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Format of Bird ID Challenge

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Should JvR keep the new format for the Bird ID Challenges

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No
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I dont mind
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Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Jazil » Thu May 17, 2012 11:08 am

Should JvR keep the new format for the Bird ID Challenges
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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Dabchick » Thu May 17, 2012 11:17 am

I like the new "twist" questions :D .... as long as they don't become more than the ID's... the challenge should still be mainly about bird identification.

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Dugong » Thu May 17, 2012 11:23 am

Dabchick wrote:I like the new "twist" questions :D .... as long as they don't become more than the ID's... the challenge should still be mainly about bird identification.


Ditto, Dabchick! :thumbs_up:

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by barryels » Thu May 17, 2012 11:28 am

I am 100% for the new format, however only if it does not put additional strain on Johan who already goes out of his way to put together the original challenges :thumbs_up:

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Tilandi » Thu May 17, 2012 11:42 am

I am also 100% for the new format. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by adrianp » Thu May 17, 2012 11:58 am

You mean we now have to READ birdbooks, rather than have to look at the pictures :twisted:

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Unread post by Sharifa » Thu May 17, 2012 2:05 pm

adrianp wrote:You mean we now have to READ birdbooks, rather than have to look at the pictures :twisted:


:thumbs_up: and :think: :)

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by hilda » Thu May 17, 2012 2:43 pm

barryels wrote:I am 100% for the new format, however only if it does not put additional strain on Johan who already goes out of his way to put together the original challenges

Typically from my considerate SO, but I agree with him.

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by mel123 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:59 pm

I like the new format, but maybe no more than 3 bonus questions each week?

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Jazil » Thu May 17, 2012 6:45 pm

I dont mind either way, love the new format, but as has already been said, as long as it does not put too much strain on JvR, these challengers are a huge amount of work anyways, and with the additional questions, dont want him to put too much overtime into each one.
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Unread post by anne-marie » Thu May 17, 2012 7:00 pm

already voted... and agree with the post of Jazil :thumbs_up:
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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Dabchick » Fri May 18, 2012 8:19 am

mel123 wrote:I like the new format, but maybe no more than 3 bonus questions each week?


I agree with mel123, and this should also help Johan avoid spending too much time and effort on the challenge as some 'mites are worried about

it will also help the 'mites to not spend too much time on the challenge :redface:

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Ladybirder » Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:20 pm

I also agree with Mel123. I enjoy it very much

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Dabchick » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:29 am

Can I change my vote from "yes" to "no"? :hmz: ...

It's just that.... after days of struggling to ID LBJ's, juveniles, juvenile LBJ's :slap: , birds without eyes or with "bad-hair days" :lol: , I just don't have any patience (or spare time :shock: ) left for the "twists".... :|

Besides, it is still the ID's that are the most fun :D :thumbs_up:

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Re: Format of Bird ID Challenge

Unread post by Meandering Mouse » Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:35 am

As a fairly novice I don't always have the time to spend on the obscure challenges. I am often reading the answers later though and enjoy the new information.
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