The Decline of BA

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Subject: The Decline of BA
From: Jenny Spry <>
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 2016 23:07:25 +0000
Hi all,

I agree totally that Facebook is useless for archive searching and much
good information is going to be lost. Birding-Aus has been an invaluable
resource for me over the years and I hope I have sometimes provided help to
others. And yes, it is sad to see the demise of the road trip reports.

Having said all that I don't submit to Birding Aus any more because of all
the "trolls" that used to contact me complaining that:
I had spelt a word wrong
That I actually didn't know what I was talking about
That going on a twitch was a waste of the worlds limited resources
That keeping a year list/life list was not in the spirit of birding
Etc etc etc
Sadly the above comments were usually couched in words meant to demean or
cause discomfort.

So, on Fb I can screen out people who make these types of comment or make
tasteless attempts at humour and my enjoyment of communicating with fellow
birders has increased because I no longer fear I am going to be attacked.

If Birding-Aus had a strong commitment to banning abusive mail, and had a
place I could forward abusive mail that had been sent to me privately that
would see the sender banned, I would love to come back. I could even submit
a report of my latest 2 day 1600 km road dash to see the Paradise Shelduck
that would have included the contact details for accommodation at Culburra
and where the best food in town was.


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