So it would seem TextMarks followed through on their threats, so I have set up a new RBA system using the application GroupMe. It should work in a similar way, except no keywords are necessary. For those of us with smartphones, installing the GroupMe app is recommended for easiest viewing of the content. For those without, you will just receive SMS text messages as usual. When you join or are added, you will receive a text from a number. Save this number, as it will be the number you text reply to in order to post. Be aware that every time someone joins the list, everyone will receive a message, which is annoying, especially for those with limited text message plans. If this is you, you may want to wait for a few days until the joining frenzy (if that comes to pass) has subsided.
If I find an easy way to share the group I will let people know, but until then just reply privately to me with your cell # and I will add you. Just as a reminder, and for anyone who would like to join this group who wasn't on the last one, this is for rare or particularly unusual birds only. New spring arrivals and expected birds should not be posted on this group, and this group is not meant to replace Cayugabirds and everything should be cross-posted. Like Cayugabirds, this group covers the Cayuga Lake Basin and nearby. -Jay -- Jay McGowan Macaulay Library Cornell Lab of Ornithology jw...@cornell.edu -- 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/ --