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RE: MANCHESTER BIRDING BIRD NEWS TEXT ALERT OFFER


My thanks once again to all those birders who have supported the running of this forum via their Manchester Birding Rarities Text Alerts subscription which contributes directly to the cost it incurs.

Whilst it hasn't been quite as busy a year for rarities as I would have liked in the county at least, we can only hope our concerted effort in finding those little gems brings more in the forthcoming twelve months. Either way though, the Manchester Birding Rarities Text Alerts subscriptions require renewal by the end of October for those wishing to continue or indeed wishing to join for the first time and the fee remains the 10 per year it always has been.

Further information on the service can be found within this thread or I'm only too happy to discuss it with anyone who has any queries etc. Payment can be made via cash, cheque or bank transfer.

Thanks once again,

Ian



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JOHN TYMON wrote:

Is your contact address still the same Ian,it may be worth putting it on here ,so subscribers can send the subs, now the main website isn't available with contact details
:)

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:02:23 AM





A very good point John!

It's:

42 Green Avenue
Astley
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Is your contact address still the same Ian,it may be worth putting it on here ,so subscribers can send the subs, now the main website isn't available with contact details :)

-- Edited by JOHN TYMON on Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:02:23 AM

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With another year slipping by text alert subscriptions are now due for those subscribed. I'd just like to thank you all for your essential support again for the year just gone, its hugely appreciated. Please note than the text alert service remains open to anyone and details of it can be found at the bottom of this thread.

For those interested, the Manchester Birding website (website, not this forum which is actually a separate entity) is not dead as such, despite it not currently being available on the web. The software I used to build and run the site (build well over 10 years ago I might add) is now so out of date that the website hosting company can no longer support it. I had begun transferring most information from the website to the forum anyway and will continue to do so but its takes time (I don't have a lot of) and ideally requires a new computer that I'm hopefully imminently buying. I'm also still discussing possible options with the hosting company too. So, nothing will be lost regardless, I still have all the articles, trip reports and site guides (the latter of which many need updating anyway) and they will appear soon enough, please just bear with me.

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Just a reminder to subscribers of the Manchester Birding text alerts that those wishing to continue receiving the alerts should contact me ASAP to let me know that they intend to do so otherwise subscription will cease at the end of October.

Thanks once again for all your support.

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Where has a year gone... confuse

Subscriptions are now due for those wishing to continue with the text alerts or indeed anyone wishing to start using the service. Please see the details within the post below for further information but note that the link to pay via PayPal on this forum no longer exists so it's cheque, cash or Swarovski optics as payment for the time being winkbiggrin

Huge thanks to everyone who uses or has used the service as its is those contributions which go towards the running on this forum. Now bring on the rarities so I can get texting!

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Text alert subscriptions are now due for those already receiving them (subscriptions run October to October) and of course it remains open to anyone not already subscribed but who wishes to get all the county rares sent to their mobiles as they occur plus lots, lots more.

Thanks to all those who have contributed so far and whose support in this way goes to keep this forum running.

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JOHN TYMON wrote:

Ian McKerchar wrote:

Annual subscription to the text alerts are imminently overdue so I will take those who have not contacted me already to say they will be renewing (and have not already renewed) as not wishing to subscribe anymore.

My thanks to you all though for you support in the twelve months just gone and I sincerely hope the service has been useful and has been worth a tenner.





The Tenner was worth it for one bird last week the Great Grey Shrike, the next 12 months is a Bonus, well worth it for anyone who likes to see all the local rarities particularly ,but also national rarities. without them I would miss most decent county birds as I haven't got internet on my phone :) thanks for the last 12 months. smile




I only joined the text service a week ago Ian and it's been worth it already just to know what's flown into the British Isles. The American Robin and the Lesser Kestrel for example.

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Ian McKerchar wrote:

Annual subscription to the text alerts are imminently overdue so I will take those who have not contacted me already to say they will be renewing (and have not already renewed) as not wishing to subscribe anymore.

My thanks to you all though for you support in the twelve months just gone and I sincerely hope the service has been useful and has been worth a tenner.





The Tenner was worth it for one bird last week the Great Grey Shrike, the next 12 months is a Bonus, well worth it for anyone who likes to see all the local rarities particularly ,but also national rarities. without them I would miss most decent county birds as I haven't got internet on my phone :) thanks for the last 12 months. smile

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Annual subscription to the text alerts are imminently overdue so I will take those who have not contacted me already to say they will be renewing (and have not already renewed) as not wishing to subscribe anymore.

My thanks to you all though for you support in the twelve months just gone and I sincerely hope the service has been useful and has been worth a tenner.

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As I have had a few enquiries of late for the Manchester Birding text alert service so I would just like to reiterate the following: -

For only ten pounds a year users of the text alert service receive texts for all Greater Manchester county rarities (and any which fall only just outside the county boundary usually), north-west England megas, National megas and any other sightings or information of particular interest.

Whilst the Manchester Birding service does in no way attempt to replicate that available from any of the (excellent) major national bird information services, it is just as quick for the information it provides, whilst practically always being much quicker for county news.

Subscription runs from October to October but for anyone joining before then this year I will put them onto the alerts immediately so they won't miss out on any of the texts, for no extra cost.

All funds from the service go towards the running costs of this forum.

Anyone interested just drop me a private message or email smile

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Dave Agnew wrote:

Would like to join the birding text service if possible. How do I contact you? What is your email?
Thanks,
Dave Agnew
dagnew56@gmail.com





See the who's who page on the main Manchester Birding website for my contact details Dave smile

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Would like to join the birding text service if possible. How do I contact you? What is your email?
Thanks,
Dave Agnew
dagnew56@gmail.com

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Payment for the text alert service can now be made via the secure community funding link at the bottom of the forum homepage.

Please note though that payment must be made in US Dollars as the forum hosting company is in Canada and despite trying they cannot adjust to pounds sterling (even if you actually click the currency over to pounds).

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Please note that subscriptions for the text alerts are now due (the system runs October to October). Could all current users or those interested in joining the text group, please forward payment to me by the end of October, otherwise it will be assumed that you no longer wish to receive the texts.

My sincere thanks to all those who have enjoyed the texts in the past year and I only hope they have been on use. All funds from the system go to contribute (and they do only contribute!) to the monthly cost of hosting this forum without which my wallet would be well and truly exhausted

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I have for a good few years now operated a rarity text alert system for county rarities within Greater Manchester. The system was originally offered to those birders who contributed with the Manchester Birding website in some way, usually those who sent in images, bird sightings and the likes. With the rapid expansion of Manchester Birding though so the number of users and contributors has grown and it seems only fair to offer the text alerts out to a wider audience now.

The text alerts do not claim nor intend to take the place of a pager or Birdnet's excellent Twitter service but do offer rapid county news and much more. The price for the service is only 10 a year and proceeds go to funding the increasing cost of running the ever more popular (and thanks very much by the way) Manchester Birding forum which comes out of my own pocket.

Anyone interested should contact me privately (by email please) for full details.

Thanks as always,

Ian

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 6th of September 2011 10:48:59 AM

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