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Subject: Reminder List - maximum? - 199 on Wish List?
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 2:57 PM ET
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I've been trying to add books to my Reminder List today and every time I do I get an error message saying it can't be added.  I have 766 books on it - is that the maximum???  It seems to be a strange number to max out on.  If it is, then shouldn't the message be similar to when you try to go over 200 on the Wish List?

...or is everyone getting that error today?

For several months, I've also had an issue where my Wish List will not hold more than 199.  I used to be able to have exactly 200 on there - more if I had a problem swap.  Is this happening to anyone else?

TIA!

JC

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 3:04 PM ET
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regarding your Wish List, re-sort it by Title. You will probably see that you have 200 books on it. If you have it sorted by Author, books without authors "disappear"



Last Edited on: 6/17/09 3:04 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 3:08 PM ET
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Nope, that didn't help.  I keep it by date>>descending, but I tried both title & author both ascending & descending and still 199.  I tried to convert a book from the RL, and it wouldn't take, either.

JC

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 3:50 PM ET
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They are updating something.  There has been a couple of threads about those error messages.  Sometimes it helps to restart your browser.  But this is pretty wide spread.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 3:52 PM ET
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Thanks Emily!  I just thought my account was suffering from more "old age" like me!  LOL!  It's probably just growing pains - which is a good thing.  I'll try and be patient...and oh no!...I have to actually write down a reminder list!  :-o!

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:07 PM ET
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J.C., I looked at your WL and there are 200 books on it.

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:07 PM ET
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Regarding your WL, it is at 200 in the system because this book Word Within the Word Student Book 3 ISBN #9780880922043 is on there twice. Use the Contact Us link to ask the site to fix that glitch for you.

They have been doing bunch of tinkering on the WL and RL. Just keep trying 'til it works.



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Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:19 PM ET
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Melanie - that's weird.  When I look at my entries for WWW3, I see the student book (0880922044) and the teacher manual (0880922052), but not the former twice.  Does it only show up for PBS admins?  This is what I get...

Word Within the Word Student Book 3 :: Michael Clay Thompson
ISBN-13: 9780880922043 - ISBN-10: 0880922044 - Book Type: Paperback
Wish Date: 3/21/2009 - Your position: 9 of 11 - Estimate: N/A

The Word Within the Word, Volume 3 (The Word Within the Word, Volume 3) :: Michael Clay Thompson, Michael Clay Thompson
ISBN-13: 9780880922050 - ISBN-10: 0880922052 - Book Type: Paperback
Wish Date: 3/21/2009 - Your position: 4 of 5 - Estimate: N/A

 Britney - I still show 199.  Strange.



Last Edited on: 6/17/09 4:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:30 PM ET
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You don't see the duplicate on your end, thats why you see 199. We see 200 on your public bookshelf so we can see the dupe. I would assume the admins would be able see it and fix it pretty quickly. I just dumped your WL into excel and scrolled until I saw the same ISBN show up twice in a row; since I'd seen it before I was pretty sure that was what your problem was. 



Last Edited on: 6/17/09 4:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 4:32 PM ET
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Okay, thank you!!!  That's been bugging me for MONTHS!

EDITED to add...I just went to my WL and sorted by title and the dupe showed up.  I just never sort that way, and with the date sort, it didn't show up.

 



Last Edited on: 6/17/09 4:33 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 5:36 PM ET
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Melanie, that's not her problem either, since the two copies of that title have different ISBNs you may have both copies listed at once and both will show. I still see 200 also, so I'm not sure why she sees only 199 if she has it sorted by date. Try sorting by title then date, and see if that kicks it in gear. If not, write PBS using the Feedback button under the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.

ETA: I've never heard of anyone complain about a limit to their RL, so you may need to write in about that too.



Last Edited on: 6/17/09 5:38 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 6:02 PM ET
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Sherry/Melanie - I did have two copies of the student book show up.  But when I was able to see it by sorting by title, I was also able to delete the dupe.  So I'm good now with 200 *different* books on my WL.

Now with the RL, I"m getting some books showing on the list and some that won't post.  It's just very quirky.

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 6/17/2009 6:22 PM ET
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J C I have a book that won't post to my RL but at the moment it doens't have an ISBN.  When I have that type of problem I open another page, go to Amazon and copy the ISBN and then go to the Advanced Search, put in that ISBN and see what comes up.  Usually from that I can put it on my RL. 

I've never heard anyone say they had too many books on their RL.  I don't even come close so I can't comment on that!

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 6:30 PM ET
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I did send a note to PBS about the RL.  There is *no* limit on how many books can be on it - thankfully!  :-)  I love heading over there when I have credits burning a hole in my pockets (err, monitor!)!  I just wish we could sort by availability, rather than having to clear browser cache, to see all the available books up front.  The larger my RL list gets, the harder it is to scroll through all the pages to find something to spend them on!

JC

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 7:29 PM ET
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I agree. I wish we could resort the RL for availability like we can on the TBR for wishlist.  But I don't want to make too many demands because I want to keep the RL.  Just the way it is is better than no RL.

Ruth

Date Posted: 6/17/2009 9:17 PM ET
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Ruth, use this to sort the available books to the top of your RL  http://www.paperbackswap.com/members/my_lists/reminder_list.php?sby=avail&oby=

I have it saved as a bookmarked link, and just  click it when I'm on my RL and want it sorted by availability.

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 8:59 AM ET
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Oh WAY COOL Karen!  How did you ever figure that out??!?!?!?!  I LOVE It!  Now, if I only had spare credits to spend - LOL!  I just used up 12 on SDVD.

JC

Date Posted: 6/18/2009 11:25 AM ET
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Melanie, that's not her problem either, since the two copies of that title have different ISBNs you may have both copies listed at once and both will show.

Sherry - All of the details, including the ISBNs were the same on both listings. It was the exact same book twice. I have seen it happen a couple of times to people. That's why it is easy to find with Excel, you dump it to Excel and then scroll down until you see all 4 fields are identical and you've found the problem book.

Glad you were able to get the dupe cleared out and add another book J.C.



Last Edited on: 6/18/09 11:51 AM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 9:30 PM ET
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Karen, When I click on your link, it takes me to my own RL.  Is that what it is supposed to do?  What do I do after that?  The theory sounds great...not too swift in these things yet, so your help is greatly appreciated!   :)   D.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 5:37 PM ET
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I was the OP of this thread and guess what?  IT"S DOING IT TO ME AGAIN!  I can only have 199 books on my Wish List.  I've checked from my end for a duplicate entry, but I can't find one.

Date Posted: 6/23/2009 5:53 PM ET
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Your public shelf only has 199 on it too. They've been tinkering with the WL so keep trying, amybe its temporary. If it doesn't clear up, send in feedback again.