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Subject: unposted book on my bookshelf?
Date Posted: 3/19/2015 8:56 PM ET
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I was looking at my bookshelf and noticed that one was marked as "not available for posting" and it had a red line thru the green check mark.  I had thought it was posted to my bookshelf.  What I don't understand is how a book can appear on my bookshelf if it is not available for posting.  I have since deleted that book from my bookshelf anyhow as a friend wants it.

Date Posted: 3/20/2015 2:50 AM ET
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Hmmm...  Interesting...  Never seen that happen.  What book was it?  Was it something that is not postable on the site like a blank journal or something?  That or a glitch is the only reason I can think of that you might have seen that.

Date Posted: 3/20/2015 2:56 AM ET
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It does seem very odd. Can you provide the title, author and ISBN? This may help sleuths here figure out what happened. It doesn't appear to me to be a glitch since the system marked the book with a very specific message. I think something else is going on.

Date Posted: 3/20/2015 6:46 AM ET
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It is the audio cd of Tyrannosaur Canyon by Douglas Preston.  ISBN 1593976070.  It will be interesting to discover the reason.  

As I said, I took it off my shelf to send to a friend. Thanks.

Date Posted: 3/20/2015 8:30 PM ET
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When you mark a book received, below the little box where you can write a comment or a 'thank you', there are two boxes that usually have a check mark in them.  One box says - "Add the books received to my TBR Pile". The other box says "Add the books received to my bookshelf and put them on hold."  If you do not uncheck these boxes, the book will show up on your TBR pile and also on your bookshelf with a 'red mark' through it on the left side.  The book is on hold until you take it off your shelf either by sending it on or just removing it. Pat

Date Posted: 3/21/2015 1:59 AM ET
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While I have many books on hold on my bookshelf, and they all have the red circle with a line through it over the green check mark, none of them have ever said "not available for posting."

Date Posted: 3/21/2015 2:08 AM ET
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I agree with Pat that a red circle and line will appear over the green check mark next to a book listed on your shelf if you do not uncheck the box that says "Add the books received to my bookshelf and put them on hold" when receiving a book. However, if you have such a book on your shelf and mouse over the green check mark with the red mark over it, you'll see a little popup that says "This book is currently not posted into the system for swapping."

You can post the book either by going to your bookshelf and taking it off hold, or by using the normal "Post Books" tab on your My Account page, for example. Either way works and simply takes the book off hold and makes it available for swapping.

This does not explain the message "not available for posting" in the original post.

 

Date Posted: 3/21/2015 6:19 AM ET
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who knows? Possibly I remembered the message incorrectly although I do believe the green check with the red line thru was there. Thanks everyone!