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Subject: I WISH...Bookshelf
Date Posted: 5/16/2009 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 11/26/2006
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From your bookshelf.....I wish the system would indicate how many of this book that is in the system.....would save alot of time and bother NOT to put the book on your Reminder List to find out.  Then you can delete those that have a zillion copies.

It gives book ratings only. Why that when you have already posted the book?

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 12:01 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2007
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Before I post a book to my BL, I post it to my RL first (of course I have a system, and this wouldn't for everyone) and if there are too many copies, I just delete it from my RL, and if I feel like posting it I can do it from the RL.  Then you could always delete it from the RL.  Pat

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 12:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/13/2009
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But if you want to keep track of it (for the "I have the only copy of ___" thread, or whatever) you have to keep it on your reminder list.  So I have my 'available' books mixed in with my 'I-want-someday-but-not-enough-to-order-right-now' books.

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 2:29 PM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2009
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It'd be nice if it had a counter like in the wish list.  In the WL it says "you're wisher 4 of 5" or whatever.  Wouldn't it be nice if your shelf showed you that you were book 8 of 20?  :D

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 10:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I think they are working on putting it on the listing that there are x posted when you a look a book up like on Swapadvd.  It's supposed to come ot when the new WL comes out so that you no longer have to put books on your RL to see how many are in the system. But then they've been talking about the new WL for 2 yrs now.

Date Posted: 5/16/2009 11:30 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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Just in case TPTB have put the issue of the new WL off - maybe they could consider instituting this change sooner.  I do hope they've tabled that decision on the new WL.  But I'm certainly in favor of knowing about how many books of a title there are without going to the RL.  It would also be nice if we had a "ticker" on our bookshelves so we could see how many (and when) people check out our WL - if ever!