Re: birding-aus Missing the onion

Subject: Re: birding-aus Missing the onion
From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 18:00:14 +1000
Niven McCrie wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing the point, but is the referer to this article
> suggesting that using a Twitchathon to raise funds for bird conservation is 
> like
> "the overweight housewife who eats bag after bag of reduced-fat Ruffles"?
> And that "the thought processes of [participants] are profoundly and
> fundamentally flawed"? But that everyone else is probably okay? Wow!
> Cheers, and happy twitching, watching, recording etc.
> Niven

Not at all.  I was merely referring to the thought-processes which led
> What a load of ignorant and self-righteous crap.

in response to David Parker's first post to this list.  Perhaps I was
being a bit too subtle.  

So I will be more direct - I think people participating in newsgroups
should observe the basic rules of civility.  "What a load of ignorant
and self-righteous crap" has a nasty feel to it and is not the sort of
thing we should be saying to well-intentioned fellow birders,
particularly in response to their maiden post.  [Do we want new people
to hold off posting for fear someone will jump down their throat?]

Regards, Laurie.
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