What is dp-feedback
dp-feedback is a username shared by a group of Distributed Proofreaders volunteers who provide proofreading and formatting feedback on request. Although this assistance is most often requested by P1ers, P2ers, and F1ers, all volunteers are welcome to ask for feedback.
Why use dp-feedback
While checking your diffs is a good way to check your work, some projects take time getting through the next rounds, and some diffs are not always self-evident, so more immediate feedback is available by submitting a request to dp-feedback.
The feedback you receive will range from how to handle specific issues, to flagging things that have been overlooked, through to acknowledgement that your work is fine, without issue, if that is the case.
How to request feedback
Please include the name of the project that you worked on, the round you worked in, and the png numbers of the pages you worked on.
- For example:
- Project name: Selections from early Middle English, 1130-1250 projectID40bab9e3832eb
- Pages worked on: pngs 160-165; 235; 257; 122
- Round worked in: P2
If you send your request by e-mail, please include your DP username as well.
A friendly volunteer will get back to you, usually within 24-48 hours, allowing for time-zone differences. Limiting your request to around 10 pages would be appreciated, but there is no limit on the number of requests you can submit.
Feedback is usually sent as a private message to your DP inbox.
Note: If you contact dp-feedback via email rather than via a PM or use of an internal DP form, your email address will be seen by all members of the dp-feedback team, who are not necessarily DP administrators. If you communicate via PM or internal DP form, the dp-feedback team will know only your DP username.
How to become a dp-feedbacker
If you would like to become a dp-feedbacker and you have worked as a P2 mentor, and in either P3 and/or F2, check out the instructions in the DP-Feedback thread.