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Subject: Why didn't system remove books from my WL?
Date Posted: 8/27/2014 5:54 PM ET
Member Since: 4/28/2009
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hmmmm........ earlier today I marked a WL book received.  Just now I went to WL to view it and discovered 3 other versions of the same book still on my WL, but no longer highlighted in pink as they were when the book was 'en route' to me.  I thought the highlighting meant the books were linked and they would disappear once I marked the transaction completed satisfactorily.  

Date Posted: 8/27/2014 9:57 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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There is a check box that asks if you want alternate versions removed from your WL when you mark a book received.  I cannot remember if that box is checked by default or if you have to remember to check it.

Date Posted: 8/28/2014 12:18 AM ET
Member Since: 1/30/2009
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Also - if the books aren't connected via the system they won't be removed. You have to do it manually.

Date Posted: 8/28/2014 6:57 AM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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caviglia - wouldn't the fact that they were pink while the book was in transit show that they were connected via the system?

Date Posted: 8/28/2014 9:02 AM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
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You can't trust that. I hardly ever see the check box option when marking WL books received.  I've just learned to routinely go through and check.

Date Posted: 8/28/2014 3:45 PM ET
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They were probably never highlighted in pink (i.e, are you certain they all were - there could be versions both linked and not linked?). As Mary said above, mostly you just have to manually remove them.

Last Edited on: 8/28/14 3:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 1