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  1. 34 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    Dude, I can barely remember bird ranges.Β  What make you think I have memory space for where Whatbirders are commonly found in season?Β Β :classic_blink:

    It gets even harder when you have to account for Whatbirder's migration patterns, which are literally all over the map. πŸ˜„

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  3. 3 hours ago, pictaker said:

    I had the same roblem, however I did a google search and starting clicking on whatbird links till I got in throughΒ https://whatbird.azurewebsites.net/, dont know what is up with the link address but it worked. I can access through my ipad the regular way..

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    5 minutes ago, stitch58 said:

    Thanks that seems to work.

    I found this in Google's 'People also ask' section when I did a search.

    "Is Azurewebsites net Safe?
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    Azurewebsites.net isΒ an undesirable app of the software category known as browser hijackers. Azurewebsites.net gets attached to the main browser in the computer and starts to promote certain sites in it by automatically redirecting the user's traffic to those sites.Jul 29, 2020"
    User beware.
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    It would be nice to get back to birds that are expected in NA instead of them drawing from once in a lifetime code 5 birds. The mental challenge isn't much fun when you need a separate website to solve the puzzle for you more and more often because so many birds being selected aren't even listed in NA field guides. GRRRRR!!!!!

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  5. Fun and silly categories will probably draw more participants than the best photo categories. πŸ‘

    I might be being a little selfish here but let's face it, my skill, and my photo opportunities, can't compete against some of the great photographers on here, no matter how much money I invest in camera gear. I'll need those other categories just to have a chance of being in the game. πŸ™ƒ

  6. I posted my results before checking any lists or looking up the bird, but now that I know what bird it is, I am going to predict that a lot of people won't know the bird until they too check a list.

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  8. If anyone is interested in organizing a 2022 photo contest, I'd like to participate so I don't want to run it but if someone else is up managing it,Β I have a few suggestions.

    Possible categories could include...

    Best Photo of the year.

    Best pair of birds.

    Best in flight photo.

    Oddest bird deformity.

    Most birds on a single bird feeder.

    Most unusual pose.

    Funniest photo of the year.

    Best blurry but still identifiable and interesting photo.

    Worst background in a photo.

    Etc., etc., I'm sure others will offer possible categories but I'd suggest limiting it to 5 or 6 categories.

    I'd also suggest that all photos be uploaded to the organizer in a PM so that all photos are viewed in the same Whatbird format with the same size restrictions and, unfortunately, the same quality degradation.

    Once the organizer receives an entry, the photo(s) could then be put in an Album(s) in the Gallery that the organizer would create. If I'm not mistaken, that would make all the photos anonymous, as they would all appear under the organizer's name for viewing without any connection to the photographers. I'm not familiar with the workings of the Gallery soΒ @KevinΒ orΒ @aveschapinas, or someone that knows this stuff may want to verify that.Β 

    Depending on how the October contest went on the organizing and judging side, I'm sure there will be other ideas on how to best organize an end of the year contest.Β 

    Just thinking out loud again.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    I get the vague impression this is not going to become an annual contest.Β Β :classic_blink:

    I don't think a monthly contest would hold up but an ANNUAL contest actually sounds like an interesting idea. A best photo of the year contest with a few sub species, I mean sub sections, for categories like flight shots, interaction shots, blurry but interesting shots or those almost good shots etc., etc., might be fun. A few creative categories will probably draw more participation, categories that allow for people with different quality cameras and skill sets to have as good a chance at winning as the best photographer with the most expensive gear has. Throwing in a prize like a free years membership to Whatbird might get more participation in these contests too. 😁

    Just thinking out loud here.

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