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Subject: The Not Now Button
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 7:04 PM ET
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I just noticed the not now button.  My question is this, if there is only 1 copy in the system and I choose the not now button, will the book once again be offered to me???  Since it puts me back in the same place on the wish list as I was before. ( the first and only in line)

Date Posted: 8/24/2011 7:31 PM ET
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I don't know but I think this button is uncessary since we can just hold individual WL books.  It's just one more way people can slow down the WL lines.

I think in the case you mentioned it would work just like if you were the only wisher and put the book on hold yourself before it was offered.  You would stay on hold and that copy would be open for anyone to order. If it wasn't ordered by the time you took he book off hold then that person would probably come on one day to suddenly find it on hold on their bookshelf.

Date Posted: 8/24/2011 8:22 PM ET
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The new button puts you back in the same place in the Wish List line, on hold.

You take the book off hold when you want the book again. When you take your WL book off hold, the system would behave the same as it always does. You are either first in line again, or the system will request it from FIFO for you, but act like its a WL book request.

I am not sure I understand why the button would slow down WL lines. If you are in a situation where you have no credits, it is a lot faster to click on "Not Now" knowing you maintain your spot in line ... rather than wait out the entire hold period hoping you get a credit, or borrow a credit, or buy a credit, or whatever (which is what people do now because they know if they decline the book they lose their spot in line forever).



Last Edited on: 8/24/11 8:26 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 8:24 PM ET
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Because the Wish will automatically go on Hold on your Wish List, the book can go to their shelf as offered and still be on your Wish List.

You can read the full details of the new feature and that that specific case by going up to the upper right corner of your screen next to the Home/Log Out link and click on What's New. The new button will be the first item in the list. 

 

If it wasn't ordered by the time you took he book off hold then that person would probably come on one day to suddenly find it on hold on their bookshelf.

The system doesn't ever put an available book on Hold on the poster's Bookshelf because an only wisher doesn't want it or RCs, it will remove the wisher and allow the book to be offered. If an only wisher used their Not Now button, then removed the Hold and had the same copy offered to them right away, they would have to accept the offer at that time or get out of the wish list line. In the case of an only wisher and RCs the wisher gets the book moved to their Reminder list and the book remains posted. The system always lets the book remain posted over leaving a wisher in line.



Last Edited on: 8/24/11 8:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 11:05 PM ET
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I am not sure I understand why the button would slow down WL lines. If you are in a situation where you have no credits, it is a lot faster to click on "Not Now" knowing you maintain your spot in line .

That is, if they come on and actually click on the "not now" button. No guarantee they will and there it will languish until it times out and goes off to another WL, which is what it would do anyhow.

I have a a couple questions in another post about this. I think it'll come in handy for those rare times I haven't held a book, thought I wanted it and then decided "eh, I can wait, don't really want it now." Or the one I forgot to hold and it pops up unexpectedly.



Last Edited on: 8/24/11 11:06 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/24/2011 11:14 PM ET
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I don't think it'll change the wait times one bit; since it can't really be used to extend the 48 hour wait period. In essence, it's no different from the way things have already been done, at least from the perspective of the member who posted the book. It'd look just the same as someone declining the offer. And since it can only be used once per title, it's not like someone can make a habit of it and keep a book from ever moving on to the next person in line or anything. I can understand why some might perceive this as an added inconvenience, but I don't happen to believe that perception to be accurate. It really just gives people an emergency option for when they just don't have the credit at the moment. In a perfect world, sure, we'd all have credits to back up our wishes, in the event they were all offered at once. Since the world isn't perfect, I don't see the trouble in adding a feature that might sometimes help people manage the offers they receive a little more easily.

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 8:08 AM ET
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ok thank you all for you help

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 10:19 AM ET
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What I meant by "on hold" on the persons bookshelf was that when the 1 wisher took the book of hold it would then be put in the 48hr WL hold on the senders bookshelf.  Unless of couse they put it on autorequest then it would just show up as a bookrequest after the 1hr remorse period.

 

I still see people waiting for the last minute to make the decision or in hopes of a credit coming through in time before they do the not-now thing. 

Date Posted: 8/25/2011 12:31 PM ET
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 I used this button today actually! One of the childrens books I need for homeschooling later in the year came up but I really do not need it right now. So I hit the "not now" button making it so that any one behind me gets it faster! :)