Gary, The situation with you having other life commitments could be considered if we had a volunteer coordinator. Right now the volunteer pool is not really being managed so to speak. Again when I was on AOL I had one very good volunteer who was in the Navy reserves. After 911 she worked a full year at ground zero and did nothing online. When her service there was done she came back. She did not loose her volunteer status and account. Kaitlyn Healing Practitioner "The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life, which is required to be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run." Henry Thoreau -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gary Petraccaro Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:59 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: volunteers who are not contributing Would we give credits for only quality submissions? How about that? ----- Original Message ----- From: E. <mailto:thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 12:47 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: volunteers who are not contributing Another membership idea might be to make everyone take credits but only for some period of time after their initial membership. For instance, make everybody who is elligible for bookshare books pay for set up and for the first year. If they accrue credit during that first year, the credit will be applied to their next year's membership or returned to them at the end of the first year if they do not choose to renew. This would get rid of people who join the volunteer list, submit stuff of such poor quality that it gets rejected and just stay on and on paying nothing and contributing little. I know this sounds harsh but if bookshare is facing a monetary issue we need to think about ways of solving for it. If you feel really sorry for a blind person you know who cannot afford a first year membership, let's have a link so you can give someone a gift of a membership right on bookshare. E.