[bksvol-discuss] Re: A Request for Fewer Off-Topic Messages

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 21:47:01 -0700

Hi Emily, Lori, and everyone,
I agree with Emily and would really appreciate it if off-topic posts could
please be taken to the bookshare-discuss list.  There really are quite a lot
of them lately on the bksvol-discuss list.


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Lori Castner
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 6:08 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A Request for Fewer Off-Topic Messages

Hi, Emily,
I have mentioned this option before.  There is a second Bookshare discussion
list where people can post information about books they are reading, and
comments on almost all other issues.  I rejoined that list several weeks
ago, and to my surprise it is a very quiet list.  The volunteer list gets
much more traffic and much of it more appropriate for the other list.
Anyway, for those who might be interested the email for the other list is:

I went to the freelists website to subscribe.
Lori C.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: Emily  <mailto:greeniebone@xxxxxxxxx> Harrison 
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Saturday, April 10, 2010 4:16 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] A Request for Fewer Off-Topic Messages

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

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