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Topic: Fifo - what happens when request for book is not answered.

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Subject: Fifo - what happens when request for book is not answered.
Date Posted: 8/29/2009 2:47 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2007
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I have requested a book and it has gone to 3 different members.  For whatever reasons each of these members apparently did not respond.  What happens to that book in their booklist ?  Does it drop from its position in FIFO?



Last Edited on: 8/29/09 2:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/29/2009 2:51 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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It gets removed from their shelves and their account gets flagged as possibly being inactive.  If PBS sees a sign that they are not active on PBS anymore they will suspend the account and send them an email to either reactivate or close their account.  This removes all their WL books and posted books from the FIFO lines.  So letting requests time out helps to weed out the inactive accounts.