[ModLib] Dust Jacket Date Range Project -- Why So Little Participation?

Scot Kamins kamins at modernlib.com
Thu Jan 8 12:13:48 EST 2009


On Jan 8, 2009, at 8:50 AM, Darrell Johnson wrote:

> I don't think automating it would be a good idea.  If someone got  
> annoyed with the group they could race through the entire list over  
> night and deliberately screw up every record before anyone had a  
> chance to notice something was wrong!  And then we would have to  
> start over.  The worst that could happen if info was sent through me  
> or Scott is that someone we thought we could trust could lie about  
> dates and make some of them inacurrate before we got suspicious and  
> stopped trusting him/her. And intend to track WHO sends information  
> that sets current max. and min. dates.  That way if we ever started  
> wondering about someone's veracity, or someone indicated that  
> somehow they were systematically making innocents errors, we could  
> go back through and recheck any that had come into doubt.

A simple compromise -- if we were to automate, which is unlikely -- is  
to moderate the automation. I'd have to confirm the change before it  
were made.

Moderated automation would still save a lot of work.

Scot Kamins
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