, you'd like to know more about these wishes? You came to the right place.
You really closin' up shop? How come? When?
Yep. Given that the long-term goal has been reached, and BookCrossing.com now offers an integrated wish list feature, there's no need for this site to exist. It has been a lot of fun and I've learned a lot over the years about the technology as well as the interpersonal interactions with a broad base of users. I'm grateful. Head over to BookCrossing.com, join the Members Plus program and continue wishing away over there. You'll be helping to keep BookCrossing in business.
I'm not allowing any new sign-ups here on this site any more, but that doesn't mean anyone who has a wish list here already needs to stop using it. There's a lot of donated money in the account I set up for maintaining this site, and until it runs out, feel free to wish away here. Of course, it makes the most sense, in my opinion, to stop wishing here immediately and start doing it over there, since you'll be helping to fund BookCrossing and the team over there already has a snapshot of your wishes as of a couple weeks ago. It'll be easier (meaning less manual wish list upkeep for you) to make a clean break now.
So when this little site runs out of money or users, whichever happens first (I'm guessing money), it'll quietly go poof, and that'll be the end of it. Thanks; it was fun while it lasted.
What is my obligation if I decide to use this site?
Your only obligation as a user of this site,
is to cross off your wishes when they have been fulfilled or you have changed your mind. This
is helpful to those of us who enjoy finding books for other people (as I do). Don't be surprised
if someone else decides not give you their snail mail address — even though you're trying to do them a favor by
sending them a book they're wishing for! Handing out that kind of information is completely
voluntary, of course. If you do decide to acquire books for other people, and more than one
user wants a particular book you have, I suggest you go by the wish date to decide should get it
first. Or maybe you could contact the users using a private message to ask them how dire their needs are.
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I made wishes for some of the same books by the same authors as other users, but my username and wish date aren't displayed in the Most Wanted Books section. What's up with that?
Before you make a wish, I suggest that you use the Search Wishes
function to see if anyone else has already wished for the same book you desire. Check the spelling and formatting of author names and book titles in the search results — you may wish to format your wish identically to existing wishes. This may allow your wish to show up on the Most Wanted Books
page...and that might help your wish to be fulfilled sooner.
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Who are you?
Well, my name is Cliff and this is my website
. I like to travel. I like to ski. I am married to this woman
. I like to learn about computers and databases and stuff like that. I really
like to read. Here's what I'd like to read next: books on my wish list
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You can use this simple piece of HTML in your BookCrossing.com profile or a webpage of your own.
A simple HTML hyperlink
<a href="http://bcwish.cliff1976.net/MarahSulloy/">My Wish List</a>
Just make sure that you replace "MarahSulloy" in this example with your own BookCrossing username.
My Wish List
An inline frame
<iframe src="http://bcwish.cliff1976.net/inline/MarahSulloy/" frameborder="1" ></iframe>
Same thing applies here — you have to put your own BookCrossing username in place of "MarahSulloy".
How It Works
It's pretty much like any other database-driven application out there on the web. There's a database holding the data in the background, and a webserver that queries the database and delivers the results to your browser. The guts aren't that interesting to most people, but if you're interested, I don't mind talking about the nuts and bolts. Just ask me.
So, you can put the code sample in your BookCrossing profile and other BookCrossers surfing by your bookshelf might decide to click on the link and see what books you're wishing for. You can distribute your wish list however you like (via email, for example) using just the URL part of the hyperlink above, i.e.: