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Post by silverquill » December 25th, 2018, 12:33 pm

Silver Chimes in Syria: Glimpses of a Missionary's Experiences by William S. Nelson ( - 1916).

William S. Nelson, D.D. was appointed as a missionary to Syria by the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church, USA in 1888. In this short works, as the title suggests, he gives glimpses into his life as a missionary against the background of Syrian culture. ( )
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Post by silverquill » December 25th, 2018, 12:35 pm

With Syria again in the news, I thought this would be a good perspective on some of its history.
I couldn't find a date of birth for the author.

:help: Oops! Looks as if I duplicated the author's name in the subject line, but I don't seem to be able to edit it.

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Post by James2of3 » December 27th, 2018, 6:19 am

Hi silverquill

I am new to LV. I just read and had PL OK on a short chapter for another project.

I have poor eyesight and think I may feel more comfortable as a PL. Being a retired missionary myself I was drawn to this project. I downloaded the text from http://www.gutenberg.org and enjoyed reading the first few chapters.

Could I please take on the role of DPL for Silver Chimes in Syria.

James
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Post by silverquill » December 27th, 2018, 8:04 am

Hi, James!

Me too. But I'm going back for a very short trip to Haiti next month where we served, but for just a few days. Last year I was in Nepal for three weeks, and we spent five years in Korea recently, and other short trips around the world.

As soon as an MC picks up the project, they will put you in as DPL.

Thanks so much.

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Post by icequeen » December 27th, 2018, 10:54 pm

HI Larry, I can MC your project for you! Back in a moment with your MW!
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Post by icequeen » December 27th, 2018, 11:05 pm

OK, your MW is ready for you, and James is in as DPL.


James, you have access to the Magic Window (MW), but you will need to access the workflow system for the first time. Here is the doc that will walk you through the steps. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1kVj409nG_E0XJ5UrrcL7EVx7Qyx-2UQ7dbw4mINi3XQ If you have any questions or problems, please feel free to ask! And, please let me know if you have gotten in as well, that way I know you are ready to go.

We will move over to Going Solo as soon as James has access.
Ann

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Post by silverquill » December 28th, 2018, 12:04 am

Thanks so much, Ann!

Did I use the wrong template?
I intended this to be a collaborative project.
So, I've filled in the MW and left myself just a few sections.

We are ready for Readers Wanted.

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Post by icequeen » December 28th, 2018, 5:54 pm

OMG, it was late when I made the MW, and I had just set up a solo project! OK, this is a group project! Cool! Everything else remains the same, just a brain transplant for me! Wee! :lol:


I think we will wait here just a little bit, that way we know if James has been able to get into the MW and can still find us.
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Post by silverquill » December 28th, 2018, 11:04 pm

Okay. I've sent him a PM but haven't heard back from him yet.

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Post by icequeen » December 31st, 2018, 8:06 pm

Moving us on to the Readers Wanted!
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Post by James2of3 » January 2nd, 2019, 1:59 am

Hi Folks

I was in bed ill for several days then I managed to lock my self out of the forum.

Here I am at last ready to go. I think :D


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Post by silverquill » January 2nd, 2019, 10:01 am

Got you PM and responded, so we are ready to go!

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Post by icequeen » January 2nd, 2019, 1:25 pm

Great! That is good news! (Not about being stuck in bed sick, but about being ready to go.)
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Post by James2of3 » February 12th, 2019, 3:54 am

Hi Folks
I am not sure why there has been no activity on this project. According to my magic window none of the segments have been read and it has been about five or six weeks since the project started.
I am fed up checking over and over just to find that there is nothing ready to PL
I obviously do not have the temperament to do this sort of work. It is not what I had imagined it to be.
Please remove me as DPL. I am sure someone else will be happy to replace me.
James
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Post by silverquill » February 12th, 2019, 7:56 am

As you wish.

But, let me assure you that this is very unusual. Of all the projects I've managed, this one is off the the slowest start ever. Not one person has claimed a section to read! The only assigned sections are my own, and I've put them on the back burner until some other claims came in. Perhaps this wasn't a good choice for a group project, and I might change it to a solo if we it languishes much longer.

That said, it is NOT unusual for some projects to bog down in the middle or towards the end after the initial interested readers have completed their reading. I do a lot of DPL work and I have several projects that were started two years ago, some others at the one year mark. Since readers have two months to complete their recording, you can see how some projects can take longer to complete. I thought this one would take about six months or less since it doesn't have many sections.

There are several ways to keep tabs on projects. You can subscribe to the project thread and receive email notification when a post is made. I think this might work well if one is active in only a few projects. Since I have multiple things going on -- reading, DPL, and BC projects, I just bookmark them and check my bookmarks where I can see those with recent activity. Since you posted, this one jumped to the top of my list.

I hope you won't give up on LibriVox entirely. There are a lot of different things to do here, and the more volunteers, the more enjoyable it is.

All the Best,
Larry

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