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  1. On 4/9/2023 at 12:48 PM, SirVive said:

    My biggest takeaway from this whole thread is that @Charlie SpencerΒ must really be taking this retirement thing seriously to leave it up to @lonestrangerΒ to post the only April Fool's post of the whole year.Β πŸ˜‹

    I wasn't the only one willing to make a fool of themself on April 1st, @SirVive. Β I believeΒ @Charlie Spencerstarted the foolishness with a much funnier rare species post in the ID forum early in the morning. That means he still has the status of Forum Fool, I think, even if he did name the day after me.Β 

    *Whispers* As far as his retirement goes, it's not like working and getting a watch at a certain age, being a fool is more like a crown he wears all his life. Just don't tell him he wears it so well. 🀫


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  2. 15 minutes ago, aveschapinas said:

    What I've gotten is two or more notifications, but with different names on each one. It does seem to me like if I look at a notification it will generate a new one if there are more reactions to the same post, but if I haven't looked at the notificatons it keeps adding on to a single notification with more names.

    That's the way it usually happens for me too. This time was just weird because I noticed repeats, and then it got weirder when I noticed that the repeats were in countdown mode.Β 


    13 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    @lonestranger, you might consider turning off alerts for reactions.

    I don't think that'll be necessary. The notifications weren't annoying, they were just weird when scrutinized. And the easiest solution for that is to just stop scrutinizing the notifications. πŸ˜‰

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  3. 11 hours ago, aveschapinas said:

    Yeah, seems weird to me. I don't recall seeing that before. (It's like how Facebook does it...)Β 

    What strikes me as weird is the fact that the first multi-person notification(the last one listed) shows seven reactions, and each subsequent notification is reduced by one person. It's not like it's compounding one notification on top of a previous notification, if you notice the time stamps, you'll see that it was subtracting one person with each new notification. Its not a big deal, it's just weird. πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ

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    I was just reviewing my notifications and it appears I am getting notifications repeated with other notifications. It's not unusual to see multiple people mentioned in one notification, but they're not usually repeated in multiple notifications, are they? Β I don't usually click 'View all notifications' but this is what I saw when I did. All of these reactions are for the same, single, post. Weird or not weird?

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  5. On 4/8/2023 at 9:23 AM, millipede said:

    Maybe I should insist on a non-cropped photo along with the cropped photos to give us a better feel of distance?

    I feel obligated to add that the camera's megapixels and sensor size would also need to be considered along with the focal length when comparing cropped and uncropped photos for distance.Β 

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  6. On 4/8/2023 at 9:23 AM, millipede said:

    I wish it was easier to really judge how far people are. Maybe I should insist on a non-cropped photo along with the cropped photos to give us a better feel of distance?

    Asking people to prove they are photographing birds ethically will be hard to police. First you'd have to determine how to establish a safe distance and then try to enforce it. Is XX feet far enough or should it be XX yards?Β  Is a nest that's closer than XX distance acceptable if the nest was built closer than XX, such as porch nests or nests in the trees/bushes that are within arms reach of a deck? Where do you draw the line? Does that line change with different birds? Does the line change as the circumstances change? Just establishing the rules sounds pretty complicated to me, enforcing them would be even harder.

    Just like the size of a bird is hard to judge in the field and in a photo, distance is just as hard to judge in the field, and even harder to judge in a two dimensional photo. The moderators would need to know the difference in the field of view between cell phone camera lenses, standard lenses, telephoto lenses, super zoom lenses, etc., and how cropping equates into the formula of calculating how far away the photographer was. Just the different focal lengths alone would make it virtually impossible to police the distance between the photographer and nest just from a photo.Β 

    Without the photographer's declaration of ethical photography, or exif data with focal distance included, I don't see how you can police nest photos for distance, even with cropped and uncropped comparison photos.

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  8. 23 minutes ago, Kevin said:

    Some seniors are young at heart, so that means somebody must have gotten their old heart, no?


    19 minutes ago, Snake Fingers said:

    I like this reasoning except I would say more mind instead of heart.

    Swapping minds with us old farts that are losing our minds sure would explain a lot. πŸ˜†

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  9. 9 hours ago, IKLland said:

    Do you mean how we separated it from other sapsuckers, or how we identified it as Β a sapsucker, or both?

    Is there a difference? ID features are ID features, aren't they?

    I can't speak for @Snake Fingers, but I think the request for inclusion of ID features was intended for the benefit of helping to educate everyone/anyone reading this thread, now and later. The more detail shared, the more educational it is so don't limit yourself to one or the other, if there is a difference. πŸ™‚

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