Well, I'm happy to ask them to comment. Simon?
It may well be that they picked it up off Birding -Aus but I can't
that they wouldn't credit anyone if they knew. On the pages it
Frank O'Connor a lot with thanks to him so they may have credited it
accordingly to Frank? The whole point as I understand it though is
the information out, not deny 'credit' from anyone who should or
be credited. I'm not sure that the 'credit' is so important anyway.
requirement is to get information out; no one I know worries
get 'credit' for reporting something do they? Anyone??
I'm also on Birding-Aus and my phone SMS bleeped with the news
message from Birding-Aus came through, (on the laptop, which co-
was on my lap with the i-phone on the table), soon afterwards. (As
wasn't on Birding-Aus at the time that was mission accomplished
I think if you (or Russell/Birding-Aus or whoever) "wants
do people really want crediting) then simply have a word with Simon
and I'm sure from my limited dealings with him (sending a story or
Wildiaries) he'll be happy to provide appropriate credits. Part of
best features I see on Bird-O are to link all relevant parties and
one universal system with separate services such as SMS and NOT take
anything away from individual web sites. Indeed it's the individual
involvement which will make the whole of these sites better and more
functional. Again, I'm happy to stand corrected or Simon can
comment if he
wants to clarify my limited understanding.
If I hadn't got the SMS and simply read it on Birding-Aus later I
have had no need to write to Birding-Aus to say well done, (as that
it's there for anyway;-) ). Either way I would still have been able
Tony it was back;-)
Given I signed up for the SMS service and then was told to
I received this for nothing, I was most impressed;-)
I guess on the basis of this note I need to thank Ian May for seeing
"hundreds of Princess Parrots" 100 km south of where Phil Gregory,
Hadden and myself spent a week in June. Thanks Ian!
Very best wishes and thanks for your post too.
On 28/07/2010, at 19:57 , Mike Carter wrote:
Ah Alan, but did Bird-O tell you how they heard about it?
I'm interested to know because at least at one time they weren't in
habit of crediting their sources nor acknowledging them. What are
that it was my note on Birding-Aus? Information out is one thing.
Information in quite another.
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