and Lynn, I'm still working my way slowly through the UK towns beginning with L. Slow progress but I don't want to have lots of successful moochs turning up all at the same time.
Yvonne D
3 years ago
@ Valerie mooched from Ellen McL (email bounced) and Amy (mooch accepted).
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Valerie mooched from LM, Erik, Justine and 'rissa from your post of 2 days ago.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Oh Dear, I've been out of touch for a while. Sorry everyone. Thanks for helping to finish up Washington and Oregon. I will remove the names from that post after I post this.




Since We've finished Washington and Oregon, I guess it's time to start on California. This is quite a big one. Lots of Zip codes and lots of high days inactive. This is about half the zip codes. I've mooched as many as I can, but there are still a lot to go around.




California

bigbri (313 days)

Cali Foodie (1456 days)

Ganesh (320 days)

Jessica (553 days)

Kitty H. (470 days)

oss1ncrp (316 days)

Eliza (366 days)

Eric and Melinda (315 days)

Rosalia (364 days)

Andrew Hill (363 days)

Debbie (1519 days)

Rohan (419 days)

annettefri (384 days)

trevor (1359 days)

Kay (370 days)

Milenko (324 days)

Sarah Jane (457 days)

Amy Shrago (398 days)

Debbie (367 days)

accordiongeek (516 days)

Emmanuel Miranda (642 days)

galt (489 days)

Jennifer (378 days)

Kento Locatelli (961 days)

nadeem (475 days)

Patrick P. (498 days)

solman (650 days)

alison p. alison (330 days)

Chris C (1134 days)

Christina (375 days)

Eva (323 days)

Randle Rekos (346 days)

Sarah (326 days)

Mihai Banulescu (304 days)

dkdkphisfo (1614 days)

Elizabeth (417 days)

George Lee (454 days)

Logan Renz (999 days)

Sara (435 days)

travelpeon (347 days)

Ablatt (310 days)

Jennifer Lovette (353 days)

1Peacefulone (479 days)

Greg Cryns (326 days)

Jean (746 days)

JR (497 days)

Gayle (765 days)

Aimee Nelson (407 days)

Andy (358 days)

C Bamattre (366 days)

Rita (305 days)

Mark Fowler (301 days)

Rachel
3 years ago
@ Valerie, mooched from your Massachusetts list: Shari Abrams

@ Melanie, from your NY post of 3 days ago mooched from Angie, Emma, annaed and Nancy


And mooched from your last NY post: PasstheChutney (email bounced)

Kerry
3 years ago
@Melanie, I have mooched from the first two on your most recent list: Richard M Kreuter (307 days)and Nate (455 days)
Sarah
3 years ago
From CA, did: Rohan, Jennifer, solman, alison p. alison, Randle Rekos, Sarah, travelpeon, C Bamattre.

Also will post Sarah Jane to the errors post because she shows as having 1 inventory but it's not moochable.

LauraTS
3 years ago
Thanks Sarah! Have updated list.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Thanks Laura! California list is updated.
Rachel
3 years ago
@ Rachel, mooched from your California post: Jean, Logan Renz and Kento Locatelli.

@Melanie, mooched from Ny: Intrigante.

Reporting dkdkphisfo over in the problem thread, the book shown is not moochable.

Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry, thanks! California Post updated again.
Rachel
3 years ago
I put Chris C on the glitch list, he can be lined out.
Robin
3 years ago
Mooched frorm trevor.
Robin
3 years ago
@ Kerry thanks! Post updated.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Mooched from john l
in Rhode Island.
Robin
3 years ago
Mooched from Ruth
from New York.
Robin
3 years ago
@ Melanie Mooched from New York: hill7, Molly Jolliff and Tim L.

@ Rachel from California: Andy

Kerry
3 years ago
@ Robin and Kerry thanks! Post is updated.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Rachel: mooched from bigbri, Kay , Amy Shrago (rejected), Emmanuel Miranda, galt, nadeem and accordiongeek (email bounced)

Posted to problems thread: Debbie (1523 days)

Also, you can take Debbie (371 days) off the list. I know her and will email her and ask her to log in. :)

Kerry
3 years ago
Just finished off mooching from the last of New York, so deleted that post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Can't help you out with that one - I've already got it in my inventory too!
donna
3 years ago
Lynn, if you get the book 'incompetnece' from Lim Soon Deen I'll happily take it off your hands! I've tried to mooch it before and got no reply so vacated the account. They then reactivated the account but I never tried to mooch it again because I thought that if they'd ignored one request from me they'd probably ignore another.
donna
3 years ago
@ Valerie mooched from Carl Helms from Maine
@Rachel mooched from Gayle, Aimee Nelson, Rita, and Mark Fowler from California.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Rachel, mooched from California: JR

@ Melanie mooched from Ohio: Bickety and Susan
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry thanks! Updated post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Lynn, I have attempted to mooch the Bridget Jones Diary as I don't have one in my inventory.

