I echo the other comments, and wish you good luck in sorting it all out.
Thanks for a great service,
On 07/12/2013, at 6:06 PM, John Tongue <> wrote:
> 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
>> 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 birding-aus.org
>> Stay the same, but move to birding-aus.org 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