Use of birding-aus

Subject: Use of birding-aus
Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 11:02:46 +1000
G'day all

I've been a subscriber to BA since 1995 and have also subscribed to 
similiar services from Ireland and South Africa.  Issues like wind-farms, 
banding, sustainability, twitching, use of tapes, cats etc have been 
debated many times over the years and they always start off nice and 
friendly and end in tears or worse.  After a certain point these debates 
can get very personal and must be taken off line.  Some of the posts on 
creationism V evolution on the SA forum recently were vicious and possibly 

Note that I am not expressing any opinions on any issue and please don't 
presume to think you know my opinions on any issue.

The vast majority of posts on birding-aus can be searched and it is quick 
and easy to find the past debates (and see how nasty the posts can 
occasionally be).  The fact that they are archived also means that they 
are there for all to see for many years - so post in haste, repent at 

So, my two cents worth, use common sense and think before you post.  Let's 
have discussions on a whole range of issues but think carefully about how 
these things can escalate.  The best option may be to continue a 
discussion off line.

Steve Clark
Hamilton, Vic

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