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. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. 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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