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RAOK #52. Chatting our way into the New Year!

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Initial post: Dec 28, 2012 9:18:36 PM PST
Beemer says:
Welcome, welcome one and all. Pull up a chair and join our lovely group of chattaholics.

To quote our founder Virgoddess (to remember why this thread was started - over 1 year ago): "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. If you'd like to thank the person that sent you a gift (which is very much appreciated), you can post here. Please be sure to link to the book you received; all our wish lists have grown from seeing what others are reading. 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.

SOME TIPS: 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".

SAFETY TIPS and INFORMATION: 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.

To change your Account Name, you 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." (this last one is important, since it doesn't change anything in YOUR view, lots of people end up having their real names showing on their WL instead of their screen names. Also, you need to make that change separately for EACH public wish list.) It sounds complicated, but it really isn't, and it's well worth a few minutes' work.

**Finally, always remember 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.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 9:27:26 PM PST
Patti (PBP) says:
Thanks BMW for opening new room, I left some crumbs for others to follow...

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:30:09 PM PST
A_nony_mouse says:
We are finishing up the other room. Will drag on over here pretty soon to clutter up your beautiful new set up.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:37:57 PM PST
Lady Gwen© says:
Unpacks all of the Chocolate and spreads joy around the room.............

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:40:30 PM PST
seedlady says:
peanut butter M&Ms left in a trail.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:57:44 PM PST
I wondered if we would start a new one tonight...

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:58:04 PM PST
I'm back, but I'm heading to bed.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:58:07 PM PST
Loz says:
Howdy new room! :)

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:59:31 PM PST
Patti (PBP) says:
Long night so time to say good night to all, see you all later...

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:59:57 PM PST
Lady Gwen© says:
FJ got last post! Stinker! =P

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 11:00:28 PM PST
Patti (PBP) says:
My thoughts exactly...

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 11:00:40 PM PST
Lady Gwen© says:
I loved your Wisconsin post near the end. I totally related and GOT all of it!! =) Makes me homesick!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 11:01:04 PM PST
Lady Gwen© says:
Night Sweet Patti - sleep well...........

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 11:04:19 PM PST
Lady Gwen© says:
I'm going to go read. Night all...............

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 11:04:56 PM PST
A_nony_mouse says:
I love this warm and cozy set up. All our chairs with lap quilts to snuggle in. Docking stations to charge up our Kindles, Fires, et al so conveniently located. The blazing fireplace that Sven keeps at just the right temp. The warm drinks and other libations as we need them seem to magically appear, along with all those trays of lo-cal, healthy, but incredibly tasty treats. This with all the warm and friendly cameraderie and chatting makes it almost magical. Pull up the chair of your choice and settle in for a wonderful trip.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 11:05:39 PM PST
A_nony_mouse says:
Good night everyone. It was fun!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 11:21:01 PM PST
LOL!!! Quick question... Is there an online book club here??? Or does anyone have any suggestions?

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 12:34:02 AM PST
Hiya, and great new room! 52 and counting, eh?

Loz, if you are around, thank you for recommending the Dish. Watched it last night and loved it, will send it on to my mum, it's the sort of film she really gets into. But it did give me a shock - DH was born less than a year after the moon landing, and my own entry to the world was only a little more than 4 years later. I feel so OLD!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 1:16:22 AM PST
Loz says:
Hi NL.

I'm glad you liked it! It's one of my faves as you know! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 2:48:30 AM PST
Lenora says:
I was 8 years old for the moon landing and remember watching on our black and white tv. It was an incredible event to watch.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 2:53:04 AM PST
Lenora says:
I grew up in Michigan, not Wisconsin, but got most of it. :-)

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 2:53:59 AM PST
Lenora says:
I guess nobody's around. I'll be back later.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 2:56:12 AM PST
Loz says:
Hi Lenora! :)

Posted on Dec 29, 2012 3:19:43 AM PST
Pipeline says:
*immediately begins redecorating his man cave*

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 29, 2012 3:22:15 AM PST
Denise says:
thanks, Beemer! I came back from that annoying habit I have of going to bed and closing my eyes, only to find 471 new posts (and the room closed) and then this lovely new room that you started for us to ring out 2012. At least I didn't have to wander, crying, out in the cold because there was no place to see all of you.
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