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Subject: Finding Old Posts and Questions about Holds
Date Posted: 12/9/2013 7:41 PM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2006
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I haven't been on the site for awhile and I wanted to search for some old posts of mine, is that possible?  I tried searching the forums by my name but that did not work.

Also, what does it mean when an item on my wish list is on hold?

Thank you,

Melissa Baker

Date Posted: 12/9/2013 7:52 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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Melissa--The easiest way to see your old posts in the forum is to click on your username above one of your posts this will open your user profile.  There is a clickable link for forum posts in the little blue information box.  Click on that and you'll see your prior posts.  (You can also get here by choosing "My profile" from the "My account" drop down.

Regarding wishlist holds--if a book is on individual hold, it means that you'll continue to move up on the wishlist until you reach the first spot. When you're in the first spot, but on hold, any books posted will by-pass you until you take off the wishlist hold. Once you take off the hold, if you are in the 1st postion, you'll be offered the next copy posted.

Date Posted: 12/9/2013 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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Melissa - regarding the book/s on hold - it could also mean that you WLed different copies of the same book (hardback, paperback, different ISBNs, etc) and one of the copies has been accepted by you.  PBS will then place the other copies on hold until you receive the accepted book, and then will ask you if you want them to automatically delete the remaining copies on your WL.  Pat

Date Posted: 12/9/2013 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Also, if you posted a wish list book, it will be on the wish list hold tab on your My Account page while it waits for the wisher to respond.

Date Posted: 12/14/2013 8:13 PM ET
Member Since: 4/15/2006
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Thank you everyone, I have figured out how to view my old posts.

Not so sure about the books on hold, but I'm working on it.

Thank you!