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Subject: If I am #1,,,
Date Posted: 11/11/2009 12:54 PM ET
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If I am #1 on 22 books on my wishlist, and I close my account for vacation for a month, will that suspend my wish list also?
Is there a way to close the bookshelf and box requests and keep open the wish list? 



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Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 11/11/2009 12:58 PM ET
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If you have your wish list books on auto-request, then you will get them even if you're on vacation hold.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 2:11 PM ET
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yep autorequest should get you the book and not the ot hers. also check and make sure you dont 'have anything on auto that you're not ready for(I madet hat mistake once!)

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 2:18 PM ET
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If not, I think being on hold suspends your WL, too, and when you get off hold, you'll pick up your place in line (#1!).

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 2:49 PM ET
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This is the thing I *most* wish PBS would fix. The only thing to do right now is put the books on auto-request. And people won't be able to post books directly to your wishlist until it's off hold. (grrr.)

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 3:14 PM ET
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well, technically there's another option, but it's not a good one.  you can put all the books on your bookshelf on hold and leave your account open, but when you 'unhold' them later, it basically posts them again at which point you go to the back of the FIFO line.

if you're on vacation hold, and you have books on auto-request and your turn comes up, you'll get them as long as you have credits.  if you run out of credits, the book will just go to the next person, you won't get a 48-hour hold.  the part where people can't post books directly to your WL, even if they're on auto-request, is the one downside to vacation hold.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 3:54 PM ET
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I personally don't think it's fair if you aren't going to be around for a month to mark books received for you to get WL books.  Then that person has to wait until you get home and mark the books received.  A book posted quickly and mailed right away could even go lost.  I would just put my whole account on hold. You will keep your place in line.  One of your senders could be scrambling to buy a credit for a WL book because your book is sitting at the post office and not being marked received. 

Unless you are prepared to mark one received before you see the book.  

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 6:45 PM ET
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I will be able to mark books received during the entire month.  My friend who turned me on to PBS will be getting all my mail and will be checking in all the received books and BOB's everyday.  I know what you mean, Mary.  I would never leave people waiting for me to return to mark things received.  I wouldn't like it if someone did that to me.  I am just going to put the things that look promising on auto request.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 8:17 PM ET
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I don't think that's the only downside. You also have to put the books on autorequest, and what if you're on more than one wishlist for the same book? Whatever you do requires effort and a certain amount of gambling, so I really hate it.

Date Posted: 11/11/2009 8:41 PM ET
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Yes, far from perfect system but at least there is a way not to wait another year for a couple of my WL books.  I only have a WL here at PBS.  I didn't auto request any of the same titles unless I am willing to deal with an extra copy. 

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 3:23 AM ET
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i should really have said the biggest downside, not the only.  for whatever reason, i was assuming that if someone was still wanting to be getting WL books they'd be logging in periodically, not that they'd be offline the whole time.  so they could still manage their WL and which ones were on auto-request at any point.  (like maybe someone who couldn't afford to mail for a while, but had plenty of credits and so could keep getting books.)

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 5:03 PM ET
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(like maybe someone who couldn't afford to mail for a while, but had plenty of credits and so could keep getting books.)

Exactly!!!!