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Initial post: Jun 5, 2012 7:23:20 PM PDT
Beemer says:
Welcome, welcome, one and all. Pull up your chair and have a ball.

P.S. Don't forget your pointy sticks or your snit suits.

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 Jun 5, 2012 7:23:41 PM PDT
Beemer says:
Where is everyone?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:23:56 PM PDT
Jamester says:
You did it!! Great job =)

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:24:12 PM PDT
Jamester says:
I left you a mssg on fb, which you can disregard :P

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:24:33 PM PDT
flipoid says:
I'm here! First time in a while that I've been in on the start of a new room!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:24:37 PM PDT
Beemer says:
Thanks! I knew I had better hurry up or the natives would get restless. I wish I would have had more time to put a little something better together.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:24:39 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 5, 2012 7:25:20 PM PDT
MO says:
I'm here BMW...Great job!

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:25:03 PM PDT
Yeah, great job as always. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:25:25 PM PDT
Jamester says:
Start thinking for the next room! We've been gaining momentum the last few days, so we may be at #39 quicker than you think.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:25:33 PM PDT
Beemer says:
Hi MO. Glad you made it :)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:25:56 PM PDT
Beemer says:
And do it again?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:26:17 PM PDT
Maybe room 40 could be over the hill themed? Just throwing that out.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:26:29 PM PDT
Jamester says:

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:26:34 PM PDT
Beemer says:
So now we need to think of a theme for the new room. I like purple and chocolate.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:26:54 PM PDT
Beemer says:
Yeah since I'm heading that way? Lol

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:26:58 PM PDT
Denise says:
Yay, beemer!! Awesome job!

(And, may I say, Ed may have had the best last post yet!)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:04 PM PDT
Jamester says:
lol, maybe. But I think it should be anniversary themed if it's one year from the start of RAOK.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:05 PM PDT
Beemer says:

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:08 PM PDT

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:21 PM PDT
Jamester says:
I know!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:21 PM PDT
And I'm not?

Posted on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:26 PM PDT
Yay! I made it! Great job BMW! *hi-five*

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:28 PM PDT
Jamester says:
Why not?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:39 PM PDT
Denise says:
says the child who is but 18...

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 5, 2012 7:27:40 PM PDT
Oh, that is better!
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