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Subject: WL position dropped?
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 1:09 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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A few weeks ago, I wish listed Exile's Valor by Mercedes Lackey. My position was 3 of 3.  About a week or so after putting the book on my WL, I was excited to see that my position was 1 of 1.  However, a couple days ago, I checked my WL again and my position is now 2 of 3.

Could the listing as being 1 of 1 have been a glitch?

Rick B. (bup) - ,
Date Posted: 7/8/2009 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 11/2/2007
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Maybe. More likely a person whose wish was 'granted' got canceled on, or got a RWAP, so they get back in line ahead of you.

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 2:10 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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From the Help Center:

Why did I move *backward* on my Wish List?

This happens when another member who was "ahead of you" in line previously (and who got an offer of the book already) gets back into line, for one of several reasons:

  • The member's Wish List book never arrived, and was declared lost in the mail
  • The member's Wish List transaction was canceled by the sender
  • The member had had her account on hold, and has now returned from vacation and unHeld her account. She will go back into line at her previous position when she does this: if she was "ahead of you" before, you will move back a space.

Please be assured that we would NEVER put another member ahead on the Wish List without good cause--in order to go ahead of others on the Wish List, a member MUST have Wish Listed that item earlier (on an earlier date) than they did.

Date Posted: 7/8/2009 2:19 PM ET
Member Since: 6/15/2009
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thanks, Melanie.

I need to check the help docs more often. lol!

I didn't mind too much. At least I moved up! Nice to know it's not a glitch and there's a reason for it. :)