List of Southern California Field Trips
- I don't know who made the decision to get rid of the "Southern
California Field Trips" website and move the information to CalBirds
Calendar, but I beg you to reconsider your decision.
To get to the information now, one must sign up for Yahoo, which
requires giving out personal information that many of us would rather
not give out. It took me over a half hour to get signed up so I could
access the calendar, and when I did I was dismayed to find out that
(1) it is no longer possible to print out a list of all the upcoming
field trips for the month; and (2) the calendar contains only a
fraction of the entries that would have been listed on the old
website. For example, I know there are two bird walks each month at
Franklin Canyon, one at Seal Beach NWR, and one at Malibu Lagoon, but
NONE of these are listed on the CalBirds calendar.
Please, can't we have the website back?
- At 09:30 PM 2001-10-08 +0000, didyouwoof@... wrote:
>I don't know who made the decision to get rid of the "SouthernSandy,
>California Field Trips" website and move the information to CalBirds
>Calendar, but I beg you to reconsider your decision.
I made the decision. The reasons include too many late submissions among
the dwindling number of chapters which submitted listings, and the large
amount of work it took to assemble the page under time pressure every
month. The Calbirds calendar allows each chapter that wants to list their
trips to put them on the calendar in their own format, and also opens up
the calendar to the entire state.
I don't have the expertise to write an interactive database to automate the
compilation of the trip listings online. If there is someone out there who
can do that, I'd be happy to reinstate the SoCal trips pages.
I don't know when you last tried to access the calendar, but over the
weekend I changed the list settings for the Calendar page so that
non-members should be able to read it without joining. If it is still not
accessible to non-members, please let me know.
Steve <mailto:steve@...>, <mailto:mobile@...>
Steve Sosensky, photographer www.sosensky.com
10834 Blix Street #213 818-508-4946
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