Date: 10/29/19 2:13 pm From: 'jovet' via Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...> Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Codes and Views and "views"
Has anyone else ever noticed that, when birds are few and rarities are rarer, us birders tend to get grumpier? Normally we are a pretty happy group. Let's leave invectives for other venues and look forward to the winter birds .... patience.
And please, do use full name before an acronym or banding code. It's just polite and enhances understanding for all birders.
Happy almost-Halloween and good birding!
Joanne Howl, DVMsometimes aka "Mom" West River, MD
From: drgngem K <drgngems2013...>
To: JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...>
Cc: James Tyler Bell <jtylerbell...>; Maryland & DC Birding <mdbirding...>
Sent: Tue, Oct 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Subject: Re: [MDBirding] Codes and Views and "views"
In this case I understood that it meant bluebirds after reading the message but there have been other posts where I didn’t recognize the species acronyms. I think it would be better to just use the first few letters when doing shorthand? Just for everyone’s ease of understanding. Rebecca
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On Oct 29, 2019, at 16:06, JAMES SPEICHER <jugornought...> wrote:
On 10/29/19, 'James Tyler Bell' via Maryland & DC Birding
As with any acronym, if you don't define it first, then you shouldn't use
it, which I believe is standard on this list for banding codes. BB and BE
aren't codes at all since they're just something that you use. And since the
topic was butterbutts, it was even less clear that BB meant bluebird.
Tyler lighten up!
If this had been a profound rarity, there would have been cause for
your inflexible attitude, but that was not the case here!
There are few enough posts coming to MD Birding anymore as it is and
if people perceive that every word of a text is going to be critically
scrutinized they may well decide not to bother.
I can accept that you might have been confused initially, but i doubt
it. I think you were just looking for an excuse to add the text that
you have now done. What did you really accomplish by doing so?
[FR] Frederick County
WA Co. MOS member
C&O count coordinator