[bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic

First of all, everyone else, you could just leave my name out of this and second of all, I was just saying to Roger that if it bothers him or anyone else that I post wishlist requests to this list, I'd refrain and just send it to Cindy, don't just assume and put my name into this stuff, thanks and I think I'll probably resign soon from both lists and still proofread and submit and scan books and keep in contact with everyone or rather anyone who'd like to contact me off list at cdrobles693@xxxxxxxxx so good-bye all, I'm done here going to unsubscribe for now, maybe in hopes to return when this community will not be so judgmental. Thank before you say anything at all!

Chela
PS. I'll miss some of these discussions and the tutorials as well.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Melissa Smith" <mdsmith25@xxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 12:56 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic


Roger, the wishlist responses were directed toward Chela, who didn't believe they should be sent to the list. I do believe that sending books to be scanned to the list can attract a potential proofer, but would agree that sending books that have been approved could be sent to Cindy directly. That said, I doubt that those messages clutter up the list as much as some of the off topic posts. It would be greatly appreciated if those sending off topic posts would put OT in the subject line, so those of us who choose to can filter them and eliminate unwanted mail.

Melissa



Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx wrote:
May I remind all of you that my suggestion had nothing to do with wish list books. My suggestion was that books to be added or removed from the books being scanned list might be communicated to Cindy privately. Really, why does the volunteer list need to know that the books being scanned list is having a particular title removed?

"The end may justify the means as long as there is something that justifies the end.
" Leon Trotsky
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Subj: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic Date: 9/11/2009 12:09:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time From: cherryjam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Reply-to: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent from the Internet
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I agree completely with you, Mayrie.

I'd like to add that posting wishlist requests here often
triggers someone volunteering to scan and/or proof a book.  Just
sending those requests directly to Cindy doesn't trigger that.
smile.

Judy s.

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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