Which BC forums do you usually visit (if any)?

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1SqueakyChu
Ago 11, 2006, 7:37pm

I pretty much limit myself to (1) Book Talk and (2) Bookrays, Bookrings and Bookboxes.

I haven't been on the Announcements forum much any more since they only let winged users post.

I used to check out the Book Wish Lists forum, but now it seems as if it contains mostly RABCK give-aways rather than ISO posts...which I used to like to check out more.

2lilithcat
Editado: Ago 11, 2006, 9:07pm

Easier to say which I avoid! I never go to Fun & Games or Release Challenges or OBCZ Managers. Rarely to SSMs or Introduce Yourself or Educators, etc. The only non-English forums I go to are the Italian and the French. I don't visit Wild Animus or Somebodies & Nobodies (looks like nobody else does, either, lately!). The rest I visit fairly regularly, even Book Wish List and Bookring/ray.

I don't get all those so-called RABCKs on Book Wish List. Why don't those folks call them contests and be done with it? They aren't RABCKs, at least not in my book!

I find it interesting that you don't go to Annoucements just because you can't post. How else do you expect to find out what's happening with the site?

3SqueakyChu
Editado: Ago 11, 2006, 10:42pm

I find it interesting that you don't go to Annoucements just because you can't post. How else do you expect to find out what's happening with the site?

Actually, I usually do have wings, so most of the time I can post. I just don't like the fact that non-wingers (who also might be very active BookCrossers can't post).

What is it that I'm missing? If it's important enough, I should be able to find out elsewhere. The few times I've stopped by the Announcements, there wasn't much there of interest to me anyway.

I don't get all those so-called RABCKs on Book Wish List. Why don't those folks call them contests and be done with it? They aren't RABCKs, at least not in my book!

That gives me an idea. I need to bop on over to the Features request on BC...

*exiting LT*

4k00kaburra
Ago 12, 2006, 10:58am

I'm not too active on the forums myself unless I'm looking for something; I usually skim whatever's in the hot threads and that's it.

5LyzzyBee
Ago 12, 2006, 1:30pm

I usually go on rings rays and bookboxes to post my own rings and rays, check on their progress and (unfortunately, as a side-effect) join other peoples'. I go on site watch to post cool catches and to surf it if I'm feeling down about non-catches. And I have been on announcements today, cos there is a thread about my radio appearance! (truly an appearance - I didn't know there was a webcam...)

6Stuff-Nonsense
Ago 13, 2006, 6:59pm

I check Bookrings/ Rays/ Boxes to be tantalized (and join), Release Techniques for inspiration, Newbies because I am one, and any threads that catch my eye from the BC Newsletter and/or Hot Threads.

I agree that ISO Wish Lists would be more interesting to check (than RABCKs) - maybe we need a new forum for the RABCK contests?

7Virgulina
Ago 14, 2006, 5:22am

I usually visit the Portuguese forum, although lately there's nothing interesting there and I just skim the topics. Then I go to Bookrings, Bookrays, and Bookboxes and Book Wish Lists. That's about it!

8Fantasma
Ago 14, 2006, 6:29am

Daily, I visit the Portuguese forum; the Bookrings, Bookrays and Bookboxes and the Book Wish Lists foruns.
When I've got the time I go through Annoucements, Newbies and Book Talk.

And I agree with SqueakyChu in "I just don't like the fact that non-wingers (who also might be very active BookCrossers can't post). But that would take us to a lenghty discussion... ;o)

9EdwinKort Primer Mensaje
Ago 14, 2006, 6:30am

I only visit the Dutch forum and sometimes chitchat.

10overthemoon
Ago 14, 2006, 7:38am

I always peep into Announcements and skim through Chitchat, read BookTalk, look at Feature Requests, Activisits, the French forum, and sometimes SiteWatch. Never, never Fun and Games, and only very occasionally the Wish List. I sometimes click into another forum through the Hot topics thing but most times I just ignore that.

11mellonhead
Ago 17, 2006, 2:30pm

I usually check out BookTalk and Bookray/ring/boxes to check on my rays and see what's being offered. I love reading about new books on BookTalk. I was addicted to WishLists for awhile, but I think I'm done with it. I didn't even know that was where people were supposed to post ISOs. I've only seen a couple and they seem to be ignored (or perhaps PMd, not posted).

12Cinnamon-Girl
Ago 28, 2006, 10:50am

I frequent the bookrings, release techniques and book talk forums most often. Sometimes I'll go into the other ones and skim the first page of topics just to see if there's anything of interest to me. Other than that, I also look at the 'hot threads' sidebar and click on any interesting-sounding threads.

As for the titling of book giveaways as RABCKs in the wish list forum, I do that myself (usually something like RABCK drawing), since I do draw randomly from the submitted names, and it is an act of bookcrossing kindness, so hence it fits my take on the RABCK definition. :-)

13SqueakyChu
Ago 28, 2006, 2:33pm

I think BC should have a separate listing for wishlist and RABCKs. I suggested that on the Features Request forum, but so far nothing has happened.

