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Subject: Putting books on hold
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 12:53 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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If you put certain books on your Bookshelf on hold (not the whole shelf), then when you take them off hold, do they go back into the system where they would have been if you'd not put them on hold, or do they start at the bottom of the list again? 

Example:  if I put a book on hold and it was #1 on the list (possibly only one posted at the time) and in the meantime 6 more books were added, would I be #1 or #7 when I took the book off hold?  Thanks.  Pat

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 12:59 PM ET
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I believe you retain your place in line when you put any books on hold, even if copies are posted while that book is on hold.  So, you would still be #1 when that book comes off hold.

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 1:36 PM ET
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Actually, putting a hold on individual books sends you to the end of the FIFO line when you take it off hold.  It's almost like deleting a book from your bookshelf completely and then reposting it.  However, when you put your whole bookshelf on hold, you retain your place in the FIFO line even if other copies are posted.



Last Edited on: 7/2/08 1:37 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/2/2008 4:30 PM ET
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Thanks.  I knew putting the whole shelf on hold - like vacation hold - kept your place, but didn't know if individual holds did the same.  It looks like not.  Pat

Date Posted: 7/2/2008 9:26 PM ET
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Sorry, I provided you some bad advice!  I checked with my fellow tour guides and Erica is correct.  I am not sure why it doesn't work the same way putting your entire account on hold works (where you would retain your place in FIFO), but it's apparently the way it works.