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Subject: ? about set up of wish/reminder lists and order more from member....
Date Posted: 11/25/2012 11:55 AM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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I don't know how others have their lists set up, but this is mine. I have 65 books on my wish list. They are books not yet available on PBS and all are on auto-request. I have 464 books on my reminder list. They are all books that are already available on the site. I just have to pick which ones I want to order and when. This is where my dilemma occurs.

When I am looking on someone else's bookshelf through the order more from member button, I find if difficult to check if any of my 464 RL books are available on their shelf. How does anyone else do this? Is there a way for some sort of notification to be set up that would check if one or more of the books on my reminder list is available on their shelf? As opposed to manually checking through my entire list of 464 books each and every time I am looking through someone else's shelf? I tend to forget titles easily and have re-ordered books I have already read due to this. Has anyone else found an easier way to do this other than flipping between 2 screens?

Pam

Date Posted: 11/25/2012 12:32 PM ET
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Pamela--One way to go about this--I'm pretty sure I got this idea from someone else who posted it here a while ago...Note--this only works if the person you're ordering from has their bookshelf set to public.  First, when you're on the "Order more from this member" screen, click on their username at the top of the screen and navigate to their bookshelf.  This shows their public bookshelf, and any book that is on your "Reminder List" will have a notation of "On my: Reminder List" in the description of the book.  You can then use your browser search function to search for "Reminder List".  If the person has more than 50 books on their bookshelf, you'll have to search each page individually, but it's pretty quick.

Hope this makes sense!

Date Posted: 11/25/2012 12:34 PM ET
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Pamela, I use my reminder list like you do. What I've done is put a personal note on each of the books (I use 'RL' on these). I also use my reminder list for wish list overflow, so those are marked 'WL' and I keep my posted books there (to see how many copies) and those are marked 'my shelf'. When I am looking at someone's shelf I can scroll through very quickly (just hold down the button or on my iPad, stroke fast) not actually reading titles and see if any have notes. Those I stop and double check. Have to do it on each page, but it's still faster than going through slowly to read each title and try and remember. If you click on the book you can see the book data and if its on your reminder list, but you need to be careful when you do it that way, make sure you navigate back to the member's page; if you order from the info page you are back in FIFO and the order goes to someone else.

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Date Posted: 11/25/2012 12:34 PM ET
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Here's the only semi-quick way I've learned to do it:

View a person's shelf by clicking their member name (not by using the "order more from member" button). From there, a book listing will tell you if it is on your reminder list. You just view their full bookshelf, use ctrl-F to search for the word "reminder", and if any books on that page are on your RL, you'll be taken right to them. You still have to search page-by-page, but you won't have to scan every single listed book.

Date Posted: 11/25/2012 12:48 PM ET
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Thanks for the suggestions. I will try it asap.

Pam

Date Posted: 11/25/2012 9:28 PM ET
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Oh, Pam, thanks for asking this question as I've wondered the same thing.