[bksvol-discuss] Re: Quality and validation credits

Hi, Jake. I have that problem, too! I get so frustrated, too, when I 
download a book that I think I'd absolutely love to read, then it's so 
poorly scanned that I have to reject it, and I hate rejecting books, so I'd 
much rather scan what I like and make sure the quality as as good as I can 
make it so the validator who chooses my books doesn't have to go through the 
heartache of rejection! *grin* Take care.
Julie Morales
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jake Brownell" <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 11:45 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Quality and validation credits


Hey Cindy,
    I'll try and shed a little bit of light on why the system was set up as
such. Keep in mind I wasn't around here back then and so have learned it
second hand.

    Originally validators were only able to see the first 5000 characters of
a book and the last 5000. Pushing validations thruogh was known as mass
validation. This is why so many books in the collection have no synopsis.
Either the book was donated by Project Gutenberg and so someone didn't
necessarily read it, or the validator couldn't provide a synopsis when the
submitter didn't because they couldn't read the book.

    I think making validations worth $1.00 would be worthwhile. I don't
support anything more than that because I think validation needs to remain a
task that should not require as much work as scanning. With new volunteers
joining we want to emphasize that a good scan is much preferred to a
validator being forced to clean up a mess.

I'm glad you're out there willing to validate because I rarely show the
patience for it *grin*

Jake


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: <support@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, June 27, 2005 1:06 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Quality and validation credits


> Yes,Kaitlyn, you understand perfectly. And as Robert
> (I think) said, a lot of us have complained about this
> for some time. While many, perhaps most, of you know
> clean up your work carefully before submitting, so
> that the validator has little to do, there are still
> people who scan, maybe do a spell-check or not, and
> submit. Since many people who validate take the time
> to do so carefully and clean up those mistakes rather
> than rejecting them out of hand, they deserve more
> than 50 cents credit.
>
> ADMINISTRATORS: I understand that maybe when bookshare
> was just getting started you wanted to encourage
> submissions and maybe that's why so much credit was
> given for them, but MAY I SUGGEST  THAT NOW THAT THERE
> ARE SO MANY BOOKS IN THE COLLECTION AND SO MANY BOOKS
> ON THE PAGE ONE DOWNLOAD LIST THAT NEED TO VALIDATED
> THAT THE CREDITS BE REVERSED, OR AT LEAST MADE EQUAL?
> Maybe $1.50 for either submission or validation, if
> you don't want to up it from $3 to $5.
>
> Cindy
>
> -- Kaitlyn Hill <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Hello Allison and Robert,
> >
> > Thanks for the info. So it seems that scanning is
> > worth a lot more than
> > validating.
> >
> > If I read Roberts note correctly...
> > If you scan a book and upload it and it is released
> > it's it $2.50. If the
> > uploader validates that same book it is the $2.50
> > plus the $0.50 for
> > validating.
> > Just validating is $0.50.
>
>
>
>
> --- Kaitlyn Hill <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > Hello Allison and Robert,
> >
> > Thanks for the info. So it seems that scanning is
> > worth a lot more than
> > validating.
> >
> > If I read Roberts note correctly...
> > If you scan a book and upload it and it is released
> > it's it $2.50. If the
> > uploader validates that same book it is the $2.50
> > plus the $0.50 for
> > validating.
> > Just validating is $0.50.
> >
> > Kaitlyn
> > Level III Practitioner
> > Reconnective healing and the Reconnection
> > Level 1 Reiki healing
> > Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> > Life is not measured by the number of breaths you
> > take but by the number of
> > moments that take your breath away:)
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> > Behalf Of Allison Mervis
> > Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 8:10 AM
> > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Quality and validation
> > credits
> >
> > Hey there Kaitlyn!
> > I believe it's $2.50 for each book you submit and
> > $0.50 for every
> > validation.
> > Allison
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Kaitlyn Hill" <Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, June 26, 2005 9:22 AM
> > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Quality and validation
> > credits
> >
> >
> > > Hello All:)
> > >
> > > It's a cloudy Sunday morning here in Portland and
> > I'm off to the races:)
> > > Dragon boat races that is.
> > >
> > > Two questions.
> > > First for the K1000 users what is the general
> > standard for spelling
> > > ranging.
> > > How low do people try to get that number. I know,
> > 0 is ideal?
> > >
> > > Second, I have been a little unclear on the credit
> > for scanning and
> > > validating. What does one get for each? It seems I
> > have heard some
> > > different
> > > numbers.
> > >
> > >
> > > Kaitlyn
> > > Level III Practitioner
> > > Reconnective healing and the Reconnection
> > > Level 1 Reiki healing
> > > Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >
> > > Life is not measured by the number of breaths you
> > take but by the number
> > > of
> > > moments that take your breath away:)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
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