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Subject: anyone notice lots of requests as February 15th is almost here?
Date Posted: 2/3/2016 3:56 PM ET
Member Since: 8/15/2005
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has anyone else seen a lot of requests come there way now that february 15th is coming up and members are being asked to renew/pay again for their membership? i have had 12 requests so far this week. and i had almost 40 books go out last month. is this like when they first told us last year that we  would have to start paying to use the site? are members using up their credits and jumping ship? just wondering.

Date Posted: 2/3/2016 4:10 PM ET
Member Since: 2/27/2009
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I no longer have a bookshelf for requests, but I have noticed a surge in the number of books shipped per week since the second week of Jan.  I assumed it was people who had not gotten WL books during the year of their paid membership using up the credits to go ALC to avoid the $.50/transaction fee.  I should imagine there will be some turnover each year for that reason just as accounts go inactive in days past when folks lose interest.

Date Posted: 2/3/2016 4:18 PM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2008
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nothing unusual here. about the same as always. Personally I only request something I really want to read.

Date Posted: 2/3/2016 5:18 PM ET
Member Since: 2/17/2006
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I hadn't sent anything out since November and have 5 going out this month. I think it's more related to the fact that I'm reading/posting more. 

Date Posted: 2/3/2016 8:26 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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January is always a busier month. More books being posted after the holidays, people getting done with the busy holiday season and settling in for the winter with some good books. There is probably some uptick in traffic due to membership renewals coming up, but January is always a busy month for swapping.

Date Posted: 2/4/2016 9:19 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I've been sending lots of books but it is because I've been posting lots of WL books and those books are almost exclusively what are being requested from me.

Date Posted: 2/4/2016 6:33 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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nope, just normal one book request per week for me.

Date Posted: 2/4/2016 6:34 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2013
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It's about the same.  

Date Posted: 2/4/2016 6:49 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2010
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No increase in requested books for (from) me. 

Date Posted: 2/7/2016 11:03 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
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Haven't noticed any more requests from me. However I've had many requests be cancelled by senders or not mailed & wondered if it's because they're not sticking around.