I can see some benefits for attachments - but as I said I see no reason why
you don't just set up a group (maybe Russell would object if you called it
Birding Aus!) and see what happens - I would definitely not be too happy if
"normal" posts started to appear there and we ended up with two parallel
birding aus systems that we needed to read! But the market will decide - if
people prefer Facebook your system will get users and BA will wither and die
- if not then the converse will happen.
(I am naturally suspicious about any site that requires my gender and date
of birth before allowing me to register)
2008/8/29 Kurtis Lindsay <>
> Adavantages of a facebook group include those I listed in my previous email
> "It would be an easier way to post links, videos and pictures without having
> to go through other sites like photo bucket.com. At the same time, I
> believe it would bring the already friendly, personal Birding-aus to an even
> friendlier level, to a level were listers can get to know one another a
> little better just like members of a club."
> Currently, to post an image or video on the BA list, you must log into a
> seperate website and attatch your pictures throught that, then make sure it
> is of the right size etc before you can paste a link to it on a Birding-aus
> bound email. With a facebook group, videos and photos can be attatched
> directly onto the page.
> The benefits aren't endless, so I'm not going to lie or try and over
> glorify facebook, I don't even work for them! I am simply putting forward an
> If a group like this was set up on facebook it would be entirely up to the
> individual what they post on it, when and where they access it, how long
> they look at it let alone whether they even join. I understand many
> workplaces frown upon access to such social networking sites on their
> computers, and I'm definately not forcing anyone to do so.