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Subject: Finding a requestor condition.
Date Posted: 1/5/2009 11:15 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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I have about 10 books waiting to be mailed right now and one of them had a requestor condition that asked that the book not be tapped too much due to arthritis problems. I don't remember which one it was. Is there a way to check what the conditions are after accepting?

Thanks

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 1:11 AM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2006
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Unfortunately, there is not, which yes, I think is almost universally regarded as a problem.  It shows up in the transaction archive only after the transaction is completed.  It's possible that if you go to the Help Center and Click on Ask the PBS Team they can tell you.  I don't actually know for sure.  Or you could PM you members and ask who it was.  Sorry!!!!

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 2:03 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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This is really stupid and would probably solve a lot of RWPs over RCS. If they would just put a link on the book request "review requestor's conditons".  So you can double check them.

You could hit the PM button on all of them first and see if someone has it in their profile.  I've noticed that some people do this.  Otherwise your only option is to PM everyone or just go easy on the packing tape for all of the books.

Date Posted: 1/6/2009 7:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2008
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MAYBE I can help. A few months ago, I had a similar request -- with the arthritis mentioned -- and the requester was Michele D. (tribefan) I don't know if it's the same user, but I thought I'l offer that as a suggestion. I still had it in my personal messages.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 8:27 AM ET
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I agree, Mary--this is one thing they need to fix, and soon. What I do now is write a note about the RC on the bottom half of the printed label when I print it, especially if I'm not wrapping it up right away. It's a PITA, but I don't get all that many with RCs so it works, I guess.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 8:30 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If it's something I need to remember (plastic or no plastic or something) I put a post it on the book.  I never accept a book request w/o the book in hand to give it that one last once over and make sure I didn't miss anything.  So I just stick a post it on top.

Date Posted: 1/7/2009 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2008
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Thanks everyone.

I went ahead and put them in envelopes so they are easier to open, just in case. I have never had this many books go out  before and I thought I would remember something like that. Since I didn't , I will try the post it idea next time. I don't know why I didn't think of that before. I have tons of post its for everything else. :)