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Subject: Why didn't this book cancel when it should have??
Date Posted: 11/19/2011 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 10/28/2008
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It should have been canceled at 6:30 tonight and still has not been.  Does the site allow longer then it says???

 

Reserved On: 11/17/11 6:29 PM ET
Status: Waiting 48 hours for other member to confirm that they have credit(s) for this book.

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 6:56 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2010
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I think most things happen at 3am.

 In the middle of the night.

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 6:59 PM ET
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Dang,  I put my shelf on hold because I don't want the book going to someone else. And I have people pm'ing me to take it off so they can look at it.  Will have to wait until tomorrow I guess.

 

The site should not say one thing and do something else LOL

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 7:08 PM ET
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Yes, it isn't an exact 48 hour thing -- it happens on a global scale in the middle of the night.  

Date Posted: 11/19/2011 9:35 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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WL books usually cycle to the next wisher on the hour.  So if you posted it at 6:30 PM it should have rolled over to the next one at 7:00 p.m.  I think it's book requests you make that dont' get accepted and/or don't get marked mailed that roll over until the middle of the night.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 11/20/2011 11:51 AM ET
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What Mary said ... if a book is on WL hold, it times out on the next hour. So the wisher gets 48 hours plus the fractional hour to respond.

If you've requested a book and the sender has not responded, that one rolls over around 3:00 AM ET. So the sender gets 5 full days plus the fractional day.

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 11:53 AM ET
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Thanks for all your help,  I learned something new I had not a clue it worked that way

Date Posted: 11/20/2011 3:23 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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For the 3am ones, it has something to do with getting all the possible time zones for members to hit 11pm.  Or that's how I always thought of it.