privacy and groups

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Subject: privacy and groups
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2010 12:25:00 +1100
Why is this discussion focussing on pelagic trips? The question applies
to issuing information about who was where at a certain time for any
forum. Ordinarily if I went on a birding trip with a group and the names
of those who went on it, were issued publicly, I would probably be
disappointed if my name was left off. However I can well understand
circumstances when maybe I or other people would not wish it to be
broadcast that I or they were at a certain place and time - this does
not just apply to birding trips but maybe for example attending the
cricket on a work day (not that I have ever done that). There might be
people who do not wish others to know this. So I agree that it is simply
polite to ask participants if they would like their name included in
write-ups of such events and abide by that.

Philip Veerman
24 Castley Circuit
Kambah  ACT  2902
02 - 62314041

-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of Frank O'Connor
Sent: Thursday, 23 December 2010 2:55 AM
Subject: privacy and groups

Good question.  When I organised the Perth pelagic trips, I simply 
followed the types of trip reports from elsewhere.  But in 15 years, 
noone has asked to be deleted.  In the early reports I used to put 
links to their email addresses on my web site version, but I stopped 
doing this when spam became a problem.

I must admit that I do scan through the list of participants when I 
read a pelagic trip report from the eastern states.

Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
Phone : (08) 9386 5694              Email :  


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