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

Ronda Stark rondastark18 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 29 09:26:54 PDT 2022

Good morning,

Since I did not see any other responses to Doug's original question, I will
attempt to answer as I visit Union Bay almost every day. First, it CUH, or
Center for Urban Horticulture,
so it's likely the person posting is not that familiar w/that area. Second,
I believe K2 refers to a banded Cooper's Hawk wearing that particular band
ID. I only know this from talking with photographers who have a much better
chance at reading bands from a distance.


On Fri, Apr 29, 2022 at 12:26 AM Hans-Joachim Feddern <thefedderns at gmail.com>

> Your comments absolutely make sense Dan! I am in full agreement!


> Hans


> On Thu, Apr 28, 2022 at 11:49 PM Dan Reiff <dan.owl.reiff at gmail.com>

> wrote:


>> 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

>> MI



>> Sent from my iPhone


>> 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

>> <https://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/abbreviations/> 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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