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Subject: Wish list auto-request
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 7:53 AM ET
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How can I tell whether a book on someone else's wish list is on auto-request?

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 8:15 AM ET
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To my knowledge, there is no way to tell if a book is on auto-request.

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 8:36 AM ET
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The only way to tell is to put the book on your TBR pile and if it shows a W and an A then it's on WL autorequest for the 1st wisher. That's no guarantee though that when you post it to FIFO, someone else didn't post the book right before you and get the autorequest person, they Wisher isn't out of credits or cancels the transaction. 



Last Edited on: 6/10/11 8:36 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 11:28 AM ET
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Just wondering why you need to know if on auto-request.If its because you want it to go to a certain person you can check their list and post it straight to them.I feel like there was more to that question so figured I would take it further!.If there are WLs it would go to hold anyway for the first one up.

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 1:55 PM ET
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The only way to tell is to put the book on your TBR pile and if it shows a W and an A then it's on WL autorequest for the 1st wisher.

Does anyone know for sure that it's the first wisher on auto?  I was under the impression from the help pop-up that appears when you scroll over the W that it was someone in the queue has it on autorequest, not necessarily the first person.

 

ETA: stupid typos... 

 



Last Edited on: 6/10/11 1:56 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/10/2011 2:21 PM ET
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Yes, it is to indicate what the first person has their wish set to. If it was green for any person in que, it would be useless because every line would have at least one person on auto and they'd all be green.

Trying to tell if a specific member has it on auto? No way to tell other than asking them.

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 5:59 PM ET
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I wouldn't post a WL book directly to a member without askng them first. While it seems like a nice surprise-if they're low on credits they may not appreciate having to accept a book they were far down the line for and not expecting to get for awhile.  It may mean having to buy credits to get a book they were # 1 for or if they were out altogether.  Unless of course you've seen in their profile or posts that they have tons of credits and to go ahead and post books to them.

 

Date Posted: 6/10/2011 6:22 PM ET
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Alisa, it wouldn't really make sense for the Green W to mean 'someone' on the list has it autorequested...I have quite a few wishlisted books on my TBR pile, some of them with hundreds of wishers, which have a Red W...hard to believe that no one on that wishlist has it autorequested! So, yes...it is the first person in line who dictates what color W shows, but as others have said, that can change minute to minute, especially for popular, frequently-posted books.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 6/11/2011 11:48 AM ET
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See, I always thought it was the other way, and that was why I thought it was kinda useless.  Most of the books on my TBR have less than 10 wishers, so I never made the connection. 

Always good to learn something new.  :)