Hi E, Thanks for presenting some of the recurring suggestions that have surfaced from the volunteer community. They've been passed on to the team working on the site changes. Your idea of having two or three updates a year to the volunteer community from our end (including engineering) is something I will be working on perhaps in the form of a newsletter that will go out all volunteers-- so thank you for bringing that up as well! Warm regards, 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 -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of E. Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 1:09 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] perhaps we can get a report from engineering occasionally Some ideas for improving the site come up repeatedly. Now that a volunteer co-ordinator can speak to both volunteers and staff, is a report from engineering possible occasionally, say two or three times a year? Sorry for the misspelling in my last message. Let me repeat the idea with better spelling. I suggest the number or alias method for volunteers to stay anonymous while providing users and volunteers with a way of knowing something about the submitter and validator of a book. I have brought up this alias idea for about eighteen months now. Several people have also asked for changes to the site. The ones i remember include a way for the bookshare tool to come back with an estimate of book quality at time of submit rather than letting the user just decide. I realize dialect, foreign words and so on can throw off this estimate. The submitter would be free to over-ride it but it would give some percentage accuracy rating. The idea is similar to what now happens when a validator uploads a book and the tool guesses at accuracy. E. 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. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.