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Subject: How can I see how many people have passed on a WL book that was requested?
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 3:07 PM ET
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I thnk I phrased that awkwardly. Here's the issue: I posted about 10 days ago a very WL book. It goes on hold for 48 hours,"to see if this member has enough credits"

the hold time passes, the person does not accept the book, another person is offered the book on a 48 hour hold, but all I see is that the book is STILL on 48 hour hold, (unless I think to look at the new hold date, and then 2 days later remember the last hold date to compare it the current hold date.)

So, with this book, it  was put on 48 hour hold twice, apparently,  then a 3rd person apparently requested it, had an RC of "no cats" so I had to pass on that request, since we have cats, it is back on yet another 48 hour hold. Or maybe a 5th 48 hour hold, hard to tell.

Meanwhile, I have wrapped and mailed off piles of books twice since posting the WL book,  and not feeling like another trip to the PO until late next week.

10 days, for goodness sakes.

Maybe my question is: why do people WL books they cannot accept?



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Date Posted: 7/28/2011 3:27 PM ET
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Because they forget about their wish list.

Some folks, hard to believe, don't pay much attention to their wish list.  They put a book on it and go their merry way.   They aren't too anxious if they'll get their book or not.  Maybe they've already gotten it somewhere else or maybe they just don't want it anymore.   So. . . instead of editing their wish list or just cancelling the order when it comes up, they do it the lazy way.  They let it time out.

Too many of these and PBS will be after them.

I believe there are thousands of book swappers who are NOT obsessed with PBS like most of us are.  It's an causal thing for them.  They don't care one way or another.  JMO

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 3:55 PM ET
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Also what happens with books with long WL lines: people join and then lose interest in PBS by the time they work their way up to #1 on books with long lines (or rarely posted ones). 

It happens with heavily posted books as well.

 



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Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 3:57 PM ET
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And sometimes, members don't have access to a computer, and the 48-hours goes by before they even notice they had a WL offer!  (I am not on here as frequently on weekends as I am on weekdays, and some weekends I'm just too busy to log in.  Before I put my WL on AutoRequest, I missed a couple of WL offers, as they were not there by Friday afternoon when I logged off, and were gone by Monday when I'd logged in again ...

Subject: Ahhhhhhhh.....those answers make sense.
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 4:59 PM ET
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Being retired, and addicted to the puter, I "live" on the internet, and check my online life a lot.

Housework  IS highly overrated, don't ya know. Instead, I name my dust bunnies and go back to the web.!smiley

 

 

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 5:48 PM ET
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M. PBS D.  yes yes yes cool

A clean house is a sign of a broken computer!!

Subject: to Cozette:
Date Posted: 7/28/2011 10:48 PM ET
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God, I  love that!!!!

New sign for my fridge, for sure.

 

thanks..

yes

Date Posted: 7/28/2011 11:20 PM ET
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I had one go through at least 20 people and still no takers on an LP Stephenie Meyer book. I knew it had 20 wishers when I posted it. When your book is eventually requested, divide the time by 49 hours and you will get an approximate number of people. It may be lower because not every request takes 49 hours to roll over, like the RC you rejected.

Date Posted: 7/29/2011 8:08 AM ET
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A clean house is a sign of a broken computer!!

 

or a bookless home. 

Date Posted: 7/29/2011 12:29 PM ET
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Ha ha!!! Love the quotes. I'm obvously on Facebook too much because I tried to find a like button on you're guys' posts!!!