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by plaidsicle
May 20th, 2018, 7:00 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)

Piotrek81 wrote:
May 20th, 2018, 5:41 am
When I click the link I see all the text in crossed-out red. :shock:
I just saw this too-- it looks like someone made a suggestion to delete the whole document! not sure if that was a mistake or a troll.
I rejected the suggestion, so it should look more readable now.
by plaidsicle
May 18th, 2018, 5:18 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)

Devorah-- thanks, I will add that in! Anne-- I ought to have put "required" in quotes there. are there often (or ever?) new readers who skip over over the 1-minute test or do something significantly different to check their specifications and volume? a strong recommendation that almost nobody doesn'...
by plaidsicle
May 17th, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)

Another question I have is about when the first really required 1-minute test was posted. it looks like from the forums, the 1-minute test has been suggested for most of LV history, but with increasing insistence around 2008 or so. this is interesting to me because it's really the only point of offi...
by plaidsicle
May 17th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)

I may have missed it, but is there a mention of the point at which our cataloging system became semi-automated? Many people may not know that we typed out every catalog page, and every corresponding archive.org page, in html code BY HAND for a rather long time! (Barefoot, in the snow, up hill both ...
by plaidsicle
May 17th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)

Kara, thank you so much for helping me out with those additions/corrections. after all my piecing things together from podcasts and wiki and the relevant forum threads I could find, there are sure to be many holes. any other longtime volunteers are definitely welcome to chime in too.
by plaidsicle
May 16th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: Audiobooks (including LibriVox) in academia
Replies: 24
Views: 3824

Re: Audiobooks (including LibriVox) in academia

Is there any chance of your showing us the LibriVox history you created? With LV's organic growth, I don't think anyone thought to keep an LV diary as it went on. Peter Peter and others who were interested in this timeline-- I've posted a draft for your perusal over in this thread. https://forum.li...
by plaidsicle
May 16th, 2018, 2:57 pm
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)
Replies: 15
Views: 375

A Historical Timeline of LibriVox and such (draft)

As some of you may know, I've been working on a PhD dissertation all about how LibriVox and its amazing volunteers get work done around here. As part of my project, I've been tracking the history of the LV project as best I can, making notes and collecting links and screenshots in order to understan...
by plaidsicle
May 15th, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: Going Solo
Topic: The Arte or Crafte of Rhethoryke, by Leonard Cox-mas
Replies: 25
Views: 1259

Re: The Arte or Crafte of Rhethoryke, by Leonard Cox-mas

I opened Audacity to do some more work on this the other week, but then still didn't actually get around to recording. I will have more time once my PhD quest is over (very soon!).
by plaidsicle
May 15th, 2018, 11:30 am
Forum: Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion
Topic: LibriVox Vidcast 01!
Replies: 20
Views: 3538

Re: LibriVox Vidcast 01!

I've saved a link to this old thread in my file of LVC podcast notes, since it is the only remaining evidence I've been able to find of vidcast #01 and podcast episode #90. reading how everyone enjoyed it so much makes me wish it could be unearthed from whatever digital archeological pile of LibriVo...
by plaidsicle
May 12th, 2018, 8:03 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: short little survey about names and linguistics
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: short little survey about names and linguistics

I found it through a facebook post that said it was a "linguistics research experiment" so I would guess he is trying to get a sense of what the "rules" for couple names might be and if they differ in any significant way based on one's native language. it was pretty hard to think up random names and...
by plaidsicle
May 11th, 2018, 5:32 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: short little survey about names and linguistics
Replies: 6
Views: 152

short little survey about names and linguistics

I just completed this fun little survey, and thought other LibriVoxers might find it fun too. Any native or non-native English speakers are invited to participate, to help out a linguistics student in Spain. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmbwAtr_Swmto4Zsb4bIAqmh_5EeYHOwXGhMqc9Rhc1AvT6Q/v...
by plaidsicle
May 3rd, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Need Help? Got Advice?
Topic: Catalog Summaries - Spoiler Alert!!
Replies: 10
Views: 298

Re: Catalog Summaries - Spoiler Alert!!

the summary in question already has a note that it's from Wikipedia, and even if direct copying is frowned upon, it seems to happen a lot. as for spoilers... I think expectations regarding old old things like this are different from expectations in the case of new movies and tv shows. upon reading t...
by plaidsicle
April 21st, 2018, 7:46 pm
Forum: Readers Found
Topic: Phoebe Daring by L. Frank Baum-maryann
Replies: 137
Views: 3376

Re: Phoebe Daring by L. Frank Baum-maryann

25 is here: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/phoebedaring_25_baum_128kb.mp3
13:03

26 is here: https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/phoebedaring_26_baum_128kb.mp3
11:01

I'm not familiar with this story or the characters, but I'm glad it all ended happily for them.