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Subject: Why greenbackgrouns on some WishList books? - answered
Date Posted: 1/5/2014 8:47 PM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2008
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I tried searching "green background" to see if this question had been answered, and got back over 2000 hits, most of which were messages that had green formatting somewhere in the message, not with the words "green background" in them.  but I guess that's a separate post.

Anyway, my question is if there is any significance to the fact that some books on my wish List have a green background.

 

thank you



Last Edited on: 2/5/14 2:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/5/2014 8:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/14/2009
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Books that have a green background are those that are set to auto-request.

White background are the ones in which you will be given the 48 hours to accept or decline.

Pink background are those that are on hold.

Date Posted: 1/5/2014 9:50 PM ET
Member Since: 8/16/2007
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The wishlist is color coded:

  •  Auto-request options are now color-coded for at-a-glance list management
    • Items set to auto-request will be green
    • Items on hold will be red
    • Items not on hold and not set to auto-request will have no color applied.
    • If you put an auto-request item on hold, it will turn red.

Date Posted: 1/5/2014 10:09 PM ET
Member Since: 7/19/2008
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And if you have two versions of one book, if the two are linked, then one will be automatically put on hold when you are sent the other version.  (Not all books successfully link.)

Subject: Thank you
Date Posted: 1/6/2014 3:09 AM ET
Member Since: 4/18/2008
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I can see this is very sophisticated website!

Date Posted: 1/7/2014 5:53 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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And understand that "auto-request" books will automatically deduct a credit when they become available and start the process to get the book mailed out to you so be sure if you have multiple books set to "auto-request" that you have credits available to cover them!   One week I had 8 WL books get offered to me and if I hadn't had the credits to cover them I might have been sorely disappointed by being dropped from the front of the WL line for them!

Date Posted: 1/7/2014 7:51 PM ET
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Don't worry Jeanne, if you don't have the credits to cover Auto-request books, you are not just dropped from the front of the wish list lines. Those requests will be converted to 48-hour wish list holds (just as if you didn't have the auto on) and you will be notified of the offer and given time to get the credits and accept the request.

Date Posted: 1/8/2014 1:55 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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It's so sad, my queues are so static that I have nearly 300 books on auto-request and have never encountered anything even resembling a problem

Date Posted: 1/8/2014 10:28 AM ET
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thanks, Melanie, didn't know auto-requests would do that.

Date Posted: 1/8/2014 1:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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I have most of my WL on autorequest and never have more than 5-10 credits on hand and have never had an issue before.