I'm still working my way through the UK towns beginning with L - when I offered to start at L, I forgot about London! Never mind - I'll get there slowly.

Yvonne

Yvonne D
3 years ago
California post finally updated. Thanks all.
Rachel
3 years ago
@Rachel Another kind of tip when working on this project I have found, is that you might want to mention in your status on your bio page that you are working on this project, otherwise to someone looking at your history it looks like a sea of red (lot of cancellations compared to actual completed mooches)! Just a tip :) ....
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Uk Moochers - I've done the M's and have done London West and London West Central. I know the London ones take some doing, I think I did quite a few of them last time.
donna
3 years ago
@ Valerie I have mooched from the last 2 Maine people.

@ Rachel I have mooched from Kitty H., Andrew Hill, Colleen Keirn, DaivdChang, Beckers, 1Peacefulone, and George Lee.

Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Melanie C. Post updated.



Thanks for the tip also. I've been meaning to add something about it to my profile, since I saw it in some of the accounts of helpers.

Rachel
3 years ago
@ Melanie Mooched from Ohio: Jon, Laurie, deirdre and sartom (email bounced).
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry Thanks! Post is updated.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
There was only one person left on the previous California list, so I'm putting up a second wave of California accounts.




California:

annettefri (392)

Carol (318)

Paula (586)

Stephanie (313)

Jerrett (406)

kas (372)

Rob (383)

Carrie (358)

lea (304)

Rachel
3 years ago
UK Moochers - would someone mind attemting to mooch from elaine t.

She's only offering one book but I'm not sure what it is. I am reluctant to attempt to mooch something unknown especially something published in the Soviet Union.

Yvonne D
3 years ago
@Donna, Thanks for the update - I've started London from the other end so maybe we'll meet in the middle!
Yvonne D
3 years ago
UK Moochers (again) - this member idiocratic only has books in Italian - could someone try to mooch from them please?
Yvonne D
3 years ago
UK Moochers - I have done all the UK towns beginning with L up to and including London North. There was one member Lawrence Clark who had one book listed which was labelled as collection only in the descrption. He has been inactive for 907 days. Not sure where we go with that one.
Yvonne D
3 years ago
Well Lynn, I would hardly call myself an expert;) but I think this situation calls for an angel! We need a UK angel who lives in the greater London area who would not be unhappy to receive a copy of whatever book that is if the account owner should happen to actually respond to the mooch request. Or, contrarywise, someone else in the UK could mooch the book with a note in the mooch request explaining they are mooching only to see if the member plans to continue to use their bookmooch account and will cancel the mooch if the owner does not wish to mail to them.

Bottom line, it is okay, I believe, to put a book in your inventory and indicate it is available for a mooch-meet or in person collection only, but it does cause some difficulties for our project.

Cara
3 years ago
Valerie, mooched from heinleinfan. If he actually sends the Grisham, it will be the second in this entire project. :-)
Robin
3 years ago
@Melanie mooched from Mike, Shopgirl, nick, Carolyn (email bounced) and Kristi.

@Valerie ggarrow from Vermont.

Kerry
3 years ago
I have had a mail delivery system failure on one of my mooch requests - is there any 'guidelines' about what to do next?
Yvonne D
3 years ago
Yvonne, on the bounced emails, we pretty much just have to wait the week to vacation them.
Robin
3 years ago
Thanks Valerie, post updated.

@ Rachel from your California post Amy Shrago now shows no books in inventory and recently logged in.

Mooched from your new CA post: Jerrett, kas and Carrie.

Kerry
3 years ago
Melanie, mooched from jlaskecook.
LauraTS
3 years ago
Wow, Laura, that was fast! Post is updated!

Anyone else torn about "vacationing" accounts that are just 7 days past the mooch request, but not feeling right about it because BookMooch has been down so much lately?

Melanie C.
3 years ago
I've got several accounts to 'vacation' that should have been done yesterday. I'm going to give them an extra couple of days because of the recent problems as there really is no rush to do them.
donna
3 years ago
Me too! It's just I'm low on points, so it's tempting...Maybe I'll compromise and just vacation one's who's emails bounced, mentioning that in the feedback (which I do anyway)....
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Thanks Kerry. California post is updated.



One more list of California accounts to come soon.

Rachel
3 years ago
@ Valerie, mooched from Brynne, Dave and dropkick smurphys

@Melanie, mooched from Laura, from your earlier Michigan post and LovesChild (email bounced) and Jessica from the last post.

Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry Thanks! Have edited or deleted as appropriate.

