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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2006, 2:56 pm 
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Hi folks, there is *supposed* to be an article about LibriVox in the LA Times this sunday (jan 15 - biz/technoloplis section, i believe).

I have no idea what kind of traffic increase this will generate, but the wired.com article and the NPR radio spot both increased traffic by a factor of 10. So it's possible that we'll get a deluge of newbies trying to figure things out.

So I just wanted to let everyone know, and if you're a veteran LibriVoxer, helping out answering questions etc would be MUCH appreciated.

of course, nothing may happen, you never know. but better to be prepared.

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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2006, 9:49 pm 

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Does that mean I have to behave myself and be less caustic?


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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2006, 10:03 pm 
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Well, maybe for a day or two ;-)

What we'll really need are lots of welcomers, question answerers, and traffic cops. That's what we needed last time we got media coverage, anyway... We want everyone to have a personal greeting, if possible, and we'll need to dissuade enthusiastic newbies from starting to record Harry Potter, Narnia, and Lord of the Rings.

Watch, now that we've warned you all we'll only get, like, 3 new members!

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Post Posted:: January 14th, 2006, 10:42 pm 

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kayray wrote:
Watch, now that we've warned you all we'll only get, like, 3 new members!


...and losing one member: me! But only for a week!! I'm heading down to Santa Ana for a conference and, though I'm portable, it's going to be one of those marathon-into-the-night glad-handing deals. :cry:

By the time I get back next weekend, this place will probably have doubled in size! The rate this place is going, we'll have everything read by summer! :lol:

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 4:05 am 

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 4:06 am 

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Can you see what I like about the article? :D

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 6:09 am 
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oooh. well-done everybody. i wonder if he was talking about my recordings - the monotonous ... out of his worst nightmare...

well, just for the record, i have yet to hear a LV chapter I did not like (except mine).

h.

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 6:43 am 

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alexfoster wrote:
Can you see what I like about the article? :D

Certainly not the typo in the last paragraph, I hope. =)

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 6:46 am 

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Alex, i know, you like that Kara is famous now. :D

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 6:52 am 
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i think there was even a photo of kara in the print version - any californians - can we see a scan??

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 11:16 am 
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Wow, what a great article! The reporter really seemed to understand what we're all about. Alex, you're officially "Mister Sonorous" :)

Yes, the print article has a beautiful photo of me!

http://kayray.org/gallery/jan06/LA_Times

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 11:22 am 
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sweet!!

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 11:36 am 

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oh... that's an adorable picture Kara =)

This is so very exciting! =)

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 11:38 am 

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Wonderful article, beautiful picture! It's exciting to be in print media for the first time; I'm curious if it will bring in more listeners rather than more readers.

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Post Posted:: January 15th, 2006, 2:32 pm 

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Oh how very cool! Sure hope LiberVox.org doesn't go down from the crush of new folks who find their way here because of that article! Nice to see something like that. Perhaps I should seed it to my own newspaper... ;)

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