[bookshare-discuss] Re: (no subject)

Hi Cindy,
This is Susan-Marie Huang. I hope you are the Cindy of which I am thinking, otherwise, I'm going to feel pretty silly. If you are, I hope you are better and I want to let you know that I do miss your updates of the new books added to Book share. The reason I'm writing today is to ask about an email I received from you today. I'm not sure why it was sent to me considering I am only on the oh dear, you know, the regular bookshare list not the one for volunteers or anything like that. The message I received is just below this one. Can you clarify? Was this an accident or perhaps a cross post? Just curious and confused. *grin* Thanks for your time and look after yourself.
Susan-Marie Huang
Co- founder of
www.blindness-awareness.info
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx> To: "roger bailey" <roger.loran.bailey@xxxxxxxxx>; <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 11:26 PM
Subject: (no subject)


That's a good idea, Roger. It would also solve the problem that arises occasionally when a person thinks hits reply intending to reply to the person who wrote whatshe was responding to only to realize too late that he was responding to the list. I think you should send your idea to the new volunteer coordinator, Scott R.@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Maybe the engineers can figure something out.
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 Sun, 4/11/10, Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Roger Loran Bailey <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A Request for Fewer Off-Topic Messages
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2010, 10:21 AM
That reminds me of something. First,
though, I want to say that after I responded to this thread
pointing out that we need to exercise self restraint and
that even to respond to a thread about off topic messages
was off topic itself, I told myself that I would follow my
own advice and not add to it anymore. Yet here I am
responding to the discussion about off topic messages again.
It kind of points up the problem, doesn't it? Anyway, as to
what Cindy's message reminded me of, I am subscribed to at
least two other lists that are set up to make it more likely
that a personal response will be a personal response. That
is, when you click the reply key you will automatically
reply only to the person who sent the message you are
replying to. That way replies to the group are not exactly
prohibited because it can be done just by replying to all,
but it has to be consciously done. That is, you have at
least a fraction of a second to decide if your reply is
really relevant to the group before you send it. One of
those two groups is strictly moderated anyway, so the vast
majority of the messages are on topic and the ones that are
not are usually quickly replied to by the moderator who
specifically says that no one should reply to the message or
thread. On the other list I was there when a huge number of
messages were coming through. It was off topic messages, but
since a lot of people were subscribing, a good many of the
messages were on topic questions and answers that had been
covered over and over. The moderator adjusted the list
settings so that replies would go straight to the person
posting unless the respondent made the conscious effort to
reply to all and the traffic did noticeably drop off. I
wonder then if it would be a good idea to ask whoever it is
at Bookshare who handles these things, to adjust the
settings of this list so that the same thing will happen
here.


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----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 11, 2010 2:11 AM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A Request for Fewer Off-Topic
Messages


I agree. I Perhaps we could send birthday greetings to the
person off list. I've done that sometimes, but then when I
see everyone else putting them on list I don't want people
to think I Don't care,, so I add mine. But we should send
personal messages--congratulations, condolences, whatever,
to the person directly or to the other bookshare email list,
i.e.,bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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 Sat, 4/10/10, Emily Harrison <greeniebone@xxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

From: Emily Harrison <greeniebone@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A Request for Fewer Off-Topic
Messages
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 4:16 PM

Hi everyone,

I would like to politely request a lessening of the
off-topic discussion on this list. I joined this list in
order to keep in step with the evolving nature of
volunteering for Bookshare. I completely understand and
appreciate that off-topic discussion helps bring a volunteer
community closer, but I am finding it very difficult to keep
up with the posts actually related to volunteering lately,
as there are so many completely unrelated messages mixed in.
A multitude of other online venues exist where it is more
appropriate to chat about holidays, musicians, birthdays,
politics and other such subjects, but this list is pretty
much the only place to chat about volunteering for
Bookshare. In the interest of continuing to make
volunteering the great experience it is, I hope that most of
the off-topic discussion here can be posted elsewhere. I am
not trying to point fingers or be a downer, nor am I asking
for a removal of all off-topic discussion, but
the sheer volume of off-topic posts lately has simply been
overwhelming. Thanks for reading!



-- Emily Harrison
greeniebone@xxxxxxxxx






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