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Subject: If PBS eliminates the Reminder List......
Date Posted: 9/12/2009 4:48 PM ET
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.....will there be any way to know how many copies of a given book are already in the system?

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 4:57 PM ET
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In one of the newsletters it stated that they are looking for a way to provide members with raw data about where their book may be in the FIFO line.  So I would assume they would have that information tied in somehow.... I would hope.  

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 5:03 PM ET
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jubead, thanks for the info.  I hope so, as well.

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 5:06 PM ET
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If they do eliminate the RL, I'm just going to turn my TBR list into my new RL.  I like the RL and don't want it to go away.

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 5:09 PM ET
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That's an idea, Sarah. I've been trying to figure out what I would do with my RL too--it's one of my favorite features. I use it to save books I'm interested in for the future, but am not ready to order yet. I will be sad if they get rid of the RL, but I guess I could do that--make my TBR list into my Reminder list... But then I won't have a TBR list anymore. :/

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 5:42 PM ET
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I hope we get some warning!  Using the TBR is a great idea.

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 8:31 PM ET
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I'd most likely use my TBR list and put a note on the book--you can see the note wherever the book comes up in the system so you could label the ones that are actually the ones on your reminder list with something like Book to Order.

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 9:57 PM ET
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are they thinking of eliminating it?
I love my RL !!!

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 10:54 PM ET
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This is one aspect of the proposed change that I do NOT like.  I use my Reminder List as just that, a reminder list of books I might like to order in the future.   I do not want to combine it with either my TBR, which is where I keep the physical books that I own waiting to be read - or the wish list.  

I'll deal if/when this change happens, but I'm not going to like it at all.

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 11:26 PM ET
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This is one aspect of the proposed change that I do NOT like.  I use my Reminder List as just that, a reminder list of books I might like to order in the future.   I do not want to combine it with either my TBR, which is where I keep the physical books that I own waiting to be read - or the wish list.  

I'll deal if/when this change happens, but I'm not going to like it at all.

 

M y    s e n t i m e n t s    e x a c t l y ! ! ! !

Date Posted: 9/12/2009 11:33 PM ET
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I use my RL for books I think sound good but don't want to order for whatever reason.  I also put all my books I'm using for games there with notes on them so I can easily copy/paste the title when I need to.  I can easily do the same thing on my TBR pile which is why I'd just move them all there and add a note to the ones I want to maybe order to differentiate them from my true TBR pile.

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 7:09 AM ET
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I think it's going to be even easier than it is now.  Swapa CD and DVD both have the "new" wishlist (and no reminder lists).  If you click on any CD or DVD in their system, the number of copies is listed right there. 

Here's an example:  http://www.swapacd.com/cd/album/496142-compact+jazz+ella+and+louis

Go to that link and look near the bottom of "Album Details" section on the left.  It says "Total Copies: 3"

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 9:19 AM ET
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That's what I use my RL for currently, too--series books I will want in the future and books I'm "keeping an eye on" but haven't decided for sure whether to order, as well as WL overflow--but I can't see that being a problem under the new proposed WL system, since the WL will be no longer limited to only books not currently available and will have unlimited capacity. So you can just put those RL books on your WL on hold (you will be able to do that to each individual book) until you are ready to order them. Easy peasy.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 9:41 AM ET
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I've started tagging RL books.  I don't want that big of a list when it's combined.  Most of them I will never order unless I see them on a deal thread or a boxers shelf who has made me a BOB offer.

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 3:40 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/13/2009 6:51 PM ET
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Yes they said that it won't automatically order available books for you if you put them on your WL. It'l put them there on hold. 

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 8:10 PM ET
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Where are you guys finding these proposed changes?

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 8:25 PM ET
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Hi - WL/RL changes - it has been referenced I think in older newsletters and it is in the help docs Coming Soon - New Wish List --from what I have read in other threads this proposed WL has been on the table for a long time and yet to be implemented.  Also there have been many threads on the topic.

Finding your place in the FIFO line  - it was asked in "Ask The  Librarian" Newsletter - I think in July.

Hope this helps.

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 9:08 PM ET
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I definitely do NOT want PBS to change the current system and I written to tell them this.

If it ain't broke, please don't fix it.



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Date Posted: 9/14/2009 3:01 PM ET
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This is the part of the new WL I hate the most.  I use my RL here.   I used to use it at SaCD. 

I like being able to "hold" wishes. I don't want my RL on my WL--I use them for very different purposes and would really rather they not be all in one list.


I see no reason they need to remove the RL functionality when they add "on hold" to the WL.

Date Posted: 9/14/2009 11:18 PM ET
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The Reminder List is one of my favorite things on here - Please don't change it!!!!!!!!

Subject: Reminder list
Date Posted: 9/15/2009 4:19 PM ET
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I tried to start my note in this box, but I wasn't allowed to until I put something in the subject box. I can't do that? If I can, How? Anyway, i wanted to ask if now the book swap part will be like the CD/DVD part, as someone mentioned earlier. It DID show how many copies of the CD were available on the site. I must admit that not only do I list books I want to read later on my RL, but I also check there to see how many copies of a book are in the system before I post it. I am, perhaps, not alone in doing this.  So - the new system will have somewhere in the information about a book how many copies are in the system. Correct? Thank you for the patience of all of you. I'm just very slow about learning any new things PBS does differently.



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Date Posted: 9/15/2009 4:35 PM ET
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Another vote against the proposed changes, hope they are put off indefinitely.  I use my RL and WL for separate purposes, so having them combined will not be a useful site change for me...  (I'm also not keen on the ranking system proposed for the WL.)

Date Posted: 9/15/2009 7:29 PM ET
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That was one change at SaCD that I have never liked.  The ranking system is mostly a pain;  I'm not going to play silly games trying to keep MY wishes ahead of everyone else.

If the RL goes, then I will remove them from the WL and use Tags - probably something like RL-ab (my initials)or MyRL-ab, then just pull up the list from My Tags.

Date Posted: 9/15/2009 8:23 PM ET
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" I think it's going to be even easier than it is now.  Swapa CD and DVD both have the "new" wishlist (and no reminder lists).  If you click on any CD or DVD in their system, the number of copies is listed right there. 

Here's an example:  http://www.swapacd.com/cd/album/496142-compact+jazz+ella+and+louis

Go to that link and look near the bottom of "Album Details" section on the left.  It says "Total Copies: 3""

 

I like this idea for books ---   much easier

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