I'm going to wait a couple of days (because of the outage) to "vacation" a lot of people, then I will have a lot of points! But because the outage was so long this time I'm going to wait, giving the benefit of the doubt and saving me some guilt :) . But then I will be mooching a lot more.

Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Valerie, mooched from Mary, Hannah and James Kiernan

I am not really waiting much longer to vacation, though I understand why you might want to do that. Most of mine should have been vacationed Friday night anyway. I did have a couple who had logged in to their accounts, and for those I sent reminders (as I usually do), one I got the book today though it had never been marked accepted let alone shipped. Glad I didn't cancel.

Kerry
3 years ago
This is the last of the California accounts!!




California:

annettefri (400)

Carol (326)

Paula (594)

Stephanie (321)

Rob (391)

lea (312)

Matthew(304)

mtoggweiler (300)

Debbie (302)

Evelyn (392)

james26 (806)

Abbie (356)

shelly (445)

Brittany (746)

Girlscout_1099 (455)

Sandi (468)

Valban (379)

Caroline (372)

Sharon (476)

Abi (543)

Brian (376)

Jessica (457)

Max Brown (322)

Jassie B (555)

Steven Klotz (427)

Dean Hartwell (352)

Juan (361)

Ted (423)

Joss (449)

tashal21 (433)

petry (912)

cmy (518)

Melinda (302)

Annie D (464)

hahahhaha (356)

Joe (342)

Jona Moorghen (415)

Kandoux (345)

Megan (350)

Sarah Veedub (461)

Rachel
3 years ago
@ Rachel, there are no books visible for james26 so I have posted this to the glitches thread.

Mooched from james26 and petry (email bounced) from your most recent post.

Kerry
3 years ago
I have moooched from all the leftover people from Ohio (yay! scratch that one off the list) and

@Rachel-- from your consolidated California post I have mooched from: annettefri, Carol, Paula, Stephanie, Rob, and lea.

Melanie C.
3 years ago
ok, had some points free up so finished mooching from my post of 9 days ago the last of the Michiganders, so another state done :) !
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Valerie I mooched from Rachel, does that finish Vermont?


@Rachel I mooched from cmy and Annie D.

Kerry
3 years ago
@LynnHerron --see you at the end of the year and hope you have a busy season!!!

Here is a chunk of Pennsylvania, more to come:

Edited to add: mooched from all the rest of the people that were in this post
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Valerie, I'm on it! Got a few points today :) .
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Updated the California post. Had a bunch of points become available, so I got a good chunk crossed off. Noticed that there were pending mooches in some of the accounts by @Melanie C., so I struck those out too.
Rachel
3 years ago
@ Valerie Thanks! Post updated
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Melanie mooched from lisa glendinning (624 days), PCS High School Library (362 days) and Edna (300 days
Kerry
3 years ago
@Kerry Thanks! Post is updated.

Edited to add: You know, it took me 3 times to post that one line above before it actually got posted...I must be doing something wrong...
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Rachel From your post of 7 days ago, mooched from Kandoux, Joe, hahahhaha, Melinda, tashal21, Joss, Ted, Juan, Steven Klotz, Max Brown, Jessica, Brian, Abi, and Brittany.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Kerry, so sorry I missed your post from about 4 days ago. I've updated the list to strike the California accounts you mooched from.


@Melanie C., wow that's a lot of accounts!



Thanks for the help both of you!



There are only a few more California accounts left now, so I'm consolidating it to a smaller list below



California:
All Mooched!
Rachel
3 years ago
Oh No! I just thought to check my list of 200-300 days innactive accounts to keep an eye on and there are another 10 California accounts to look at.



California:

All Mooched!
Rachel
3 years ago
@ Rachel good news! (I guess) It looks like, in the "old" California list, Jassie B. has already been vacationed by Kerry, and Sarah Veedub and Megan have been put in the "glitches" thread because their books cannot be mooched, so they can be crossed off (yay).
Also, Kerry got bigbri earlier also and s/he is on vacation.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Melanie C. That is good news! And shucks, I remember the bigbri account being taken care of, good catch. I copied the wrong line out of my spreadsheet! Both posts have been updated.
Rachel
3 years ago
@ Rachel from 8 days ago, mooched from Matthew, Sharon, Dean Hartwell and BHerron I think that takes care of that post since the others are on Melanie's list above.

@ Melanie mooched from Pennsylvania: Ruth D

Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry Thanks! But I have to say BHerron is in California....oh well :)
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Melanie - Whoops. Post updated. :)
Kerry
3 years ago
@Rachel - from your California (200-300 days) list, I've requested books from banksj06 and Megan.



@Melanie C - from Georgia, I've requested from Michelle.
carabosse
3 years ago
@carabosse Thanks! Post is updated.

