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Initial post: Feb 9, 2013 5:02:56 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2013 5:04:02 AM PST
I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2013 so far and is staying toasty and warm with their kindles :)

Now for the formalities!

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.

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 5:03:54 AM PST
Loz says:
Yay, someone finally did it! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:04:28 AM PST
yah
o.0
morning again Loz

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:04:59 AM PST
i got the song title right? a van halen/sammy hagar song?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:05:11 AM PST
*relieved sigh*

Thank you, Stone - glad somebody stepped up!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:06:40 AM PST
Loz says:
Yep, Sammy Hagar. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:08:06 AM PST
you're welcome NL, how is life in norway today? only -7 here and the snow is crunchy and melting s l o w l y thankfully

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:08:55 AM PST
weeeeeeee
; D
*dances around room*

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:09:35 AM PST
Denise says:
thanks, Squiggly :)

Good morning, all

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:10:32 AM PST
morning Denise, hope you had a good day yesterday

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:11:18 AM PST
Loz says:
Lol! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:11:18 AM PST
Denise says:
I had a productive one and that's good. Today is the big day for family and our one-year old.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:12:24 AM PST
It's a beautiful day of about the same temps you have, bright white snow and not a breath of wind! Just back from the shops with DH and two boys, we went to the coffee shop and left Maxi with a friend and now it's way past time for Mini's nap... And mine, really:)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:12:42 AM PST
Morning:)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:14:08 AM PST
today is the big day?!!! damm i can remember how excited you were when you shared the news he was on his way
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:15:34 AM PST
o.0
nap time? can i join in?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:17:20 AM PST
Denise says:
I know, and I was updating from the delivery room too, lol.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:17:42 AM PST
Denise says:
are you going to indulge in a nap?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:18:04 AM PST
DH took him away - this is two hours too late for his nap (but he NEEDS one) so I guess if you are really up to sharing a bed with the two of them...? I am heading for the couch, myself:)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:18:10 AM PST
it was GREAT!!!! hell it made an impression on me enough to remember!
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:18:45 AM PST
either of them a kicker? my son was a kicker
: (

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:19:00 AM PST
LOL, I came along right after, so to me he's an established presence.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:19:14 AM PST
Doubt it:)

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2013 5:19:49 AM PST
:) DH snores, Mini rotates. I would recommend a couch, perhaps even shared with Bane;-)

Posted on Feb 9, 2013 5:22:08 AM PST
Sam Clemens says:
Good morning.
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