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The "Info" page on the ASM website describes the purpose of MOBIRDS this
way:

"It provides up-to-the-minute information from birders throughout
Missouri, the opportunity to ask questions, and to hold conversations of
interest about birds and birding."

I suppose "of interest" is a subjective qualifier, but if it's about
wild birds, I can pretty much guarantee that someone out there's
interested.

For those who want fewer emails, try digest mode. It combines a day's
worth of postings into a single email.

Still waiting for a siskin at my feeder in St. Louis,

Dave Scheu

-----Original Message-----
From: MO Wild Bird Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
Edge
Sent: Tuesday, November 06, 2007 12:24 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: What's the real purpose of Mobirds?

Dear Mr. Pierce,

Mobirds is more than a "gee, look what I found" listserv.  We report  
what we've seen, where and when, and alert one another to bird- 
related information of potential interest--within and beyond  
Missouri's borders.

Through the years, many of us have come to know one another  
(sometimes in person, sometimes only via the internet).  We often  
share our birding joys and disappointments, and occasionally  
"josh" [sorry Mr. Uffman] one another.

It is all a part of building and being a birding community, a give  
and take process of sharing information and experiences of birds and  
birding.

What is worthless to one (including a bird seen in St. Louis County  
when one lives in St. Joseph, for example) may be of great interest  
to another.  The invasion of northern species this winter is of  
interest to many.  Forgive us, please, if we have a bit of fun with  
it, at the expense of your cyberspace.

Looking forward to your postings of great sightings.

Edge Wade
Columbia, MO
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On Nov 6, 2007, at 12:00 PM, Dave Pierce wrote:

> Mobirders:
> I thought the purpose of this listing was to inform others about  
> birds,
> especially unusual siteings when there was something important to  
> report.
> Lately it appears that it is becoming a "chat room" of alot of  
> worthless
> information. I personally get enough "spam" email where I don't  
> need more of
> this stuff from Mobirds.
> I hope people will report the really worthwhile stuff in the future  
> or I will be
> tempted to remove my name from the listing.
> Dave Pierce, St Louis County.
>
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