[bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic

Well, before you disagree too heartily, keep in mind that I was just 
throwing out some suggestions, not demands, for consideration and that I am 
aware 
that I am a frequent violator of some of my own suggestions. However, when I 
haven't gotten the chance to work on the current book I have been 
proofreading for about two or three days because I have been making my way 
through 
email I think it is about time to make some kind of suggestion.

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

                 The Militant: http://www.themilitant.com Pathfinder Press: 
http://www.pathfinderpress.com
Granma International: http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html
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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  

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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:

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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 r
eally 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 
Pathfinder Press: 
http://www.pathfinderpress.com
Granma International: 
http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html
             _

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