On 10/26/09, Pete wrote:
> Why does this Chatboard exist, if not to educate the
> novices like me? This used to be a place to go to ask a
> question and learn what could be done to resolve it. Over
> the past few years it has become bitter and rarely used. It
> is NORMAL for even top experts in any field to disagree.
> Why does a simple question about gravel cause such a stir?
> I don`t think the question was the reason???
No Pete, your question was not the reason at all. You are
correct. Trying to help others is supposed to be the purpose
of this kind of board and should be it's only use.
Unfortunately there a a couple folks who come to them, only
to nit pick and find fault. There is one person in
particular who behaves this way on every board he can find
and has been banned from several because of it. He continues
to seek out new ones where he can spread his misery. For
sure experts don't always agree. Not that I consider myself
an expert. When I here any lay person claim to be
an "expert" on avian issues, I am suspicious. Avian research
is so relatively new, it can change from day to day almost.
Things I thought were gospel a few years ago are not all the
case now. My work is as a Parrot Behaviorist/Consultant and
there is a lot I still don't know for sure. Speaking only
for myself, I just try to help the best I can, in as concise
a way as possible since that's about all one can do in this
kind of format. I'm mushy on the inside for the birds but I
have a tough hide. Arguments, slurs, and put downs roll