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Subject: Selectively Removing Vacation Hold?
Date Posted: 4/1/2012 1:24 PM ET
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I have my shelf on vacation hold.  If I take it off hold, I will probably get a half dozen requests immediately.  Is there any way WITHOUT LOSING MY PLACE IN THE OUTGOING QUEUE to selectively unhold some of my books?  I know if I individually hold them, they are effectively de-posted and I lose my place in the outgoing queue.


Date Posted: 4/1/2012 2:06 PM ET
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I don't believe so.  The only list (that I know of) that you can selectively hold/unhold individual books on is your WL book.  I know once I put a hold on a few books on my BL, and then found that they went to the back of the line.  Good luck.  Pat

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 2:31 PM ET
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No. Vacation Hold isn't meant to selectively offer books, it is only meant to put one's whole shelf on or off of Hold while they are "away" from it. To allow a selective removal would just make it like the individual Hold and allow people to post books before they are ready to offer them to get in lines ahead of those who are really ready to offer them, then selectively let them be requested, so I don't forsee that option coming any time soon.  

I you believe they will be requested quickly, then aren't the lines short? Going to the back of the line might not be a big deal since you may work your way back to the frot by the time you are ready to offer the book.

Date Posted: 4/1/2012 6:34 PM ET
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Evelyn, in order for the requests to come in immediately the books on your bookshelf would have to be wishlisted--can you just check the titles you think are going to be in demand to see if they really are wishlisted?  If they are, just take those books off your bookshelf and repost them when you're ready for the orders.  Or if you don't think they're wishlisted, take your shelf off hold at a time when you can check in frequently, and if you get a couple of orders quickly, put it back on hold again before you get more than you can handle.


Date Posted: 4/1/2012 6:51 PM ET
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Maybe one of the tour guides can confirm this but I thought books on your bookshelf showed a "W" beside them when they were wishlisted. If that's the case, the OP should be able to put those books on her bookshelf hold and come off vacation. They'll still show on your bookshelf but on hold until you're ready to re-post them.

Date Posted: 4/2/2012 12:48 PM ET
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Ignore please, I mis-read and was thinking of books on the OP's Wishlist instead of Bookshelf.


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Date Posted: 4/2/2012 3:12 PM ET
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Yes, wishlist books should have a big W on the right hand side. If the books you think will be requested are WL books, then it's not a big deal to put them on hold because there should be a demand of them when you are ready to post them.

Now, if you have tons of available books that you think are at the top of the queue and those are the ones you think will be requested, then putting them on hold will remove them from the FIFO line.

Date Posted: 4/3/2012 9:38 AM ET
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Thanks all, and never mind.  Reading the answers (especially D.G.'s) I realized that if there are wishers for a book, there is *no* input queue.  So I could de-list some books, take my shelf off hold, and then re-list those later on without really losing my place in (the non-existent) line.


FWIW, though, I don't see any red W's on my bookshelf.