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Subject: Yet, another WL ?
Date Posted: 11/20/2009 11:50 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Everytime that I list a book on my WL, the numbers are different than the book description page. For example, I signed up for one book that had 4 wishers. I became number 5. On my account page it shows me as number 5 out of 6, but when I go to the descrip page it shows only 5 wishers. It has done this for the last couple of day on all the books that I list on the WL. Anyone else have this happening to them?

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 9:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Well it's still showing that you are #5 so I don't see what the concern is for.  Someone probably put the book on their WL right after you and then put their account on hold. The book description pages don't show vacation holds in the #. 



Last Edited on: 11/21/09 9:20 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 9:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2009
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I'm seeing the same thing.  On all my wishlist books the book description shows one less for members wishing.  On the couple of books that I am #1 for my wishlist shows 1 of 2 but the book description shows Members Wishing: 1.  Odd

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 9:53 AM ET
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Mary, I'm not at all concerned as I know what my position is on each of my WL books. At first I thought the same as you that someone had either placed the book right after me or put the books on hold. But, as I kept adding books to my WL, I  found out that isn't the case at all. There is no way that could have happened with each of my 200 WListed books. Look at your wishlist and you too will notice it on each of your WL books. For each book for instance -- if you are 5 out of 7, look at the book description page and there will be 6 wishers not 7 as it says on your account page. It's just something that has never happened before and is rather odd as now Martha has noticed. Thanks Martha! I was beginning to think it was just me! lol

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 10:07 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I never pay attention to my positons or how many are on the list.  I get them when I ge them.  It just doesn't bother me what position I am or how many are on the list.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 10:15 AM ET
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It's just that there is a glitch in the system that I noticed and wondering if others had been seeing the same thing. I now know that it's happening on everyone's list and is a glitch. It has nothing to do with one's concerns about their position or how many others are on the list. That's all.

Ms K. (MsK) -
Date Posted: 11/21/2009 10:27 AM ET
Member Since: 10/1/2005
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from what I understand... and I've been wrong before....

If someone in line before you puts that book on hold (because they are low on credits or going out of town) then their place in line doesn't show up.

In other words, if I am the tenth person to wish for a book BUT three people in line before me have their wishlist book (or books) on hold, then I will show up as #7, not #10.  But if after I see that I am #7, two of those people make their wishlist book active, I will drop to #9. (which is really really frustrating!!)

I think that the second number shows the actual number of people wishing for the book, active or on hold.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 10:31 AM ET
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Ms. K, thanks but it's a glitch in the system. Check your wishlist out as you will see it too.It's like that on all my 200 wishlist books.

Date Posted: 11/21/2009 11:56 AM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2005
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Interesting, I don't see it on my wishlist. If it's a glitch it might be affecting just some accounts.



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Date Posted: 11/21/2009 12:07 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2007
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Connie, I'm seeing it on my WL, too.  Maybe it's showing that of 15 wishers, there are 14 members other than you  (collective use of the word you)  wishing.  Seems odd that it would exclude the account holder, but that might explain it.  All in all, it's not a big deal, but it is interesting.

Date Posted: 11/22/2009 4:19 AM ET
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Glitch has been resolved and WLs are back to normal. No big deal but was rather odd and awkward. Glad to find out that it wasn't only me.



Last Edited on: 11/22/09 4:20 AM ET - Total times edited: 1