Links and Info for New Members

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Please help us make Online Book Club even better! Please post suggestions, feedback and ideas for new features. Wild brainstorming and potentially 'crazy ideas' are super-strongly encouraged! :)

For new members (or old members who run into an issue), please make a post in this forum asking any questions you have about using the site and how it works that are not answered in the FAQ. Not only are we happy help you, but also we can use your feedback to make the site better for tomorrow's new member! A lot of the instructions throughout the site and answers in the FAQ are there because someone else pointed out that it wasn't clear before.


IMPORTANT: The Public Suggestion Box is NOT for discussing issues with the Review Team. If you are a reviewer and need help, please first check the Review Team Page and then if you still need help use the Review Team Support Forum. If you are an author and need help, please first check the Author Dashboard and if that does not resolve your issue use the private contact form. For reference, there is a contact link on every page of the website.


To ensure the above procedures are used, posts by new members in the Suggestion Box will be held for moderation.

There are over 240,000 members at Following the proper procedures to get help or make suggestions actually helps us help you much faster.
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Please do not discuss issues related to the Review Team in the Public Suggestion Box. If you have an issue or question related to the review Team, please check either the Author Dashboard (if you are an author or publisher), or check the Review Team Page (if you are a reviewer).
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Links and Info for New Members

Post by Gravy » 02 Sep 2018, 22:03

Links for New Members

Comments copied from anywhere, whether from another members' post, or from off-site, are not allowed. Posting plagiarized comments will result in a warning, and possibly the banning of your account.
  • Site rules can be found here:
    Topic Creation Guidelines
    And here:
    Strict Anti-Spam Rules
    Please note that these rules apply to all members, not just authors.
  • Help with verifying your email (please follow the instructions from the first post of this thread):
    Email Verification
    If your email address is spelled wrong, please contact us with the correct email (via the Contact Form, a link to which is provided below), and an Admin will change it for you.
  • Site FAQs:
    • If you are interested in the Review Team, the FAQs explain about the Review Team and how to join.
    • Alternatively, if you wish to delete your account, but encounter an error when selecting that option on the Contact form (a link to which is below), the FAQs explain how to do so successfully.
  • Messages sent from the Contact form go directly to the mods:
    Contact form
    Please note that the reply will come in the form of a Private Message.
    Sending another message because you've failed to check your PMs will result in a warning telling you to check your PMs.

Links for new Review Team members

Soliciting views or comments from other members, via Private Messages or asking for them in comments, counts as spamming and self promotion and is against the rules.
Please note that repeatedly posting links to your review, even without explicitly making a request, also counts as spamming.

Books on Bookshelves cannot be read or downloaded and are just for show. Your Review Team page explains where and how to get review books.
  • Review Team page:
    Review Team page
    Please note, you should read all the information on the different tabs of this page before choosing a book to review.
    • The entire book must be read to review it.
    • If you cannot, or do not want to finish the book, you have the option to quit the book on your Review Team page. However, quitting an excessive amount of books will have a negative impact on your reviewer score.
  • Instructions for using the BBCode:
    How to Bold and Italicize text.
  • If you have a question or issue that pertains to the Review Team:
  • If the previous thread does not help, this forum, Review Team Support, is where you should post (note: this forum is not for debates or complaints, but for seeking advice and answers to questions):

    Remember to check for answers on your Review Team page before posting here.
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Reviewers should note that the formatting of the review will appear glitched as it goes through the editing process. This is completely normal and, once published in the public forums, the review will be back to how it looked when you previewed it.

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