All: I hear from Jay that textmarks has in fact terminated the free service so we need to set up an alternative for CayugaRBA. I propose that the Cayuga Bird Club takes on the responsibility of setting this up and maintaining it for the long term. I understand there are free alternatives, at least for the present, so we would pursue one of these. If at some point in the future, no free service is available, the club would have to discuss and come to an agreement whether we would pay for it.
I am the Webmaster and now the President of the club, so making this happen would mainly fall to me. I will of course share anything I learn with Oneida birders. Paul On 10/15/2013 10:18 PM, Judith Thurber wrote: > Dave, if 50 birders put up $5 each could oneidarba and cayugarba > share one "textmark account"? I think if mentioned at meetings there > would be enough interest to keep an alert system going. (By the way, > would someone who has had my problem of not receiving these texts, but > being able to generate them have that problem resolved?) > > Just thinking out loud. > > Judy Thurber > Liverpool > > > Sent from my iPad > > On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:59 AM, Ann Mitchell <annmitchel...@gmail.com > <mailto:annmitchel...@gmail.com>> wrote: > >> It is not good news. Who actually gets the money?? >> >> Ann Mitchell >> Sent from my IPhone >> >> On Oct 15, 2013, at 8:36 AM, Meena Madhav Haribal <m...@cornell.edu >> <mailto:m...@cornell.edu>> wrote: >> >>> It depends on how much you love chasing birds and if you think it is >>> worth $250 a year! CayugaRBA usage is low except for one guy (I want >>> to think it is a guy) who keeps posting messages that he is busy in >>> a meeting! >>> >>> Otherwise we can resort back to phone tree or mass texting or >>> emailing as now a day’s everyone has emailing capacity on their phones! >>> >>> *From:*bounce-108821863-3493...@list.cornell.edu >>> <mailto:bounce-108821863-3493...@list.cornell.edu> >>> [mailto:bounce-108821863-3493...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of >>> *Gary Kohlenberg >>> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:21 AM >>> *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L >>> *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] CayugaRBA going bye bye ? >>> >>> >>> I hadn’t heard this yet and it isn’t good news for our RBA >>> system. RIP >>> >>> >>> OneidaRBA text message system >>> >>> <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/oneidabirds/message/11488;_ylc=X3oDMTJzcWpzZGpoBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzE2NTk5NzU0BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTA2NTc4NwRtc2dJZAMxMTQ4OARzZWMDZG1zZwRzbGsDdm1zZwRzdGltZQMxMzgxODM5MjYw> >>> >>> >>> Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:34 am (PDT) . Posted by: >>> >>> >>> krankykestrel >>> >>> <mailto:tigge...@aol.com?subject=Re%3A%20OneidaRBA%20text%20message%20system> >>> >>> Textmarks has informed users of free text alerts that these are >>> expiring October 15th. The only options to continue are $250+ per >>> year and current usage of OneidaRBA implies that is too high. I >>> believe this change will also affect CayugaRBA. I'll report back if >>> any good options surface. >>> >>> David Wheeler >>> N. Syracuse, NY >>> -- Paul Anderson, VP of Engineering, GrammaTech, Inc. 531 Esty St., Ithaca, NY 14850 Tel: +1 607 273-7340 x118; http://www.grammatech.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --