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Subject: One more question: Availability?
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:36 PM ET
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If a book has no last posted date is it safe to assume that it has never been available on PBS?



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Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:43 PM ET
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I havent found the last posted dates to always be reliable.   

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:45 PM ET
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I wouldn't use the post dates of books for any real information. They seem pretty flaky.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:45 PM ET
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I only ask because a few books I added to my wishlist have no last posted date at all.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:47 PM ET
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That feature was only added to the site in the last year or two and I don't think it picked up all the history correctly.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 3:55 PM ET
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Thank you I saw one for 2006 and I Was just curious

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 6/6/2010 4:20 PM ET
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I believe "Last Posted" is the oldest date on the copies the system is tracking, where "tracking" means it's involved in an active transaction or it's on somebody's TBR pile or Bookshelf.

I have occasionally noticed books on my wish list get a "Wishes Granted Last Week: 1" then a "Last Posted Date" for another week or so, then nothing. I assume that's because the book was posted, sent to a person ahead of me on the Wish List, then that person chose not to add it to his TBR or Bookshelf when he marked it received.

Date Posted: 6/6/2010 8:33 PM ET
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I have many books on my 201 (book cancelled) WL with old "Last posted" dates.  But it certainly isn't that common that they go back to 2006.  2007 is more common.

Ruth