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Subject: How to tell if request book was auto-requested?
Date Posted: 5/1/2017 7:26 PM ET
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Someone responded in a thread last week that you can tell if a book was requested via auto-request.  I looked at the book details, but didn't see anything that indicated that.  Maybe I'm looking in the wrong place.  Can anyone help?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 5/1/2017 7:51 PM ET
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Don't know of any specific way, but do know that if a book is on auto request, at least for me, it usually shows up requested before I've even gotten out of the area where I posted the book, so I'd say that if the book shows up requested immediately after posting, it was on auto request. Pat

Date Posted: 5/1/2017 9:18 PM ET
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I had that same question and this is what Sara said

You can tell if it was auto-accepted by checking the Details icon on your Transaction. It will tell you when the book was offered and accepted.

Date Posted: 5/1/2017 9:36 PM ET
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Ah, that's where I read it, Lisa.  I knew I had seen it somewhere.  I guess I thought that meant it would tell if it was auto-requested.  Thanks. 

Date Posted: 5/1/2017 9:42 PM ET
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This is all I see when I click the details icon.  I'm the sender... The book had been on my bookshelf for a while before it was requested.  Two days away from going lost and it hasn't been marked received, even though USPS says it was delivered weeks ago.  I thought I might be able to tell if the requestor was even aware that it had been mailed. 

Request Date: 4/5/2017 6:42 PM ET
Will Mail By:
4/11/2017 11:00 PM ET 
Label Print Date(s):
4/6/2017 8:36 AM ET
Date Mailed:
4/6/2017 6:28 PM ET 
Estimated Arrival:
5/3/2017 ET
Date Posted: 5/1/2017 10:52 PM ET
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Autorequest should only apply if a WL book is posted. A member posting a WL book would trigger the autorequest if the person is first in line. If a book was on your shelf for a while then the member would have had to actually order it, either directly from your shelf or if it came up FIFO and your copy was next up. If a person had their WL on hold for a long time and it came off hold then some of the books may changed from WL to orderable. That might trigger an order, but it would come up as a WL offer and they would still need to affirm they wanted it before it would go through.

Date Posted: 5/2/2017 6:38 AM ET
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I didn't look at it when I posted it... Thought it might be a case where it was on somebody's wishlist but they didn't have a credit (you know, when you get the pink W).  At any rate, it was marked received last night (of course).