I repeat--the books I have taken are books are ones that people were giving up on--that they said needed sight--or page breaks. If anyone here said they wanted to Tammy Tell Me True I didn't see it and would have let them. O.K. I will release all the books I have except the one I'm working on and Transit of Venus, since I'm about halfway through that. I suppose if they don't get re-scanned or if people post that they can't find the page breaks and the books need sighted eyes I can take them again--or if they aren't being validated and aren't on any part of Marissa's List I can validate and submit them, although then the original submitter won't get the credit. re Oklahoma Sweetheart--I was hoping that Patricia Kepler would post or contact me because the only reason that Gustavo rejected that was because it was missing copyright info--so presumably her validation was o.k. It's true that I didn't do the books on a first-in first-out, but I did more recently mentioned books that were mentioned because the others I had had been on the list so long. It's true that some, as Jake said, were first put up in 2005--I took them because they hadn't been taken for about 6 months, so I did't think there was any hurry for them and worked on more recent problem books first. I also supplied missing pages for books people were currently working on or supplied page breaks before validating some of the older problem books. As I said, I didn't think there was any hurry for them. I just didn't want them to get lost. Gerald, wasn't it you who rescanned some last time that I had had--but they still had problems because of the shape of the copy and needed to be validated by me--at least one or two of them. Someone else took one, I remember. But maybe I'm wrong and it wasn't you but was someone else. smile. O.K. Here goes my release. Cindy --- Gerald Hovas <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Cindy, > > I agree with Jake. Several months is way too long > to be hanging on to a > book to decide whether or not to reject it or get > around to fixing it. A > book might be in the collection now if it was > rejected and the submitter > cared enough about the book to rescan it once they > got their rejection > notice. > > Before you try to make an argument that the > submitter would probably not > rescan the book, I do remember someone other than > the submitter saying once > that they had Tammy Tell Me True and would rescan it > as soon as they could > get a chance. Of course, they haven't had that > chance because you've been > sitting on the book for 7 and a half months. I > wonder how many of the other > books you have checked out might also have been in > the collection if you > weren't keeping others from validating them or > rescanning them because they > can see that they are out for validation. > > I also think that if the books you are fixing up are > taking so long that you > can't get around to fixing 15 of them in the first 6 > months that you have > had them checked out, then the books you've been > working on should have been > rejected because they are taking way too long to fix > up. Either that, or > you're guilty of the same thing that you want > Gustavo to change, not > processing the books in a first in first out order. > > Please go through your books and either reject or > release all but the > handful which you are most interested in validating. > Yes, I know you just > offered to release any books that someone asks you > to release, but you're > forgetting that most volunteers don't subscribe to > the list, so they would > not be aware of the situation or your offer, and > they should have a chance > to work on the books, too. > > As Jake said, you do a lot for the volunteers, and I > don't know what we > would do without you, but you can't save every poor > submission. > > Gerald > > > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Cindy > Sent: Monday, August 07, 2006 1:36 AM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] books Cindy has out > > > Oh, dear. Yes, the date got away from me and the > books were released--and you have eyes that are too > sharp. > > In my defense--the books I have are books that > people > were going to reject or books that need sight. Or > books that were sitting on the download list for a > very long time and rather than have them deleted I > thought I'd look at them. I haven't been downloading > books since except one that is very worthwhile but > was > in such bad shape that it was going to be > rejected--and I'd spent quite a bit of time > paginating > for the submitter. > > Some of the books may not be worthwhile saving--If > Tammy is a mess I don't think it will be worthwhile > for me to fix. Since I'm not fond of westerns, that > may be the case of one or two others--and I will > reject. > > I have taken two books of Amber's that no one wanted > and that sound like they woule be good books for the > collection. The one I'm working on now, and perhaps > I > should have done others that I've kept longer first, > is over 900 pages missing a lot of words but I > seriously doubt anyone would re-scan it and even if > they did if it wold come out any better because of > its > size and the way it's bound. I do hope people will > read it when it gets into the collection because it > is > marvelous in its history and very readable. > > My theory at the time was that rather than having > the > books sit on the download list or be deleted because > no one was taking them, I would and that would keep > the list small. I would love to know how many of the > books on your or what used to be Rui's rescan list > have been rescanned. But after a book is rescanned > it > then has to be revaldiated. I did some time ago > release some books that someone rescanned but the > scan, except for one, came out badly because of the > print and I had to validate it anyone. > > BTW, After finishing the book I'm working on, > Memoirs > of Cleopatra, which I highly recommend, I plan to > finish Transit of Venus, which I now own, and then > will try Prince of Sinners. I do not have that book > and so if the scan is pretty bad I'll release it, > but > all of Oppenheimer's,it seems, are on PG, and > perhaps > we can get them from there. They are rare classics. > > Most of the books I have are txt without page > breaks, > and yes, some are classics and some seem to be > important. Since you were kind enough to post the > list, if anyone wants me to release one of them I'll > be happy to--either for someone else to validate or > if > someone promises to rescan. The books I've taken are > books, with the possible exception of Oklahoma > Sweetheart and Tammy Tell Me True, and possibly the > westerns, that I really think should be in the > collection and that people have said, as I said > before, need sighted help. > I know a lot of members really enjoy westerns, which > is why I took them to salvage--they may not even be > that bad--maybe they just need pagination. I haven't > yet had a chance to look. > > Cindy > > > > __________________________________________________ > 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. 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