RE: Wildiaries versus Flickr

To: "'Robert Inglis'" <>, "'Birding-Aus'" <>
Subject: RE: Wildiaries versus Flickr
From: "Steve" <>
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 05:59:11 +1000
Bob.....You have highlighted an important problem with Wildiaries, that is,
it doesn't seem to work properly with Internet Explorer. Specifically, the
"next" and "prev" buttons at the top of the pictures don't come up. Which
means you can't simply go from one picture to the next. I did not realise
this as I normally use Google Chrome and it works perfectly well. Firefox
has been recommended as well. This is a shame as a lot of people don't like
using different browsers. There may be a way around this. I think this site
has a lot of potential and the more people that use it the better it will
Cheers Steve Murray

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Robert Inglis
Sent: Saturday, 7 November 2009 11:45 PM
To: Birding-Aus
Subject: RE: Wildiaries versus Flickr

I am having trouble with "Wildiaries" (very strange spelling).

If I 'Google' "wildiaries" (it took me a while to realise there is only one
'd') the first choice I 
am presented with is a site with the URL
If I 'click' on the link to that site I reach a page titled "wildiaries
wildiaries" (I do so hate
the lack of capitalisation that is rife these days!).
What I see is one of the strangest web-pages I have ever seen.
There appears to be some 'links' at the top of the page but when I 'click'
on one, e.g.,
"birds"...........nothing happens. Except there is a message at the bottom
left of my screen saying
"! error on page".

Obviously I am doing something wrong............but what?

Do I have to 'subscribe' to the site to be able to access the wonders being
touted or am I
using the wrong web-browser?
I use Internet Explorer 7.

However, if, for example, I click on the link provided to Chris Sanderson's
Southport pelagic report 
(in a recent posting to BirdingAus) I go to a page obviously on the same
web-site as the one 
mentioned above but containing the report and several medium quality photos.
The photos look like they are in a sort of gallery but it is not possible to
simply view the photos 
in sequence as is the case in most on-line galleries I have encountered
before. One has to return to 
the 'front page' after viewing each photo to select the next photo to be
viewed. This can be a very 
time consuming and frustrating process......enough so that I don't think I
have ever stayed around 
long enough to view a complete set of photos on any of the similar
Wildiaries reports I have so far 
tried to view.

Once again, I may be doing something wrong............but what?

In its current iteration I don't think I would be interested in posting any
trip reports on 
Wildiaries, sorry.


Bob Inglis
Sandstone Point


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