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Subject: Question about WL holds
Date Posted: 5/6/2011 9:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2010
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Reserved On: 5/5/11 1:32 PM ET
Status: Waiting 48 hours for other member to confirm that they have credit(s) for this book. """"""

I have the above WL hold on my account.  My question is does it continue to read "waiting 48 hours" until it simply disappears?  It has already been over 24 hours, and everytime I see it I think it's telling me that it will be holding for the next 48 hours.  Probably a dumb question now that I think about it...

Date Posted: 5/6/2011 9:05 PM ET
Member Since: 8/30/2008
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It may be rolling over from member to member. First wisher may not be active or didn't want the book any more and it rolled over to wisher #2, and so on. I once had a book roll over to 6 wishers before it was finally accepted.

Only thing I can think of.



Date Posted: 5/6/2011 9:08 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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yes Sassy, until the entire 48 hours is up..it says on hold for 48 hours...it doesn't show a countdown of the time.

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 9:00 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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Also I don't think it rolls over until the next hour starts. I think it will roll over to the next wisher at 2pm today not at 1:32.  I could be wrong on that but that seems to be what I remember.  I've never watched one that closely. 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 9:05 AM ET
Member Since: 9/4/2009
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I am watching a request I made that has rolled over 4 times.  Good thing there are many copies posted; maybe I will have one accepted before too much longer.  How does the system learn about/weed out inactive members?

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 11:14 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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The times outs flag the account. PBS won't say the magic number but I think it's done on a case by case basis. If an account is flagged for a time out and they haven't logged on in a long time then it's probably closed with a small # of time outs.  If another account has a time out and it flagged but they've logged in recently-they probably wait to see what happens with that one. It could just be someone who forgot to go on vacation or lost internet access or something. 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 8:11 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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I believe I remember them explaining early on that if we ignore two consecutive requests, our account is placed on temporary hold.  We can remove the hold by logging back on, but it's a pretty effective way of weeding out accounts.  They only started doing this a year ago or so, though, so there's a backlog of inactive accounts to be weeded.