RE: Bye Stephen

To: "'Chris Lester'" <>
Subject: RE: Bye Stephen
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 15:03:51 +1000
> Further to the comments by Lorne and Tony, I think that we very
> serious bird chat people might defect and start up a brand new,
> serious e-mail network with tightly defined content and appropriate
> approval for posting articles.  I would hope that very soon several
> new people would join this network and add to the contributions of the
> four of us.  Further details pending.
I guess this is a joke Chris, but just such a list started recently.
It's called BARD = Birds Australia Research Directory, run from LaTrobe
University's zoology department.  BARD is unmoderated, but the allowable
range of content is _very_ tightly defined, and I presume that sinners
will be punished.

Personally I'm not sure what the fuss is about.  I read some Biding-Aus
mail from work during the day, and then some nights I download via a
28.8k modem to my home account.  Even 30-40 messages take only 1-2
minutes to download from my ISP (Telstra BigPond), and at local call
rates that's less than 1 cent per message!!  Irritating though they
might occasionally be, the deluge of B-A chatty messages cost me almost
nothing to scan & trash.

Lawrie Conole
Painted Honeyeater Project
58 Holden Street, Fitzroy North 3068 Victoria, AUSTRALIA
Phone AH (03) 9486 4575
Ph Mob (0419) 588 993
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