Folks…come on. Please play nice.
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
Thanks and good birding to those who have time to get out there!
Again, please don’t forget to visit the following very basic site for
information about NYSbirds-L, including the eList rules:
Ithaca, New York
NYSbirds-L – Welcome and
NYSbirds-L – Rules and
NYSbirds-L – Subscribe, Configuration and
NYSbirds-L List Info:
Please submit your observations to eBird: