Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: bug in display of position

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: bug in display of position
Date Posted: 8/12/2017 12:12 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2009
Posts: 18
Back To Top

I noticed starting today that some books on my wish list have position listed as for example: "4 out of 3".  Very Spinal Tap...


Date Posted: 8/12/2017 12:34 PM ET
Member Since: 2/12/2006
Posts: 4,700
Back To Top

My (highly non-tech) GUESS would be that one of those ahead of you put their book(s) on hold and the 'system' just hasn't quite caught up with itself....

Date Posted: 8/12/2017 3:20 PM ET
Member Since: 9/22/2010
Posts: 3,789
Back To Top

This reminds me that there are three kinds of people in this world. Those who can count and those who can't.

Date Posted: 8/12/2017 5:40 PM ET
Member Since: 1/7/2007
Posts: 1,099
Back To Top

Evan - this was answered earlier in the Questions ABout PaperBackSwap - see 
(just click on the 'odd positions on wish list' link) 

odd positions on wish list  
Diane Y. (dianefrombklyn)

an answer was provided by Cathy A. (Cathy) - CoronadoCA

"It happens if you are at the end of the wish list line and you put your wish on hold. Here's one where I was 9 of 9 until I put it on hold just now, which made me 9 of 8" and she gave an example that covered her experience.

ETA: - I believe it also happens when a member places their account on vacation hold and do not have Auto Request selected, or have placed their account on hold and do not have credits available to order a book...

Last Edited on: 8/13/17 10:03 AM ET - Total times edited: 1