birding-aus Birding emails only please

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Subject: birding-aus Birding emails only please
From: "Irene" <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 12:18:15 +1100
About 3 years ago when I was signed up to birding-aus, there was less daily
traffic of emails - but all the emails were strictly related to "serious" or
"proper" birding subjects.

I find now that there is more volume of emails, but unfortunately it
contains a number of emails that are merely wasting the time of the reader.  I'm sure some people will
think "well, can't we have some fun stuff?" and "lighten up", but the number of
"non-birding" emails seems to be growing.  A new subscriber to birding-aus
recently emailed that they were a little disappointed about the site due to
the level of "non-birding" emails on a birding site.  I think we need to be cognisant of this.

Is there any sort of protocol that suggests people should avoid emails that
don't relate to the core subject.  For example, is there a protocol that
says (using Example 2 below) if you wish to "make non-birding comments" to
specific people, address it to them specifically and not to birding-aus where
other people's email is clogged up with those emails about anything but

Irene Denton

Example 1:
So how are you voting today? (It IS today isn't it? I'd better have a
>shower I s'pose and get round there).
>Are we free? Or are we still tied to the old bird's apron?
>Tony.    mxxp.
>If the republic goes down it will be caused by the count. Which count?
>The Count of Monarchisto.
>Ugh, who told me that!!

I thought probsbly something along the lines of the "Knights Who Say Niiih!"

Example 2:
To messrs Menkhorst, Russell, and Woodford gee fella's
looks like the Banana Benders are biting early this
year .... hahahahaha

Glad most of you have your prizes already. I posted
one to the United States (not of U.S. of Australia as
yet) one to colder climes in Europe ( Belgium ) and
one to a Kiwi ? who's still crying over the rugby
...... due to the vagaries of the world postal systems
I'll let you guess who got what first ??? .... have
fun all and happy twitching and spotting

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