Re: [CALBIRDS] Subject headings on regional boards
- Given that this is a statewide list, I would suggest that species and county are probably sufficient in headlines, with detailed directions (or references to same) in the message body. I would suggest further that posts that are not of statewide interest (e.g., general trip reports, sightings of local interest) be posted to local lists instead.
----- Original Message -----
From: Bob & Carol Yutzy
To: Daniel S. Cooper
Cc: CALBIRDS@yahoogroups.com ; Shasta Birders ; CV Yahoo Group
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 7:27 PM
Subject: Re: [CALBIRDS] Subject headings on regional boards
I agree that specific rare bird name(s) in the subject line of emails
would be a help.
I would add that since many of us scan many bird groups from different
parts of the country, more GENERAL site location would be helpful.
"East Marsh" may mean something to locals but it doesn't tell others
much about where that is and furthermore there may be several "East
Marshes" in different parts of the country.
I would suggest a subject line something like the following:
Semi-palmated Sandpiper at the Redding Sewer Ponds in Northern
Any other additions we need?
Keep Looking Up!
Daniel S. Cooper wrote:
> CalBirders -
> Hope I don't come off as a curmudgeon with this request, but especially as fall migration
> picks up, it might be helpful when posting to include as subject lines the actual bird(s) that
> are being reported, and not solely the location, date and/or the time.
> Maybe it's just me, but I keep seeing interesting birds thoroughly buried in messages with
> subjects like "East Marsh, Friday". If there's really something to announce about the status of
> East Marsh, or the day Friday, then by all means, make it the subject of your post. But since
> most of us probably scan subject headings for birds, rather than for locations, even if you're
> reporting new arrivals in your neighborhood or patch, subject headings like "fall migrants" or
> "1st XX" might be the way to go.
> Just my two cents,
> Dan Cooper
> Los Angeles
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