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Subject: Can someone please tell me about the HOLD feature please?
Date Posted: 1/6/2010 10:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2005
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I am semi soon getting over 20 of my WLed books....yeee haww rocks cause I always give WLed books and I am glad to say it is going to rain WLed books for me...should I put the books on HOLD till I get them..she has to read some....will hold make me lose my place should some of the books not get to her???


Thanks :)

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 10:38 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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Hold will keep you moving towards the top of the WL, but never actually arrive at the top.  It is great to use on a series, so #2 arrives before #3 and #4.  (I'm talking about individual book hold, not vacation hold.)

Part of the question should be how many credits you have available and how much storage space you have for your TBR.

Note the detail about putting the whole shelf on hold.  It makes the Auto Requests inactive.

  • New feature! Putting your whole Wish List on hold:
    • To do this, you choose "check all" at the top of the list and then click "Hold checked"
      • this will preserve your "place in line" in the Wish List but your Wish will not be active
      • this hold will also make auto-requested wishes INACTIVE.
      • You can do this page by page or do the whole Wish List by checking the additional box that appears when you check the "check all" box
    • You may want to do this for example if you have no credits to accept Wish List books, but you still want your Bookshelf to be active
  • New feature! You can also put individual items on hold if you are not ready to accept those items when they are offered to you
    • to do this, check the box to the left of the item and click Hold Checked. 
    • This will preserve your "place in line" for the book but make the wish INACTIVE
    • Note: items on hold still count toward the 200-item limit on the Wish List.

Last Edited on: 1/6/10 10:47 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/7/2010 12:53 AM ET
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Cool thanks I only put a couple of them on hold not the whole  list....or even all the ones she is reading for me....but I was afraid of what to do if someone sent me a book first as I am on auto yes

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 7:06 AM ET
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I would take them all off autorequest.  If one of them gets offered to you and you decline because you think you are getting them from this other person-you will lose your place in line.

Date Posted: 1/7/2010 10:57 AM ET
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I would take them off of auto request as well. That will give you a bit more control.

Date Posted: 1/8/2010 12:21 AM ET
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Ahhhh thanks to both of you..I don't know why I didn't think of that as I am almost always on daily now...use to be I only signed in when I got an email , pm or was going to post a book.....Again thanks