I would heartily endorse your thought about adding [VTBIRD] to the tag
line to messages posted to the list. Massbird does this, and one knows
immediately that the message is from the listserv. My tendency is to
immediately delete messages that are from a single name or without a
defining subject line, and I'm sure I've missed some interesting info on
VTBIRD this way. You can't make the change soon enough to suit me.
Managing Editor, Bird Observer
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of
> Ernest Buford
> Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2003 8:49 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: birds in the subject line.
> That's a good point Bill. VTBIRD guidelines request that
> contributers use an informative subject line. I usually send
> a note to the offender if their subject line is blank. Some
> recent subject lines have been so general as to be worthless
> and might as well have been blank.
> I have been considering adding "[VTBIRD]" or some such tag
> to all messages posted to the list. If you think this is
> a particularly good (or bad) idea please let me know.
> I've also considered sending out regular administrative
> postings to remind everyone of list guidelines and other
> information available on the VTBIRD web site:
Consider yourself reminded! And know that I welcome your feedback (even
if I don't agree with it in the end).
VTBIRD List Owner
On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, William Calfee wrote:
> It would be helpful, in these days of spam, if everyone put something
> in the subject line that relates to the bird or location. Otherwise I
> delete them without opening.
> That will also help if the email are filed for future reference. Write
> a subject that will indicates what the mail is about. Thanks,
> ----- Original Message -----
> Subject: today
> > Today a trip along Champlain from the bridge to Button Bay produced:
> > 6 c. loon, 2 long tailed ducks, 1 bald eagle (a.) , huge flock of
> > c. goldeneye, 1 hoodie, too many mallards, 20 blacks, horned grebes,
> > mergs. Sue Wetmore
Ernest W. Buford
Rubenstein School of Environment
and Natural Resources
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405