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Subject: How did this happen?
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:46 PM ET
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On Jan 1, 2010 I put How Green Was my Valley on my WL.  I was 1 of 1.  Now it says that the book was last posted on Jan 7, 2010 (6 days later) and I'm still 1 of 1.  Why wasn't it offered to me.  It couldn't have been posted directly to someone else's list as I was the only person wishing.  Strange . . .

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:50 PM ET
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Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:53 PM ET
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Someone could have added it to their WL after you and then someone posted it directly to them.  Which is allowed.  If it was prearranged by the other 2 members-it could have been all done at once without you ever noticing that someone else had added it to their WL. I've done that with other members before.  Most of the genre boards have WL threads going where people list WL books they have in hopes of finding people who want multiples so they can save on postage.  A few times I have seen a books offered that looked good to me, added it to my WL and PM'd to let them know they post certain books to me.  I put them on autorequest and it's all done within a short period of time. 

The person could have ha a different version of the book on their WL.  Then someone who was sending them another book asked if they wanted this version instead.  So it gets added to their WL and the sender posts it to their WL so they can save postage. I've been on both sides of that as well.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:54 PM ET
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Marssha-she didn't move back in space on the WL. She's wondering why it shows that the book was posted and not offered to her when she thought she was the only wisher for the book.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 1:57 PM ET
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Never mind.  It's not worth the hassle.



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Date Posted: 1/30/2010 2:11 PM ET
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I would vote for the answer that Mary had. It was most likely posted directly to someone's wish list.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 2:30 PM ET
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It could have been what happened to me (or not).  I got a book in FIFO, and it took a while to gett to me.  When I got it it wsa a RWAP (unpostable due to underlining).  So I went back to the #1 spot.  If a book had been posted just as I was reporting the RWAP I would have immediately been offered that newly posted book and all anyone else would have seen was that the book had been posted and not that another person had been restored to #1.  The record shows all books as when last posted even if they are RWAP's.  The stats don't reflect RWAP's.  More than likely it is as Mary said, but there is another possibility.

Ruth



Last Edited on: 1/30/10 2:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 3:31 PM ET
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If someone puts her shelf on vacation and then posts a wish listed book, I think the system will update the "last posted" date, even though it will not offer it to anyone.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 5:15 PM ET
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Mary, it must have been something like what you posted.  Thank you everyone for taking time to answer my question.

Date Posted: 1/30/2010 6:04 PM ET
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I'm wondering what isn't worth the hassle? Marsha, isn't it your job as a TG to help someone who has a question? Your retort, unless I missed something, doesn't seem very helpful, in fact, it seems very UN-tour-guide-like. In fact, the way it is left now, it seems rather like you're stomping out of the room for whatever reason. Unless I missed something but I don't see anyone being rude. Ok, carry on, not meaning to hijack ... that just really struck me as counter productive as PBS representative.
Date Posted: 1/30/2010 6:09 PM ET
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I think the hassle comment was in response to my second post.  I didn't mean to offend her and if I did I'm sorry.  I don't think she meant it as a hassle to answer the OPs question.

Date Posted: 1/31/2010 12:18 AM ET
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Oh. I didn't see anything wrong with what you said. I missed what she said. I guess she didn't like being disagreed with. Still doesn't seem very productive.



Last Edited on: 1/31/10 12:19 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 2/1/2010 2:38 PM ET
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There's several legit scenarios Donna, Mary mentioned the most likely.  Another...I've been number one on a particular wishlist for over a year, but it shows listed in the system last February.  A member posted the book FIFO, then cancelled (DH wasn't ready to part with the book yet), but it still shows as having been in the system (tho transaction was not completed)  If the  book is on auto-request, requestors might not even know the book was posted and cancelled (without checking transaction archive).

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 7:34 PM ET
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Wow, Denise, I got that reason for a couple of books that are/were out of print and hard to find.  I finally found some to buy a year later and those titles never showed up during all that time.  Amazon had a re-seller who wanted $40 + for each of the books.

I didn't pay that for mine - not even close!

Ruth