[COMPLETE] The Voyage of the Beagle - Charles Darwin - NF/ks

Solo or group recordings that are finished and fully available for listeners
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Post by not.a.moose » March 5th, 2008, 4:27 am

Brilliant! Thanks everyone!
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Post by Cori » May 2nd, 2008, 3:47 am

There seem to be quite a few old claims in the window, Scott ... might this be a good time to send some reminder PMs (to those who claimed in the last 6 months) and to do some straight reclaims (where the claim is more than 6 months old) ..?

It's all so close to being done ...
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Post by not.a.moose » May 2nd, 2008, 5:55 am

That's quite a good idea, I think!

Unfortunately, I have so little time to dedicate to LV right now - finalizing preparations for my wedding in about 3 weeks, weekend plans until then, and and inability to log in to LV on my home computer for some reason.

On the flip side, the project isn't going anywhere any time soon.

As for the lovely readers who have volunteered to record for this project, Cori and I would love love love it if you would let us know whether or not you plan on recording! If so, please move this project up in your list of priorities so we can wrap the book and make it available to the public!

Thanks!
Scott
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Post by Cori » May 2nd, 2008, 6:54 am

3 weeks 'til your wedding! And you're still sane enough to type -- that's some kind of wonder. :D

Would it be okay if I PM people & reclaim the oldest chapters, then, Scott (those claimed in June/July of last year) ... and we'll wait to hear from the more recent claimers..? (They will need a PM reminder too, if they don't see this message and post.)
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Post by LeonMire » May 2nd, 2008, 7:41 am

Good news, Scott! Might I suggest, for your honeymoon trip, that you follow the path of the Beagle? ;)
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Post by jtheory » May 4th, 2008, 12:42 pm

Cori wrote:Would it be okay if I PM people & reclaim the oldest chapters, then, Scott (those claimed in June/July of last year) ... and we'll wait to hear from the more recent claimers..? (They will need a PM reminder too, if they don't see this message and post.)
Eh, probably no need to wait for Scott's go-ahead -- I'd say *someone* ought to ping them -- as long as you're the only one doing it, full speed ahead.

I can say from personal experience: it's easy to plan to do some reading some rainy Sunday in the future... then forget about it completely.

I think it'd be a great feature for LV to automatically remind people monthly of the due dates for projects where they have a pending claim... that way they'll be more likely to think of it when they *do* have time, or to simply recognize that they won't have the time before the due date, and they can unclaim the section (that could even be a single-click link in the reminder email).

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Post by gypsygirl » May 4th, 2008, 3:29 pm

I've already done it. I figured, as MC, it would be ok.
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Post by LeonMire » May 4th, 2008, 5:57 pm

jtheory wrote:I think it'd be a great feature for LV to automatically remind people monthly of the due dates for projects where they have a pending claim... that way they'll be more likely to think of it when they *do* have time, or to simply recognize that they won't have the time before the due date, and they can unclaim the section (that could even be a single-click link in the reminder email).
This does sound like a good idea, jtheory, and similar ideas have been discussed in the past. We've tried to think of ways to automate the process, but it's been mostly from the point of view of the BC, who often has to send out masses of PMs. You bring up the interesting point that it also makes it much easier for the readers.

I guess one of the problems is that different people have different preferences on how often to unclaim sections. There are quite a few people who give a strict time limit of a month, and there's plenty of sense in it, but I don't like to do that, myself. I've found plenty of times that people will return after 3 or 4 months to turn in their recordings, and as long as we're not near completion, I don't see any harm in waiting. It'd be difficult to figure out a one-size-fits-all solution to different people's philosophies on that.

Maybe a compromise would be to remind people not monthly, but a month before the project's due date. What do you think? Would that still be helpful?

The only thing that I think is not doable is the single-click link in the reminder e-mail. All BCs have individualized passwords for their projects, and we can't give out that information in mass e-mails.

Still, good ideas! If you really wanna pursue it, you might make a new post in the Suggestions Forum. Maybe more capable minds than mine will see it and know of some way to implement it. :)
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Post by gypsygirl » May 7th, 2008, 7:22 pm

Wonderful! Thanks, Roger.
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Post by kmerline » May 9th, 2008, 9:09 am

Roger, I listened to Sec 05-01 and 05-02 and they are just fine, ready to catalog!

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Post by rtperson » May 10th, 2008, 7:51 am

Excellent! Glad to hear it.

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Post by gypsygirl » May 16th, 2008, 1:38 pm

We have two new orphans, sections 15 and 38.
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Post by mcyama » May 17th, 2008, 4:43 pm

Hi,
I'll take section 15 if it is still available.
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Post by gypsygirl » May 17th, 2008, 9:29 pm

It's all yours. Please keep in mind that the target date for this project is June 30th.
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