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Do you consider it fair?



MyFairy
Argentina

Do you consider it fair?
 
Hi, everybody!
I upload my worksheets according to the size of the file and not the number of poitns I am planning to get with the ws.
What do you think?
Is it fair to upload a ws in sections, i.e. in different uploads, so that you can get more points?
I think that is something very unfair...
What īs your opinion about this?  
I know it is the user īs option to download (or not) one or twelve ws. But I refrain myself from doing so, because I don īt consider it part of a "fair game"!
The longest WS I have uploaded is a complete guide to use poems and poetry, with more than 30 pages and I did it in only one file... perhaps that īs the reason why I don īt get so many points...
 
I just wanted to share this feeling... Would you like to share yours?
 
Thanks
Eugenia

31 Aug 2009      



zailda
Brazil

Hi!

Uploading multiple wss is not necessarily related to gaining points. If you prepare theme wss (pictionary, test, exercises, game) I think it īs better to split before uploading. A teacher may be interested in the game but not in the test, and no one is obliged to download all the parts, they download only the part they want.

Downloading 30 wss a day, it īs better to have only what you need or this "extra weight" will make the difference in your computer soon. Why do I have to download a complete ws on the verb to be (grammar guide, test, game, board game, crossword, etc, etc...) if I īm looking only for a test, for example? Do I need to have all the 300kb in my computer for it if 40kb with a test would be enough for me?

Sometimes the size matters, I prepared a ws with 27 pictures and since it īs a turorial, I didn īt want to reduce the size or they could be unclear. The total size was over 740kb. I even thought of uploading it to box or other storage site and provide the link here, but it took me nearly 3 hours to prepare, would it be fair? And would all the members notice the link or only a few members who read the forum every day?

I decided to split it into 3 parts (more than 200kb each one) and I don īt consider it unfair. Everyone is free to download a ws or not, if you consider a member īs behavior unfair, just don īt download it. We don īt know the other people īs reasons so it īs difficult to judge fairly too.

Maybe some people think about points when spliting a ws, others don īt. But what īs the problem with it? If a member likes to collect points for his personal satisfaction (and I can īt see another reason for having so many points) it won īt hurt. Points are synonym of people recognizing your work as useful and worth of downloads - and future use with hundreds of students, so let īs give the members the chance to price their work as they want. If they think their work is worth of 3 instead of only one download, what īs the matter?

31 Aug 2009     



MyFairy
Argentina

Thanks for your opinion! I get your point and share it too!
But I was refering to splitted WSs, when you need to download 5 pages to get it complete...
 
Thanks, Zaila for your answer...

31 Aug 2009     



zailda
Brazil

If a ws has some parts: a game, a grammar guide and exercises, for example, I don īt see any problem in splitting it. But if a person uploads a ws in pages, or flashcards in separate downloads, and if the ws doesn īt make sense itself, in my opinion it can be reported, because as I said, no one is obliged to download multiple wss if they don īt want.

I saw some wss reported for this reason and I voted for the removal because the member uploaded a crossword and the keys as different documents forcing people who wanted the crossword to download the keys as well,  so we voted for the removal. As I said, each case is different and we have to analize one by one.


31 Aug 2009     



jennybohmes
Argentina

I know what you mean eugedell. I have noticed that too. 

31 Aug 2009     



MyFairy
Argentina

zailda,
That īs what I meant!!!
TXS, jemmybohmes!
 
Stella, I got your PM... and I couldn īt agree more!
 
kisses
Eugenia

31 Aug 2009