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Subject: Is this the way it works?
Date Posted: 9/26/2010 1:48 AM ET
Member Since: 11/5/2009
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I had posted a book that was wish listed.  I got the message that the person requesting the book had an RC.  The RC stated that she only wanted books that were "new or like new".  I refused, stating that I had no idea what her definition of "like new" was.  Then the PBS system removed the book from my book shelf.  Is that how it is supposed to work?  If you turn down a request based on an RC they remove the book from my shelf? 

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 2:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/10/2009
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I refused a RC earlier today, but I just went back and checked and it's still on my shelf. Have you gone back to look at your account page? The next person waiting may have had it on auto. There may also be a glitch in the system. The site has been acting weird for some members recently.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 3:08 AM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2009
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If it's wishlisted, it might be on-hold for the next person on the WL line and therefore not viewable if you look at the public view of your bookshelf.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 9/26/2010 10:20 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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If you clicked "I Cannot Mail", then the book was removed from the system. If you clicked "Book Does Not Meet Requestor's Conditions", then it was passed along to the next wisher if there are any.

Date Posted: 9/26/2010 8:22 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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You can ask the Admin Team to look at what happened, and if it was a glitch, ask them to restore you to your spot on the WL.

Date Posted: 9/27/2010 10:39 AM ET
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I guess I accidentally hit "cannot mail" instead of "can't meet requestor conditions" because the book definitely disappeared from my bookshelf.  I'll have to watch for that in the future.