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Topic: Can Bookshelf show if a book is wanted by someone else?

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Subject: Can Bookshelf show if a book is wanted by someone else?
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:49 AM ET
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I have some books on my Bookshelf which other people can order. What I'd like to know is, can this screen display if any of these books are on someone else's WIsh List (or Reminder List)? So, if a person just didn't see my book is available, I could PM them.



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Date Posted: 11/24/2007 9:59 AM ET
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Books that are wishlisted will have a red or green "W" next to them on your TBR pile and BIR list, but not on your bookshelf.  I always add everything I plan on posting to my TBR (to be read) list first to see if it is wishlisted, then post it from there.  However, you will not be able to know which member has the book WL'd. 

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Date Posted: 11/24/2007 10:33 AM ET
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It shouldn't be possible for a book on your bookshelf to be on another members wishlist - as soon as you posted the book, the system would take the book off your shelf to offer it to the person that had it on their wishlist.

With the remainder list, it would be technically possible for the system to somehow show you that the book was listed on some reminder lists.  But the members that did have it on their reminder list are probably quite aware of whether the book is available or not (if it is, there is an "request book now" button next to it on the reminder list).  Most members use the reminder list for books they aren't sure they want or not at this time; I don't think they would want to be getting PMs about them.

If you have some books on your shelf where there are other editions of the book (i.e. other ISBNs) being wished for, you can tout those books in the Book Bazaar discussion forum - there is usually a thread around for "wishlisted books with other ISBNS".

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Date Posted: 11/24/2007 4:41 PM ET
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If it's on your shelf it's not on a WL unless under a dif ISBN#.  Before you post a book you can post it to your TBR pile and that will tell you if it's WL or not.  You can put a book on your RL and see how many copies are available in the system.  If you posted a dif version or ISBN of a WL book the system will send out email to the people and let them know a dif version has been posted. Everytime I have had one of these it's been snapped up quickly.  But most likely the books currently on your shelf aren't WL.

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