[Tweeters] Comment re E-Bird / Tweeters Posts
benedict.t at comcast.net
Thu Apr 28 21:58:10 PDT 2022
I agree wholeheartedly with Doug’s request. Acronyms and abbreviations should be like pronouns and always have an antecedent. The American Psychological Association Style Guide <https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/abbreviations/> has useful guidelines.
> On Apr 28, 2022, at 19:05, Doug Santoni <dougsantoni at gmail.com> wrote:
> I love getting news of Washingtonn bird sightings on both Tweeters and E-Bird, and I’m grateful for all of this great information…but wondering if posters could please try to help some of us out by avoiding cryptic acronyms and abbreviations. A recent Union Bay sighting referred to a “ho” near “UHC” (this sounds a bit unsavory), and I just saw comments, again relating to Union Bay, on K2 (isn’t that a mountain in the Himalayas?), which left me completely befuddled. Could I kindly ask that posters be sympathetic to those of us who may not be in on this insiders’ language?
> Doug Santoni
> Seattle, WA
> Dougsantoni at gmail dot com
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