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Topic: Whats the diff?! TAG/WISH LIST/REMINDER..help clarify?

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Subject: Whats the diff?! TAG/WISH LIST/REMINDER..help clarify?
Date Posted: 3/22/2009 8:27 PM ET
Member Since: 3/21/2009
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Hi all! New to this site and dont quite understand the difference between Tagging a book, putting a book on my wish list or using 'a reminder'....help!? :))- Thanks everyone!


Date Posted: 3/22/2009 8:34 PM ET
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All this information was found by browsing the help center above.  You might want to go there and do some reading.

List wish:


your Wish List is the list for all books that are currently unavailable to order in the system, that you want to request when they become available.  Books that you are only considering requesting in the future should go on your Reminder List.  You can see where you are "in line" for a book on your Wish List by placing your cursor over the ! next to the Wish Date of any item in the list.


Book tags are words and short phrases that describe a book.  When used cooperatively (in a club-useful fashion) by  members, tags provide a wonderful method of discovery for books.   Tags can also be used personally, in a way that is useful to only one (or a few) members.  Sometimes members use tags inappropriately, and inappropriate tags should be removed.  Read on to learn what makes a tag inappropriate and how you can help eliminate inappropriate tags.

Reminder list:

The Reminder List has been created to allow members to list books that they are interested in but not quite ready to request or add to their Wish List.  Your Reminder List is in My Lists, in My Account.   The Wish and Reminder Lists are mutually exclusive: adding a book to your Reminder List will remove it from your Wish List (if it is already on your Wish List), and vice versa.

To Get there:

  • From My Account: click the My Lists tab and click the link for "Reminder List" in the yellow bar at the top of the My Lists tab page
  • From anywhere on the site: place your cursor over My Account in the toolbar at the top of the site and then move your cursor over My Lists> in the menu that drops down; choose Reminder List from the menu that appears to the right.

How to Use your Reminder List:

  • You can place  available or currently unavailable books on your Reminder List.

Last Edited on: 3/22/09 8:35 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/22/2009 10:54 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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There is also a new option, a memo that I've seen referred to as a reminder or sticky.  It is a personal tag that shows up only on your page of a book.  So all the personal tags can be removed.  Haven't used it or see it, but it was mentioned on one of the clean up posts.

From What's new page

ntroduced 9/3/2008.

Book Notes allow you to write a private (only you can see it) note on any book in the database.  No matter where you are on the site when you apply the note, you will see the note everywhere you see the book.


To apply a note to a book:

  • Click the button.  This appears
    • on the right of any book on any of your Lists in your account
    • on the right of any book on the Book Browser
    • on the right of the Book Details page for that book
  • Type the text of your note (limited to 500 characters). 
  • Click Save.

To read your note:

  • Place your cursor over the yellow "sticky note" icon on the book cover.
  • The text will pop up in a little box.

To edit your note:

  • Click the yellow "sticky note" icon to bring up the edit box
  • Edit your text
  • Click Save.
  • You must refresh the page after saving a note in order to open and edit it again.

To remove/delete a note:

  • Click the yellow "sticky note" icon to bring up the edit box
  • Edit your text
  • Click Save.

What can the notes be used for?  Whatever you like.  No one else can see them.

  • Mark a book on your Wish List "Aunt Sally wants this"
  • Mark a book on your bookshelf "This is in the living room bookshelf"
  • Mark a book on your Reminder List "Move to Wish List next when I have room"
  • Mark a book en route to you "Here it comes!"
  • Mark a book you have mailed "There it goes!"