Folks…come on. Please play nice.


Good evening,

This message is for those of you who may be new to the NYSbirds-L eList or who 
may be unaware of eList etiquette, especially for an eList with a substantial 
subscriber base and broad online readership.

NYSbirds-L is comprised of over 1,250 subscribed email addresses, whose email 
addresses receive messages posted to NYSbirds-L. There are countless hundreds 
to thousands of additional persons interested in sightings posted to NYSbirds-L 
who read postings to NYSbirds-L by using other forms of online archives for 
this eList (without being a subscriber).

When you post a message to NYSbirds-L, please make sure your intent is for the 
thousands of people to receive and read your message. If this is not the 
intent, please do not post to the entire eList. Instead, consider directing the 
message only to the person for which the message is intended. Sometimes this 
happens by accident and it can understandably be quite embarrassing – that’s 
okay, it has happened to the best of us.

That being said, if an inappropriate message is posted to the entire eList with 
intent, don’t do it again. You will likely be placed into moderated status, 
often delaying, if not preventing future postings from you.

Please don’t disrespect or lambast people for how the word of a sighting gets 
distributed or negatively criticize people over potential misidentifications, 
especially of good birds. Would you rather hear about a potential good bird 
that may be misidentified and later corrected, or hear about it too late, after 
it’s gone?

Thanks and good birding to those who have time to get out there!

Chris T-H

Again, please don’t forget to visit the following very basic site for 
information about NYSbirds-L, including the eList rules:<>

Chris Tessaglia-Hymes
Listowner, NYSbirds-L
Ithaca, New York<>
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