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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I set my 'display name' to my full real name?

    Visit this post for help

  • I just signed up and posted for the first time, but I don't see my post

    We've set up this group so that a user's first post needs approval by the group moderators. This is mainly used as a safeguard against spam. Any delay getting your first post out should be minimal.

  • I've posted before, but my latest post isn't showing up

    It's possible your post was flagged by the group spam-filter and will need moderator approval. We see this sometimes if your post has links to websites that google can't verify (tinyurl).

  • My post on a new topic shows up as a reply to an old one

    Google Groups has a very sensitive stacking feature for replied posts. If you want to start a new discussion topic from your email, it's best to compose a completely new message to mdbirding@googlegroups.com . If you start a message by 'reply all', regardless of whether you change the email subject, it will display on the web as a reply.

  • How do I change my preferences for receiving emails from the group (no email, abridged, all email)?

    If you have a google account, sign in, and click the "My Membership" button on the group page.

    If you do not have a google account, you can request a change here

  • How do I change my email address?

    You have to associate your other email address with your existing google account. Go to this page and add your alternate address. After you verify it, go to the group home page and click the "My Membership" button. You will now see the option "Which address do you want to use for this group?"

  • How else can I view posts on the web?

  • What is the best way to share an ebird list with the group?

    The best way to share your eBird list is to simply copy and paste the eBird report URL into your message. Here's a sample: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S10824451.

    As an alternative, click "Email Yourself" from your eBird report. A copy will be e-mailed to your e-mail address. This report can then be pasted into your message to the list. The former method is superior due to better formatting and support for images. Either way, please introduce your eBird reports with a short text summary of the outing and any noteworthy highlights. For example, "The highlight of my morning walk at Morgan Run NEA in Carroll Co. was a singing Mourning Warbler. Here's the full eBird report:"