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Subject: Can't Remember How To...
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:30 PM ET
Member Since: 7/20/2007
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...Put my shelf on hold without putting my Wish List on hold as well.

Do i go through book by book and Hold each one? Or is there an easier way? It's been a year since i did this, and i know i had it set before so my WL books came through but i didn't get requests.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:43 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Select all of your WL and put it on auto request.  There is a new feature to do it in one step.  Per page, I think.  Then put yourself on vacation hold. 

Putting the books on your bookshelf on hold will put you at the end of FIFO. 

You might consider putting a note about the hold in your profile.  That would reassure folks sending you books that you would be available to mark them received.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 11/21/2007
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This may be a round about way of doing it:

Under "My Account" tab click on vacation hold.

Next, put all of your WL on auto-request.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:51 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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What happens when you take your books off of hold, do they go back to their original FIFO position before you put your bookshelf on hold?

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:54 PM ET
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If it is a vacation hold (whole shelf), then yes.  If it is single book hold, then the end of the line.  Right?

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 12:01 AM ET
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From help, about vacation hold:

 

How does the Hold affect your Bookshelf?

  • The books that are on your Bookshelf at the time the Hold goes into effect will be hidden from requests.

  • This does not include books that are involved in a Wish List Hold or an active transaction.
  • The FIFO order of each book will be preserved during the Hold; it will not "lose its place in line" to get requested.
  • Books that are already involved in an active request will not be affected by the Hold.
    • Any book request that was submitted before the Hold went into effect will not be affected by the Hold
    • Any book request you submit at any time (before, during or after the Hold will not be affected by the Hold.
  • This means that all auto-emails associated with an active transaction will be sent to you as usual
    • You will still get auto-emails asking if you have received a book that is en route to you 14 and 21 days and 25 days after the book was marked mailed by the sender.
    • You will still get "second" and "third" notifications for previously-submitted requests to which you have not responded.
    • You will still get auto-email reminders to mark your outgoing books mailed before the deadline if you have not done so.
  • Books newly Posted to your Bookshelf during a Hold will be hidden from requests.

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    About your Wish list and vacation hold:

    All items not set to auto-request on your Wish List will be "hidden" from the system when an account Vacation Hold is in effect. 

    • If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book is NOT set to auto-request:
      • you will be "passed over" for that copy
      • you will retain your place on the Wish List
    • If a Wish List book becomes available while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, and the Wish List book IS set to auto-request:
      • if you have credit(s) in your account to request the book, it will be requested for you automatically, and sent to the mailing address on your account.
      • if you don't have any credits in your account, you will be passed over for that copy, and retain your place on the Wish List.

    If you place a book on your Wish List while an account Vacation Hold is in effect, that Wish List item will not be hidden by the account Vacation Hold.

    Think of your non-auto-requested Wish List items as a birthday present.   Whatever is on your Wish List will be "wrapped up" by the Hold when it goes into effect, and the birthday present will be "hidden" from view by the Wrapping; anything placed on the birthday present after it has been wrapped (any newly Wishlisted books) will not be hidden from view. 
    Auto-request items are not hidden by the account Vacation Hold; however, they will be treated as though they are hidden if you have no credits at the time a copy of the book becomes available when your account is on Vacation Hold.

     

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 12:11 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2007
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Thanks Emily, I was worried there for a moment. I put my bookshelf on hold the last couple of weeks in December.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 9:41 AM ET
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Thank you so much! Glad i didn't put my books on hold, then, huh? LOL