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Subject: No books listed?
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 8:43 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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I just went through FIFO and ordered a book. Then I pressed the 'order more from member' button. When I got to her profile, she has a dash through her book list. There is no vacation hold or anything else mentioned. Do I cancel my order or just wait it out?

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 8:48 AM ET
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I'd wait and see.  If nothing else you can learn about it and report back here to us.  A real life PBS learning experience!

Ruth

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 8:57 AM ET
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Since it was offered wouldn't that mean that  she DID have it on her shelf and you ordered her last book?

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:16 AM ET
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Ruth, yes this is something new to me.  Thomas, I thought about that. I think I will just wait and see what happens.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:36 AM ET
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Her bookshelf could be set to private.  I believe, (though it is possible that I'm wrong) the only way to order from someone in that case is through FIFO.  The "Order More From This Member" feature wouldn't be available in this case and I guess the programming just hasn't been / can't be tweaked to adjust to this feature.



Last Edited on: 7/24/09 9:37 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:40 AM ET
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Thanks Meghan! That could very well be the case and sounds reasonable. I have never come across this before.

I will let everyone know what happens.

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:40 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:53 AM ET
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The dashes are the default setting.  You have to go to your Settings page to changes it to the numbers.

 

 

Date Posted: 7/24/2009 9:56 AM ET
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It'll put a 0 when someone has no books posted or on WL. So I think Meghan could be on the money with this one. Some people are die-hard FIFO followers and don't believe anyone should order books right form peoples shelves or post WL books directly to people.  Personally I think they are just causing themselves to pay a lot of extra postage money but that's their decision.  Or they could be embarrassed by the books they have on WL or posted and have people they know also on PBS.  Of course if I was looking at someone's shelf whom I knew and saw they had it all private-that would make me really curious about what they are reading. 

Some people also keep it private because they've had issues with other members on the boards.

If you cancel the request and reorder it'll jsut go back to the same person.