[bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic

Hi Roger,
 
    You can reply to messages, and read all of your mail, then delete
redundant posts before sending them.
 
Mayrie
 
 

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Well, I don't know about others, but it seems to me that the best way to
deal with my email is to read and respond to it in the order that it
arrived.  I suppose I could make my way through all of it and save the ones
I had a reply for, but that would tend to tax my memory and give me a
problem keeping ttrack of them. The result is that often I reply to a
message and a few more messages down the queue I see that someone has
already made the same reply I did. Or, I might ask a question and read a few
messages and find out that someone has already answered it. Yes, that makes
for redundant posts and it is another thing that keeps the list traffic
high, but it seems to me that it would be asking too much to have everyone
read everything in their in box before replying to anything.

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may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end. 
" Leon Trotsky     

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I like to know what people are scanning and what's being added to the 
wishlist.

However, I think that books that were just approved into the collection, not

including John's daily list, could be forwarded to just Cindy and Judy. 
Assuming that's all right with them, of course.

There is one trend I've noticed that seems to be diminishing and I wanted to

say thank you to y'all for that.
Often times, when someone asks a question, several people reply with the 
same information.  This doesn't seem to be happening as much anymore which 
is a great thing.
Christina

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 9:56 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic

Agree 100%, Mary. I joined the volunteer list, because I was interested
in volunteering, not general discussion. To me, volunteering discussion
involves all of these things you mention. Other than Cindy, Carrie, and
the volunteers who include their emails in the comments sections of
books they've submitted, I have no other way of contacting other
volunteers about volunteer related issues. I feel that things like book
recommendations, ETC belong on the bookshare discuss list.

Melissa

Mayrie ReNae wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
>     I disagree heartily with Roger.  I think that single messages
> about books being scanned, books with which folks need help, requests
> for proofreaders, requests for the wish list and the like belong on
> the volunteer list.  I would much rather see the two and three day
> long discussions of just about anything stopped altogether than
> stopping messages like the ones I mention that actually have to do
> with volunteering for bookshare.
>
> Mayrie
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *From:* bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *Cindy
> *Sent:* Friday, September 11, 2009 12:50 AM
> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic
>
> switching such items to the bookshare discuss list rather than the
> volunteer list would help
>
> Cindy
>
> Wish List (i.e., books wanted added to the collection) and
> books-being-scanned list available at sites below
>
>
>
> Wish List: https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Bookshare+Wish+List
>
> Books Being Scanned List:
> https://wiki.benetech.org/display/BSO/Books+Being+Scanned+List
>
> --- On *Thu, 9/10/09, Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx /<Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>/*
> wrote:
>
>
>     From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
>     Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Holding Down the Traffic
>     To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>     Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 8:25 PM
>
>     I have finally caught up with my email. I don't know how long that
>     will last though. It would not surprise me if I logged on tomorrow
>     and found another hundred plus messages waiting for me. That is
>     why I would like to make a few suggestions concerning holding down
>     list traffic. By no means do I want to try to squelch off topic
>     threads even though they could stand to be held down a little.
>     Besides, the next time I start one I can always say that everybody
>     else is doing it. However, there are a few kinds of messages we
>     could do easily without. For one thing, I think that messages
>     announcing that a title should be added to or removed from the
>     books being scanned list could be sent privately to Cindy. Other
>     messages that are clearly list business but do not need to be seen
>     by everyone on the list might be handled that way too. It would be
>     good if you could think of whether it could or not before you
>     post. Also, there are a lot of messages that contain nothing but
>     thank you or congratulations or chuckle and every now and then a
>     message that entirely consists of LOL. I really do not see that
>     these serve any purpose at all, but if you think they do then
>     those might be sent privately too. I just ask you to think before
>     you click the send button and ask yourself if this message either
>     contributes to the purpose of the list or to the off topic thread
>     in which you are participating. I think that part of the problem
>     is that there are just a lot of subscribers here and that on a
>     smaller list those kind of messages would be hardly noticed but
>     when so many people are sending them it can really fill up the in
>     box fast. Now, even as I have been typing this I hear the sound of
>     arriving email, so here I go falling behind again.
>
>
>     "The end may justify the means as long as there is something that
>     justifies the end.
>     " Leon Trotsky
>
>                  The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com
>     <http://wwww.themilitant.com>Pathfinder Press:
>     http://www.pathfinderpress.com
>     Granma International: http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html
>                  _
>
>
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