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Subject: WL Search not working
Date Posted: 12/7/2009 11:14 PM ET
Member Since: 6/20/2007
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RL search works fine, but when I try to use WL search for a specific author or keyword that I know is on the list, it comes up with 0 results. Using Win7 w/ IE8 w/latest MS and Sun Java updates. Just noticed problem today, but haven't done any other searches for past few days.

Colleen

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 11:40 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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I sent in Feedback on this on 11/14 and they said they were working on the problem. Apparently it hasn't been fixed yet. Please send in Feedback to let them know it isn't working for you.

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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At the time when many others were having problems with their WL search mine was working just fine. Now mine is working sporadically. 

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 7:10 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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These list searches have never worked right for me on the TBR, The RL or the WL.  Yesterday I searched for a book with Death in the title on my TBR and it gave me nothing and I have several books with that word in the title.  I was trying to find what I had for a series that all have Death in it so I could get the missing ones from the library. It did the same thing with Susan Mallery.  I speller her name right and it gave me only a couple books when I have several of hers in my TBR.  Plus several other Susan's. 

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 8:31 PM ET
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I just submitted a feedback msg as Melanie suggested. 

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2009
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My sister told me about a work around - seems to work.  Instead of pressing the enter key...click the search button.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 10:33 PM ET
Member Since: 3/7/2009
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It's not just entering data that is a problem for me.  It's the results that are screwy.  For example, I was looking for a book on my wish list called Secret Society.  I typed in secret and clicked the Submit button and got this:

One book that was not the one I'm looking for.  So I typed in Society.  Ah, there it is:

If I type in Secret Society, the book (and two other unrelated books that don't have secret or society in the titles) show up.

Date Posted: 12/10/2009 12:53 AM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2007
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Instead of pressing the enter key...click the search button.

It's never worked with the enter key. It's set up to solely be used hitting the search button. However, mine isn't working all the time using the search button.

It's a glitch and it seems to hit various people at various times cuz the last time we had a giant post about this mine was working fine. Now, not so much. :/