[bksvol-discuss] Reminder on List Courtesies

  • From: Pavi Mehta <pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:58:25 -0800

Hi All,

Based on some of the recent posts I wanted to send out some reminders to the 
team on list guidelines:



-          Complaints/Negative Comments about fellow volunteers: These lists 
are not meant to be used as a place to voice personal feelings of unhappiness 
or annoyance with particular individuals.  If you are concerned about the work 
or communication style of another volunteer please write in to staff directly 
at: volunteer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:volunteer@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> regarding this so 
that we may take steps to look into and address the situation. Following this 
protocol moves us in the direction of finding a solution to the problem. It 
also reduces the chances of hurting or offending other volunteers.



-          Neither of the Bookshare lists are the appropriate place to air 
personal religious views or comment on other people's perspectives on the same. 
Same goes for discussions of a political nature. There are other online forums 
for such matters. If you wish to have conversations of this nature with 
Bookshare members or volunteers please remember to do so off-list.



-          As a courtesy to fellow list members, when you do feel compelled to 
write the list regarding something that does not directly concern Bookshare or 
volunteering with Bookshare, including an Off-Topic message indication - a 
simple OT in the subject line is appreciated. If the initiator of the email 
thread neglects to do this, subsequent responders can remedy this by inserting 
it in their replies.

From personal experience I know that off-topic messages on the list are often 
rich with humor, concern, and a general sense of camaraderie that goes a long 
way in building strong ties among the community. Such tangents serve a valuable 
and constructive purpose and I hope they will continue to exist.

With these clarifications and reminders made, I truly look forward to a more 
healthy and positive environment on Bookshare's lists that builds on the 
strengths that already exist and help us grow further.

Warm regards,
Pavi

Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone:  +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx<mailto:pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

www.benetech.org<http://www.benetech.org>

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
A Nonprofit Organization


Pavi Mehta
Volunteer Coordinator, Bookshare

Benetech
480 S. California Ave., Suite 201
Palo Alto, CA 94306-1609 USA
Phone:  +1 650 644-3459

pavim@xxxxxxxxxxxx

www.benetech.org

The Benetech Initiative - Technology Serving Humanity
A Nonprofit Organization

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