SOLO Three More John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood - lt

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eduardol
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Post by eduardol » October 21st, 2020, 11:58 pm

Three More John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood (1869 - 1951).


A trio of supernatural stories by famed author Algernon Blackwood. ( eduardol)
  • Text source (only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10659
  • Type of proof-listening required (Note: please read the PL FAQ): standard



    IMPORTANT - soloist, please note: in order to limit the amount of languishing projects (and hence the amount of files on our hard-pressed server), we ask that you post an update at least once a month in your project thread, even if you haven't managed to record anything. If we don't hear from you for three months, your project may be opened up to a group project if a Book Coordinator is found. Files you have completed will be used in this project. If you haven't recorded anything yet, your project will be removed from the forum (contact any admin to see if it can be re-instated).
    Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!


    Magic Window:



    BC Admin
  • Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Algernon Blackwood) : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Blackwood
  • Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  • Number of sections (files) this project will have: 3
  • Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
  • Original publication date (if known): 1908
  • If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: Fantastic Fiction/Horror & Supernatural Fiction

Keywords that describe the book: fiction, horror, Mystery

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[*]The reader will record the following at the beginning and end of each file:
No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
START of recording (Intro):
  • "Chapter [number] of Three More John Silence Stories. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Say:
    "Three More John Silence Stories, by Algernon Blackwood. [Chapter]"


For the second and all subsequent sections, you may optionally use the shortened form of this intro disclaimer:
  • "Chapter [number] of Three More John Silence Stories by Algernon Blackwood. This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain."
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • Only if applicable, say:
    "[Chapter title]"
END of recording:
  • At the end of the section, say:
    "End of [Chapter]"
  • If you wish, say:
    "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
  • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
    "End of Three More John Silence Stories, by Algernon Blackwood. "

There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

[*]Example filename 3more_##_blackwood_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. threemorejohnsilencestories_01_blackwood_128kb.mp3)


Transfer of files (completed recordings)
Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
  • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader Image
    (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
  • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
  • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.

Any questions?
Please post below[/list]
Last edited by eduardol on October 25th, 2020, 9:59 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by Lynnet » October 22nd, 2020, 8:40 am

I will set this up for you.

Edit:
All set up.
As it is your first solo, you will probably have questions... please ask away :mrgreen:

First of all, near the top of the first post, probably to the right but it may be fairly central, depending on your browser, you will see a stubby little pencil icon. That is so you can edit the first post.

A few things to note:

Have you lined up a DPL? If not, you should add a tilde (~) to the subject line. If you have someone in mind, I will need to give him/her access to the MW. Don't worry if you have no one in mind. Someone will volunteer.

Secondly, at some point, you will need to edit the summary. What you have is fine for now. You can wait until you know more about the book... I always find asking questions a good idea: "What did Mary see in the empty room? How did John solve the problem? Did Jane overcome her parents' objections and marry Harry?"

Next, that whole section on id tags can be deleted. It's a throwback to our old software and anything you enter gets over-written. And it can cause problems at cataloguing,,, I've only had problems a couple of times, but I had to go through deleting them all (which took ages!)

You can change the file name at this point, to something nice and short. _johnsilence_ would work as would _3more_

I will give you instructions for the MW in a separate post, but if you have questions, please ask.
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Post by Lynnet » October 22nd, 2020, 8:56 am

Here are the instructions for logging in to the MW. It is the same for a DPL as for a BC. Please note, this only gives you access to the MW for projects where you are DPL or BC.


Accessing the System – First Time Login
1. Use this Link to go the main login screen: http://librivox.org/workflow
2. Click on Login (for BCs & MCs)
3. Enter your forum username.
4. Click “Forgot Password” 
5. You will receive an email with a link to reset your password. Click the link and enter a password and submit the form. (Note this should be more secure than your 'regular' password)
6. Go back to the main login screen and use the new password you entered above to log in to the system. 
7. When you log in from the main screen above, you will be taken to the LibriVox Management Dashboard default screen where you should see a list of your active projects along with options for dropdown menus, searching and editing your profile. (more on this later)
For more explicit step by step directions with screen shots, please see Accessing the System - First Time Login 
NOTE: BCs should use their personal workflow login to upload files. If you recently logged in with the general login to upload files to a project and the system still had you logged in, you may see this: 
You don't have permissions for this area. 
Return to Librivox Management Tool Homepage 
Logout 
To remedy this, click Logout and then login with your BC login and password. 

Please note, this doesn't always work the first time.

If you are still having trouble after 3 or 4 attempts, PM knotyouraveragejo

The MW is probably straightforward...
I started entering the titles, to show you how it's done. No need for chapter numbers. Hit enter when you have finished typing. You can either go through entering them all now, or as you go on, one chapter at a time.

I have entered you as reader for all sections.

The notes column is where you put the time for each file. In this column, you have to 'save'.

Paste your URL from the uploader in the Listen URL column, hit enter. The Link column is automatically populated when you do this.

The status column is a drop-down menu. Remember to change the status whenever you upload a file. That triggers a message to Your DPL.

There is no need to paste the link in the thread, as you would for a group project, although many soloists do. Just post "I've uploaded chapter 8" will suffice.

I notice you only have 3 sections. I'd recommend not having sections over about an hour long, so if you need to add more sections, click on the 'add section' button. New sections are added to the bottom, but you can drag them to where you want them.

I think that's it. Any questions, please ask.
Have fun!

Oh yes, one more thing. It's on your schedule, but if life happens and you don't post for a couple of months, please post in the thread "I've been busy but still working on it" or something similar, so I don't think you've been abducted by aliens, and abandon the project .
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Post by eduardol » October 23rd, 2020, 7:39 pm

Thank you so much for your help!

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Post by KevinS » October 25th, 2020, 8:00 pm

eduardol wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Thank you so much for your help!
May I DPL?
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by eduardol » October 25th, 2020, 9:59 pm

KevinS wrote:
October 25th, 2020, 8:00 pm
eduardol wrote:
October 23rd, 2020, 7:39 pm
Thank you so much for your help!
May I DPL?
Yes, of course! Welcome to the team.

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Post by Lynnet » October 26th, 2020, 7:39 am

Kevin added as DPL.
Moved to Going Solo.
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Post by eduardol » October 30th, 2020, 12:09 am

The first chapter amounted to 1:03:18, is this alright or should I cut it down some more?

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Post by Lynnet » October 30th, 2020, 7:53 am

eduardol wrote:
October 30th, 2020, 12:09 am
The first chapter amounted to 1:03:18, is this alright or should I cut it down some more?
That's fine. It will fail Checker, though. If that is the only reason it fails, don't worry about it.
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Post by eduardol » October 30th, 2020, 10:45 am

Part 1 posted!

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Post by eduardol » November 4th, 2020, 5:48 pm

Part 2 posted!

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Post by eduardol » November 23rd, 2020, 12:23 am

Part 3 posted!

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Post by KevinS » November 23rd, 2020, 4:39 pm

eduardol, I did not know you had posted 3 sections as you did not mark them in the Magic Window as 'Ready for PL.'

I will get to them as soon as possible. If you have questions about the MW, just ask. I'm happy to help.
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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Post by eduardol » November 23rd, 2020, 8:12 pm

Oh my, sorry about that! I'll make sure to mark them in the future.

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Post by KevinS » November 24th, 2020, 6:26 pm

Section 3 PL OK!

Anxious to hear the rest of this story!
Not feeling well. I'll get back to work as soon as possible. My LibriVox: https://librivox.org/sections/readers/13278

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