Free plug for commercial operators

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Subject: Free plug for commercial operators
From: "Paul Dodd" <>
Date: Thu, 7 May 2015 11:27:58 +1000
Hi everyone,

Don't forget the Birding-aus rules can be found here:

In short, the rules state:

"Please remember that messages sent to the Birding-Aus mailing list must not: 

1.  contain offensive or inappropriate language 
2.  contain personal attacks (discuss the message, not the messenger - no 
3.  be intended to incite arguments (no trolling) 
4.  include attachments over 200Kb in size (high resolution images for 
discussion can be uploaded to our FaceBook group) 
5.  contain commercial content, unless it is related to birds or birding, and 
contains the word ADVERTISEMENT in the Subject Line 
6.  contain misinformation intended to deceive our readers or to garner support 
for deliberately false sightings 
7.  stray too far from our main topics: Australian birds, their habitat & 

The rules are updated periodically and are advertised on birding-aus when they 
are changed. Russell last updated the rules and advertised this on 18th April 
this year.

One of the most recent changes being that you MAY post commercial content to 
the list provided that it related to birds and birding AND that it includes the 
word "ADVERTISEMENT" in the subject line (rule 5). Obviously the moderators 
have a certain latitude here, and in the context of the most recent discussion 
the postings by a couple of tour operators were allowed simply because they 
were responses to an initial thought (started by Don Kimball) on the 
possibility of parrot tours.

The other more recent rule changes include the ability to post small 
attachments - which allows for small, low-resolution images, lists, articles 
and other documents to be included.

Another recent rule addition specifically bans posts that contain deliberate 
misleading information.

Paul Dodd
Docklands, Victoria

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