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Subject: Gold key Question
Date Posted: 3/1/2012 7:18 PM ET
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I have received quite a few orders lately for books that I would not have expected to be anywhere near the top of the FIFO queue. The requesters have had addresses relatively close. I am wondering if my copies are being offered to Gold Key members within 200(?) miles under the "expedited/green" delivery option, Is there any way of seeing if these members are Gold Key members, or a way of knowing if the requests came to me becuase of this new type of request/delivery?

TIA fro any comments.

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 7:23 PM ET
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The Directed Delivery is done automatically in the system, so you wouldn't necessarily see any evidence of it in action.  The only way to tell if your requester is a GK member is to click on PM, and then click on their name.  If they have a public profile, the GK icon will be there on their profile, but if they don't have a profile, I don't think there's any way to tell if they are GK.

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 7:25 PM ET
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You can click the PM button to see if the requester has a profile.  If they have a profile, you'll be able to see the Gold Key icon if they have Gold Key.

Date Posted: 3/1/2012 9:53 PM ET
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Date Posted: 3/1/2012 11:48 PM ET
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On the 'Books I've Requested' page.  When I have a transaction pending, there's a Gold Key icon under the 'Order More From Member' button.  But I doubt we can tell if the transaction is one that's been routed to a closer/green copy.


Date Posted: 3/2/2012 12:55 PM ET
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Denise's suggestion works if it is a book you requested.  But if you getting the request (ie you will be sending a book) there's no way to tell without the public profile mentioned above. 

It's possible people are also ordering directly from your shelf rather than Gold Key.