birdingpals changes

To: Dave Torr <>
Subject: birdingpals changes
From: Russ <>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:20:12 +1000
Birding-Aus also costs a little to run (plus many hours of time from the
much-maligned moderators, mostly not me!) but I can assure everyone that
Birding-Aus will stay free. It may not have quite the scope or reach of
birdingpals, but it is still one way of getting in touch with other
birders, in this country at least.

Please excuse this bit of shameless self-promotion!

Russell Woodford
Birding-Aus Founder

On 30 August 2013 16:26, Dave Torr <> wrote:

> Very poor - although it does cost money to run a site. I have used it a lot
> in the past and have just had an email from a US birder - he did not
> mention the fee though.
> On 30 August 2013 15:52, Russ Lamb <> wrote:
> > It appears that birders wanting to access fellow birders via the
> > birdingpals website now have to pay a fee. I tested this by attempting to
> > contact myself to see if I could take myself birding and ,yes indeed, it
> > now seems that a fee is payable before access is granted to a registered
> > birdingpal.
> > So whereas in the past I could freely communicate with myself about
> > birding activity, I now have to pay someone $10 for this privelege (it
> > would appear to be a yearly fee).
> >   I would have thought that the birdingpals  administrator(s) would have
> > informed registered birdingpals of this significant change. Although not
> > very regular, previous communications from the birdingpal administrator
> > have at least notified of significant changes in the operation of the
> > scheme.
> >  Does anyone know what's the go with this?
> > Russ Lamb, Maleny

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