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Subject: Club wish lists??
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 1:06 AM ET
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I'm still kind of new to the site! Hi!

I was just wondering how the wish list thing works? I was looking through the Club Wish Lists and I noticed that books that were there are posted on the site (Some I have posted myself). Could it be because of different ISBN's?  Is there a way to let people know that you posted books that they are wishing for? 

Thanks for the help!

Date Posted: 8/19/2011 10:14 AM ET
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Hi Stephanie,


Yes, it is quite common for books to have editions on the Wish List (usually hardcover or large print editions, or audio editions) while other editions (usually paperbacks) are available for ordering. People who are being specific about ordering those editions are usually not interested in the paperbacks. So, if those other book listings are also other book formats .... people will probably already be aware that the paperback edition is available.

It is not necessary to do anything to notify people about this situation because the club is already sending out an email about "similar books" being posted and available.

However, "tags" are available and in cases where you think that people may be interested in a posted book (because it is the same type of edition that is already wish listed), you can add a tag along the lines of "see also ISBN xxx-xxx-xxx". That way, people who come to look at the listing can see that there is another ISBN for the book.

Also, there is a forum called "Book Bazaar" where you can advertise your ISBNs of the book in a forum post.

I woudl only bother in cases where the book type of your advertised ISBN is a book type that is being Wish Listed, though.

Date Posted: 8/19/2011 10:28 AM ET
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Hi Stephanie!  Welcome to PBS

It is definitely an issue of having a book with a different binding.  Another way to tell is if you click on one of those WL (wishlist) books from the Club Wish Lists that only has the Post This Book box instead of the Order This Book box and then go to that book's individual page you will see other types of that particular book available listed under "Other Versions". The red descriptions are WL and the green descriptions are available. For an example go to this page and look to the right where it says other versions: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Confederacy-Dunces-John-Kennedy-Toole/book/0807126063/  and you will see the listings available for that title.

Also, there is a thread in the BB (Book Bazaar) for posting WL books with other ISBN's:

Welcome to the Book Bazaar!

What's in this Forum:

(1) Established threads.


Here is the thread for the WL books with different ISBN's: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Wishlisted-Under-Different-ISBN-2011/topic/221493/ 

  •  Recurring threads (ie, "April Wishlist Books With Different ISBNs") are not sticky; like all regular topics, they will "archive off" the site if they are not posted in regularly. A topic that is not posted in for 45 days will be removed from the Forum. The "Wishlist Books With Different ISBNs" topic is an example of a "collected" topic. This thread is specifically for members to "advertise" titles they have on their bookshelves that are Wished for in the club, but their version has a different ISBN than the one(s) wished for, so no Wish List offer is triggered. You can scoop up some very popular books this way! Keep an eye on this topic. Monthly topics will have titles beginning with the month.
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 11:05 AM ET
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. A topic that is not posted in for 45 days will be removed from the Forum. 

I am confused. Is this an "official" position?  I can still access the thread where I posted that my husband died and that hasn't been posted to in three years. 

I just put "wish list" in the search this forum area and found threads that were last posted in "Date Posted: 8/9/2007 1:59 AM ET" 

Last Edited on: 8/19/11 11:09 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 1:35 PM ET
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Can't recall for sure, but I think that was how the forum threads were handled back at the get-go when 'space' was a premium and this was a very small site. 

There are a number of things in the HC that have never been updated.  As I run across them, I send an 'FYI' feedback to the PBS Team.  They correct/delete/revise as time allows, and of course, things which actually affect swapping takes precedence.

Last Edited on: 8/19/11 1:39 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/19/2011 2:50 PM ET
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Anna, you're correct.   Several years ago, when space was more limited, the older threads were removed, along with older PM's, unless they were archived.  Just an FYI, back then, threads would only have 15 posts per page and now it's 25.  It's been too long and I can't remember all the changes that took place with that particular upgrade.

Date Posted: 8/19/2011 6:36 PM ET
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A topic that is not posted in for 45 days will be removed from the Forum. 

I am confused. Is this an "official" position?  


I hadn't even noticed that part of the statement. LOL. I just copied from the thread in the BB. I am glad Anna and Hunter were able to clear that up.