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Subject: Did You See the New Wish List Feature?
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 2:21 PM ET
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I just put a new book on my wishlist, and suddenly there is a box you can check at the top to make all future wishlist books set to auto-request. I love it, as I always have all wishlist books on auto-request, and now that saves me a step! Thank you PBS!

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 2:30 PM ET
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Yup. There are also new sorting options: sort by position and sort by estimate. You can also put book books on hold now.



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Date Posted: 10/6/2009 2:33 PM ET
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There's a thread over at CMT, too:  http://www.paperbackswap.com/forum/topic.php?t=182419

Very, very interesting.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:38 PM ET
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So are the green highlighted ones the ones where you are near the top for?  Eeek-I knew I should have sold those credits-I have a lot of green highlighted books! Ah well more motivation to get reading on that TBR pile.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 3:42 PM ET
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The green highlighted ones are the books on auto-request.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 4:32 PM ET
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Is the convert button gone?  I used that for shifting books between wish and reminder list.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 4:33 PM ET
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It looks like the convert button is gone, but there is now a "hold" button instead.

Cheryl

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Date Posted: 10/6/2009 4:40 PM ET
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The convert button is gone because a book can now be on both your WL and your RL at the same time. yay!

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 5:13 PM ET
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This new feature is acting strange.  My 199-book WL is on 4 pages.  When I chose position or estimate, I only get the top 50, repeated on all 4 pages.

Date Posted: 10/6/2009 5:17 PM ET
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I'm sure they're working on things, so it'll probably be wonky for awhile.

Cheryl

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 10/6/2009 5:35 PM ET
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me too Marsha. I just sent a feedback message about that very thing.


... and it's fixed now.



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Date Posted: 10/6/2009 11:14 PM ET
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It looks like a very promising change(s).  So many have wanted tobe able to put their WL on hold without going on vacation hold.  New things popping up all the time.  Change is good  -  most of the time!

Ruth

Subject: I love the new changes...BUT...
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 11:39 AM ET
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I miss the button that converts the wishlist book to a reminder book!!    I like to move books back on to my reminder shelf if some new books come out that I'd like to read more.  Bring that convert button back and it would be perfect.

Subject: Changes from the old wishlist
Date Posted: 10/8/2009 12:46 PM ET
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1. You can now have a book on both the wish and reminder lists (anyone think that's actually a useful feature?). Use the +Wish button on your reminder list to COPY your reminder list book into the wishlist.


2. You are now limited to 200 total books, including pending books (unmailed requests) - so, if you have (say) 200 books in your wishlist, then someone adds a wishlist book & you get it, you're limited to 199 books on your wishlist until the sender marks the book mailed.

Both of these are from PBS feedback received today, so they should be pretty right for at least a day or two.

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 2:13 PM ET
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The good news:  I'm at position #1 for 59 of my wishlist books.  Single digit position for 153 out of the 198.:)

The bad news:  There's only 2 books with estimates.  All the others are estimate N/A because they're so infrequently posted. :(

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 3:39 PM ET
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This is the part of the "NEW WISH LIST CHANGES COMING SOON" that I've been waiting on..........YEAH!!!!  

Is there still a limit to number of books on the wish list???????  If not, I'm moving my reminder list over but putting them on hold.........

Date Posted: 10/8/2009 3:44 PM ET
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There's still a 200 limit. I think they are beta testing the new WL with some other membes. People have posted that they've seen WL with way over 200.  But for the bulk of us it's still 200.

Date Posted: 10/18/2009 7:51 PM ET
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I could really use that convert button back, too.  Well, OK, I could use a wish list of a lot bigger than 200 books, but if I can't have that I guess I'll ask for the convert button to come back.  :(