We're working on some updated guidelines to posting on the site. We've been talking about it for some time but haven't put it down in writing. I'll get started with a few things we've discussed, the other committee members will add what they've come up with and members can add their concerns and suggestions in the form of replies to this blog.
Then we'll draw straws to see who gets to compile it into a document.
1) All posts pertaining to nature in New Brunswick are encouraged. This includes pictures and posts taken outside the province of species that occur in NB.
This does not include pictures of zoo or captive animals, (excepts rehab pictures, they are educational).
2) When posting a picture, the title would be best if it were short and sweet, I suggest (some may disagree) the common name in french and/or english ONLY. All other description, date, location and computer generated numbers would fit better in the description or tags text boxes.
Latin names aren't necessary, I'd much rather see date and location. I can always look up the latin name if I need it.
I noticed this when I was trying to make the text easier to read, if the titles of the pictures are lengthy, they are repeated over and over as other members comment on them.
3) While I don't expect anyone to never make a mistake, I think if other members take the time to correctly identify a post, then the corrections should be made. If you don't know how to edit, one the moderators can do it and/or walk you through it.
This site is very educational, it wouldn't be if mistakes were left up, uncorrected.
There are generic guidelines we can copy and paste from the NING suggestions, Denis has great suggestions from other sites he belongs to, as I'm sure others do.
This is just a start and just my suggestions, not cut in stone.
That's all for now, it's too nice of a day to sit at the computer....