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Subject: Wish List Question
Date Posted: 10/21/2014 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 7/27/2008
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When the books on the wish list are green, they are auto-accept.

When they are pink they are on hold.

I have all of my books on auto-accept but one of the books on my list is in white.

What does that mean?

I'm such a dolt.  I just figured it out.  It wasn't on auto-accept.  However, why didn't it automatically get set to auto when I put it on the list?  All of the other books I add to the list go to auto-accept. 
 



Last Edited on: 10/21/14 9:10 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/22/2014 1:47 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2007
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Pamela, I think you mean you mean "auto-request" rather than "auto-accept", is this correct? I don't believe there is an "auto-accept" option on the site. Here is the Help Doc on the auto-request feature and perhaps your question is answered there.
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What is the auto-request feature on the Wish List?

The auto-request feature on the Wish List will request a Wish List book automatically for you when it becomes available and if you have a credit in your account, skipping the email offer/confirmation step.  Auto-request will work even if an account is on Vacation/Hold. 

If you do not have credits in your account when an auto-requested book becomes available, the Auto-Request will convert to a regular Wish List (48-hour) offer.  If your account is on Vacation Hold in this situation, you will be "bypassed" for the book, and you will remain in your place in the Wish List.

Why use auto-request?

  • If you know you will not be able to respond to a Wish List offer email within 48 hours (or if you are going away and putting your account on hold), you will be sure not to miss a Wish List book.
  • If you aren't able to send books for a while (but want to continue to get WIsh List books when they become available) you can put your account on Vacation Hold to hide your Bookshelf and use auto-request to keep your Wishes active.

How to Set a Wish List item to Auto-Request

  • Go to your Wish List
  • Check the box to the left of the item
  • Then click  "Auto-Request - ON" at the top of the list
  • On the box that comes up, confirm that you want to make the change.

To disable the "auto-request" feature for an item on your Wish List:

  • Go to your Wish List
  • Check the box to the left of the item
  • Then click  "Auto-Request - OFF" at the top of the list
  • On the box that comes up, confirm that you want to make the change.

You can also set auto-request to be the default option for every new Wish you add to your Wish List:

  • Click "Options" at the top of your Wish List.
  • Check the box next to  " Set my future wishes to auto request by default."
    • Doing this will not affect the settings for existing wishes.
    • All books you add to your Wish List while this option is chosen will be set to auto-request by default
  • To undo the default auto-request for future wishes, uncheck that box.
    • Doing that will not affect the settings for existing wishes.
Date Posted: 10/25/2014 3:31 PM ET
Member Since: 8/26/2006
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There's an "options" button at the top of your wish list, underneath the yellow bar.  Click on that to see if you still have your auto-request preferences set the way you want them.