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Subject: What happened
Date Posted: 10/11/2008 9:47 PM ET
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to being able to see WL books waiting to be accepted...  I have a WL book that I posted 4 days ago and it still hasn't be accepted and I can't tell how many requesters it's been thru so far...   Am I missing something or was this a change?

 

Lisa

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 9:57 PM ET
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It should say "1 WL Hold" where you see your current books you've mailed, waiting to receive etc. I know mine is working.

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 11:23 PM ET
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I've only been a member for 6 weeks and I've never seen a way to tell if a book I posted that I knew to be on someone's WL was actually offered to or accepted by them.  I do not see "1 WL Hold" under the the current books I've mailed/received etc.  Perhaps it is because the ISBN on the book I posted is different from the ISBN of several wishes?  The title and format are the same, though.  Before joining PBS I didn't realize that the same book, even the same format of the same book title can have so many different ISBNs. 

Date Posted: 10/11/2008 11:30 PM ET
Member Since: 12/9/2007
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If you have a book on WL's with a different ISBN than most - try putting it in your signature line that you have it available.  Or go to that genre's forum and post a note that you have it.  It's hard to get other people to see the different ones.  I currently am on 3 WL for 1 paperback and one of them doesn't seem to even have an ISBN - it's blank!  But there are 3 people wanting it! 

Ruth

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 1:39 AM ET
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I think you just have to monitor it by watching when it was reserved and clicking to PM the member.  That's what I do at least!

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 1:58 PM ET
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"I think you just have to monitor it by watching when it was reserved and clicking to PM the member."

This is what is not working,  I can't see what's being held waiting on it being accepted...

 

Date Posted: 10/12/2008 3:39 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/12/2008 10:57 PM ET
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If the ISBN is different than the one that is WL it will not offer the book.  It assumes that the person only wants the one they have WL or they would have put this one on their WL as well.  If the binding is the same, you can advertise it in the book bazaar or your signature-or just tag the WL one with the ISBN of the one posted.  The system will email people that a dif version of a WL book has been posted. But a lot of people have that turned off-I do. I have books on WL that I only want on audio cd and the 20 emails a day was getting annoying.

If the book is on WL hold it will show up in the tab Wish List Holds.  If it's on 1hr auto request than it'll stay on your shelf for 1hr with a ! on your shelf.  Timed out or declined WL offers will not show up on your transaction archive. They'll only show up if the request was accepted on both sides and cancelled afterwards.

 YOu can sort of keep track of how many people it might have gone through by checking on the # of people that were on WL before you posted it and how many are on WL now.  This is just a general idea as someone else could have posted the book to someone in line while yours was pending with someone else. 



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Date Posted: 10/13/2008 12:11 PM ET
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Well in the pass when you clicked My Account you would see tab that said books to be mailed, books mailed and books waiting on members. I have seen this tab around 300 times so I know what I'm talking about..

You could see who the member was and PM them if you wanted and it would tell you how much longer they had to except the book before it moved to another person on the waiting list.   I know the book is NOT a different ISBN since I received the book thru my WL I read the book and reposted it plus there's over 300 people on the WL for it....  I can see the book is on hold I just wish that the tab was still there letting me know.

My Question was when did they remove the tab if not then why mine is not working... Since Davemsperfert is still seeing the tab mine must be not working and I'll have to seek help else where....

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 1:06 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The tab is still around, but when a book with Auto-Request is posted it does not show on that tab, never has for Auto-Request books.  As Mary said it will remain on your shelf with an (!) to the right of it until the 1 hour buyers remorse period is up and then it will go to your Requested tab. It does seem odd that a book would end up with 4 days worth of auto-requests.  The system will occassionally have hiccups. You can use the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page to ask someone to look at the book and see if it got hung up somewhere along the way.

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 2:28 PM ET
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Well it started out with a Red W then it moved to a Green W then a Red W now I looked on my bookshelf and it'a on a green W again...

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 3:18 PM ET
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What book is it?  Are you sure it's not on your shelf but on hold?  A while back they made it so when you received a book from PBS you could put it on your shelf but on hold until you were ready to post the book.

Otherwise I don't know what to tell you if it's not in the WL hold tab because they still have that.

Date Posted: 10/13/2008 6:05 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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Oh, yes, Mary might have got it. That's a sneaky one that isn't always caught. Is there a ghost buster symbol over the green checkmark on the left of the book listing? If there is, check the box on the book and go up and hit the Post button.

Date Posted: 10/14/2008 8:32 PM ET
Member Since: 12/5/2006
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Well I don't understand how that happened I'm sure I posted it...  Oh well I posted it again....

Thanks for the help