Oregon Birders OnLine (OBOL)
- How can I read OBOL?
- How do I Subscribe or Unsubscribe?
- Subscribe to OBOL at https://www.freelists.org/list/obol .
- To Unsubscribe, go to https://www.freelists.org/list/obol and on the line labeled “What would you like to do?” select “Unsubscribe”.
- After you unsubscribe, you will no longer receive email updates, and you will no longer be able to post to OBOL.
- After you subscribe to OBOL, you can post to the list by writing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- How do I change my email options?
- Go to https://www.freelists.org/list/obol and locate the line labeled “What would you like to do?”
- To receive individual emails for every post, select “Turn Digest mode off”
- To receive a single daily digest email, select “Turn Digest mode on”
- If you do not want to receive any emails, select “Turn Vacation mode on”
- OBOL has operated for many years with a minimal level of moderation and formal rules, relying on a common understanding of civility and a shared focus on birding.
- Always sign your post and include your location.
- YAHOO AND AOL USERS: Always include your email address with your signature. Yahoo and AOL email addresses are automatically scrubbed in the FROM line, so people won’t be able to reply to you unless you add your address to the body of your post.
- If a notable bird is on private property, do not give out the location unless you are 100% certain the homeowner would be okay with many visitors.
- You may attach photos to your post.
- Postings should be related to wild birds in Oregon, their identification, distribution, and natural history, and birding experiences in the field in Oregon.
- Experiences from elsewhere are sometimes relevant to discussion of Oregon birds, but normally it is best to post those to forums for the regions where you saw the birds.
- An occasional posting about birding-related commercial offerings, such as tours, books, or binoculars for sale is OK (“occasional” is generally understood to be no more than once per month).
- Avoid topics such as cats, guns, house sparrow control, and all political and religious issues.