[bksvol-discuss] Re: should validators be required to read through the whole book?

  • From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 18:22:30 -0700

Yes, I said that, but I think you said it more succinctly.

----- Original Message ----- From: "k4zq" <k4zq@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 5:49 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: should validators be required to read through the whole book?



Evan,

Your second point is more cogent.  What I meant was exactly as you put it.

A validator doesn't necessarily have to read the entire book, however, he (or she) should either reject a poor scan, or fix it up.

You said that, didn't you?

Peace,

Ernie
----- Original Message ----- From: "Evan Reese" <mentat1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 8:18 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: should validators be required to read through the whole book?



True, but I think that puts too much onus on the validator when it should be on the submitter. Submitters get five times as much credit per book as validators do, and while many validators are not in it for the money, they certainly shouldn't be held responsible for poor-quality books getting into the collection because they didn't read through and fix them up. Perhaps they should be held responsible for a poor-quality book getting into the collection because they didn't reject it, so your point two below is valid. You don't need to read through a whole book to recognize a poor scan and reject it. If you are saying that a person shouldn't be validating because he/she didn't read through a poor scan and fix it up, then I would disagree with that. On the other hand, if you are saying that a person shouldn't be validating because they didn't reject a poor-quality book because they didn't take the time to at least do enough checking to determine the scan quality and reject it, then I would agree with that.

By the way, I noticed that you no longer have the word Peace at the bottom of your messages. Have you given up on that? <grin>

----- Original Message ----- From: "k4zq" <k4zq@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 1:41 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: should validators be required to read through the whole book?



Of course, it would be on the honor system. However, if an extremely poor quality book was submitted, one could conclude one of two things:

1  The validator didn't read the book,

and, 2:  this particular person shouldn't be validating anyway.

Ernie
----- Original Message ----- From: "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2:29 PM
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There is no way of knowing if a validator reads through the whole book. So I cannot understand how this could be made a requirement.

E.

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