And I'm with Trevor and Margaret on this. Surely we can all very quickly
detect the difference between useful birding info and commercial ads. I find
it quite pedantic of some people who find it too onerous to use their trash
can every now and then. I just timed myself, and I'm a one finger typist,
and it took less than five seconds to quickly scan a message, decide it was
not required, and dump it into the trash can.
Can anyone think up a new PRODUCTIVE thread to get into ??
Love you all. Tony.
I'm with Trevor. I don't mind reasonable advertising of relevant birdy
things on Birding-aus. I would be happy to see Richard's, Chris Doughty's,
Klaus's, Phil Maher's, etc etc calendar once a year. I don't object to
HANZAB vols being announced.
I certainly want pelagic trips, opportunities for volunteer work, Regent
Honeyeater surveys etc to be announced. This is all part of birding news.
As some other correspondent whose name I deleted too fast pointed out, if
anyone overdoes it, they will hear about it soon enough. (It might be me.
Tell me if I do it!)
Following on from Trevor's other point, it is probably unreaonable to
expect the tour operators to write up their trips as they are busy, but
participants returning home all excited about what they saw can do it. (And
as editor of Australian Birding Magazine I am happy to publish accounts of
birding trips in Aust and the region)(is this advertising?)
At 05:48 PM 13/11/98 +1100, Trevor Quested wrote:
>I do not regard advertising the dates of a boat trip as offensive in any
>way. It is important information. I would not mind seeing some of the
>reports that Richard Jordan might be able to give should he ever feel that
>he is not breaking our list rules. How shall I word that clearer?
>Emu tours go to some terrific places and consequently see some gob-smacking
>birds. It seems a shame we can't see some reports. I would welcome them.
>Klaus & Chris let us know what they are seeing up north, Andy Burton
>sometimes lets us know what he sees on trips. The more info the better, I
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