Un-named Observers

To: Judith L-A <>
Subject: Un-named Observers
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2004 11:56:14 +1100

I still believe it would be beneficial to remove the archives from public viewing, and put a membership/login to the archives.

It worries me that someone doing a google search on cockatiel because they want to buy birds for pets or breeding etc, might type cockatiel in, and get a birding aus posting reporting a sighting of a large flock and detailed location information.  It's like advertising to poachers!

Granted its would be easy enough for them to get a membership and access the archives if they wanted anyway, but it stops the 'lazy browser' from stumbling onto information they would usually need to have special knoweldge about.
This would also get around anyones concerns with privacy... (i dont see what people have to hide being a birder a high risk hobby???)

My two cents...


Judith L-A <>
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09/11/2004 10:36 AM

Re: [BIRDING-AUS] Un-named Observers

I do agree with this. Though my first name & initials are here, I
can't put my full name or contact details, as this opens us to
web-searching. Some of us work in businesses where this is not
                Of course people can invent a 'real' name...

>For various privacy reasons, many feel unwilling to disclose their
>full name - including myself, especially when archived birding-aus
>messages by a particular person appear in Google when his/her name
>is searched for. I'm quite happy to use my first name and initial,
>however, which I hope is sufficient to prove my authenticity. If
>anyone really needs to know my full name, they can correspond with
>me personally.

Judith L-A
S-E Qld
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