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Subject: Most-Requested Feature Is?
Date Posted: 8/3/2007 8:25 AM ET
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Ok, got the newsletter and this was at the bottom

"also, the currently absolutely most-requested feature at PBS may become a reality...Shhh, the Founders are working..."

Since I see a lot of requests bantered about, will you please clue me? :)

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 8:29 AM ET
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Probably listing the number of books in the system for a particular title OR where your book stands in the FIFO line...is your copy the 15th one in line.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 8:42 AM ET
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I was wondering, too.

 

Those features would be nice. :)  

 

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:00 AM ET
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I think they're actually working on starting a DVD swapping site!  They've gotten lots of requests for that and it's in the works.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:04 AM ET
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I second "Where am I in FIFO?" and "How many copies in the system?".  I'd also think that "Sort the WL by number in line" would be up there based on message board threads.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:13 AM ET
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They mentioned the DVD project right before this quote.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:48 AM ET
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I got MY most requested feature-the ability to jump to any page in the Daily Digest.

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 10:55 AM ET
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I would be surprised if they actually told you where you were in the FIFO line. For example if I was a newbie and saw my book was 50 in the FIFO, I wouldn't post it. I would be too new to realize that the books do move fast. I think it would cut down on the number of books posted. But thats just me. *shrug*

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 11:13 AM ET
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If they do show the quantity of books posted, I hope that they include a typical requests-per-week number as well. If a book has 300 in the system, but 15 are requested per week, that's only a 20-week wait. Not nearly as intimidating as just seeing that huge number of books....

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 1:40 PM ET
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Isn't the most requested feature the ability to buy and print postage from PBS? 

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 2:53 PM ET
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Its getting back the draggable sorting on the TBR ;P

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 3:01 PM ET
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Draggable sorting back?? YES!

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 3:24 PM ET
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Why am I not getting the newsletter?!  I supposedly subscribe to it!  Also, I'll subscribe to a topic and will only get notices for about 24 hours and then it all stops.  ????

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 3:26 PM ET
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Weird....when I post a reply on Mozilla.... nothing appears in the text box. Trying again on Internet Explorer - ARRGGH!

  How about notification by email when a title by a particular author is posted?  I am trying to get books by Philip K. Dick for my son.  This author was prolific and wrote in the '50's & '60's I believe.  Tons of sci fi books and short stories.  So many, with so many editions that it is impossible to list them all on my wish list.  BUT if I could receive notice when a book by him is posted, that would make it a lot easier.  As it is now, finding a title by him is completely hit or miss - I search his name several times a week, sometimes several times a day.  Mostly there is nothing posted, but once in a while I get lucky and find another title posted.

 

 



Last Edited on: 8/3/07 3:31 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 8/3/2007 3:56 PM ET
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I don't think it's the DVD site, since that wouldn't be a "feature at PBS". I was thinking of the in-active accounts, but that wouldn't be a feature that I would think of being described that way. I'd almost bet on the sortability issue, but it could be a DOZEN highly wished for things! hahahaha

Date Posted: 8/3/2007 3:59 PM ET
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Off Topic to Peggy, have you added those books on the reminder list, if they have ISBNs?  And maybe you've tried, but there is a "I'm looking for " thread. 

On topic, I like that idea.  I think that the WL is going to be expanded, so you could put all the versions on your wishlist.