[2007] Distributed Proofreaders 10k titles

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Post by hugh » March 22nd, 2007, 9:22 am

The wonderful wonderful people at Distributed Proofreaders (the group that does the proof-reading for much of our <a Gutenberg source texts) have reached a milestone: 10,000 books proof-read.

Sign-up here to help them out:
http://www.pgdp.net/c/list_etexts.php?x=b&sort=5

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Post by Starlite » March 22nd, 2007, 9:57 am

WOW thats amazing. I don't think we will run out of books to read. :D
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Post by afutterer » July 18th, 2016, 7:59 am

Yes! I have been looking into them and it is pretty cool. If I have time I may even do some proofreading!
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Post by DACSoft » July 18th, 2016, 9:39 am

And Distributed Proofreaders (DP) continues to contribute to Project Gutenberg (PG). In about 9 years (since hugh's post above), the number of books proofread and submitted to PG has tripled to more than 32,000! :clap:

Don (a volunteer at DP for over half a decade)

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Post by philchenevert » July 18th, 2016, 9:56 am

I am in total awe of the people at DP. I tried once to do some proof reading and it was far, far beyond my ability and patience to do. A big thanks to those great people!
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Post by J_N » July 19th, 2016, 12:44 pm

I volunteered with the German version of the DP, which was fine... then I took a break and after a few years switched to the original DP and for some reason I was rubbish there... I missed at least 1 mistake on every page... frustrating... I decided to not pursue proofreading any further... it wasn't meant to be :) but I applaud any and all proofreaders.... just sorry, my 'mentor' (who is on LV as well) wasted some time on me :oops:
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