Mundane & useless threads!

To: "'Philip,kylie,Joshua,noah'" <>, <>
Subject: Mundane & useless threads!
From: "Allan Benson" <>
Date: Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:27:57 +1000
Hi Philip,

Well said. You make some very valid points. I agree its bullying from a
small but far too vocal minority.

The behaviour both gives Birding-aus a bad name but more importantly these
posts are irrelevant to the vast majority of subscribers.

Best regards


-----Original Message-----
 On Behalf Of
Sent: Sunday, 14 April 2013 8:06 PM
Subject: Mundane & useless threads!

Having been on this forum for only a few months and only relatively new to
this type of discussion, I find it some what childish and a form of bullying
to be constantly corrected on spelling mistakes or incorrect use of the
"english" language. The first thread regarding the night parrot or should I
say the Night Parrot was a great insight into the unknown world of this
elusive and hard to see species, and any sightings or possible sightings of
this species would be of significant importance to birding fraternity as
well as other organisations that would be interested. 
However this thread has taken a back seat to the mundane and slightly "well
actually highly irritable" thread on the use of English language and the
need to have capitals or no capitals and the relevance to birding_aus
members is too me a little outdated. 
Would it not be better to commend the thread and respond accordingly rather
than pick up on a small spelling mistake that is truthfully irrelevant to
the overall story, I have only posted once on here and the reason I have not
posted again was that every response bar one was only to correct me on my
spelling or misuse of bird names! 
At present Facebook is alive with posts regarding how childish and
irrelevant the posts are on birding_aus and that most people have decided to
not post or at worse not subscribe due to the same bullying behaviour I
experienced. I believe that there may only be a small group of people
actually doing this but it gives the whole site a really bad taste in mouth.

If you were a new or inexperienced birdwatcher/ bird lover and stumbled
across birding_aus in the last week it would be some what amusing to see
basically no threads regarding birds but 50 threads regarding capital
I understand my English isn't up to scratch and am expecting to be inundated
by abusive emails but I believe it needs to be said that if this continues
the amount of falloff subscribers will be greater than the useless threads
about the use of common names!

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