I am thinking seriously of not subscribing.
Firstly, as I understand, the subscription is for news about birds and their
Why on earth do subscribers need to outdo each other with cynicism and
The other issue is that subscibers continue to think we all know 'where'
they live and where they have seen the birds!
We, or I, would like to know exactly where the bird has been seen.
The idea of Birding-aus is brilliant. Please lets maintain its good name
and its purpose.
thanks for listening.
Date: Tuesday, 31 October 2000 19:39
Subject: How to use Birding-Aus
>Could I please remind everyone of the guidelines that this list operates
>Firstly, it is governed by the usual rules of 'netiquette', or online
etiquette, as well as the laws of whichever country one happens to be
sending messages to and from. Secondly, there is a set of guidelines
specifically written for this mailing list. They are listed on the
birding-aus website (see footer) under 'Mailing List', and are, in brief:
>Messages sent to the list SHOULD NOT
> * be of a purely commercial nature
> * contain offensive or inappropriate language
> * contain attachments of any sort
> * exceed 20Kb in size
> * include all of the original message if replying
> (use only what's needed for clarity)
> * stray too far from our main topics: Australian birds, their habitat &
>Perhaps I should add that messages should not contain personal attacks on
other writers - criticise the message and not the messenger - but of course
that is covered rather neatly under Australian laws of defamation :-)
>Also, messages should be, on the whole, intelligible to most readers. I
don't want to have to publish a 'Guide to Style for Birding-Aus Messages',
but I think you understand what I mean.
>Some of us occasionally stretch these guidelines or even break them, and
most readers will be forgiving if it happens rarely. In the past that has
been enough. However, recent ongoing inappropriate use of birding-aus has
prompted me to warn ALL list members that if your messages to the list
continue to break these guidelines you will be warned, then suspended from
posting messages. Continued lack of observance of the guidelines will
result in your address being blocked from the list. I DON'T want to run a
closed list, but neither do I want to end up in court, or see other list
members railing at each other (good word, though, don't you think?).
>Thank you to everyone who has made this mailing list such a worthwhile
forum to be part of.
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