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Subject: I know I've seen the answer to this, but...
Date Posted: 1/31/2011 4:41 PM ET
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I can't remember and it's bugging me! :-)

I've had a book posted on my shelf since last March. Today...it's suddenly on wishlist hold. Is it that someone just took their account off vacation?

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 5:25 PM ET
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That sounds logical to me although that is one heck of a long vacation.  Maybe they weren't into the site and now have returned. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 5:27 PM ET
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It is most likely because your book finally made it to the top of the first in first out stack. When there are many other copies of a title posted in the system, all of those need to get requested before your copy can be requested.  All the other people who posted their copies before you have now gotten requests so now it's your turn. Congratulations on the request!

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 5:58 PM ET
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But, Margaret, she said it's on a wish list hold.  Wouldn't that be different?

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 6:02 PM ET
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Exactly, Susan! I understand FIFO :-) There are 27 copies of the book in the system with this isbn, so while I may have reached the top of the list, it's not a WL book...so a person returning from vacation hold (with it being on their WL when they left) is all I can think of.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 6:20 PM ET
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Well with being able to put books on individual hold now, it's possible that this person has been active and just didn't want this book yet-either because they're trying to control the # of books coming in or for lack of credits.  And so now they're ready for the book and took it off hold.They probably  never noticed that it was technically no longer WL. I have some books on my WL that I'm 1 of 1 for and have had on individual hold for months and months.  I should just take them off hold, they might have copies in the system already for all I know.  I put them on hold because my TBR is massive and I don't know if I like the author or not and never get around to reading the one I have already. 

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 7:48 PM ET
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I think Mary's answer makes sense.  I also put a lot of books on individual wish list hold--and some of those I'm now 1 of 1 on.  There's probably at least a few copies of some of these books in the system, but they still are showing up on my wishlist--because of the individual hold.  I'm pretty sure if I took one of these books off of individual hold, it would be processed like a normal wish list book.

Date Posted: 1/31/2011 7:58 PM ET
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Thanks...that makes sense too. I've only held my WL books when I've broken down and ordered them, expect them from a game or anticipate them arriving in another manner - but don't want to lose out if they are damaged or don't arrive. So far, I've never had to unhold any, so that didn't cross my mind. :-)

Date Posted: 2/1/2011 4:59 PM ET
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Mary you are right!!! I missed the wish list part when I responded!

Date Posted: 2/2/2011 7:35 AM ET
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I had the same thing happen here this morning.  A book that's been on my shelf for quite some time, 9 copies in the system, and it's on WL hold now.