Difference between revisions of "Thanking A Reader"

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(If you remember the catalogue name, skip to the next step.)
 
(If you remember the catalogue name, skip to the next step.)
  
1. Go to the book's catalogue page.
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* Go to the book's catalogue page.
1. Scroll down until you find the reader's catalogue name. Copy it.
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* Scroll down until you find the reader's catalogue name. Copy it.
  
 
=== Finding the reader's forum name ===
 
=== Finding the reader's forum name ===
  
1. Go to the LibriVox catalogue's [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/visitor_advanced.php|Advanced Search] page. In the field "Reader" paste or type in the reader's catalogue name. Click "Search" at the bottom.
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* Go to the LibriVox catalogue's [http://librivox.org/newcatalog/visitor_advanced.php|Advanced Search] page. In the field "Reader" paste or type in the reader's catalogue name. Click "Search" at the bottom.
1. In the results page that will come up, you may first see a list of "Completed Works" and "Works in Progress." Just scroll down near to the bottom of the page (just above the "Search Again" option) until you come to a line that says "x readers found" (x being a number). Click that name.
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* In the results page that will come up, you may first see a list of "Completed Works" and "Works in Progress." Just scroll down near to the bottom of the page (just above the "Search Again" option) until you come to a line that says "x readers found" (x being a number). Click that name.
1. You'll now get to the reader's page. It shows, at the top, her/his forum name. Underneath you'll find a list of all sections the reader has recorded for LibriVox. If you liked the reader, you may want to bookmark this page! Copy the reader's forum name.
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* You'll now get to the reader's page. It shows, at the top, her/his forum name. Underneath you'll find a list of all sections the reader has recorded for LibriVox. If you liked the reader, you may want to bookmark this page! Copy the reader's forum name.
  
 
=== Contacting the reader ===
 
=== Contacting the reader ===
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''Note: you have to be registered on the forum to do this. If you don't want to register, go to 'Other ways of thanking a reader' further down this page.''
 
''Note: you have to be registered on the forum to do this. If you don't want to register, go to 'Other ways of thanking a reader' further down this page.''
  
1. Go to the [http://librivox.org/forum/index.php|LibriVox forum]. At the top, you'll see a number of links. Click on the one in the third row that says 'Log in to check your private messages' (if you're not logged in) or 'You have no/x new messages' (if you're logged in).
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* Go to the [http://librivox.org/forum/index.php|LibriVox forum]. At the top, you'll see a number of links. Click on the one in the third row that says 'Log in to check your private messages' (if you're not logged in) or 'You have no/x new messages' (if you're logged in).
1. Click "new post" at the top left. Enter the reader's forum name in the 'user name' field, type a subject, and your message (no negative criticism!). Click "Submit" at the bottom. You've now sent your message.
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* Click "new post" at the top left. Enter the reader's forum name in the 'user name' field, type a subject, and your message (no negative criticism!). Click "Submit" at the bottom. You've now sent your message.
  
 
== Other ways of thanking a reader ==
 
== Other ways of thanking a reader ==
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''Note: you have to be registered on the forum to do this. If you don't want to register, go to 'Other ways of thanking a reader' further down this page.''
 
''Note: you have to be registered on the forum to do this. If you don't want to register, go to 'Other ways of thanking a reader' further down this page.''
  
1. Go to the [http://librivox.org/forum/index.php|LibriVox forum]. Scroll down until you get to the "Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion" forum and click its title.
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* Go to the [http://librivox.org/forum/index.php|LibriVox forum]. Scroll down until you get to the "Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion" forum and click its title.
1. Click "new post" at the top left. Enter subject (something like "Thank you to [reader name]"), and your message (no negative criticism!). Click "Submit" at the bottom. You've now created a new forum post.
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* Click "new post" at the top left. Enter subject (something like "Thank you to [reader name]"), and your message (no negative criticism!). Click "Submit" at the bottom. You've now created a new forum post.

Revision as of 07:43, 23 April 2010

Important, please read this first:

It is LibriVox Policy that we do not allow unasked-for negative criticism of LibriVox recordings. If you want to give feedback to a reader, please only mention the good points. This policy applies to public forum posts as well as private messages (PMs) or emails to readers.

Readers love to get positive feedback. Recording can be a lonely task, and it's nice to know that down the line someone appreciated the work, and enjoyed the recording. Thanking a reader is a nice thing to do.


Thanking a reader

Readers can only be contacted via the LibriVox forum.

Note: Readers have 'catalogue names' and 'forum names'(neither of which needs to be the readers 'real-life' name). Sometimes they are the same, sometimes not. In order to write to a reader, you first have to find her/his name.

Finding the reader's catalogue name

(If you remember the catalogue name, skip to the next step.)

  • Go to the book's catalogue page.
  • Scroll down until you find the reader's catalogue name. Copy it.

Finding the reader's forum name

  • Go to the LibriVox catalogue's Search page. In the field "Reader" paste or type in the reader's catalogue name. Click "Search" at the bottom.
  • In the results page that will come up, you may first see a list of "Completed Works" and "Works in Progress." Just scroll down near to the bottom of the page (just above the "Search Again" option) until you come to a line that says "x readers found" (x being a number). Click that name.
  • You'll now get to the reader's page. It shows, at the top, her/his forum name. Underneath you'll find a list of all sections the reader has recorded for LibriVox. If you liked the reader, you may want to bookmark this page! Copy the reader's forum name.

Contacting the reader

Note: you have to be registered on the forum to do this. If you don't want to register, go to 'Other ways of thanking a reader' further down this page.

  • Go to the forum. At the top, you'll see a number of links. Click on the one in the third row that says 'Log in to check your private messages' (if you're not logged in) or 'You have no/x new messages' (if you're logged in).
  • Click "new post" at the top left. Enter the reader's forum name in the 'user name' field, type a subject, and your message (no negative criticism!). Click "Submit" at the bottom. You've now sent your message.

Other ways of thanking a reader

If you don't want to sent a PM (a private message sent via the forum) to the reader, here are a couple of other things you can do.

Public forum post

Note: you have to be registered on the forum to do this. If you don't want to register, go to 'Other ways of thanking a reader' further down this page.

  • Go to the forum. Scroll down until you get to the "Suggestions, Comments, News & Discussion" forum and click its title.
  • Click "new post" at the top left. Enter subject (something like "Thank you to [reader name]"), and your message (no negative criticism!). Click "Submit" at the bottom. You've now created a new forum post.