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Initial post: Mar 16, 2012 8:39:24 AM PDT
Denise says:
Welcome to the new room. Spring has arrived for many of us we're happy to land in our latest thread.

The tropical breezes are blowing, the wraparound porch is outfitted with lots of nice rockers where we like to read, and the waitstaff is excellent. We're planning to have a room party on March 23 and 24, so please plan to join us! Jolly Jess will post the latest info very shortly.

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.'

Again, welcome to our new visitors.
Regulars, please don't eat the skittles trail that leads people from room 32.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 8:44:16 AM PDT
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:44:39 AM PDT
Denise says:
Hi, Squigs :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:45:25 AM PDT
*waves hello*
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:46:41 AM PDT
Denise says:
I will now be holding my breath all weekend... my husband just got called for an interview on Monday, for one of the "good" jobs he's applied for. I have no idea what to expect. Good news would be hard to believe.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:47:41 AM PDT
*crosses her fingers*
i hope he gets it, there has been lots of good news happening for RAOKers lately
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:47:43 AM PDT
I'm here!!!! I will post the info shortly for our Spring Fling.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:48:27 AM PDT
hi Jess
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:48:42 AM PDT
Denise says:
particularly YOU :D

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 8:48:46 AM PDT
GnomeEd says:
I'm here! Now I won't get lost when I come home! :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:49:17 AM PDT
shhh, dont jinx it
*looks around warily*

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 8:49:34 AM PDT
Tris (Jadi) says:
I made it! I was worried I wouldn't find you guys! I'm bad with directions!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:50:33 AM PDT
hello Squiggly. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:51:04 AM PDT
hola chica...

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 8:52:46 AM PDT
PJ says:
This is my 1st visit and I LOVE the idea! Thanks for posting this.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:53:08 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2012 8:53:27 AM PDT
Denise says:
welcome, PJ! I'm so glad you found us. This is a fun bunch of people.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:53:39 AM PDT
Hello PJ, glad to see you stop by. Always good to make new friends. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:54:01 AM PDT
Tris (Jadi) says:
Hello dear! (to JJ)
Denise, is it your husband that is going to the interview? I can't remember.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 8:54:34 AM PDT
Tris (Jadi) says:
Hello PJ!

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 8:57:19 AM PDT
**Announcement **

My granddaughter, Eleanor, was born at 1:22pm yesterday afternoon. She is beautiful (of course) and I was there for labor and delivery. She was 8lbs. 8oz. and 19in long with chubby cheeks.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 8:58:58 AM PDT
Hello fellow RAOKers we will be throwing a weekend party Friday March 23 and Saturday 24 on the thread, be sure to pass the word around and invite your friends, we WILL be sure to have lots of fun that weekend. Below is a list of things we need volunteers for, please sign up with what you are willing to help with.

Decorations ( need 3 people, will be a LUAU theme ): Jolly Jess, JML

plates, cups, napkins, utensils: Leah

Food: ( need at least 2 people): Denise, SEP, ED (BBQ)

Drinks ( need at least 2 people): Diane

Snacks ( need at least 2 people): Cheralee, ED (scones)

party favors:

MUSIC -TIME WILL BE BASED ON AMAZON TIME: Josh ( will be in charge of the music selection for both days. Jolly Jess will be posting them for him since he will be out this weekend :-)) 9am, 11AM,1PM,3PM,5PM AND 7PM

ENTERTAINMENT ( we need to fill every time slot listed below, feel free to mark one or as many as you'd like for the following days.) Again this is based on amazon time. Entertainment consists of funny video links, jokes, short creative stories, etc.) just one post at the time you chose will cover entertainment, the point is to give everyone something to talk about for a while. :)


9am: JML

10am: Denise

12pm: HIA

2pm: Krista

4pm: SEP Lotr trivia

6pm: Jolly Jess


10am: Carol


2pm: Krista


6pm: Becks (comedy)

CONTESTS ( we will have contests throughout the day on both days, please sign up below if you are willing to do a contest for whatever amount book you feel comfortable gifting as a prize. contests will only be 3 hours long. again, this is based on amazon time)


8-11am: JML ([2] $3 books) and SEP ( 8am - 8pm for a 10.00 book)

12-3pm: Speedy Reader (will do 2-30 min. games for book up to 20.00 value each game)

1-6pm: Denise (for a $9.99 book)

2-5pm: Diane (2 @ $5)

5-8pm: LeAnne and Northern lights will be teaming up. ( main prize 9.99 boo and runner up for a book of .99)

Lenora will be doing 1 half hour contest at any given time :-)


8-11am: dar (smartmosey) (1 @ 5.00 book, 3 quikee contests for 2.99 book)

12-5pm: Lady Guinevere (for a 5.00 book.)

12-8pm:Jett ( prize = hunger games trilogy)

2-7pm: Chloe ( for a 9.99 book)

5-8pm: Carol ( will also be doing 2 door prices each day)

Lenora will be doing 1 half hour contest at any given time :-)

NOTE: there will be a contest held by Melissa the time is yet unknown so keep a lookout. I Jolly Jess will be holding a contest at the end of the party, be sure to keep an eye on the party introduction friday and saturday morning for further instructions. :-) Squigs is holding a contest for a $10 Amazon gift card to be awarded to one of the contest-givers. Terry is holding a contest for a 5.00 giftcard, random, whenever she can pop in. :-)

If anyone else wants to host a contest aside from these time frames please let me know, I will be more than willing to find a time slot for you, also if the book you want to give is of a generous price let me know, we could make it a linger contest or a special event. :-)

we need 2 party openers, greeters for 5am amazon time, sign up below:

Friday: SEP

Saturday: Diane

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 9:00:42 AM PDT
Pipeline says:

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 9:00:47 AM PDT
Sam Clemens says:
Hi folks.

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 9:01:26 AM PDT
<screeches in trying to make first page>

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