birdingpals changes

To: Russ <>,
Subject: birdingpals changes
From: Sonja Ross <>
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2013 11:26:10 +1000
I'm sure many of us are grateful to both you and the hard-working moderators.  


On 31/08/2013, at 11:20 AM, Russ <> wrote:

> 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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