Hi Roger, You can reply to messages, and read all of your mail, then delete redundant posts before sending them. Mayrie _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 11:02 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic 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. "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 _ table with 2 columns and 6 rows Subj: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic Date: 9/11/2009 10:08:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time From: greensleeves1@xxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet (Details) table end 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 > _ > > 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.