Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: How to add book to my WL w/o applying my RC

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: How to add book to my WL w/o applying my RC
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 6:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
Posts: 3,439
Back To Top

I asked something similar to this a few days ago and thought I had it figured out.  However, when I click on a book I want to add to my WL, I don't see any button to click to turn off my RC for that book.  I know there is a button for a regular book request, but I can't find one for WL books.  Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 6:31 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
Posts: 4,124
Back To Top

You cannot specify the RC when adding the book to your wish list. You have to wait until you're requesting the book. So, add the book to your WL, make sure that you have auto-request set to No. When the book is offered to you, you'll get an email and you'll have 48 hours to respond. Before you accept the request, turn your RC on in your account (of off if that's what you prefer), then accept the request and set your RC back to the way you usually want it.

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 7:54 PM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
Posts: 510
Back To Top

Alternatively, modify the terms of the RC to give an exception for the particular book.

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 7:58 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
Posts: 15,400
Back To Top

There is actually a button to check on the order confirmation page that you can check to not apply your RC.   I think it shows up on WL offers as well.

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 8:16 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
Posts: 9,327
Back To Top

Right -- so you apply your RC at the time you accept the WL offer, not when you add the book to your WL.

One thing you can do is click on the book's title, then on "more options" and add a personal note, that only you will see, reminding yourself about adding a requestor condition to the book.  Then when the book is offered to you, you'll see the note attached to the book's cover.

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:20 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
Posts: 3,439
Back To Top

The button that comes up on the order confirmation page did not come up when the book was offered to me.  The only buttons were the two "accept" buttons and the "I do not want this book" button.  I checked over on the right for some way to accept without turning on my RC, like there is for regular FIFO offers, but there was no button there.

I thought that we had that ability, without having to go in and constantly turn my RC on and off.  I have books for multiple family members that don't need my RC on my WL and it would definitely make it easier if there was a way to do this.

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:29 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
Posts: 2,584
Back To Top
With wish list books, there's not really an easy way to do this, aside from turning them on and off in your control settings.

To apply Requestor Conditions to your account:

Go to your Account Settings:

Place your cursor over My Account in the toolbar at the top of the site, and choose Settings from the menu that drops down.

Or, from My Account, click the Settings tab on the far right.

In your Account Settings:

Click the link "Requestor Conditions" at the top of the page

Or, just scroll down to see this area.

Choose "Yes" from the dropdown menu at the top of the Requestor Conditions text box

Choosing "No" will preserve your settings but not make them active--they will not be shown on a request if you choose No.

Type your text into the text box: 

Please be very clear

Your conditions should be easily interpretable and should NOT require (or ask for!) further clarification in Personal Messages.   If a sender is confused, she or he may decline your request.  The sender will NOT be able to contact you before accepting the book, so the RC text should be clear.

Click Update Request Settings

After you have done this, you can "toggle" Requestor Conditions on and off:

Use the "Yes/No" option above the text box in that area of your Account Settings to do this

Click Update Request Settings each time to apply the change

Choosing No will preserve your text but not show your conditions on any requests you make while the option "No" is chosen.

When you toggle back to Yes and click to Update settings again, your Requestor Conditions will again be shown on all subsequent requests.

This is useful if you are requesting books for someone else who does not have the same requirements  (ie, for a friend who is NOT allergic to dogs, while your requestor conditions say that you can't receive books from a household with a dog).

This is also useful if your Requestor Conditions apply only to specific books (or specific categories of books).

Please note that any book you have set to auto-request on your Wish List will be submitted automatically with the Requestor Conditions you have active on your account.  If your Requestor Conditions are not active when an auto-requested Wish List book becomes available, the request will go through without conditions on it.

When your Requestor Conditions are active ("Yes" is chosen above the text box and Update Request Settings has been clicked), the text will show on every request you make

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:38 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
Posts: 3,439
Back To Top

Thanks Cyn, I guess I just keep hoping there is an easier way to do that.  Maybe I should suggest it? or would it only be useful to me?

Date Posted: 9/8/2010 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2006
Posts: 2,584
Back To Top
No, I think it would be a great suggestion. I know I would use it on some of the harder to find books on my wish list (ie MOST of them *sigh*)
Date Posted: 9/8/2010 11:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/1/2008
Posts: 3,439
Back To Top

Thanks again Cyn, just submitted the suggestion.  We'll see what TPTB say about it.  I'm sure someone else already thought of it, or it is not possible programming-wise.