Membership of the birding-aus mailing list doesn't seem to be declining, Philip
- still growing, I think.
What's changed is the number of postings. Jenny mentioned the trip reports, but
what I've noticed is the vagrant alerts. A vagrant that would once have
generated dozens of postings the same day it was reported, is sometimes never
even mentioned here now, although these reports seem to be returning to some
Requests for help with identification have moved to Facebook in a big way,
probably because of the ease of posting photos.
As for correcting mistakes, I think all that's lacking at times is diplomacy. I
should know, I've been guilty of it enough times.
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> On 5 Jan 2016, at 5:27 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:
> I am confused about this topic. What is the decline that people are writing
> about? Has someone explained that. Does this mean that membership numbers
> are reducing? I can't imagine how Facebook can take its place. I hate
> Facebook. It is constantly telling me I have friends that I have no
> knowledge of...... I think BA is very useful. As for people correcting
> mistakes, well that is important in some cases, as if not corrected they get
> perpetuated. And communication is important.
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