The Decline of BA

To: Tony Russell <>
Subject: The Decline of BA
From: Peter Shute <>
Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2016 01:59:20 +0000

Sent from my iPad
> On 5 Jan 2016, at 12:28 PM, Tony Russell <> wrote:
> Some information that used to come through b-a is now
> being transferred to other media and I think this is a pity because not all
> birders use some of those other feeds and the info fails to reach as
> comprehensive a list of birders as it used to. It has become much more time
> consuming to flick through facebook, twitter, etc, as well as b-a.

I'm not that fussed that some material is being submitted elsewhere. My concern 
is that it's being submitted in so many other places that it's difficult to 
keep up with it. As well, postings are often duplicated in several Facebook 
groups, so the responses are also scattered.

> I guess
> one reason for the change is that the other feeds carry pictures easily
> whereas b-a is limited to mostly just text and by the no attachment rule
> imposed some years ago.

Birding-aus does allow jpg files to be posted, as of early 2015. The total 
message size is limited to about 200KB, but moderators can let through bigger 
ones at their discretion.

Peter Shute
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