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Subject: What happens when your account is on hold & you post a book to a Friend?
Date Posted: 2/18/2012 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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My account is currently on vacation hold for a few days, and I just went to post a WL-book and as a Gold Key member I had the option of posting it directly to a Friend...how would that play out for the Friend that I posted it to since my account is on hold? Would it lock that member's WL request into limbo until I took my account off hold? I decided to poll the members here and get their opinions before posting the WL book.



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Date Posted: 2/18/2012 12:32 PM ET
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You cannot post a book directly to another member while you are vacation hold.  The book will be on hold on your bookshelf until you take vacation hold off and then it will be offered FIFO.

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 12:46 PM ET
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I don't know if the Gold Key function was tested. The old posting directly to a member got held up and went FIFO (in fact, I thought they removed the buttons completely so you couldn't do it at all), but I don't know for certain if Gold Key would work exactly the same.

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 12:56 PM ET
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I had tried this a while back. Nothing at all seemed to happen when I clicked the button to post directly to the other person.

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 12:57 PM ET
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Thanks for the answers!

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 1:02 PM ET
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Ok, I wan't sure so I just now tried it. I put my account on hold and used the drop-down friends menu from the "post this book" page. 

The book I attempted to offer to a friend went straight to my bookshelf on hold. 

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 1:06 PM ET
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I also tested it, it will work IF you remove the Vacation Hold long enough for the offer to go through. The offer goes to your Bookshelf on Hold, but when I removed the Vacation Hold the offer went to the Gold Key Friend I had selected NOT to FIFO as the old posting did. I would suspect you would need to remove that V Hold fairly soon otherwise the Friend might get the book from elsewhere and then it would go to FIFO.

Date Posted: 2/18/2012 1:56 PM ET
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I posted my book but opted to bypass the "offer to a friend" option because I did not want to tie up her request until my account comes off hold...always been curious how that worked and it does appear that it would send the friend's WL request into limbo until I took my account off hold and that is not fair to the friend!

Date Posted: 2/19/2012 2:07 PM ET
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Sally, I too, have my shelf on hold. When I posted a couple of wishlist books, a couple of my Gold Key friends came up. I decided like you not to put them in limbo and opted for it to go FIFO. I'm not taking my shelf off of hold untill next week and that would be too long.