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Subject: vacation hold question
Date Posted: 12/4/2014 4:10 PM ET
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Due to computer woes I've put my account on vacation hold. Some of the books on my WL are on auto-request and I have enough credits to cover any that might be offered. So my question is will those WL books auto-request whilst  I'm on vacation hold? And can I still request books via the daily digest?

Thanks.

Date Posted: 12/4/2014 4:14 PM ET
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You can request books while on vacation hold.

For autorequest books: you will only get those if you work your way to the top of the line.  No one will be able to post a wish list book directly to you even if it's on autorequest unless you are 1st in line.  But if one is posted to FIFO and you are at the top (or the people in front of you have RCs that are declined, let it time out etc...,) you will get the book.

Date Posted: 12/4/2014 4:43 PM ET
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I thought Gold Key friends would also see your name on their pull down list if the book is on Auto-request. They can not post to your wish list, but I thought the names stayed on the posting option. 

Date Posted: 12/4/2014 4:57 PM ET
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Date Posted: 12/4/2014 7:52 PM ET
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I don't know how it works with the gold key.  If that affects it at all.  But I know from experience that if you are on hold and not 1st in line for a WL auto request, it will not let someone post it right to you.

Like when I look at Marya's WL right now there are not "post this book" buttons. I didn't scroll through the whole thing to see if there were any at all. But on the 1st 2 pages there weren't.  Not sure if she would pop up under the Gold Key for someone though.



Last Edited on: 12/4/14 7:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/4/2014 7:56 PM ET
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I checked it. For Gold Keys, your friends on Vacation Hold AND auto-request will show up on the little post to a friend list. No option to post to their WL. But the pull down list is still there.

Q: What if my account is on Vacation Hold?  Will my Gold Key Friend still be able to see me in the list of her PBS Friends who want the book when she goes to post a book that is on my Wish List?

A: If your account is on Vacation Hold, your wish is hidden from the club, including your Gold Key friends.  However, if you have set a wish to auto-request, that activates the wish and your Friend WILL see you in the list when posting that book, even if your account is on Vacation Hold.  Please note the exception to this: if you don't have credits.  If your credit balance is zero and you have your account on Vacation Hold and your Wish is set to auto-request, your Friend will NOT see you in the list.  (This is the way that auto-request works, to prevent you from getting Wish List offers for which you would have to buy credit while you are actually away from home.)

 



Last Edited on: 12/4/14 7:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 12/4/2014 9:05 PM ET
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That's cool.  Another benefit of the Gold Key. 

Date Posted: 12/5/2014 5:04 PM ET
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Thanks for the added explanation, Emily.

The books on auto-request are mostly #1 in the queue plus a few quite high up that have been posted in droves and frequently, at least that's how it appears with the list set to estimate. Also I have the credits for the books on auto-request so I hope my computer woes either sort themselves out in short order or I still get WL books during this down time.