Orphans (sections needing new readers)

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Post by Carolin » November 17th, 2015, 2:13 am

What are 'Orphans?'
They are sections in an otherwise fully-claimed project that were previously claimed by a volunteer who wanted to record them, but that volunteer has had to give them up for one reason or another (this is perfectly all right and can happen to anyone).

This is the place for these stray chapters needing a new volunteer to take over.

What if no chapters are listed below? Do you still need readers?
Definitely! Please sign up for any other project in this forum, just click on a topic and claim a section - you'll see in each introduction which sections are still up for grabs!

Can't find anything needing adoption here? - there may be Orphaned Chapters or Dramatic Orphans!

How do I claim an orphaned chapter?
Please post a reply in the relevant book project itself, NOT in this thread.

Please note that files are often orphaned towards the end of a project, and so a quick turnaround may be requested. Please don't claim an orphan chapter unless you're able to record, edit and post it in a timely manner (ask the BC if you're not sure about this.)

Note to Book Coordinators:
Please post a link to your project thread and ask readers to sign up and post completed files there -- NOT in this thread. We'll keep this thread as a kind of 'bill board' to stick up notices. Please post again in here when all orphans in your project have been claimed.

Thank you!

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Post by adr6090 » May 25th, 2020, 2:59 pm

Hello, this project has had 2 sections abandoned as the readers that chose them did give them back.
They are sections
section 08 of love and marriage, word count 3458
section 11 of presentiments, word count 3584
Take a look & see if they are something that you would like to claim and record.
Let me know by posting in the Myths and Fables thread posted below.
Thank you,


Both of the orphaned sections are now claimed.
Last edited by adr6090 on May 26th, 2020, 7:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by bloodtom » May 25th, 2020, 6:27 pm

Hello MC

My name is Tom Blood and I am new to librivox.
My one minute test was approved yesterday. I believe my status is PL, but I am still learning the jargon.
I would like to try to read Chapter 8, On Love and Marriage.

This will be my first attempt so I have no idea how long it will take but I assume I can have a draft to review within a few days.

Please tell me what I else I need to know or do.

Thank You,
Tom Blood

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Post by annise » May 25th, 2020, 7:28 pm

You need to post in the project - it's linked in the post. This is just a sort of notice board :D
I'm sure they would love to hear from you but they may miss your post here.


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Post by adr6090 » May 26th, 2020, 11:46 am

1 orphaned section left in the thread below as someone has claimed one.
Please do take a look and see if it is something you would like to read, just post in the thread below and not here. :thumbs:

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Post by Availle » May 26th, 2020, 2:36 pm

You can simply update your old post by clicking on the pencil icon in the top right corner of it. :wink:


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Post by LCaulkins » Yesterday, 8:02 pm

~Lynette in Colorado, USA (houseguests here until Monday, I may be slower at PL)
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Readers needed:
Let's finish this one for Elizabby: :hearts: Regiment of Women
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