RE: Wildiaries versus Flickr

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Subject: RE: Wildiaries versus Flickr
From: Simon Mustoe <>
Date: Sun, 8 Nov 2009 01:04:59 +0000

That'll be it.

At the risk of sounding like a Microsoft-hater, which I am not,....ditch IE8 
and download Mozilla Firefox.

The release notes for IE8 are here: Amongst other things, this 
tells us that "Windows Internet Explorer 8 improves browser interoperability and
advances the Web by delivering a better implementation of web standards". Yet, 
sites like Optus don't even work. However, to the best of my knowledge, all 
sites work in Firefox, Safari, Opera and Chrome - just not in IE8. The problems 
you see are issues with style sheets and a programming language called java, 
which it seems IE8 treats differently to all the other browers.

Although these are things we could fix (and probably will in due course), it 
may be that IE8 has to work in with the rest of the world. Microsoft has 
already listed 2,400 of the biggest websites in the world that don't work on 

DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL FIREFOX - it is much faster, more secure and does all the 
same things (but it works!!)



> From: 
> To: ; 
> Subject: RE: [Birding-Aus] RE: Wildiaries versus Flickr
> 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
> be.
> Cheers Steve Murray
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Robert Inglis
> Sent: Saturday, 7 November 2009 11:45 PM
> To: Birding-Aus
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] 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.
> Cheers
> Bob Inglis
> Sandstone Point
> Qld
> Australia
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