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Subject: Q re: hold on Bookshelf & Wish List
Date Posted: 1/23/2015 7:17 AM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2010
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If I put my bookshelf on hold (so I won't be mailing out more books until some credits are used via wish list fulfillment), does that automatically hide my wish list from being fulfilled? 

That seems to be what is being said on the Vacation/Hold page here: "The "Vacation/Hold" feature "hides" your posted books, as well as your Wish List, during periods when you are unable to send out books or respond to PBS emails. This helps to prevent disappointing other members who may try to request your books or who post books on your Wish List while you are away."

Can I hide or put my bookshelf on hold but keep my wish list active for fulfillment?

Thanks!

 

 

Date Posted: 1/23/2015 7:45 AM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2006
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As long as you have the books on your WL on automatic acceptance, you will still get the books even if your account is on hold.  If you don't have  your WL books on auto acceptance and  your account is on hold, the books will be offered to another member per PBS guidelines:

How does the Vacation Hold affect My Wish List?

All items not set to auto-request on your Wish List will be "hidden" from the system when an account Vacation Hold is in effect. 

  • If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book is NOT set to auto-request:
    • you will be "passed over" for that copy
    • you will retain your place on the Wish List
  • If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book IS set to auto-request:
    • if you have credit(s) in your account to request the book, it will be requested for you automatically, and sent to the mailing address on your account.
    • if you don't have any credits in your account, you will be passed over for that copy, and retain your place on the Wish List.

If you place a book on your Wish List while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, that Wish List item will not be hidden by the account Vacation Hold.

Think of your non-auto-requested Wish List items as a birthday present.   Whatever is on your Wish List will be "wrapped up" by the Hold when it goes into effect, and the birthday present will be "hidden" from view by the Wrapping; anything placed on the birthday present after it has been wrapped (any newly Wishlisted books) will not be hidden from view.  
Auto-request items are not hidden by the account Vacation Hold; however, they will be treated as though they are hidden if you have no credits at the time a copy of the book becomes available when your account is on Vacation Hold.

 

Subject: Perfect, Karen S. B.! Thanks so much!
Date Posted: 1/23/2015 7:54 AM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2010
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Date Posted: 1/24/2015 2:47 AM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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In addition, gold key friends will see your wish listed books if they post them. As long as you have them on auto request, then you will appear on their pull down list of friends. We cannot see your wish list, but your name stays on the friend wish list.