Books to get rid of

Philippe Bruhat (BooK) philippe.bruhat at
Tue Nov 10 13:24:49 GMT 2009

On Sun, Nov 08, 2009 at 09:49:20PM +0000, Denny wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-11-08 at 22:31 +0100, Richard Foley wrote:
> > On Sunday 08 November 2009 19:44:15 Peter Corlett wrote: 
> > > Giving stuff away on Freecycle is way too much work. It's almost as if  
> > > the people who run it have engineered it to discourage the occasional  
> > > giver as much as possible.
> > 
> > Sounds like another great idea turned into a YAWOT (Yet Another Waste
> > Of Time) because it's grown, or was built, too complicated.
> Mostly it just suffers from using Yahoo groups as the back-end, and then
> trying to wrapper those in a failed attempt to make them friendlier or
> something.  Once you've managed to sign up to your local group, casual
> giving is easy - post one message saying what you've got to give away,
> pick a winner from the emails that are sent to you in reply, and then
> post a second email saying that you've chosen someone and the stuff is
> gone now.

Web site doing freecycle-like style donation in France:

Subscribed yesterday, put in two items, got 4 requests already.
Much easier than writing/processing emails.

 Philippe Bruhat (BooK)

 You never know what love is until you lose it.
                                    (Moral from Groo The Wanderer #38 (Epic))

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