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Post by ashleighjane » December 17th, 2020, 1:24 pm

Hi, could an admin help with this please? Joshua is hoping to be able to have a shared account for his high school club, which we've discussed a little over in the 1 min test viewtopic.php?f=21&t=84289

Please see below the reasons as to why they are hoping to use a shared account

1) The account is planned to be used by one or two individuals (one of which is me! Joshua Lin). Our club was looking to expand our horizons and volunteer in more activities, especially with the restrictions that came along with COVID-19. LibriVox was an activity many of our members are interested in, so I wanted to use this account to simplify the process for our members and encourage participation.

2) Yes, this is a High School club, however, we are also a club dedicated to service (you can refer to our international organization here: In order to actually be in the club and participate, parents must already be aware of their child's participation in the club (it's part of our registration process to become a club member), so you don't need to worry about that!

3) We do not discourage individuals to set up accounts. We'd mainly like to create a joint one because many of our members have many other commitments (other clubs, schoolwork), and many of them don't have the time to set things up. However, many of them still want to contribute, so I'm attempting to simplify the process for them. However, if an individual wants to create their own account, we'll walk them through the process. You also won't need to worry about the quality of our recordings as well. We will walk our members through the One-Minute test, and make sure they meet LibriVox requirements before recording.

By having a joint account, we can also allow LibriVox to be a year-round activity that members can contribute to, and be able to manage our activities better (it's much easier to appropriately award our members hours that they will graduate with).
If you need any proof/verification to allow this shared account, please let me know.

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Post by Availle » December 17th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Sounds reasonable, we've had this before. :D

The only thing he needs to be aware of - and he is already, apparently :wink: - is that they will have a librivox catalog page as a group with that forum name, and that there is no way to individually credit readers as long as they are part of the group. And even if individual readers get their own accounts later on, we will not reassign any of the recordings they did as part of the group. Just too messy. :wink:

It might also be a good idea to set up their own "closed" group projects just for them so that there is less confusion a la "umm... weren't you a girl just yesterday??" for the BCs in other projects and also for the listeners. It's not a requirement but maybe worth thinking about.

As I said, there were group projects like these before, and they worked best when there was one/two dedicated "leaders" to take care of the technical aspects and submitting etc. But it seems that Joshua has that one figured out already. Way to go! :thumbs:
Cheers, Ava.
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Post by DHSKeyClub » December 17th, 2020, 9:43 pm

Got it, thank you!

Glad to be on board :D

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