[bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic

  • From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mayrierenae@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 06:25:09 -0700

Hi everyone,
    I disagree heartily with Roger.  I think that single messages about
books being scanned, books with which folks need help, requests for
proofreaders, requests for the wish list and the like belong on the
volunteer list.  I would much rather see the two and three day long
discussions of just about anything stopped altogether than stopping messages
like the ones I mention that actually have to do with volunteering for


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cindy
Sent: Friday, September 11, 2009 12:50 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Holding Down the Traffic

switching such items to the bookshare discuss list rather than the volunteer
list would help


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:

--- On Thu, 9/10/09, Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx <Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx>
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Holding Down the Traffic
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Thursday, September 10, 2009, 8:25 PM

I have finally caught up with my email. I don't know how long that will last
though. It would not surprise me if I logged on tomorrow and found another
hundred plus messages waiting for me. That is why I would like to make a few
suggestions concerning holding down list traffic. By no means do I want to
try to squelch off topic threads even though they could stand to be held
down a little. Besides, the next time I start one I can always say that
everybody else is doing it. However, there are a few kinds of messages we
could do easily without. For one thing, I think that messages announcing
that a title should be added to or removed from the books being scanned list
could be sent privately to Cindy. Other messages that are clearly list
business but do not need to be seen by everyone on the list might be handled
that way too. It would be good if you could think of whether it could or not
before you post. Also, there are a lot of messages that contain nothing but
thank you or congratulations or chuckle and every now and then a message
that entirely consists of LOL. I really do not see that these serve any
purpose at all, but if you think they do then those might be sent privately
too. I just ask you to think before you click the send button and ask
yourself if this message either contributes to the purpose of the list or to
the off topic thread in which you are participating. I think that part of
the problem is that there are just a lot of subscribers here and that on a
smaller list those kind of messages would be hardly noticed but when so many
people are sending them it can really fill up the in box fast. Now, even as
I have been typing this I hear the sound of arriving email, so here I go
falling behind again. 

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