I just finished validating one of the christian books. I didn't pay attention to who the submitter was, so can't say whether it was from one of the problem people. It was submitted back in July, several people took it for a week or two then released it, then it sat abandoned at the bottom of the page 1 list for several months. It had no page numbers. It had page breaks, but it was like they were dumped in randomly with no relation to the text and there were far fewer than book pages. How do I know this, because the headers scanned perfectly and according to the table of contents, there were the right number for the number of pages in each chapter. From the basic instructions in the volunteer manual, I could have just rejected it and almost did. But, it was a relatively short book so I skimmed through it putting page breaks and numbers in front of each header. Then stripped the headers, skimmed for obvious scannos and did a spelling check. It scored something like 99.95 from the automated check. Of course, not all books have page headers which were the only thing that made cleaning up this book rather than rejecting it reasonable.
Misha Grandma Cindy wrote:
I validated one of the nun's books--I think it was an old fiction. It was on the download list with the note that one cannot validate one's own books, so perhaps she'd tried. It had been on the download list for quite some time, so apparently she doesn't care what happens after she submits, since she never questioned what had happened to it. I was surprised at the problems there were, but I enjoyed reading the book and didn't mind fixing it. I guess I feel an extra obligation to help a nun. I don't mind reading Christian fiction, or what I've been told is not actually Christian fiction but comes close, like the Jan Karon book I validated. Unfortunately, I already have 5 books downloaded and several others I sort of promised to do, but when I'm ready... How would I know the fiction books have Christian themes? The nonfiction I'm not really interested in doing, though I have validated at least one that I enjoyed reading and a couple of others that, with my personal beliefs, I kept shaking my head at--no offense I hope. I certainly understand how they can bring comfort and solace to those who believe, and sometimes I wish I did.G.CindyWISH LIST (called Requested Additions To The Bookshare Collection)is available at http://people.delphiforums.com/jamiecalton/Book_Requests.htmhttp://www.friendsofbookshare.org/ http://studentpages.alma.edu/~07jmyate/book_requests.htm www.jbrownell.com for miscellaneous and useful threads ____________________________________________________________________________________Be a better friend, newshound, and know-it-all with Yahoo! Mobile. Try it now. http://mobile.yahoo.com/;_ylt=Ahu06i62sR8HDtDypao8Wcj9tAcJTo 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.
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