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Subject: Wishlist Limit Will it ever be changed?
Date Posted: 4/3/2009 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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I was wondering if the PBS admins would ever consider raising the 200-item limit on the wishlist feature. I have a ton of rare-ish books sitting on my wishlist that I don't want to delete from it, but I'm always running into the 200-item limit when I try to wishlist other things.

I'm a member of another book swap site, and the wishlist is unlimited there. It's a BIG plus for that site, and I would love to see PBS do something similar. Or at least raise the number to something higher than 200! Does anyone else feel the same?

Date Posted: 4/3/2009 11:21 AM ET
Member Since: 6/25/2007
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When the new wish list comes out, the limit will be lifted. But we don't know when that will be.

More info: http://www.paperbackswap.com/misc/whats_new.php#coming_soon__the_new_wish_list

Date Posted: 4/3/2009 11:28 AM ET
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I thought the wishlist was already updated — ? Mine looks completely different this morning, with my place in line and the date last posted right under each book. Maybe they're rolling it out in stages?

Edit: Thanks for the link! It does say the wishlist will be unlimited. Thank goodness! :-)

Last Edited on: 4/3/09 11:30 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 4/3/2009 11:33 AM ET
Member Since: 5/10/2005
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Yeah, but prepare for the WL to either be slower or to require tending at that point.

Every month or so I go in and muck with my ratings on my SaCD WL to make sure I'm not falling behind. 

I really prefer it here--there is a limit but I just toss the books on and don't worry about it. When one gets offered, I add another, if I have more (currently, yes.  Briefly once upon a time before I found new series I had less than 200).

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 4/3/2009 11:50 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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The wish list here used to be unlimited. They introduced the 200 book limit because of the problems that the unlimited wish lists were causing. The "new wish list", if it's ever released (this week's change was cosmetic not functional), will have ranking which is a compromise that will allow people to have unlimited wish lists again.