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Posts posted by lonestranger

  1. 2 minutes ago, Snake Fingers said:

    I was merely offering an explanation of why I didn’t include my location. I don’t post much in the ID sub forum either so I’m not used to posting location and date. I forgot to post a location and date, then an ID was reached without any doubt, of which the location and date would not have mattered, then I said I’d try to remember to next time, and now here we are still discussing it. It feels a bit like beating the dead horse. I’m not trying to be rude if that’s how it comes across.

    I'm sorry @Snake Fingers, I was just having fun while trying to emphasize a point that MANY of us often forget. I wasn't picking on anyone and apologize if my posts came across that way.

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  2. 1 hour ago, Snake Fingers said:

    Also it’s safe to assume

    I was always told that it's NOT safe to ASSUME. When you do assume, you run the risk of making an ASS of U and ME. 😁

    Date and location should always be included with each ID request. As @Charlie Spencer pointed out, just because we read your location today doesn't mean we will remember it from one day to the next. Or in some cases, some people may not be able to remember your location from one post to the next. *avoids looking at anyone in particular to avoid centering anyone out* 😇


    Avoids looking in the mirror too.. 🙂

  3. 2 hours ago, Snake Fingers said:

    Can you see people’s signatures on a phone? Because I never see any.


    2 hours ago, Avery said:

    You can’t unfortunately 

    I can see signatures on my Android phone, but only when I flip it horizontally. While it doesn't give me the full computer version, flipping my phone sideways shows a different version of the website than when I hold my phone normally.

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  4. 8 minutes ago, Quiscalus quiscula said:

    I have better cormorant photos of a different species, but I'll do this one for the level of interest. This was when I had only started kind of birding and I thought it was a penguin 😆. New Zealand Pied Shag. This was on a nice secluded beach on a windy spring (for the southern hemisphere) day.


    I jumped ahead to your photo right after reading the "different species" part and wasn't the least bit surprise when I continued reading to see that you mentioned the penguin confusion. I did a double take when I saw the photo because that was my initial thought. Cool bird.

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  5. 18 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    I may choose to add a second species or a group of species so that more people will have a chance to participate


    28 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    So my approach is select birds that are likely to have been photographed by many people, not to get as many photos as possible from each person.

    Its unfortunate that you needed to explain your methods/intentions @Charlie Spencer. It seemed obvious to me that your broadened selection was intended to allow maximum participation among the members, for which I will once again say, Thank You.

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