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Subject: Going away for 5 days.
Date Posted: 9/2/2011 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 1/26/2009
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Hey everyone

I am going away with my husband for 5 days for our 10 year anniversary....without kids! The first time I will ever be away from my little boys for so long.

Anyway, my bookshelf is on hold and I placed my wishlist on auto request.  Is this okay? Should I use vacation hold instead?

Thanks 

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 3:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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If you put all your books on individual hold usign the hold button on the bookshelf-then it removed them all from teh FIFO lines.  They'll go at the end of the line when you unhold them.

Vacation Hold keeps your place in line while preventing book orders.  Any WL books  on autorequest that your turn comes up for will be requested for you.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 3:27 PM ET
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Thanks Mary, I appreciate it.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 3:27 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
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Ummm.....you don't have any books posted; so putting your bookshelf on hold is a moot point. 

WL on auto is good; you may even have a book waiting for you when you come home. 

ENJOY!

-RD

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 4:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/4/2009
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She already put her bookshelf on hold, so you can't see the ones she has posted.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 6:02 PM ET
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Usually it says member shelf on vacation hold or something like that. Hers said she had no books posted in the system. -RD
Date Posted: 9/2/2011 6:08 PM ET
Member Since: 10/22/2009
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From Mandy's original post, I think she put all of the books on her bookshelf on individual hold rather than vacation hold--that's why it's showing up that she has no books in the system.  Mary is correct--vacation hold is the better option--as now when Mandy "unholds" all of her books they will be moved to the back of the FIFO line.

Date Posted: 9/2/2011 10:07 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Using the same term for the wish list hold, the bookshelf hold, and the vacation hold is not nice. But what other term could PBS use? (That bookshelf hold is nasty.)
Date Posted: 9/3/2011 9:12 AM ET
Member Since: 5/25/2010
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At one point I requested that they put in a warning - when you start to put individual books on hold, they should tell you what's going to happen to FIFO. I got a response from TPTB that it was a good suggestion, and they would put that on their list of things to do. Have they still not done that? It would be soooo easy for them to add that text. What a shame!