I tend to agree that a good scan doesn't have to be completely read by the submitter. I have submitted material, however, that looked good to me as far as I read but was rejected because there were some garbled pages. I'm thinking of The Sensory-Sensitive Child. I was shocked that this book wasn't an easy validation. Perhaps at least glancing at each page or using some analysis such as that provided by K 1000 is a good idea if you are going to submit something you haven't totally read through. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of solsticesinger Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2007 5:59 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Be mindful Hi, all. I've been reading the thread about using validation resources wisely with a great deal of interest, and, for the most part, I agree with what you all have said. If submissions are constantly sloppy, there is a definite problem, and I think that needs to be addressed somehow. However, the assertion that, if we don't have time to read our books, we shouldn't submit them really disturbed me. We are all busy, and we all only have so much time in the day. So, if I have the time to scan, and someone else has the time to proofread, why is that a problem? Why should someone be told not to bother submitting something because he or she doesn't have the time to proofread it? If that's the case, I'd better stop submitting. Lol. Anyway, I'm just asking that we be mindful of each other's strengths and weaknesses, and try not to devalue what other volunteers bring to the table. Shannon P.S. The message I'm responding to is found below. I think if a person doesn't have time and cannot read the book while scanning, then they shouldn't submit the books. Sometimes that works, but I know that Mine would come up with some quirky errors if I didn't read them, and I've seen them in some others. Please, Sharon, don't take this personally. Others have a different opinion I am sure. But if you really don't have time, then you really shouldn't do it. Of course, the little money off the membership fee makes a difference, I realize that, but if you don't have time, then scan less and take care of as much as you can. Of course, the headers are no big deal to my way of thinking, so if that would be the only issue, then I wouldn't take exception. I suspect since you posted this that is the case. Cindy Lou Ray We are wise, not because we are women, but because we seek wisdom. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.