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Subject: a record for me.
Date Posted: 5/8/2015 9:06 AM ET
Member Since: 6/30/2008
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I posted a book this morning. the book had no wishes for it, but mine was the only one available. About 30 minutes after I posted it somebody requested it. fast.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 9:18 AM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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That happens quite regularly for me if book has been popular in the past 2 years.  I think some folks have lots of books on their reminder lists-- either WL is full or they have other factors they use to determine what goes on WL and what doesn't.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 11:17 AM ET
Member Since: 6/2/2014
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Yay!

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 1:11 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
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I'm one of the people who checks my reminder list often and orders a lot of the single copies that appear.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 3:36 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2013
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I do that a lot.  Sometimes I'll just see a recently posted book, decide it looks interesting, and order it. Not all the books I read are WL, I'll read almost anything, and it helps me discover authors I've never read before.

Date Posted: 5/8/2015 10:07 PM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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Happens often to me that when I post the only copy of a book in the system, I will receive a request for it within 24 hr. I have always assumed that it was on someone's reminder list. Actually those only copy in the system books often move faster than a WL book waiting to be requested.

Date Posted: 5/11/2015 9:44 AM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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It could also be because other versions of that title are WLed  and a member got a "similar to WL" e-mail from the site (meaning that a book similar to one that was on their WL was just posted).