Some good news and some bad news

To: Russell Woodford <>
Subject: Some good news and some bad news
From: John Tongue <>
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:06:20 +1100
Thanks Russ,
I'm sure wherever the site moves to, the faithful will be keen to follow!

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

On 07/12/2013, at 3:03 PM, Russell Woodford <> wrote:

> First, the bad news.
> Vicnet, the mailing list host for birding-aus for about the last 10 years,
> is closing down. The State Library of Victoria is rationalising its
> services, and will no longer be providing web hosting or mailing list
> services via Vicnet. They will begin decommissioning their servers in early
> January.
> This means that Birding-Aus is moving!
> Now the good news.
> I still intend to keep Birding-Aus as an email forum, but the need to move
> opens up a lot of other possibilities and options. For instance, I'd like
> to have a web forum that also allows reading and posting by email. I'd also
> like members to be able to include images. Ideally, messages received as
> emails would have a link to images, rather than attachments. That way,
> members can see images if they want, but those with limited bandwidth can
> still receive text-only messages.
> Birding-Aus is likely to move to one of the following:
> Yahoo Group
> Google Group
> Forum on
> Stay the same, but move to as the mailing list host
> Something else (we're still looking at possibilities)
> I know lots of our members will want to make suggestions, so I've set up a
> discussion forum on Yahoo Groups. In fact, if we decide to go there, this
> may well become the new Birding-Aus. But for the moment, I'd welcome any
> comments and suggestions on the future of this forum.
> The forum will be unmoderated for starters - please be nice!
> Russell Woodford
> Birding-Aus Owner

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