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Subject: going into someones account
Date Posted: 3/26/2011 1:15 AM ET
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My sister is in the hospital and asked me to put her shelf on vacation hold and to cancel and book requests and explain why to the requestor.  She gave me her password...  will I get into any trouble by doing so?

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 1:24 AM ET
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No.  PBS gets upset when you use another's account to get a larger wish list.  This is a favor, both for PBS members and your sister.

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 2:32 AM ET
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Thanks!  Do I need to notify TPTB that I will be doing this??

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 2:52 AM ET
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I honestly don't see why they would care.  Although best of luck to your sister.

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 2:56 AM ET
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Thanks for the good wishes!

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 8:42 AM ET
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How nice of her to think of her acct. when she's dealing with hospitalization. Hope all goes well.

Subject: Going into someone elses account
Date Posted: 3/26/2011 10:44 AM ET
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My daughter is a member here and if either one of us had to access the other ones account, there wouldn't be an issue. All password are on the rolledex....but I haven't so far!

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 11:29 AM ET
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I doubt they'd have an issue with a member trying to be considerate to others. I'd think once they saw the PMs that are sent out and that the account is on hold they'd get the idea.

Hope your sister gets better soon.

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 12:18 PM ET
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Thanks for the wishes.  I asked her about her pbs acc't when I visited because I knew she wouldn't  be thinking about it... lol

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 1:33 PM ET
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Personally, I'd notify TPTB about it.  How long can that take you? Two minutes?  And it might keep a problem from happening.  They do NOT like people logging onto each others account.  Yes - this is an emergency and I'm sure they wouldn't care.  But. . . if you don't notify them, they have no way of knowing it's an emergency!   I'd consider it a bit of courtesy to let them know the situation. 

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 5:26 PM ET
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Not a bad idea!

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 1:25 AM ET
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Best wishes to your sister Adrienne.

And volunterily giving you her password means she has given you permission to prepare her account for her absence. 

I'm not a tour guide, but I'm not sure I'd bother TPBT with it at this point.  If a problem arises or she can't return as expected, definately.

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 1:33 AM ET
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Thanks Denise.  I already contact tptb and they wished my sister well.  yes

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 3:47 AM ET
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Another befefit of contacting TPTB: - Ask them to hold your sister's place in the FIFO line if she received any requests for books from her shelf.  If she (or you acting on her behalf) has to cancel a pending request, the book will be removed from her shelf. If she reposts the book, she goes to the back of the FIFO line instead of the front.

 

Also: Add my name to the list of well wishers for your sister.

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 3:52 AM ET
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If she's on vacation hold, how would receive requests?  Isn't that the point of vacation hold, so you don't lose your place in fifo...

thanks for the well wishes!!

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 8:25 AM ET
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If she is on vacation hold, any wishlist books that are set to "Auto-Request" will come into her account.

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 8:41 AM ET
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I was refering to requests she may have received before the account was put on hold that would have to be canceled. Sorry if I was not clear about that.

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 10:40 AM ET
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Ah, ok.  Yes you are right, being on vacation hold will keep her place in the FIFO line for future requests.  I think what Jason was saying was, if you cancel her current  (pending) requests, she will go to the end of the FIFO line.  And that maybe contacting TPTB and explaining the situation will put her back in the FIFO line for those that were requested just before she was hospitalized.



Last Edited on: 3/27/11 10:41 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/27/2011 12:07 PM ET
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ah- thanks!

None of her wl books are even close to the front of the line and she had nothing pending.  So we're good!

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 12:21 PM ET
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Have nothing to add, but want to send good wishes to your sister, Adrienne.

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 1:20 PM ET
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Thanks Connie!

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 6:47 PM ET
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Tell Barbara Elaine that this Barbara Elaine wishes her well!

Date Posted: 3/27/2011 9:31 PM ET
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LOL- will most certainly do!!!  (you remembered!)  I am going to show her this thread.