And there it is right there. "It seems that in reporting, like life, one man's 
ceiling is another man's floor."

All it takes is a bit of common sense (I know it is not common), to figure out 
what might be interesting and how often to report. Some get it while others 
well...want to be heard and that too, is okay.

Perhaps, rather than kvetching over what should be posted, folks would be 
better off getting out there and finding birds. If successful, post them using 
whatever medium but ensuring (if the find is noteworthy) that it reaches the 
wider birding community. Which is where this discussion kicked off - see the 
Brooklyn ATFL.

Shaming anyone into not posting because of posting what "you" deem to be 
unworthy is non productive and just serves to alienate and drive people away. I 
have seen this happening already where many folks have resorted to creating 
text groups or using other tools of communication that shield them from the too 
oft critics that seem to spend more time criticizing than reporting anything.

Furthermore, let's hope this argument on which audience or what NYS birds cater 
to is now beaten to death never to raise its head again.

Inclusive not exclusive this thing of ours should be.

"I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of 
others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence." ~ Frederick 

風 Swift as the wind
林 Quiet as the forest
火 Conquer like the fire
山 Steady as the mountain
Sun Tzu  The Art of War

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Andrew Baksh

> On Dec 1, 2016, at 9:06 AM, Mike <> wrote:
> See, I would have just assumed the CBS News crew was on the scene because the 
> the rabid coyote was also in the running for a cabinet post. 
>>> Indeed, with S. Palin and Linda McMahon in consideration perhaps the 
>>> Hulkster and Rowdy Roddy Piper are on deck.
> Mike Cooper
> Ridge, LI, NY
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