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Subject: Deleting other versions of WL books?
Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:08 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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Yesterday I received 2 WL books, both HC.  We were out of town all weekend and I had a lot to do yesterday, but I did want the senders to receive their credits as quickly as possible, so I didn't really pay too much attention to the process, just hurried thru, marked them received and stuck the books in my TBR box. 

So today, I'm skimming thru my WL and I see that the PB versions of each book are still on my WL.  I deleted them from my WL since I don't want or need 2 copies of each.  I know they used to ask if you, during the process of checking in a book, if you wanted other versions of WL books deleted off your WL.  When did they stop doing this?  Why did they stop doing this?

I try to make a habit of going thru my WL a couple times a month for all the obvious reasons, but if I just left it alone, then I would still be in line for books I didn't need, and all the people behind me wouldn't move up the way they should.  Did I miss this change?

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:45 AM ET
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Anissa (WVgrrl) - ,
Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:56 AM ET
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For most of my WL books I have every version available listed, to increase my chances of getting any copy. Only once have I ever gotten the automated screen that asks whether I want to delete the other versions. When I get a WL book I just go delete the rest from my list as part of the routine.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 10:08 AM ET
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I'm fairly new and have never gotten that screen.  Usually though, when I get a WL book offered, I delete the other versions then so I don't end up with 2 offers and have to cancel one.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 10:28 AM ET
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I've gotten the screen once I think, but I usually delete the other versiions as soon as I get a copy of the book.  Pat

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 10:29 AM ET
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Yes, I go thru my WL on a regular basis, but this is the first time I've noticed that I wasn't asked that question (do you want to delete other versions of this book off your WL?).  I'm just wondering if it's a glitch, or something they are no longer asking?  If they are no longer asking I'll be sure and head to my WL right away, upon receiving a book and delete other versions.  Just trying to figure out if I need to change my "MO"?  Ha ha.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:13 PM ET
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I think I've only been asked that once.  Recently I found 3 books on my WL that I had already received from PBS. It never asked me to delete the other versions.

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:47 PM ET
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It's rare that I've been asked to delete the other versions.  The last time I was asked, there were 2 versions remaining on my WL, but it only asked to remove 1 of them.  So, like Anissa, I make it part of my routine.  As soon as I mark the book received, I go to my WL and remove the other versions.

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Date Posted: 4/28/2009 2:49 PM ET
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That can be due also to the fact that more than one database is used for the info the PBS system runs on so it may be a case of the different databases not meshing and the system failing to recognize other versions in different data sources.

Ruth