This is a very nice post, here are a few comments:
- This text is long and I'm sure not all new members will read it entirely before they post. It might help to "summarize" it in the title, something like: How to Request a SUCCESSFUL Bird ID - WHERE - WHEN - PHOTO or DESCRIPTION. These 3 steps will always be displayed at the top of the first page as a reminder.
- For now, there is only one forum, for North American birds, with a broad "Help Me Identify a Bird " title. Maybe we could mention this again in the "Where" paragraph, and ask to tell the country/world region until there is another forum for world birds available.
- Photos: this was a big problem with the previous host. I feel that we could explain a bit how to post pictures; it could be done in a separate pinned post.
- I agree with The Bird Nuts on a low limit of birds per post. Not only it helps, I'm sure, people who give IDs, it also helps people like me, who are still learning. I remember it also helped me on the previous forum, forcing me to group similar birds per post, one for song birds, one for shore birds, ... instead of dumping a lot of pictures without making a pre-screening. It is a learning tool of sorts.
Thanks for doing this.