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RAOK #34 - "Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast" so please join us

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Initial post: Apr 1, 2012 7:55:43 PM PDT
Jamie says:
Welcome to the new room. Spring has arrived for many of us we're happy to land in our latest thread.

To quote our founder Virgoddess (to remember why this thread was started): "The point of this thread is to spread the word. What "we" do is click on a username of a poster (any poster in the forum) and scroll to the bottom, find their wish list. If you click on a book *in* their wish list, you can send it to them - without exposing your email address to them, or theirs to you.

To participate, you don't have to do a thing (except make sure your wish list is public!). You are under no obligation to buy anyone anything. You can post here, if you'd like to thank the person that sent you a gift. You can just join in our chit chat, too.

The point is to be positive, and hopefully bring a smile to someone's face. This isn't about repaying, or anything like that. It's about giving - a shoulder, a book, a smile.


To send a book, simply click on the username here in the forum of the person you want to gift to. Scroll down, and you will hopefully see their wish list. Click on "see all x items" to pull up their entire list (do NOT click a book jacket from their profile page). You will see a yellow button, under the title saying "give as a gift" and click that. It will take you to the message screen, where you can change the "from" name, and add a note. Their email address will be "hidden" for privacy, but it will be sent to them.

To make your wish list public, pull up the list and there is a quick link on the upper right of every page, titled "Wish List" directly under the "Your Account" link. Click that. It will take you to your wish list. Directly under the title of your wish list, you will see a drop down menu, titled "Manage this list". Click that, and in the drop down, click "Change Privacy Settings" and make sure it says "Make list public".


Follow the above instructions to get to your wish list. Again, click the "Manage this list" drop down menu. This time, select "Edit Settings" and this will bring you to a screen that shows your privacy settings. The name you see on the Name line is the name that is shown to people you GIFT books to. Simply change it to the name you're comfortable with and save. This will prevent your full name from being displayed on your gifts.

To make your wish list visible from your profile, you have to go into your profile and edit it. You need to change the middle section (wish list and registries) to show everyone. If you have that set to private but your wish list public, others can find your wish list through the search, but not your profile. If you change that wish list setting on your profile to everyone, you'll be good to go. That just makes the list visible from the profile, it doesn't change any other privacy settings you have.

So to change your Account Name, you'd have to go to Your Account in the upper right corner then Change Account Settings and edit your name. This won't affect anything that I can see except what it shows at the top of the page when it says "Hi Cyndie" instead of "Hi Cyndie MyLastName". And all people will see on their Digital Orders that send me any gifts is Cyndie, not Cyndie MyLastName."

Also, RAOK's don't have to be books. They can be anything you do here or off the forum in your actual lives to do something nice for someone. No one is "keeping score" either. If someone does something nice for you, just find a way to pass it on.'

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:56:07 PM PDT
Jamie says:
*phew* All done. Start chatting.

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:56:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:16 PM PDT
Patti (PBP) says:
I was looking and looking and I finally found you!

edit - I was never first before! Thanks Jamie

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:56:50 PM PDT
A_nony_mouse says:
Wow, that little hole in the wall of the Luau room came over here to this big empty one...:)

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:56:52 PM PDT
thanks Jamie, night all

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:57:45 PM PDT
thanks Jamie, now I can go to bed, night all and I made it to the 1st page!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:25 PM PDT
melly says:
hey nony, thanks for chewing me free!

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:36 PM PDT
Jamie, great job on the new room :D

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:43 PM PDT
melly says:
thanks Jamie! tell Pipe he's a brat...

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:55 PM PDT
seedlady says:
hi, room!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:57 PM PDT
melly says:
Bettsters!!!!!! :D

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:58:57 PM PDT
Denise says:
hey, James -- thanks for opening!!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:59:24 PM PDT
Jamie says:
Thanks! Sorry if the title is lame. Shakespeare is all I could come up with on short notice.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:59:38 PM PDT
melly says:
hi seedlady :D

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:59:39 PM PDT
Jamie says:
He'll see this, I'm sure. And he knows he's a brat ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 7:59:53 PM PDT
Jamie says:
I'm tying you up again.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:00:19 PM PDT
A_nony_mouse says:
You are welcome! I know how horrible it can be to get stuck in a sticky trap.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:00:22 PM PDT
melly says:
you can't even get close enough in that Sumo suit

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 8:00:28 PM PDT
thanks Jamie,

wow! Actually made it in on the first page this time!:)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:00:31 PM PDT
Denise says:
it were excellent

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:00:53 PM PDT
Jamie says:
I'll sit on you!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:01:19 PM PDT
A_nony_mouse says:
That is a good title...I like feasts, especially all the crumbs they make. :D

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:01:25 PM PDT
Denise says:
Go for it.

*holds camera steady*

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 1, 2012 8:01:26 PM PDT
melly says:
lol that you could do!

Posted on Apr 1, 2012 8:01:40 PM PDT
Lenora says:
Woohoo! :-) Made it on last page of old room and first page of new room. :-)
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