[Tweeters] An additional suggestion for sending emails to Tweeters——-Re: Comment re E-Bird / Tweeters Posts

Dan Reiff dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com
Thu Apr 28 23:49:12 PDT 2022

Hello Tom, Doug and the Tweeters Community,

Yes, I agree and support those suggestions.

I also understand that at times individuals are trying their best to quickly share time sensitive information with us about a find and location and are focused on sharing and then getting back to observations in the field. I tend to overlook the typos or abbreviations and am just impressed and grateful that they took time from their field observations to share the information with our community.
If I would like clarification, I send an email to them requesting clarification.

I would like to make an additional suggestion regarding sending emails to Tweeters.
I would find it helpful for senders to respond to a original email for a sighting, question or anything else by “reply all” and for all to continue to do so for the whole discussion.
I believe this will result in clarity and efficiency and at times, honor the originator of the emails.
At times, people will start a new email regarding the same subject and this is sometimes difficult to follow and makes it more difficult to find preceding comments.

Also, at times I have taken ten or more minutes to consider my response as I am typing it, then send it, only to find someone replied with a similar or same thought before I touched send, which is mildly embarrassing, but part of the deal with emails.

Also, I hope that the Tweeters administrators are still considering allowing at least one photo or sound recording to be attached to emails. I believe this will be a major improvement for species Identification purposes.
This addition may also bring new people to the community as they ask for help identifying species and continue to learn from responses.

Thank you to everyone for sharing information. I have always appreciated that.
Dan Reiff

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> On Apr 28, 2022, at 9:59 PM, Tom Benedict <benedict.t at comcast.net> wrote:


> 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 has useful guidelines.


> Tom Benedict

> Seahurst, WA


>> 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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