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Subject: searching friends' WLs
Date Posted: 8/16/2012 6:21 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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Before posting or relisting a book I try to check friends WLs. I know I can easily check GK friends' WLs using the Book Browser page but is there an easy way to check non-GK friends' WLs? Right now I'm checking each list individually and it's time consuming.

Date Posted: 8/16/2012 7:07 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2008
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If you are GK, it checks all your friends' WLs, whether they are GK or not.  To check to see if a book can go to a friend, I "pretend post" the book, meaning I actually post it, then if the box shows up under the posting, it will show you which friends have it on their WL.  If none show up, none of your friends are wishing for it.  You can then either continue to post, clicking on "yes, the book is in good condition", etc. or you can back out of the posting and the book is not posted.

Date Posted: 8/16/2012 7:27 PM ET
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I was going to say the same thing as Sheila.  Your friends don't have to have the GK in order for them to pop up on the list.  I frequently check a WL before I even start reading it.  If one of my friends has it on their WL, I can see if I have any of their other WL books.  Then I can PM to ask while I read the original one.

Date Posted: 8/17/2012 5:10 PM ET
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Thanks for your help.