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Subject: Different variations of books no longer automatically removed??
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 1:31 PM ET
Member Since: 5/23/2005
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I must have missed this, but previously when we've checked off receiving a WL'd book, the other versions were removed from our list, right? 

Today I was just offered one of those other versions.  This is the second or third time this has happened, and once I clicked I wanted it just because I forgot I had already gotten it.  Another time I was cleaning up my list and saw copies of a book I'd just received.  Thought it was a glitch. 

So, has this changed?  No more being asked if we want the others automatically removed?  Have to remove them ourselves?  (Not that it is an issue, just need to know.)

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 1:40 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It hasn't been that way since I joined in Aug.  But it may have been before.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 1:48 PM ET
Member Since: 12/26/2005
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I noticed it with a book recently, too.  As I recall, in the past when you marked the book received, the system asked you if you wanted to have the other versions removed from your WL.  I'm not sure when it changed, since I thought it was an isolated incident when I noticed it. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 2:07 PM ET
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Thanks.  I just went through my list and found 2 other books still there after I had received different versions. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 2:30 PM ET
Member Since: 8/8/2006
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it seems that it is more random now. i try to remember to periodically check my WL to clean out the other versions after i get a book in the mail.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 3:24 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
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I did receive a book in the last week where I was told that there was another edition on my wishlist that would be removed unless I unchecked it on the dialog.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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I've been a member for awhile and it has never automatically removed a different version of the same book because I would guess they have different ISBN..

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 8:46 PM ET
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Oh, we used to always get the message asking if we wanted the other versions removed.  At least we did perhaps for the first two years of my membership.  I will have to pay closer attention now.

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 9:02 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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I did get the msg on my last WL book, but before that it had been a while. I thought they must have removed it completely, but then it did it again, so I don't know if it's not supposed to be there anymore or not. I"m going to send in FB to see if it was actually supposed to have been removed or if it is just glitching. Because it was certainly a nice thing to have!

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 9:13 PM ET
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Good idea with the FB, Sherry.  I do think it's a nice thing to have in place. 

Date Posted: 1/20/2008 9:27 PM ET
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Could it possibly have to do with those books being "linked" in the system, and if so, will the author clean-up project be helping to link those books together more?

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:13 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2005
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Same thing happened to me recently. I got two copies of a book because I forgot I had different versions listed on the WL. I, too, thought it used to remove the other versions. Now I double check.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2006
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I noticed that too, thought it was strange.  Hope they put it back.

Date Posted: 1/21/2008 9:21 PM ET
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I just had that message come up last week.

ETA: I went and checked my WL and saw several books that I had just recently received copies of, including one that I just marked received today, so I guess it is a bit more random now.  Darn - I liked it taking off the other versions when I received a copy.



Last Edited on: 1/22/08 10:57 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 10:03 PM ET
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I have never had that message come up for me and I've been lucky with the WL offers.

Date Posted: 1/23/2008 3:42 PM ET
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I received the message yesterday when I marked a book as received and it removed the other copy from my wish list.  But that is the first time I've gotten the message.