Ray very well written and I agree totally. Just to add my two (2) cents
worth to Ray's thread. We still want and need all of the members / guests, actively contribute to threads and posts, as they do now. This is why this is one of the most popular sites our there with so many members.
Believe me I know, as I am on many and they don't " hold a candle " to this one and in some cases no longer exist.
All of you have a very unique interest, in helping out fellow birders and are also very knowledegable with these birds. It is just that we must have and maintain the " guidelines" that Alexander and the other founders first set out otherwise we lose control. Perhaps think out the wording before hitting the submit button and whether or not another way of saying it is better. Once again, thanks for all your support to our site, as it truly is an INTERNATIONAL
Dano Calgary,Alberta Canada