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Subject: Quick question
Date Posted: 7/1/2016 11:18 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2016
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I am fairly new here and I am still learning the ins and outs.  I recently posted a book that was wish listed and a request came in immediately.  Unfortunately the dust jacket is missing.  I PMed the requestor and let her know it was missing.  I didn't receive a reply but the book request disappeared but is not showing as cancelled.  The book is showing up on my bookshelf with the red "W" meaning it is still wish listed.  I am unsure if this means she didn't want it and I can send it to the next requestor or should I hang onto it until I hear from the original requestor?  I just want to make sure I get it to the right person.

Any advice would be appreciated.



Date Posted: 7/1/2016 11:21 AM ET
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I don't know, it should have rolled overvto the next wisher.

Date Posted: 7/1/2016 11:37 AM ET
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Nathaniel, it may be on your Transaction Archive as cancelled by requestor.  Go to "My Account"  click "Transaction Archive"  look for the title with a Red X on the left.  Click on the Red X and read the reason.  

Also if you do not accept a request after 5 days it get cancelled by the system.  Also if you do not click mailed by the deadline it gets cancelled by the system.  

Last Edited on: 7/1/16 11:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 7/1/2016 12:58 PM ET
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For future reference, Unless there was an RC when requested, you don't have to worry about including the jacket.

Dust Jacket:

  • The DUST JACKET (this is not the same as the cover of a book) does not have to be included with a book at all, unless the requestor had this in their Requestor Conditions. 
  • So DUST JACKET condition cannot be considered as part of the condition of a book, unless there were Requestor Conditions on the request specifying that the dust jacket be included.
  • If the Dust Jacket was to be included as specified in the Requestor Conditions on the request, the Dust Jacket must meet the same conditions as defined for the cover, below.
Date Posted: 7/1/2016 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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Also, take a look as to whether the red W is regular red, or pale red. From the Help Center:


The Red W on a Booklist (your Bookshelf, your TBR Pile) has always meant that the book is on a Wish List.

Now, we've created the Pale Red W, which has some extra information.

If the W showing is a PALE red, that indicates that there is a wish, but it is not an active wish:

  • Either the wishing member has her/his account on hold (and the wish is not set to auto-request),
  • OR
  • The wishing member has her/his account on hold and the wish IS set to auto-request, but s/he hasn't the credits/funds to request it.
  • OR
  • The wishing member has the wish on individual Hold on her/his Wish List.

When you see the Pale Red W, you know that you might get a request for that book soon - or it may take a while.

  • When the Vacation Hold (or the individual Wish List Hold) is removed,  or
  • When the wisher gets credit/Swap Fees to request the book, the Wish will become active and your book will be auto-requested or offered to that wisher.
Date Posted: 7/3/2016 2:39 AM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2009
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Thank you, Patty, for including this explanation about the red vs pale red W symbol.  I did not know about this.