Welcome to The Birding Life Forum. Please follow these guidelines to keep this forum fun and running smoothly.
Respect other members
Remember: treat others as you would expect to be treated yourself.
Please be sensitive to and respectful of the opinions, religions, traditions and cultures of others. Avoid racial, religious and political comments.
Please do not post messages containing personal attacks. We do encourage healthy debate but not slanging matches. There is a difference between disagreeing with an opinion and a personal attack, so please think before you post. We will remove posts that are abusive, disruptive, or out of context.
Respect the general rules
No offensive language and profanity. Posts to be conducted in English language only please. Do not include clickable e-mail addresses or phone numbers in your posts. If you need to include an e-mail address, please type it as example 'at' example.com
Commercial posts are allowed, but must be posted in the appropriate Categories for Tour Operators etc.
Please stay on topic as far as possible. If you want to discuss a different subject, start a new thread - don't hijack someone else’s thread. Hint: If your comments don't match the title of the thread, you are probably off topic.
Please - no discussions relating to hunting, pigeon racing, the keeping of caged birds, captive birds or falconry.
Please choose your forum username with care. Any name regarded as offensive or otherwise unsuitable for a public forum will be edited by admin.
Respect the Gallery photos
Remember that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. Please do not use any of the Gallery photos without first obtaining the permission of the photographer. Hint: To get more comments on your photos, comment on others’ photos first.
Respect the moderators
Remember, all the moderators give their time freely and try to keep the peace and encourage fair and reasonable discussion. Please try to understand their decisions, which are always made in the interest of the forum and its members. Do not post your grievances on the forums, if you have a problem you should contact a member of staff.