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From: Dave Mayall <>
Subject: Re: +PAGE's for double page scans
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 16:15:57 +0100
References: <003f01c4672f$b07073a0$54f27ad5@MrARaymond> <001301c46820$2d5c91a0$0100a8c0@steve>
Quoting Steve Gaunt <>:
> >It's not good enough for it to be left up in the air by asking volunteers
> ask their Co-ordinator.
> Really! I have found that after new transcribers give a cursory glance at
> instructions on FreeBMD, they turn to their coordinators for instruction on
> practically everything, even including configuring their computers and more
> personal, human subjects. How arrogant of me to think that I could advise my
Good lord, is it really the time of year for a mountain to be made out of a
I didn't see anything in what Allan wrote that suggested that there was
anything wrong whatsoever with transcribers talking to their co-ord to ask for
help and co-ords giving such advice. Indeed, I know that Allan and I both
refer loads of requests for advice that come through to us to the relevant co-
What Allan did say, and I agree with him on this, is that it isn't good enough
for the help and advice pages on the site to fail to give help and advice.
Firstly because some people prefer to look things up themselves, and secondly
because some co-ordinators may not be sure of all the answers themselves.
It is right that the FreeBMD help pages give advice on the subject of double
page scans, and it is right that the advice given should take account of the
fact that the instructions for such scans varies according to your syndicate.
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