Access Requirements -- Post-Processing, Direct Upload and Post-Processing Verification
- 400 F1 pages
With the introduction of HTML, and the e-reader formats, PPing has become a much more complex task. Consequently, it's important that new PPers gain the necessary experience before they are granted Direct Upload (DU).
The pre-DU period is an important learning period and the opportunity for a new PPer to work with experienced PPVers should be valued.
To qualify for DU, PPers must demonstrate a capacity for consistent high quality PPing.
- the 8 PP projects most recently verified must total to at least 1,000 pages and must include:
- at least 3 "excellent"
- at least 7 "very good" or "excellent"
- no "fair" in the most recent 7 projects
- a "good" in the final project requires that an additional project be submitted
- In the last 8 qualifying projects, at least 3 of the projects should be Average or Difficult and each of them must contain three special elements such as:
- Illustrations requiring advanced preparation and/or difficult placement
- Multiple Languages
- Musical Notation and Files
- Extensive mathematical/chemical notation
In order for PPers to get a range of feedback on their projects as they progress towards DU access, and to avoid any accusations of unfairness, at least 3 different PPVers should be involved in evaluating the different qualifying projects. In languages where there is a shortage of PPVers able to evaluate projects, this may not be required.
When you have met the requirements for DU access, one of the PPV coordinators will be in touch. He or she will give you the information you need in order to upload directly, and also offer you support for your first few uploads if needed. If you have any questions about DU access, please email the PPV coordinators (ppv-coord at pgdp.net).
Any PPers or PPVers may of course contact the (ppv-coord at pgdp.net) for advice on DU or any other aspect of PPVing.
Because of the amount of regular practice required to maintain Post-Processing Direct Upload skills, DP may remove that access if a volunteer has not worked in that area for an extended period.
It is important that a PPVer possess good mentoring skills in order to assist new PPers in learning the art of postprocessing. PPVers should also be skilled with HTML and CSS in order to assist PPers in troubleshooting their submissions.
PPV status may be granted once 8 PP projects, with a total of at least 800 pages, have been uploaded without problems directly to PG provided the projects comply with the current PPV standards (including Strongly Recommended items).
For small LOTE communities, PPV status may be granted earlier.
All PPV coordinators must agree on PPV appointments. New PPVers are provided with useful information on PPVing support for their first few PPVs.
If you believe you have the necessary skills and meet the above criteria and wish to begin PPVing, please email the PPV coordinators (ppv-coord at pgdp.net). PPers and PPVers may of course contact the PPV coordinators (ppv-coord at pgdp.net) for advice on PPVing at any time.
Because of the amount of regular practice required to maintain Post-Processing Verification skills, DP may remove that access if a volunteer has not worked in that area for an extended period.