14bookishbunny
Sep 11, 2006, 11:02am

Chit-Chat, Book Talk, F&G, and occasionally Book Wish Lists to see if anybody needs anything I have. BX was my first online community. I just recently started getting back to it.

15Megi53
Editado: Sep 21, 2006, 9:43am

I look at all the English-language BC forums every day except for two:

(1) "Fun and Games". I tried it a couple of times, but it's definitely not for me; and

(2) I've recently given up joining Bookrays/rings (I want to brag about this somewhere, and BC didn't seem like the proper place); but I check that forum every week or so because I'm keeping track of the money I'm saving at the bottom of my BC profile. $26 so far! (I want to join Cyberkedi's Robot bookray so badly I can taste it, though ...)

16SqueakyChu
Sep 20, 2006, 8:11pm

Oh, Megi,

BookCrossing bookrays are one of the cheapest hobbies you can have. Don't torture yourself so! :-)

P.S. You can check my BC profile for open bookrays and rings...then join any one you want...and even request local shipping!!!

17Megi53
Sep 21, 2006, 9:48am

$30 saved after looking at your profile! {grin}. *Teacher Man* looked mighty tempting.

It's not just the money for shipping, though: I've had six people immediately after me fail to journal! I feel like I should replace the book, and the latest title to fall in a black hole is $60 on Amazon.

But back on topic to which forums we read ... I think I'm going to give up on reading Book Wishes until the contests peter out. Can't imagine why I contributed to that "holiday wishes" thread, either -- it always gets so long that I can't open it, and the person I sent something to last year groused that "it's not real gold". (!)

18SqueakyChu
Sep 21, 2006, 8:49pm

I've had six people immediately after me fail to journal! I feel like I should replace the book, and the latest title to fall in a black hole is $60 on Amazon.

In NO WAY should you feel or be obligated to replace a book if it is not journaled by the next in line.

In BookCrossing, we cast our books to the wind. If we wanted to control them or keep them from disappearing, we shouldn't be releasing them to ANYONE in the first place.

My offer still stands...although Teacher Man is a hardback and will cost you substantially more than $1.59 to mail locally. (Probably $2 and some change. I forgot what it was exactly) :-) I won't charge or hold you responsible if it disappears, either!

Another idea...I can change that bookray into a bookring and you'll be the last to receive it and FREE OF CHARGE! Of course, it'll take at least two years to reach you and might disappear in the meantime. This is a TRUE offer, though.

I find the Wish List forum on BC annoying. There are mostly RABCKs and contests there and actually very few ISO posts.

19LyzzyBee
Sep 22, 2006, 1:23pm

There is a thread on rings rays and bookboxes for lost books and I for one have replaced/saved a few bookrings. So it's worth posting on there or the thing I do when my rings go astray, is search for someone with the book available and ask if they would be willing to send it to me or the next participant to save a ring/ray - that works really well and I would never be offended if someone asked me for one of my availables for that purpose.

20SqueakyChu
Sep 22, 2006, 2:16pm

I heartily agree with LyzzyBee. Most of my bookrays gone astray have been saved by other BookCrossers with another copy of the same book.

21lisa211 Primer Mensaje
Sep 23, 2006, 4:35am

1) Book Talk
2) Wishlist
3) Bookrays, Bookrings and Bookboxes.

occasionally games and chitchat

22overthemoon
Sep 28, 2006, 6:50am

oh yes me too I agree with LizzyBee, you should never have to fork out money to replace a book that gets lost. I have also been saved by other kind bookcrossers.
And I now resist looking in the rings/rays thread and wishlists, and I really hate that Holiday wishes thing, just want want want and nothing to do with bookcrossing whatsoever.
Nowadays I just flash into announcements and briefly into Chitchat and Book Talk, something has happened to my time, it has shrunk...

23vicarofdibley
Oct 1, 2006, 3:52pm

chit chat, book talk, rings rays, wish lists obcz, annoncements, meet ups i need help

24freelunch
Oct 22, 2006, 10:30am

Bookrays, Bookrings and Bookboxes, but I don't often see much that is relevant and of interest to me in Australia. I spend a lot more time at bookrelay.com

25EdwinKort
Nov 21, 2006, 3:08pm

I only read the Dutch forum and that is all :)

26sofiac
Nov 30, 2006, 7:28am

1) Portuguese Forum (lately I've done more reading than posting)
2) Chit-chat

ocasionally: book wish list and book talk

27seldombites
Nov 9, 2007, 3:27am

I visit Book Talk, Wishlist, Bookrings/Rays, Release Challenges, Release Techniques and occasionally drop by the newbie's forum - it's amazing what you can learn there!

28SqueakyChu
Nov 9, 2007, 9:41am

I've now added "Announcements" and "Meetings and Conventions' to my most frequently visited fora due to the many activities of my local BookCrossing group.

I seem to be visiting BC "Talk" less frequently as I seem to do more "talking" here at LT. :D