Discussion Forums - Questions about PaperBackSwap Questions about PaperBackSwap

Topic: That red w?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: That red w?
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 7:44 PM ET
Member Since: 5/8/2009
Posts: 14
Back To Top

I received a book that was on my wishlist and I let the site know I received it. The book is listed on my bookshelf and I am instructed that is not visible to anyone but me.  There is also a red W does this mean that the book is on another's wishlish or is this an indication that this was once on my wishlist.  Now I know I have the option to keep my books or send them back into the system.  Knowing if the book was "wished " by another does make me want to potentially share-maybe-my books to me a like my babies. Please advise

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 1/17/2009
Posts: 9,723
Back To Top

Yes, a red W means the book is Wish Listed ... and a green W (with a tiny A) means the first person in line for it has the book on Auto-Request=yes.

Subject: lord you are insightful and confusing.....
Date Posted: 9/13/2009 12:20 AM ET
Member Since: 5/8/2009
Posts: 14
Back To Top

Okay so my book is on anothers wishlist and then a green w with a little a means....when I , if I, or if someone puts the same title up on their bookshelf or I  put it back on my bookshelf they will automatically receive it if they have the credits?? Is that what auto request means???

Date Posted: 9/13/2009 12:30 AM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
Posts: 6,852
Back To Top

It is auto request.  If you drag your mouse pointer over the W it will tell you if it is WL or WL with auto request turned on.  here is the help doc info and the link to the help document: Posting and Sending WL Books

  • If the book is set to auto-request on the a member's Wish List, the book will be requested automatically, and you will get the email notifying you of the request about an hour after you post the book.
  • In the meantime (before the hour is up), you will see the auto-requested item ONLY on your bookshelf, with the notation "request pending-1 hr max." next to it.
  • However, if the Wisher then cancels this request, you may log in and find no request there!
  • You will have received an email notification of the auto-request, but you will NOT have received an email notification of the first Wisher's cancellation because the offer has been passed along automatically to the next Wisher, without generating an auto-email notification. If no one else is wishing for the book, and the first (auto-requestor) cancels, then you WILL receive an email notifying you of the cancellation.


Last Edited on: 9/13/09 12:32 AM ET - Total times edited: 1