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Subject: posted books
Date Posted: 9/13/2010 10:13 AM ET
Member Since: 6/6/2010
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How can you tell where your book that is posted is in line to be requested next??  Does that make sense?

Date Posted: 9/13/2010 10:18 AM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2010
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You are referring to FIFO (First In First Out) and AFAIK you can't find out.

-RD

Date Posted: 9/13/2010 10:24 AM ET
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Oh I had thought I saw some postings here that people were saying where they were in the list.  LOL  Thanks Rob I'm still learning!

Date Posted: 9/13/2010 11:41 AM ET
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If you add it to your Reminder List you can tell how many copies are in the system, but not where you stand.

Date Posted: 9/13/2010 11:55 AM ET
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Glad to have you on board Penny.

You can also start Wish List, and there you can find out where you are in the pecking order for getting your Wish granted. But, alas, no way of knowing where you are on FIFO. frown

-RD

Date Posted: 9/13/2010 12:41 PM ET
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You can find out what position you are in at the time of your posting of a book, but after that it can go any direction. Books ahead of you can be removed by the poster or ordered and removed, but you have no idea how many. Then books can be added after you, but when you mix the two, you then lose the position of your own book. So, after posting, there is no way to know where you have moved to.

I believe PBS leaves things this way on purpose. Why would someone want to post a book that is # 504 in the FIFO? So, if you don't know about the RL, then you don't know where you've posted your book or how many are ahead of you, so you go ahead and post book #504 and aren't any the wiser. They get another book posted to their numbers and their system looks the better for it. Not saying that's a bad thing for them to do, since numbers are what promote the site for many things, just that it's a fact in which they do participate. This of course, is only my own speculations, nothing I've read or heard from anyone or anywhere. Just makes sense when you think about it.