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Subject: Question about putting a shelf on hold
Date Posted: 8/10/2009 2:54 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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I recently filled a book order for a person whose shelf is on hold.  I received the order, accepted, and printed the wrapper.  When I click to PM the person, just to see if it's someone I know from the forums, it comes up that the person's account is on hold.  I'm guessing that the person ordered the book and then immediately put their account on hold.  My question, just for curiosity's sake, is: if your shelf is on hold, do you have to take it off hold to mark a book received?  And will PMs still make it to that person's inbox?  I haven't PMd, but I'm curious.  I've never placed my shelf on hold before, but will be doing so when I go on vacation in a few weeks.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The person doesn't even have to take their shelf off of hold to request books. The can do everything and get all communications while their shelf is on Vacation Hold, that just blocks requests from their shelf, passes over them for any WL books that they do not have on AR and doesn't allow direct postings to their WL.

Date Posted: 8/10/2009 5:33 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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My account is currently on hold (am out of postage money), and I just marked 2 books received and responded to several PMs.  So, rest assured, despite being on hold, they can still fully access their account.


Date Posted: 8/10/2009 5:51 PM ET
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Yup, it might even have been a wishlisted book...when I periodically put my account on hold, my wishlist is still set to autorequest and I'm still here everyday (or almost) checking things out.


Date Posted: 8/11/2009 3:09 PM ET
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Thanks for all the great replies!