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Subject: W
Date Posted: 5/28/2009 8:56 PM ET
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I noticed on my TBR list that a book has a red W and another has a green W with an A next to it.  I know the W means wishlist, but what do the different colors and the A mean??

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 8:59 PM ET
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Green W means auto request.  Red W means 48 hour response time for wisher. 

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 9:10 PM ET
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Those symbols appear on your bookshelf (the one you see, not the public one) and on the Under The Hood page that shows what's happening second by second.  I find it to be very helpful.. But the Wa you see may not be the first peron in line.

Ruth

Date Posted: 5/28/2009 9:17 PM ET
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Thanks

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 5/29/2009 3:07 AM ET
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Ruth, I didn't know that about the Wa.  I've posted a book recently that had a Wa and wondered why it went to the 48 hour hold.

Thanks for sharing that!

Geri

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 6:47 AM ET
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Or the person could have the book on auto-request but have no credits, and in this case the request would switch to 48-hour hold.

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 7:05 AM ET
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Actually, I believe the green Wa DOES mean the first person in line has the book auto-requested. If you post it and it goes to 48 hour hold, it could be for a few different reasons. The first one being that yes, they are out of credits and thus get shifted to the 48-hour hold. The second obvious one being that (especially for heavily posted books) somone else posted a copy at roughly the same time and that copy went to the person who had their book auto-requested and your copy went to the next person in line, who didn't. I haven't had enough coffee to think of other reasons, but they're probably there.

I have many, many wishlisted books on my TBR, some with red and some with green Ws. Now, some of those with red Ws have 200-300 people wishing for them....if the green W meant simply that *someone* on the wishlist had it on auto-request, I can't believe those books wouldn't have a green W instead.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 7:21 AM ET
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Cheryl is correct.  The red or green W is based on the first person in line for the book.  She's also correct in the many reasons for it to to become a 48 hr hold even if it's green when you post it.

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 5:22 PM ET
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And just because it has a W on it, doesn't mean it will get requested when you post it :(

The last two books from TBR that had the "W" on them, were never requested.  So, must have been only 1 person wishing and they passed on it... But, it also seems to me, that I should be first on the FIFO for these books, the next time they are wished for?

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 7:07 PM ET
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Terry, yes--if the book was wishlisted by one (or as has happened to me sometimes, two or three....) and ends up on your shelf because no one really wanted it after all, that means you have the only copy in the system. So if five more people post it after you, the first person who orders it would be requesting from you.

Cheryl