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Subject: 'filter by friends' bookshelves' feature on the RL
Date Posted: 8/23/2016 6:14 PM ET
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Not sure how this works. I've tried it from time to time, always with the same reult of no results. If I have a book on my RL and a friend has it on his/her bookshelf wouldn't I then see an 'order this book' button next to the title on my RL? Or is it that the feature only reflects my RL books, which if they are indeed on a friend's bookshelf, are on hold?

Date Posted: 8/23/2016 9:32 PM ET
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I just tried it for the first time and this is what happened. I have about 160 books on my rl. My filter by friends search gave me 22 books. When I clicked on one of the titles there was a window that said "order from" and when I clicked the window it showed whos bookshelf it was on. 

Date Posted: 8/24/2016 6:48 AM ET
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I tried it too.  There is 1 book on my RL that a friend has.  There is also an "Order this Book" button on the right side of the RL window.  When I hover over it, the pop up says "Request this book from a PBS friend for 1 credit and a free swap."  If I click on the "Order" button, it takes me to the normal order page and tells me who I am ordering it from.   I think it is functioning the way it is supposed to.  Maybe it just so happens that the friends who have books you want have their shelves on hold, IDK.



Last Edited on: 8/24/16 6:48 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/24/2016 8:40 AM ET
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Beats me. Since this function was first available it never lead me to ordering any of my RL books. Perhaps my RL, like my WL, is a bit heavy on  eccentric or obscure books.

Date Posted: 8/24/2016 7:47 PM ET
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Marya, since I was curious I checked out your rl, the first page at least and it seemed pretty specific to me. Not much I would call mainstream. Also I noticed that out of the 10 results displayed 9 of the books are wishlisted and the 10th one is not in the system. Those two things alone could explaine why you never find rl's on friends shelves. 

Date Posted: 8/25/2016 9:48 AM ET
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OK, thanks.

Date Posted: 8/25/2016 10:01 AM ET
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mine returns zero results too. nobody has anything on my reminder list.