Come now Andrew, the truth is that you enjoy the coot dynamics in the BOz
duckpond. [You can learn a lot about human society by observing coots in a
That said, the key to BOz etticoot is the absence of malice.
Andrew Stafford wrote:
> I never thought birding-aus was a forum for twitchers any more than it was a
> forum for the discussion of bird behaviour, bird banding, virus threats or
> the movements of White-throated Needletails, all subjects which receive
> ample and ongoing coverage.
> What birding-aus has unequivocally done, though, is put a small community of
> people from all over the country and from many different walks of life in
> touch with each other, and that's something to celebrate. How many new
> friendships have been forged through this forum?
> While robust discussion of issues brings out sides of ourselves that others
> may find annoying or in some cases offensive (and there are some whom I feel
> grossly abuse the list) I think the pros generally
> outweigh the cons - if, at times, only just.
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