Any questions you have, just let us know!
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Mooched from a couple more and updated the posts. Just a few more to complete California (for real this time)!
Rachel
3 years ago
@ Melanie mooched from bozziusmaximus and lorishirah
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry Thanks! Post updated.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Finished up California this morning! Will post up Nevada accounts soon.
Rachel
3 years ago
Finished mooching from the folks in Pennsylvania, so deleted that post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
mooched from Lindsey
and Suzy
Robin
3 years ago
@ Robin Thanks! Post is updated.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
Here are the 300+ days innactive accounts from Nevada.

Roxanne (313)

Nicky (1238)

Rebecca (885)

Sammy (544)

Tina (1387)

MM (300)
Rachel
3 years ago
Finished mooching from the folks in Georgia, so deleted that post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Melanie, I mooched from Banks and katrina.
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Kerry Thanks! Updated that post.

Also finished up the folks in Indiana, so deleted that post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
I'm thinking of maybe taking a few weeks off from mooching until after Xmas, as my Post Office is getting so super busy, that if others' Post Offices are like mine, no one who is debating if they want to stay active in BookMooch is going to want to go this time of year! It might push people away from BookMooch-- counter-productive! I know there are ways around going to the P.O. to mail a book, but I think most people don't really know that or aren't familiar with the ways to do it, and even the APC machine in the lobby is getting a line!

So I'm really thinking of taking a break for a few weeks, at least until after the craziness at the Post Office is over....
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@ Melanie. I agree this seems a good time for a break. I would love to have my pending page get to a more manageable size and this might just help with that. See you in the new year!
Kerry
3 years ago
@ Valerie Thanks! Have updated post.
Melanie C.
3 years ago
@Valerie, mooched from shirley
Kerry
3 years ago
@Valerie I mooched from Bill Jones and Candice
Bobbi
3 years ago
@Valerie, I have sent the email to the active moocher. Here is what that looks like for our newer project members:

Hi, I am working on a project to identify and mooch from inactive members and try to reactive some of those accounts. I noticed you have a mooch that has been pending for a few weeks with this person: Emily. Our project identified this member as one who might be inactive, and I was wondering if you have been in contact with this person? If not, would you be willing to cancel your pending mooch - when you are ready to do so - using the "book owner never responded" option? That would place the member automatically "on vacation" so their inventory would no longer show up on the site, removing some of the "clutter".


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. We would very much appreciate help. If you are interested in the project, you can read about it on the BM forums here: Inactive Accounts Clean-up Project Inactive Accounts Clean-up Project


Thank you and happy mooching!

-Kerry-


The template is located in the Form Letter thread which I generally find through the link in the FAQ

Kerry
3 years ago
@ Melanie from 23 days ago. gad gruenstein and Andy have logged in recently so can be removed from the list. (New Jersey) Most of the rest are vacationed, except for Vanessa whose one book is "Fundamentals of Nursing".
Kerry
2 years ago
@ Kerry Yeah, I just checked and there were only 2 "inactives" left to mooch from, so I mooched from them, so that takes care of New Jersey!
Melanie C.
2 years ago
I got from the end of the alphabet into the London listings but can't do any more for a while as I simply have too many books here as it is. Many of the mooches actually happened, unlike the first sweep and I just kept getting stuff that I don't really want. Maybe we ought to leave the UK for a good couple of months to make sure that we are targetting genuine lapsed accounts?
donna
2 years ago
I had a few actually awakened accounts on my first go at Canada this time around, but not, I think, many more than last time. And I vacationed (or they rejected and closed) quite a few. I am going to keep going on the rest of Canada once I finally have a couple of hours to spare to finish the Bookmooch Angel List Clean-up. Life got suddenly busy and I couldn't tackle that job as soon as I had hoped, but things are easing up this starting this next week. I am also planning to get back to my exercise class;)
Cara
2 years ago
Donna and Lynn, I've still been plodding through London too but, like Donna, have found that I've had more books than I expected. I need to get some books out of the house and sort out all my outstanding moochs before I start again. Perhaps, ad Donna suggests, we could have a couple of months off before tackling the list again.
Yvonne D
2 years ago
Lynne, I had gone through from the end of the UK list up to and including London West and London West Central.
donna
2 years ago
Lynne, I started at Lancaster and got most of the way through London - I can't quite remember exactly how far through London I got.
Yvonne D
2 years ago
Oh my! Thanks for the help finishing up the last of the US. Life certianly got in the way there for a few weeks.



Thank you Melanie C. for sharing those generous gifts with us!



I've got plenty of points now, but being in the US, not sure how much help I'd be with UK. Happy to help identify accounts or lend points if needed. Let me know.
Rachel
2 years ago
Lynne,

I think I got down as far as London North West - that would be my next 'bit' to do.

Yvonne D
2 years ago

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