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Subject: Cancelled wishlist books
Date Posted: 8/7/2007 8:17 PM ET
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I noticed that the date/time reserved on one of three wishlisted books that I posted yesterday has changed. I assume that means the first wishlister cancelled and it moved onto the next wishlister. However, the cancellation doesn't show up in my transaction archive. It should - that way we can go back and see if someone makes a habit of cancelling wishlisted books.

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 8:20 PM ET
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I have noticed that too.

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 8:26 PM ET
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I thought we used to see if a book had moved through multiple wishers, also.  I've got one posted now that I think is on it's fourth or fifth offer.  I checked my transaction archive to see if that was true, but I was surprised that the information wasn't there. 

In the interest of full disclosure, I had to turn down the only person who wanted the book so far, because of conditions.   :) 

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 8:56 PM ET
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We used to be able to see who was cancelling wish list offers.  It was on the transaction archive.  But that isn't available anymore.  I hope it comes back because it's a handy feature!



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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 11:25 PM ET
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Yeah, I think R&R removed that feature (to see cancelled requests or refused requests) from the archive. Not sure why,exactly. It always amazed me the number of wishlisted books that were refused or never responded to. I guess in the long run it's not really important as long as the book goes somewhere eventually!


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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 11:37 PM ET
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I wrote and asked about it when I noticed that as well as sender cancellations (when you request a book) were gone. R or R told me that they thought it was not useful. I personally found it very informative and I am bummed that it is gone.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:21 AM ET
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Yeah, I think R&R removed that feature (to see cancelled requests or refused requests) from the archive. Not sure why,exactly.

I believe the explanation was that these were not considered transactions and therefore, would not appear. Only transactions that went into the printing wrapper/mailing stage were now considered as actual transactions.

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 7:25 AM ET
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Ahhhh... I was just coming to post this question myself. I had a WL time out and was looking for it in my transaction archive. I thought with all that's been going on being slow here maybe it was a glitch.


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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 7:35 AM ET
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I thought the information was useful and I miss it! I consider it a transaction after waiting a day only to have the wisher cancel. Maybe I'm just anal, but I like knowing who cancels wishlist book orders.
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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 12:44 PM ET
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Actually, with the FIFO system, knowing who cancels our book requests really doesn't do much. If my request to a user is canceled or times out, if that person is #1 on FIFO next time my only option is to let it time out again.

The only people who really need those transactions are R&R, for the purpose of finding repeat offenders. We might find the data interesting, but it's really not helpful for us, unless we make it a habit to order directly from bookshelves rather than from FIFO. And even then, we'll typically pick from users we know are active (seen on message boards, buddies, had transactions before).

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Date Posted: 8/8/2007 3:47 PM ET
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I wish they'd put that info back too. I posted a WL book directly to someone once, and they cancelled. I thought I did it wrong, but checking my TA I could figure out what happened. That's a big bummer for all that info to be gone.

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