[bksvol-discuss] Re: I made you a list of books kicked back to step one!

  • From: "Pratik Patel" <pratikp1@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 2 Jan 2007 02:25:28 -0500

The simple  answer to the question here is that Gustavo is unable to change
the meta data for the submitted file and needs the submitter/the validator
to do so.  Sometimes the simple answer is the answer.

Pratik
 

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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jared Wright
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 1:56 AM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I made you a list of books kicked back to step
one!

Interesting. I'm hesitant to too harshly criticize the way things operate 
within this project, both because I've not been here for long enough to 
truly gauge the things it does well and where it could improve, and because 
I already appreciate what's going on here, mostly by volunteers, a great 
deal. That said, hopefully these issues eventually become resolved. The 
first two proposals I raised, (Gustavo himself correcting minor mislabeling 
he already knows about and, short of that,  leaving more specific kick back 
explanations), have nothing to do with technical development, so far as I 
can see. Considering the amount of volunteer work that keeps Bookshare 
running, it's important, I feel, to understand that many people have 
priorities ahead of the project. With that in mind, the time they devote to 
the project must be used as efficiently as possible, and hopefully we as a 
community can continue to work as hard as we do on this endeavor. Meanwhile 
we will constantly be trying to promote its further evolution and the 
optimization of the time put in by each individual volunteer.

Jared


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Monica Willyard" <plumlipstick@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2007 12:15
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: I made you a list of books kicked back to step

one!


> Jared, you're not alone in scratching your head.  I have asked the same 
> questions, and I have finally just stopped asking because there doesn't 
> seem to be an answer.  These issues rear their ugly heads once in awhile, 
> and we propose solutions.  That's as far as it gets because we're told 
> that Bookshare needs a developer to code the proposed solutions.  The 
> parent company of Bookshare is actively seeking 3 developers for work on 
> such projects.  I hope this sheds some small amount of light on the 
> situation.
>
> Monica Willyard
>
> At 10:16 PM 1/1/2007, you wrote:
>>Erm, newby volunteer asking what is likely a lame question...
>>
>>If Gustavo has checked the book to the point of noticing tiny inaccuracies

>>like this, why not just take the two seconds required to rectify them and 
>>then finish the process? Sending it back to the validators just to add a 
>>semicolon, extend a book's title to reflect it's actual true title, etc. 
>>seems sort of counterproductive.
>>
>>Sorry if this (A) has been asked before, (B) is stepping on proverbial 
>>toes, or (C) displays some other factor of which I am ignorant. The 
>>general gist I've gotten after observing posts over the last couple of 
>>days is that quite a few books have been kicked back for these pretty 
>>basic housecleaning sorts of things. This combined with the somewhat 
>>ambiguous notices left as explanations for kick backs and the lack of 
>>direct notice to the validator for such a small discrepancy is leaving me 
>>scratching my head.
>>
>>Jared
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