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Subject: Lots of "passed on request"
Date Posted: 12/12/2010 9:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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I have had a lot of my requests passed on lately, not "did not meet conditions" which I would expect cause I have asthma and am allergic to smoke. Has anyone else noticed this or is it just me?  Or maybe folks not having postage money during the holidays?

Date Posted: 12/12/2010 9:38 PM ET
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It might be that folks aren't logging in; so the books are rolling over.  While this is not nice for you, it does help weed out no longer active members.

Subject: Lots of "passed on request"
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 7:23 AM ET
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I've noticed that too. I attributed it to the holiday season and people being too busy to deal with trips to the P.O. Personally I keep myself on vacation hold for long stretches until I'm ready to mail lots of books (that accumulate due to the fifos) and/or need the credits.

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2010
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I am assuming people are busy with holidays or maybe even the weather??

I know that with the snow/ice, some people don't want to get out in the weather to mail things....?

ETA:  I realize you can print out postage from PBS but if it's a large package that people need to have weighed, it could keep them from going to the PO.



Last Edited on: 12/13/10 11:24 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/13/2010 11:28 AM ET
Member Since: 8/25/2007
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I've had a couple roll over just last week. Frustrating.  One member had not added anything to her WL or bookshelf since she initially joined, which was nearly two years ago.  I knew when I saw that my request was gonna time out and move to the next person. 

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 11:57 AM ET
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I've actually been pretty lucky lately. I've posted around 8 books in the last week and 7 of them were requested by the first person.

Then I ordered as many books and I've even received a few of them already and the rest have already been mailed.

But I was expecting more delays because of the Holidays. :)

Date Posted: 12/13/2010 2:46 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
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Actually in the past couple of weeks I've got a Queue of  2-Requested; 3-enroute and 7-I've mailed.

-RD