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RAOK 44! Double or Nothing and still going strong!

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Initial post: Aug 29, 2012 6:22:52 AM PDT
MB says:
Welcome to our new room! RAOK 44! Double or Nothing and still going strong. Pull up a chair and join in a chat!

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. 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.

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. 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.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:12 AM PDT
Am I the first one here?

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:14 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:02 AM PDT
The most wild thing just happened!

I made last post, and it must have been exactly the same time as the 9999th post because our old room has 401 pages!

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:24 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:33 AM PDT
Hey - how come SEP got a post 10001 on page 401, has it ever done that before?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:33 AM PDT
Jamie says:
did you get to page 401??

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:34 AM PDT
Well done, MB! :)

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:23:54 AM PDT
MB says:
wow!!! 10001 posts!!! that is special!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:10 AM PDT
She did! And thank you for asking about the family, I am off home in a moment to see how Midi is, once I have picked up Maki and Mini:)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:13 AM PDT
Maybe she and I posted at the same time? I got last post AND first post, I think. Very cool!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:27 AM PDT
MB says:
not to my knowledge!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:35 AM PDT
I know! Wild, isn't it??? I think it IS a first - a glitch somewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:42 AM PDT
Same time as the 10000th, you mean, yours was post 10001!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:24:52 AM PDT
MB says:
Thanks! I had under one minute to prep! Talk about fast posting!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:25:35 AM PDT
Beautiful, and it couldn't have happened to a better person.
*posts 10001 gold stars on SEP's pretty little forehead and heads off to pick up monsters*
See you later, peeps!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:26:11 AM PDT
MB says:
see ya!

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:26:28 AM PDT
K-Dub says:
Yay SEP! SEP did a great, wonderous thing!

Also, fantastic job, MB =D Great opening!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:26:52 AM PDT
K-Dub says:
See you NL =D hope the monsters are good

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:26:58 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 29, 2012 6:27:35 AM PDT
SEP, we posted at exactly the same time - very cool!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:27:25 AM PDT
Jamie says:
Of course! I hope everyone is feeling better.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:28:04 AM PDT
Nisi - there's talk (in the August 2012 thread) of starting a discussion group for Gone Girl. Thought you might be interested.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 29, 2012 6:28:20 AM PDT
And we made Ammy burp! It is cool... I have a big grin on my face!

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:28:32 AM PDT
Jamie says:
So my proposal is this (the other room ate it!):

Make today Thursday, tomorrow Friday and then have TWO Saturdays to make up for it,.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:28:46 AM PDT
Diane D says:
I found you but not before seeing page 401 - that was weird but your explanations make sense. I just wish I could see how many posts we have and search but my box is gone.

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:29:37 AM PDT
Now for the tea and crumpet crumbs...

<lays out trail of half-empty cups of tea and sprinkles buttery crumpet crumbs between them>

That should do it!

Posted on Aug 29, 2012 6:30:09 AM PDT
ACK! I just got an email that two MORE books have come in at the library! I'm going to have to do a lot of reading this weekend, or I'll have some overdue library books!

For the record, I'm halfway through The Kingmaker's Daughter (The Cousins' War), and I already have Broken Harbor: A Novel at home. The two that just came in are Last to Die: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel and Bones Are Forever: A Novel (Temperance Brennan).
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