Un-named Observers

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Subject: Un-named Observers
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 09:49:59 +1100
I'll try to implement whatever protection Russell chooses for the archive.

My personal view is that the archive should remain public.  I believe
there is very little bird-related content that is appropriate to send
by e-mail to birding-aus subscribers but not make publically available
in the archives on the web.  And I think a publically available archive
is useful, e.g. for birders visiting from overseas, for people working
on conservation and for researchers.

I'm happy to delete from the archive any message at the request of the
sender and several people have done this after inadvertently including
personal details.  I'm also happy to delete a message for someone who
believes it defames them and there have been some unfortunate incidents in
the past.  I would, of course, delete a message if I'm told its likely to
bring harm to birds.  I haven't been asked to do this which I guess means
for the most part people refrained from e-mailing such information
to birding-aus.

The archive shouldn't be a source of spam.  E-mail addresses in the
birding-aus archive are slightly camouflaged.  Stronger counter-measures
could be used but I haven't received any spam to a test address inserted
in the archive so it seems sufficient.  Your e-mail address might have
been harvested from the archive before I implemented this early this
year - sorry.

But I'm happy for Russell to decide what is the best form for the archive.

Andrew Taylor
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