[bksvol-discuss] Re: please more submits so I can proof read

You're right. I really did know that when I posted earlier. I've been 
wanting to vent about this for a very long while. I'm sorry you all had to 
read my ranting. I know Carrie or staff don't need more duties. *smile*

Blessings.

Lynnsky

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Denise Wagner" <denisecwagner@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 3:01 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: please more submits so I can proof read


Hi Lynn,

You're right -- the standards should probably be a little tighter, but the
problem comes in with who will enforce them?  Unfortunately, I doubt Carrie
has a lot of time to read every book *laugh*. Not to mention, she probably
wouldn't want to *joke*.  That's probably the only way to ensure there's at
least a half-decent copy getting submitted -- have someone from Bookshare
actually read them cover-to-cover.

Just my two cents, which is worth about half a penny, I think.
Denise

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Lynn I" <lynnskyi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 3:43 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: please more submits so I can proof read


> Hi Mayrie,
>
> My opinion is that every single title added to the collection should be
> read
> through at least once, and that it precisely what I do with every book I
> submit or proofread. Even so, my scans and proofreads are not perfect, but
> I
> do try, as many of us here do.
>
> It really bothers me that someone can earn $2.50 credit by doing the
> minimum, while many of us choose to spend hours and hours on a book.
>
> If I'm not mistaken, book quality issues have kept many from membership in
> the past, and it bothers me that the minimum is still tolerated.
>
> I'm in no way saying that every book has got to be perfect because I have
> yet to submit a perfect product, but I believe there needs to be a
> tightening of standards. However, I'm not sure just requiring a book to be
> held over a day or so before check in will guarantee that the proofreader
> actually reads the book.
>
> Blessings.
>
> Lynn I
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 2:24 PM
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: please more submits so I can proof read
>
>
> Hi Natasha,
>
> Unfortunately, I can sympathize with you completely.  The people who
> proofread in this fashion aren't proofreading at all.  I have a hard time
> believing that Bookshare is as concerned about excellent quality as the
> organization claims to be. All that would have to happen is for the
> volunteer manual to specify that a proofreader actually read the book that
> he/she checks out.  Or at least require a spell check. And if all
> proofreaders were required to be on the volunteer list they would learn
> about the many issues that the volunteer manual doesn't address such as
> protecting chapter headings that are all too often lost because volunteers
> don't know that this needs to be done. There arises here the question of
> why
> the volunteer manual doesn't mention these things.  No answer has ever
> been
> given to this question.
>
> Many volunteers are not on the e-mail lists.  They have no way of
> knowing what havoc incomplete knowledge and lazy proofreading cause.  I
> have
> a hard time holding people responsible for what they don't know.  But
> you'd
> think that telling people that they are proofreaders should imply that
> they
> should be reading books in order to provide the best quality books.
> Unfortunately, a book that is "readable" is acceptable to many people.  I
> don't believe that we should have to, or need to settle for readable any
> more.
>
> I know that I'm preaching to the choir here.  It's kind of pointless
> to tell people who are doing a thorough job that people need to do a
> thorough job. That can too often result in hurt feelings.  So, all of you
> who read, I'm not talking about you.  It's those who don't that frustrate
> me
> and many others.
>
> Mayrie
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Natasha Baebler
> Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 12:01 PM
> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: please more submits so I can proof read
>
> The two books i submitted earlier today have already been accepted into
> the
> collection! *shakes head*  Both books were over 300 pages and were checked
> in, in the case of one, less than an hour after I submitted it.
>
> *sigh* I try guys, really I do. This is the kind of situation that makes
> me
> wish books couldn't  be checked in the same day they're checked out.
>
> *sigh*
>
> I hope they're ok...
>
> Natasha and Guide Dog Fossey
> Check out my books on Goodreads:
> http://www.goodreads.com/profile/guidingpaws
>
> "Footsteps in the snow
> suggest where you have been,
> Point where you are going,
> But where they suddenly vanish,
> Never dismiss the possibility of flight."
>  ~Book of Night With Moon, ch. 11, V. 3
>     ~ as quoted in A Wizard Alone, by Diane Duane
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