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Subject: I think I noticed something new
Date Posted: 2/4/2015 4:12 PM ET
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My WL doesn't have a date last posted next to any of the books anymore. I liked that! I hope that comes back.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 4:31 PM ET
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What I'm seeing instead is "wishes granted this week= 1" (or more and only if this week) with 'estimated 23 weeks'.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 5:00 PM ET
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Me too! I like the last date posted though.
Date Posted: 2/4/2015 5:08 PM ET
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I hope the "last date posted" will come back too.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 5:15 PM ET
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A lot of people have been using that to complain (the books on my WL have NEVER been posted here, etc.), so I'm betting it won't be coming back.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 5:25 PM ET
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Well, the unfortunate thing with so many people leaving, is it leaves less people to post those WL books. frown

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 6:02 PM ET
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If that $X collectible or rarer book hadn't been posted in the entire time someone's been here, then it's doubtful it ever will be. It is a "wish" list after all not a you will eventually get this book list.

I'm not too worried as I'm thinking that people dedicated to swapping will stay active once things mellow a bit. I've even considered actually doing a shelf again as once I can tell there's only 5 or less of a title in the system, I'm more likely to be willing to hold it for a bit and see if anyone wants it versus donating it locally as I've been doing for the last few years while only posting the WL title.

Although with rising postage costs and whatnot, it's probably best to stalk the WL multiple threads whenever possible. One of those rarities or some other neato book you were not aware of might just show up there.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 6:07 PM ET
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Melissa, you always could see how many copies were posted by adding it to your reminder list.  That is mainly what I've used my reminder list for, although I know I'm unusual in that respect.  The WL Multiples thread is great.  I have found many books there, that I didn't know I wanted until I saw the list.  Also, with the search feature, you can search daily to see if something specific you are searching for shows up.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 6:15 PM ET
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I have a book on my WL that has been there since May of '06. A used copy at amazon runs between $65 and $80 + postage. Do I expect to be offered a copy? Hell, no! It's a wish, not an in-line-for. But sometimes wishes come true ; ) 

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 6:32 PM ET
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Thanks Sasssy, but, yeah, I'm lazy and that was far too many steps and too much work. I'll be happy to see that on the book detail page. Also, it may light a fire under my butt to order something that I would normally put on my reminder list if I know there are less than 5 posted.

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 10:48 PM ET
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Meghan wishes do come true. After 8 years I just received a beautiful coffee table book of Wicked!

Date Posted: 2/4/2015 11:39 PM ET
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Yes, it DOES happen.  A couple of weeks ago I received a book that I've had on wishlist forever -I had one novel by the author, who only wrote 3 novels and 1 book of short stories.  I had never found a copy of this one on any online bookseller sites, Amazon or eBay. So what a fun surprise, and easily worth a year's membership!

Date Posted: 2/5/2015 8:19 AM ET
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A few weeks ago I got a book that had been on my WL for almost 7 years. It is in near perfect condition!

 

Date Posted: 2/5/2015 9:10 AM ET
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Anna..now that's cool. I have 1 book on my WL, that I'm number 1 on and I have her other 3, just missing the last book. Her 4th and truly last book. SO someday, I'm going to say yippeee, I got it!! LOL

 

Awesome Pat! 7 years!! Wow!

Date Posted: 2/5/2015 10:12 AM ET
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It's just magic, isn't it, Pat?

Date Posted: 2/9/2015 9:52 PM ET
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Just a random thing but I noticed the "last posted" date is showing on my WL again.

Date Posted: 2/10/2015 11:50 AM ET
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I hope they keep the "last posted" dates. It helps me to know when I should keep hoping for a book, and when I should go ahead and buy it elsewhere.

Most of the books on my wishlist have never been posted at all. That doesn't bother me much.

Date Posted: 2/10/2015 1:16 PM ET
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Some of the books on my WL have "Last Date Posted" and some don't.  Those that don't however, seem to be ones that were posted and taken within the last week or so. Pat

Date Posted: 2/10/2015 2:48 PM ET
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Isee some of mine now saying last posted, some aren't showing..maybe heavy traffic to the site and it's glitching..

Date Posted: 2/15/2015 7:50 AM ET
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OK this is my belief on the last posted thing as best I can figure out by paying attention to my wl and I recently emailed this to someone else who made this compalint


Just wanted to let you know that many of the books on my wish list still have this. I think it drops off for books that have not been posted in the last year.

As far as I can tell it goes:

For books not posted in the last year or not posted at all ever:
Wish Date:"" - Your position: ""- Estimate: ""

For books posted in the last year:
Wish Date: "" - Your position: "" Last Posted: "" - Estimate: ""

For books posted in the last week:
Wish Date: "" - Your position: "" - Wishes granted last week: "" - Estimate: ""

So it didn't disappear totally it just isn't on books that have not been posted in the last year. I'm pretty sure its not posted in a year because I have one that says last posted 3/12/2014.

ETA: This is not something new its been going on for over a year.  I first noticed it last year, but It could have been going on longer than that and I just wasn't paying attention.



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Date Posted: 2/15/2015 7:52 PM ET
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I have one book that shows a Last Posted date of 01/21/2012. So it shows if more than a year ago.

Date Posted: 2/15/2015 9:15 PM ET
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Is anyone else having a problem viewing their wish list?  I can bring up my profile and see my wish list.  It comes up alpha by book title.  But when I try to look at it under "My Lists" to see the estimated times, it keeps telling me "page not found".  Is there a glitch?

Date Posted: 2/16/2015 1:22 AM ET
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It seems Estimate is not working for the wl.  I couldn't see it at all for awhile until I click on a link someone posted a like to take you to sort your wl by date.  Then I could see it and sort it by everything but Estimate. So either there are glitches or sorting by estimate is going away!

Date Posted: 2/16/2015 1:25 AM ET
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Deborah I guess my assumption is wrong because I did find an older one.  IDK I do know some of them did have a last posted date and then it just dropped off.  Maybe its 5 years no posted.  That will be easy enough to test if I still have this on my wl next year, seeing how long I've had it on there I could still have it on by next year!

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Ball Idea Book (Edition 2) :: Ball Corp. Food Editors
ISBN-13: 9780972753722 - ISBN-10: 0972753729 - Book Type: Paperback
Wish Date: 8/17/2013 - Your position: 1 of 3 - Last Posted: 02/19/2011 - Estimate: N/A
 


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