Hi, Jake, I see one problem with what you say here. If Gustavo goes by the submit number of each book, then the ones that have been sitting in the queue longer would have an earlier, or shorter, submit number than the more recent ones--even if they were sitting in the download list, or on a validator's desktop before being validated and uploaded. And if Gustavo can start with the highest number, why couldn't he as easily start with the lowest number? As a queue forms, say to get into a movie or a store before it opens or, in the war days, to get rationed food, the ones at the head of it, who got there earliest, get in first. With the admin queue he seems to be going from the end of the line first. smile Cindy --- Jake Brownell <jabrown@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Katie and Cindy, > Here are some thoughts about why books are > approved in the order they > are. > > Until recently the older system seemed to be > working, but now that we're > seeing these huge delays I agree it's time to look > at something different, > but realize, like everything, it will take time to > make that happen. > > Each time an action is done, a comment appears > in the comment history > with the date. Now, suppose that the comment history > is stored are one great > big memo field in the database. I'm not sure that's > how it is done, but it > looks plausible. Therefore it isn't as easy to > display the admin pool to > Gustavo in a chronological order, because there > might be problems sorting on > a memo field. Thus, I think, they used the submit > number of each book. And, > the way Gustavo traverses the queue is to start at > the highest number, which > means the most recently submitted book. > Now, if he started at the other end, it would > probably give better > results, but it would still not be a true "queue." > > That brings up the question of how Step 1 is > sorted, since it seems > to be sorted on the last action a user did..??? I'm > not sure of all the > answers, but just know that it would probably > require an engineering change > to make the admin list appear as a queue. > > Jake > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 12:58 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: book approved > > > > Hopefully you took the advice to write directly to > > Gustavo and tell him what the books are. He'll do > > those right away--I'm pretty sure. smile > > > > Which raises another question. IF he can approve > books > > out of order, why can't he start from the oldest? > I > > wish I knew how that works. > > > > Cindy > > > > --- Jill O'Connell <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > > >> Guess what gang! I have had a book from the admin > >> list approved that has only been there since > >> October. Now I have only one dollar to go; how > about > >> that? Coincidence? > > > > > > __________________________________________________ > > Do You Yahoo!? > > Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam > protection around > > http://mail.yahoo.com > > 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. > > > > > > > > -- > > No virus found in this incoming message. > > Checked by AVG Free Edition. > > Version: 7.1.394 / Virus Database: 268.8.3/358 - > Release Date: 6/7/2006 > > > > > > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.com 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.