Some of us who post now wonder if we're considered one of the snooty pretentious birders. I usually check obol a couple times a week, sometimes more. It's the only online source where I occasionally report sightings. I enjoy birding, feeding birds, and seeing what other people are reporting, and like the different personalities and experience level of participants. It's not intimidating or cumbersome to use. I'd miss obol if it wasn't available.