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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:06   #1
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Birdingpal website - alive or not?

Hello,

The birdingpal website was working in May 2019. Now it is not working but they've taken the annual price from my card for using the website. Does anybody know is it a temporary unavaliability or not?
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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:37   #2
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Hi,

I just checked and I can access the site from here in Switzerland. I used to take out birders here but after over 12 years I "retired" from that activity myself.

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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:47   #3
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Same here - seems to be working fine. I have been registered as a pal since it started but have not had anyone contact me for at least 15 years.

And I have never paid a subscription.

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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 11:59   #4
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Thank you!

I will try to visit this site with Tor browser. Probably it is a problem of my provider.
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Old Thursday 30th January 2020, 12:05   #5
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The Tor browser opened it! Thanks a lot!
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Old Friday 31st January 2020, 07:57   #6
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I was also a member for about that length of time and in earlier days took out quite a lot of birders every year in the Geneva region and Alps. However latterly I found many problems with messages getting lost in both directions. I finally removed myself completely as I was getting finger pointed for not responding to messages. I think that the problem is in the software on the site that preserves anonymity until direct connection is established with a potential "client". For many years it worked well and I enjoyed many days out with visiting birders from all over the world.

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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 13:05   #7
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I was trying to find guides for different regions of Indonesia, but none responded from Birdingpal this time.
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Old Saturday 8th February 2020, 17:38   #8
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Maybe there could be a "birding pal" feature on this website?
Must admit I only used the Birdingpal website once and ended up paying $180 for the day and buying the guy lunch!! So much for covering expenses. He also told me he could make up his paid job by working at home that evening.
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Old Sunday 9th February 2020, 05:26   #9
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Maybe there could be a "birding pal" feature on this website?
Must admit I only used the Birdingpal website once and ended up paying $180 for the day and buying the guy lunch!! So much for covering expenses. He also told me he could make up his paid job by working at home that evening.

Good idea!
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Old Thursday 13th February 2020, 08:34   #10
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I strongly support the idea !

We could share information about guides like telephones, emails, ... and our experience with them, if they are reliable, their kwoledge, ....

Sometimes I post information about guides that I had in different tours and I would be very happy to share even more information.
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