Mundane & useless threads!

To: "Philip,kylie,Joshua,noah" <>
Subject: Mundane & useless threads!
From: Kevin Holwell <>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2013 11:10:10 +1000
Hi Phillip et al, good on you. It should be possible to enjoy our birdlife 
without needing a university degree +/- an ego that needs constant 
augmentation. The thrill of a new "tick"  or observing a new visitor to our 
garden at home is still there for us. Please keep contributing- there are down 
to earth  birders who enjoy being able to access birding-aus as a very useful 
forum and source of information without these hassles,  Kevin Holwell
On 14/04/2013, at 8:06 PM, Philip,kylie,Joshua,noah wrote:

> 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 too me a little outdated.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 
> letters! 
> 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!
> Cheers 
> Philip 
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