[bksvol-discuss] Re: Privacy between volunteers in Bookshare

I realize my following suggestion would mean more changes to the
website or general infrastructure but here it goes.

If one is really firm on wanting to maintain privacy, then how about
developing a feature where The volunteer is identified by name to the
books that were submitted by him or her and have a link or button to
click to open a message that would get sent to that person.  The
originator of the message would merely fill the edit box and click
send and the system would know the real e-mail address to send the
message to.  This concept is quite common in social networking sites
and other ticketing systems like Bugzilla and others.

Oh, if this engineering suggestion is too much for current staff, I
would be glad to get involved as a current volunteer to help; after
all, this will build up on my newly acquiring web development
skills. <smile>

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 06:33:37PM -0600, Larry Lumpkin wrote:
> Another thought.  I think that the rules existing for new volunteers should
> apply to all volunteers.  A volunteer is a volunteer and all should have to
> follow the same rules. 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Larry Lumpkin
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:31 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Privacy between volunteers in Bookshare
> 
> Yes, I have no problem with the organization knowing the volunteer.  Most
> organizations know their volunteers.  I know some way needs to be had to
> resolve problems which may occur with or between volunteers.  But a
> volunteer needs to have the right to remain private if he/she wishes.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Courtney Stover
> Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 6:09 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Privacy between volunteers in Bookshare
> 
> Hi all:
> 
> I know the issue of giving out personal info can be extremely problematic
> for a lot of people.
> 
> For people for whom this is the case, here's a suggestion.  Create an E-mail
> address/identity that is soley for bookshare matters.  The main thing is
> having somewhere to send questions as a proofer; it doesn't have to be your
> main E-mail address.
> 
> Scott, isn't it true that you can list a "nickname" on your profile which
> can be clicked to show the books you've scanned/proofread?  If this is still
> the case, create a nickname and then make an address under that name.
> I'm not sure if I'm making myself clear; if anyone wants clarification, just
> let me know.
> Courtney
> 
> On 11/17/10, Larry Lumpkin <llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Scott.  I think a volunteer should have the right to be anonimous if 
> > he/she wishes to be so.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Rains
> > Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 5:38 PM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Privacy between volunteers in Bookshare
> >
> > Volunteers,
> >
> > When you registered as a volunteer you were given the choice to be 
> > totally anonymous (invisible) to other volunteers. This has proven to 
> > be problematic, for example, when a proofreader needs to get in touch 
> > with a scanner.
> >
> > Shortly some revisions to the volunteer sign up process will eliminate 
> > that option for new volunteers.
> >
> > That will not change your settings as existing volunteers. However, if 
> > you chose to remain anonymous in this way when you registered we urge 
> > you to consider changing that setting in your profile. When volunteers 
> > are able to contact each other directly about scanning and proofing 
> > issues things go so much smoother.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Scott Rains
> > Benetech Fellow, Bookshare Volunteer Department 
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