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Subject: Wishlist holds
Date Posted: 4/14/2010 10:49 AM ET
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I have a buddy that tells me that she likes to put some wishlist books on hold for a while. But, when she puts them back on, the date is the one that I see them on her list, not the date that she put them on hold. So, she loses her place. I don't think she wants that to happen. What is she doing wrong? Just curious to how the wishlist hold works.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 11:34 AM ET
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Are you talking about the Wish Date, Connie? That's the date she originally put the book in her WL, not the 'unhold' date. That date doesn't change if the book goes on hold (I just tested it with a book I had on hold and the wish date didn't change when I unholded it.)

When you put a book on WL hold, you keep your place and actually move up if the people ahead of you get their wishes. Why does she think she's losing her place? Does she have her account on vacation hold too?



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Date Posted: 4/14/2010 11:56 AM ET
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Unless she's removing them to her Reminder List, they should be keeping their place in line.  WL lines can fluctuate as well. You may look and see that you are currently #10 in line but there could be several people ahead of you on vacation, and then books going lost and being marked RWP can also push you back in line.  I don't really pay attention to my place and line and just get the book when I get the book. 

Even if you individually hold WL books it's supposed to keep your place in line.  Only putting posted books on your shelf on individual hold removes them from FIFO.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 12:27 PM ET
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Yes, about the date. For example, she put the wishlist book on hold a couple of months ago, but now she put it back on her wishlist. It shows today's date. Does that mean she lost her place and is at the end of the list now? It's a little confusing and makes me not want to put any of mine on hold.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 1:12 PM ET
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I have put books on my WL on hold individually, but when I look at my WL, I'm still moving up the line.

If you put books on the bookshelf on individual hold, you will lose your place in line and go to the end of FIFO when you take it off hold.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 1:46 PM ET
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Connie--I just tested this with a book I've had on my wishlist since 12/10/2009.  I took it off of hold and put it back on hold.  The wish date stayed the same--12/10/2009 and my place in line stayed the same.  I'm not sure what your friend could be doing, unless like Mary suggested--she's actually deleting the book from her wishlist and putting it on her remimder list, then adding it back to her wishlist again.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 2:19 PM ET
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she put the wishlist book on hold a couple of months ago, but now she put it back on her wishlist.  It shows today's date.

What do you mean 'she put it back in her WL?' She should be using the 'unhold' button.

This tells me she's not putting the books on hold properly...most likely she's deleting the books and adding them back. I have 50+ books on hold on my WL and I've never lost my place in line (and I usually put them on hold when I'm 2-3 weeks away from getting the books so all those books I have on hold, I'm #1-5.)

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 3:44 PM ET
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The background for the books on wishlist hold will be pink after she clicks the "hold" tab. Then she will click "unhold" when needed. It does sound like your friend is deleting the books then adding the book back to her wishlist so that would be why the wishlist date would be the current date as once you delete a book off the wishlist it is gone.

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 4:35 PM ET
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If she is taking it actually OFF the wishlist and putting it on the reminder list, then she is not HOLDING the book, she is DELETING it and re-adding it, which means yes, the wish date would change and she's at the back of the line.

To put a WL book on hold, you check the box next to the book and click "hold."  The background turns pink and the wish is now out of circulation. She maintains her place in line. It still counts towards a book on the wishlist, so if she has 199 other books on the WL, she can't add anything else to the WL because that book on hold still counts toward the 200 limit.

Cheryl

Date Posted: 4/14/2010 5:25 PM ET
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Thanks everyone. I think she is deleting them and putting them on her reminder list like you all said. That explains the date being current. Thanks Cheryl, I will explain to her how to hold a wishlist book so she doesn't lose her place.